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On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Jason Wever wrote:
>> If you're only using 2.4, you can keep using modutils. However if you
>> use 2.6, or want to flip back and forth from 2.4 to 2.6, you can use
>> module-init-tools (as long as the "no-old-linux" use flag is *NOT*
>> enabled (aren't double negatives fun :-P))
> Is there any estimate as to when 2.6 will be marked stable for sparc64?
Well, the problem we run into here is typically the quality of the 2.6
kernels isn't that great on sparc64 (though a lot better than sparc32).
We've been hesitant to mark any of them stable because while some may work
fine on some machines, they don't on others (i.e. 2.6.6 runs fine on a
Blade 100 but locks up consistently on an Ultra 2).
So you can try at your own risk if you want, but basically we're trying to
avoid bug reports we can't do too much about by marking a 2.6 kernel
Gentoo/Sparc Co-Team Lead
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