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From: "Brad House" <brad_mssw@g.o>
Subject: Re: Updates, reminders, etc
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 01:43:32 -0500 (EST)
> Cool - I can bother the PPC folks too, pvdabeel handles that project,
> correct? Do they have their own default config yet, or do they need to
> create one?

nope, no default config yet.  They should be able to copy the
x86 config directory, and make some small changes, like
copying over the proper kernel config, and making sure they
use the right command in the config.sh to build the kernel.

>
> Good - anything I can do to assist?

well, once the combined source is committed, we can use some
testing, but I think it's mostly under control except for
that ;)

>
> | Also I have an internal genkernel version that utilizes less
> | space by making use of devfs and devfsd internally for dev nodes |
> which reduces overhead by about 650k in the filesystem for the
> | inodes it would have to create on a MAKEDEV generic-i386. I should |
> be able to commit this over the weekend.
> |
>
> Is this just x86 specific?

nope. Actually, it has to do more with other arches that care how
large the initrd is.  For x86 it really doesn't do much more than
save some space and memory.  But sparc's initrd can't be more than
1.5MB compressed if they have a max 3.5MB kernel, so that's the
main reason for the attempt at size shrinkage.


> If need be, create a snap and mail -dev. Usually they have a good test
> response ... I have had luck w/ that avenue before.

not a bad idea... I may actually commit a genkernel-3.0.ebuild with
the arches set to   -*   and whoever wants to test can just emerge
that ebuild, since it will end up in there eventually anyhow. Then
submit that to -dev.
Thoughts on that approach?

> What about the livecd folks - livewire, pvdabeel?

I've become fairly intimate with the livecd scripts out of
need (on amd64), so I may be of some assistance there if need-be
as well.

-Brad



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