Re: [RFH] Mac-on-Linux for Debian lenny
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Gaudenz Steinlin <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
Maybe we can use suse's solution:
> -> 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
> -> 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
> 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.
> Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
> Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
> ~ Samuel Beckett ~
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