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Re: ftp.debian.org: Please remove numactl for alpha/powerpc from unstable

On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 04:55:20PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 16:29 +1100, Ian Wienand wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 04:06:31PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > > Or if not ,what is the exact missing bit ? numactl should work on
> > > powerpc and is useful on it. It shouldn't be dropped just bcs there is a
> > > temporary build failure.
> > 
> > I wish to drop it for now firstly because (and this is my fault) I
> > ignored for it a bit too long and the testing version is *way* out of
> > date.  I'd like .10 in testing at least for those architectures that
> > support it out-of-the-box.  I am happy to (and intended to) put
> > powerpc back in when it can work.
> > 
> > > Is it the new sys_migrate_pages that isn't hooked (yet) on powerpc ?
> > 
> > Yes; but worse at the moment because upstream manually calls syscall
> > 280, which is just wrong (this is what the current version in unstable
> > is doing, which is another reason to get rid of it for now).
> > 
> > If you get it wired up in the kernel, and Andi fixes up libnuma I'm
> > happy to put it all back together again.
> Andi, can you fix libnuma ? :)

Ben, if you send me a patch against (preferably as bug report against
linux-2.6 with [powerpc] in the subject), i will apply it for the next upload
of the debian kernel.


Sven Luther

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