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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Patches and the 2.4->2.6 move
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 02:34:30
1 I'd like some input on this:
3 I have a patch that fixes SSE problems on 2.4 kernels. However, on 2.6
4 kernels it breaks OpenGL (applications segfault).
6 Currently I'm applying this patch if /usr/src/linux is linked to a 2.4
7 kernel at compile-time.
9 This means that if a user emerges xfree when linked to a 2.4 kernel,
10 that user will need to remerge xfree after moving to 2.6 kernels. This
11 takes about 40 minutes on a ~2GHz x86. However, if this patch is not
12 applied, the bug will continue to exist for all Gentoo users on 2.4
13 kernels.
15 My request to you is:
16 1) Is this acceptable?
17 2) If not, what is a better solution? Dropping the patch entirely? Note
18 that I don't know Mesa/programming well enough to write a patch
19 compatible for both 2.4 and 2.6 kernels.
21 Thanks,
22 Donnie


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Patches and the 2.4->2.6 move Luke-Jr <luke-jr@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Patches and the 2.4->2.6 move Brandon Hale <tseng@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Patches and the 2.4->2.6 move Kumba <kumba@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Patches and the 2.4->2.6 move Alexander Gretencord <arutha@×××.de>