Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Alex Deucher <alexdeucher@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] O2 Sound and Misc Stuff. [Was LiveCD RC6]
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 17:21:44
Message-Id: a728f9f90702090921w9ec256ege12b9edf7c5d0b7d@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] O2 Sound and Misc Stuff. [Was LiveCD RC6] by "J. Scott Kasten"
On 2/9/07, J. Scott Kasten <jscottkasten@×××××.com> wrote:
> > I've seen the old driver patch you refer to floating around out there. > After I've done my USB and firewire experiments, I wouldn't mind taking a > look at this to see how bad it is. An SGI without sound is kind of like a > car without wheels.... > > > Over all, I've been quite impressed. Most things that I try seem to be > generally working. I've already succeeded in building the box up as a > general desktop system. X11, WindowMaker, transparent Xterms, NLS, DDD, > gvim, GIMP, Firefox 2.0, QT, openGL (some GL works, some crash the X > server), XFIG, gv (pdf and ps viewer), xv, gtk, imagemagik, tetex, > ghostscript, etc... > > I've also done some work to verify IPv6. The kernel module loads, the > machine auto addresses, and the 6-to-4 driver loads. I still need to > rebuild some userland with USE=ipv6 to fully check it out, but I'm not > expecting any surprises at this point. > > The PPTP and PPP-MPPE vpn support is working. I've spent entire days > plugged into my work VPN during my work from home days using the O2 as an > X console and VPN access node. No surprises here. > > The file system chosen for my box is IBM's JFS. In work life, I've been > doing embedded stuff with JFS for a couple years now. I first tried it > with gentoo and mips under kernel 2.13 about a year and a half ago. And > under 2.17.10-mips, it is still proving to be solid and exceptionally well > performing as I've emerged about 500 packages in the last couple weeks - > no crashes, no oops, no data corruption, rock solid. I know people on > non-intel are skeptical of it, but I've been warming up to it a lot and > have never seen issues, but I've had issues with reiser that made it > unacceptable. There's a lot in terms of performance and features to > recommend this file system - assuming stability of course. :) It's > definately worthy of consideration when setting up a new non-intel box.
Be careful. I tried to use JFS on some sparc boxes, and ran into some subtle bugs that no one seemed to be able to solve that led to filesystem corruption: things like disappearing/reappearing files and directories. On the other hand I've had no problems with JFS on AMD64 or x86. Alex
> > Cheers, > > -S- > > On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Kumba wrote: > > > J. Scott Kasten wrote: > >> > >> [1] From looking at other configs there, and having just walked through > >> the 2.17.10 config process, it looks like the alsa mips ip32 sound device > >> has been disabled. I cannot even select it in 2.17.10. I was wondering > >> what the status of this driver was. Judging from submitted configs, it > >> looks like people had been enabling it at 2.16 or earlier. > > > > O2 doesn't have a working sound driver. I dunno what the alsa mips thing is, > > but it's probably dead code. A few people have, apparently, created a > > working sound driver, but they've never released the source, so, it's kinda > > like Duke Nukem Forever. > > > > The only known driver was designed in the old 2.5 days and 2.6.1 timeframe, > > but attempts to forward port it never do too well. It can be compiled, but > > all it does is make ears bleed with static. Someone with an O2, free time, > > decent knowledge of sound hardware and kernel development, and a few pots of > > coffee needs to step forward and help us get the thing to work. > > > > --Kumba > -- > gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list > >
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Subject Author
[gentoo-mips] JFS on non-intel [ Was O2 Sound and Misc Stuff] "J. Scott Kasten" <jscottkasten@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-mips] O2 Sound and Misc Stuff. [Was LiveCD RC6] Kumba <kumba@g.o>