Re: [Aurora-sparc-user] Spam:****, Re: Any progress?
Good man, Ray. This would make my life much better, and perhaps get
people into Linux on Sparc, again. I guess _not seeing_ the CD will
have put a lot of people off.
On 09/10/2007, Tom spot Callaway <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 19:39 -0400, Raylynn A Knight wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 13:08 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 18:02 +0100, Chris Andrew wrote:
> > > > When I installed Gentoo, do you mean? If so, think it was 2.4.34
> > > > (install CD saw both processors, too. That was 2.4-smp.
> > >
> > > Yeah, so this really doesn't prove much. If we reverted to 2.4, the esp
> > > driver would start working again.
> > >
> > > Debian, Aurora (and anyone else in 2007) is using 2.6. This is where the
> > > esp driver has some issues on sparc32 (specifically, it has trouble
> > > seeing the cdrom device).
> > >
> > > ~spot
> > >
> > I have some experience (ages ago circa 2.2.x) fixing SCSI drivers for
> > the m68k Macintosh port. I've not looked at the esp drivers for some
> > time, but perhaps I can take a look at this issue. Are all Sparc's
> > using the esp driver experiencing the issue? Which source tree should
> > I look at? If there is no maintainer for 32 bit Sparc how would I get
> > any potential fix merged?
> Dave Miller will commit fixes. He's just not committing to fix
> anything. ;)
> Only sparc32s with SCSI cdroms are having the problem, they don't see
> the CDROM device. You should be able to reproduce this with a recent 2.6
> kernel (2.6.21 or later).
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