Re: sun4m and 2.4.x revisited
If it's an important part of your network, it doesn't seem to make
sense to risk significant down time and/or admin work to switch to
Why are you so keen on moving to 2.4? It must be a very good reason
to risk destabilizing the machine.
If it was a small amount of extra work, it would be done long before
now. I even compiled a few myself (had to fix a bunch of header
file problems) but they wouldn't boot. I've heard that very
recently the vger cvs tree has code that will boot and run but is
not ready for prime time.
Simon Read wrote:
> I have two questions:
> What about the 2.4.x kernels is wrong that they don't function on
> sun4m? Is this problem a simple build fix (wrong headers, compiler
> options, &c), or does it require major software writing?
> Does the kernel at vger.samba.org differ from the one that we have in
> 2.4.7? Does that kernel correctly support sun4m?
> I have a single SS20 which is an important part of my network. I want
> to upgrade it to a 2.4.x kernel, and if a small amount of extra work
> would fix the problem in the distribution I'd be willing to do it. I
> simply don't have time to get into major kernel development though.