Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Jason Williams <jason.b.williams@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 00:22:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] 2.6 kernel by Ferris McCormick
The 2.6.6 kernel that used to be under development-sources about a
year ago works great with an U60; I've recompiled it several times
with several configurations. I haven't gotten anything beyond that to
work though. So I ask, why did that kernel become unavailable in
portage? I understand that development-sources was converted to
vanilla-sources, but the 2.6.6 version is no longer in portage at all
even though it is the only stable 2.6 kernel for many people. Why take
away the capability while newer 2.6 kernels are being further

Jason B Williams

On 7/26/05, Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o> wrote:
> 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) > > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQBC5jfDQa6M3+I///cRAh2gAKDBzRIf0MtUbSlvR2cudpJ6daVSAgCffgrE > Bz5oD2HABR2TuDlTetRAHms= > =Mg8E > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > >
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