Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Cc: Marc-Olivier Meunier <momeunier@×××××.com>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 13:17:34
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel by Marc-Olivier Meunier
On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 15:00 +0200, Marc-Olivier Meunier wrote:
> Hi, > > 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, Regards, Ferris -- Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel)


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