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Re: [RFH] Mac-on-Linux for Debian lenny


On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi
> The current state of MOL in Debian is broken since quite some time. If
> we want to have MOL in the next release we have to act now!
> Currently there are 2 major issues holding up the MOL packages in
> Debian.

Maybe we can use suse's solution:

Best regards,
> -> Unusable kernel modules: This is caused by the removal of
>   handle_mm_fault in recent kernels. To fix this we have to talk to the
>   kernel team to see if they accept the attached patch which reenables
>   the export.
>   Additionaly the modules as shipped in mol-source currently don't
>   compile with recent kernels. This can be fixed by updating mol-source
>   to the most recent version in the upstream SVN.
>   This issue is Debian bug #445359.
>   José: What's the status of the upstream integration of the MOL kernel
>   modules. Is this expected to happen anytime soon or is the work on it
>   abandoned?
> -> MOL SVN segfaults or hangs: The current version of MOL in unstable
>   just hangs after startup if used with the latest kernel modules
>   compiled from SVN. The latest SVN version segfaults at the same point
>   where the other version hangs. This segfault was also reported on the
>   upstream mailinglist. AFAIK there is no fix for it atm. José: are you
>   planning to work on this in the near future?
>   Probably the appropriate place to discuss this bug is
>   mac-on-linux-devel@lists.sourceforge.net.
> Unfortunaltely I have very little free time at the moment and I'm unable to
> fix this two issues without help. Is there anyone else on the MOL
> Packaging Team or the Debian PowerPC Mailinglist who could take care of
> one of these issues. I wold be glad to assist if problems arise. Solving
> the first problem probably only needs communication to the kernel team.
> Gaudenz
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