Re: 2.4.x compile on SPARC?
Not quite... a more "on" email right after that one has this log:
> That's right, sparc32 currently has no active maintainer and the
> tree will continue to be broken until we have one.
> Stick with 2.2.x if you want a working sparc32 kernel.
ppc64 has me occupied at the moment, I'll get around to fixing
sun4m when I find the time.
sun4c however is horribly out of date. Will someone step forward
to fix it?
That's with Anton Blanchard (current sparc32 maintainer) responding to
Dave Miller. I've spoken with both Dave and Anton... Anton will
continue to do sun4m and I'll be doing sun4c.
Note that your email cites "until we get someone to maintain the sun4c
port"... that has nothing to do with the SS20 that is being inquired
about in the original email in this thread.
There are patches out there to get 2.4.x to compile, and on some
machines to boot... but nothing that fixes the problem like I'd like to
see on either sun4m or sun4c. If you're interested in doing some kernel
hacking to work on this (anton and I are both short on time), then by
all means step forward... my (non-functional) version of the patch is on
http://sunsparc.org/uzi-2.4.4-patch ... and I'll hurt anyone who
complains that their machine doesn't work or isn't stable with it.
Anyways, that's a more accurate explanation of what state things are
in... just be patient... 2.2.x is fine for most of the machines.
* Erik Mouw <J.A.K.Mouw@ITS.TUDelft.NL> [010528 02:17]:
> > > Linux-2.4.x is currently broken for Sparc32 because it doesn't have
> > > a maintainer. Please use linux-2.2.x.
> > Uh. This is ``official''?!
> Well, that's what Dave Miller says on the linux-kernel mailing list:
> From: "David S. Miller" <email@example.com>
> To: Rafael Diniz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 18:32:20 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: Re: kernel 2.4 doesn't work in Sparc IPX
> Rafael Diniz writes:
> > Why kernel 2.4 doesn't work in Sparcs IPX?
> > It's a good machine and I want to continue to use Linux on it...
> So please continue to use 2.2.x kernels until we get someone
> to maintain the sun4c port in 2.4.x.
> David S. Miller
> I'd call that quite official :)