Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Jason Williams <jason.b.williams@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel development
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 02:19:32
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel development by Andrew Ruef
hmm, interesting ... I admit, it's been a few months since I've tried,
but when I did, I eventually gave up and got hold of the old 2.6.6
tree. Like Ciaran said, it's likely just the difference in hardware
because the machine I have here that runs gentoo is a U60 while the
one at work is a U5. That said though, I did run a very stable 2.6
kernel on this very same U60 a few months back in debian. What this
line of thought leads to though is that debian gives you the most
universally working 2.6 kernel version levels by default, so I must
now ask: who out there runs a stable 2.6 kernel on a U60, so I'll know
what version works best on it?

All that said, it is good to know now that there's more cooperation
between the sparc porting developers than I'd previously thought.
Thanks guys.


On 9/17/05, Andrew Ruef <munin@×××××××××.net> wrote:
> What problems do you face running 2.6 using Gentoo sources? For the longest > time I was using 2.6.11-hardened-r15 before switching to a custom version of > 2.6.13, I had no issues... > > Andrew Ruef > > -----Original Message----- > From: Jason Williams [mailto:jason.b.williams@×××××.com] > Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:14 PM > To: Gentoo Sparc > Subject: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel development > > It seems to me that there's a problem in cooperation between > distributions that port the linux kernel to sparc. The reason I say > this is, I run a very stable web/mail server on a sparc at work that > is running debian with a 2.6.8 kernel. However, in gentoo I've not > been able to get a 2.6 kernel that's currently in portage running, > much less stable. > > The dilemma here is that I much prefer gentoo sparc in every other > respect than the kernel (well maybe speed of getting a running system, > but that I understand and am willing to deal with - that's gentoo in > general;-). Why is it that their 2.6 kernel is so great while gentoo's > is so unstable? > > Anyways, that said, I have a question. Since the debian sparc 2.6 > kernel seems so stable is there any reason why I can't just take their > source tree and compile it in gentoo? It seems to me that this would > be the best solution to my dilemma. It'd essentially just be a way of > taking advantage of their one advantage over gentoo sparc. > > jbw > > -- > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list > > > > -- > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel development Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>