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Re: powerpc d-i daily builds reactivated, use 2.6.12 kernels, including 64bit kernels, miboot floppies dropped for now.

On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 09:22:28AM -0500, vinai wrote:
> On Sun, August 21, 2005 6:47, Derrik Pates wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 12:27:51AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> >> Does it help to remember that SMP-safe is irrelevant to OldWorld
> >> Pmacs, since there are none-such?
> >
> > Actually, that's not true - I have a 7500 with an aftermarket
> > 604e/180 dual CPU card, and I'm sure there was at least one 9600
> > model that had dual processors from the factory, so MP-safety most
> > certainly is an issue. Besides, he said he was testing it on an SMP
> > box anyway - it'd be hard to get a SWIM3 floppy controller on a
> > NewWorld, since the core chipsets in the NewWorlds don't have 'em.
> In addition to Apple's machines (like the 9500 180/MP like Rogerio
> mentioned) that came SMP-ready, and CPU upgrade cards, there were
> also clones at this time that were also SMP-capable.  I remember a
> 4-way 604e non-Apple Power Mac.  Since all of this arose from the
> same line of motherboard and chipsets, I would guess these machines
> also have SWIM3 controllers for the floppy drives.
> But just to clarify: I presently do NOT have SMP on my 8500.  I have
> a single G3 CPU upgrade card.  I've compiled a kernel with SMP set,
> and tried to use SMP-compatible locking primitives in my 1st attempt
> to make the SWIM3 driver SMP safe.  But I did not use these properly.
> My attempt here is to try to do several things in one job: get my 8500
> and all its hardware working, learning about device driver programming,
> and making code SMP-safe.
> If desireable, I can send the patch to the current 2.6.12 line to get
> the driver to compile cleanly.  All I did was to replace the older
> interrupt calling routines with their updated equivalent.

Yes, please do, as a bug report to linux-2.6 package in sid.


Sven Luther

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