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I work with a Sun Blade 1000 with a Qlogic 2100 and 2200. I never
could user any kernel > 2.6.17. I didn't understand the way you said
of how to do that without using genkernel (my case). Could you explain
me more or there is any tutorial about it?
On 4/3/07, Gustavo Zacarias <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm doing gentoo-sources-2.6.20-r4 stable as i write this.
> It has many bugfixes and improvements, off the top of my head:
> * Niagara stability greatly improved
> * Improved alsa driver for snd-sun-cs4231 (specially for SBUS machines)
> * atyfb should properly handle blade 100/150 again, even with gcc4
> * Lots of alignment fixes
> * E450 wouldn't boot with newer kernels
> * Heavy-load NFS oops
> Users of Qlogic ISP2xxx FC-AL based machines (most notably Blade 1000,
> 2000, Fire 280R) shouldn't use any kernel >2.6.17 just yet until
> genkernel is fixed to handle firmware loading in initramfs. On the tech
> side this involves patching a newer busybox with the gentoo bits and
> adding the firmware loading mdev patch for it (we don't use udev in
> initramfs - otherwise it would be easier).
> We are shipping this kernel stable anyway since we never recommended
> using genkernel for building kernels so this is a new step that will be
> required for those machines anyway.
> I'll be looking into getting the genkernel bits rolling in the next
> couple of days time willing.
> Thanks for your attention.
> Gustavo Zacarias
> Gentoo/SPARC monkey
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