[rescue] Re: G5 case

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Thu Jun 26 01:30:08 CDT 2003

> > > However, yes, 2.4 works well for sun4m NOW, but 6 months ago
> > > it was hit and miss, some people it worked for, many it didn't.
> > That's true of all major kernel releases.  It takes awhile to shake the
> > bugs out.
> But the thread originally had someone complaining that debian
> stable didn't support 2.4 kernels by default.  I explained
> that debian supports many architectures and 2.4 wasn't
> ready for prime time on all of them.  Then I was told that
> 2.4 supported lots of architectures.  Then I pointed out
> sun4c and sun4m support in 2.4.  Now I'm being told that
> the lack of support is normal.  Maybe I'm asking a little
> much, but could we read the rest of the thread instead
> of just having fun jumping on every little the to try
> and tell me I'm wrong?

That's the fun of trying to have threads over email.
You can be reading and replying to a message while
a newer message that makes the reply either unnecessary
or irrelevant arrived.

> > But six months ago, it was definitely working for me.  In fact sun4m
> > was working much better than sun4u for me at the time.
> I saw a LOT of traffic on the Debian lists about problems getting
> sparc32 systems working.  Maybe it did work for you, but it seems
> you were the exception, especially since the sparc maintainers
> expressed frustration about the condition of 2.4 support.

That's okay, 2.6 will be out soon and start all this
over again.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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