Outstanding sparc issues for etch
With etch freezing announced today, I thought it would be a good time
to review the outstanding issues, and discuss the prospects of getting
them fixed for etch. I'm pretty happy to say that I currently don't
have any serious issues on my radar (and hope that it will remain that
way :-). Here is a list of bugs I'm currently tracking:
334104 dmfe and tulip drivers advertise support for PCI cards with
the same PCI ID. Looks like it's intentional, see my message
in the bug trail. Even if it's not getting fixed, a workaround
(manual fix for the modules during install and blacklisting
the undesired module after the install) is available.
388329 xorg lacks support for PCI cards in the PCI domain other than
zero. Bug has a rather limited impact (only machines like
E250 are affected, I think). Patch is available, but I'm
fairly skeptical that it will get adopted at that point. In
the worst case I'll just build the unofficial xorg packages
with the patch and make them available from a private
393894 CD-ROM support (or esp driver, or something in the SCSI
subsystem) is broken on sparc32. Looks like a compiler issue,
see messages in the bug. Will most probably not get fixed,
so the alternative installation methods will have to be used.
384653 Partitioner misdetects the disk size during the install,
usually when the disk was previously configured for Solaris.
I was not able to reproduce it, people who did never provided
enough info to debug it. So it will remain unfixed. Luckily,
a simple workaround (zapping the first few kilobytes of the
disks with zeros before partitioning) is available.
401524 xorg hangs on Ultra1 with a cgsix card. Asked for some
debugging info, never received any. cgsix driver works fine
for me in SS20.
384549 Networking is not supported/broken on b100 blade systems.
We kind of figured out why the drivers fail, but I have no
idea how to fix it and upstream did not react in any way.
If you know of any other bugs which require attention, or plan to work
on one of the bugs mentioned above, please post the information about
them in this thread.
Jurij Smakov firstname.lastname@example.org
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