On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 15:00 +0200, Marc-Olivier Meunier wrote:
> I'm currently setting up my "brand new" ultra 60 and i can't see any
> 2.6 kernel in the sparc-sources directory. Is there a trick ? Can i
> use vanillia sources ?
> Thanks for your help !
You can use vanilla-sources, but depending on your particular system,
you might have unsatisfactory results. There is (are?) currently (a)
kernel bug(s) which cause kernel-2.6.xx to be unstable on U60 systems.
On a new U60 system, you are probably better off installing with
kernel-2.4.xx, and then playing with kernel-2.6.xx after you have a
satisfactorily running system. For example, I have a U60(2x300)-SMP and
a U60(2x450)-SMP. Kernel-2.6.12/13-rc3 is pretty much unusable on the
2x450; on the 2x300, the 2.6.12 kernel "locks up" about once every 2 or
3 weeks. But on both systems, every kernel 2-6.xx I have tried does
eventually fail. On the other hand, late model kernel-2.4.xx (e.g.,
2.4.29) versions seem to be completely stable on the 2x450.
Hope this helps,
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <email@example.com>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel)