Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: "Bráulio Oliveira" <brauliobo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] READ, IT's IMPORTANT: gentoo-sources-2.6.20-r4 going stable
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 01:08:08
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] READ, IT's IMPORTANT: gentoo-sources-2.6.20-r4 going stable by Gustavo Zacarias

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?

Thank you,

On 4/3/07, Gustavo Zacarias <gustavoz@g.o> 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 > > Caveats: > 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 > -- > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list > >