Frans Pop <email@example.com> writes:
> The daily built images of the installer for sparc  have kernel 2.6.20.
> I don't know if the rewrite happened before or after that release, but it
> is somewhat more recent than the Etch kernel.
The rewrite dates back to April  while 2.6.20 was released two months
earlier . Apparently, the new ESP driver first appeared in 2.6.22 .