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Aspac Hareac
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:46 am
 
is alpha linux devel still active?

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Aspac Hareac
asphare3@abbacomm.net
 
Michal Jaegermann
Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:47 am
 
dawe <me@adomain.no> wrote:
Quote:
gl@decadence.it <gl@decadence.it> wrote:

Some time ago, on first 2.6.x releases, SMP was totally broken on Alpha.
Do you mean that I have some chances to run a recent kernel on my DS25?

The newest kernel packages I see now on koji for alpha, i.e. at
http://buildsys.zero42.at/koji/packageinfo?packageID=12276
are kernel-2.6.23.10-97.fc8axp and kernel-2.6.23.9-85.fc8axp.
See http://buildsys.zero42.at/ and http://buildsys.zero42.at/status/
for assorted information.

Michal
 
gl@decadence.it
Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:56 am
 
Il Sun, 02 Dec 2007 21:46:20 -0800, Aspac Hareac ha scritto:
Quote:
is alpha linux devel still active?

Linux on Alpha is still developed and up to date with x86 and other
architectures.
I have been running 2.6.21.x on Alpha PWS Miata (running Debian 4.0) for
some time and I have compiled 2.6.23.12 some days ago, but actually it
didn't boot so I will check better.

Basically support for Alpha arch is still in Linux kernel, but have
problems varying from time to time.
Some time ago, on first 2.6.x releases, SMP was totally broken on Alpha.
Now things are getting better, but I don't know what the future will carry
on.
I suppose that, one day or another, support for legacy machines will end.

Bye
gl
 
dawe
Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:10 pm
 
gl@decadence.it <gl@decadence.it> wrote:

Quote:
Some time ago, on first 2.6.x releases, SMP was totally broken on Alpha.
Now things are getting better, but I don't know what the future will carry
on.

Do you mean that I have some chances to run a recent kernel on my DS25?
I couldn't boot up to 2.6.1x (where 12<x<17) and I gave up, so it is
still running with 2.4.30 :-(

d
 
gl@decadence.it
Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:43 pm
 
Il Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:10:47 +0100, dawe ha scritto:
Quote:
Do you mean that I have some chances to run a recent kernel on my DS25?
I couldn't boot up to 2.6.1x and I gave up, so it is
still running with 2.4.30 Sad

The releases you tryied were among the broken SMP kernel releases.
Actually you could boot a 2.6.1x (12<x<17) kernel only if SMP is disabled
in kernel at compile-time.
SMP support has been fixed since some time, tested on my 4 way AS4100s.

The 2.6.17 ChangeLog says it has been fixed in that release, but I thought
it has been later... but I can't recall perfectly.

commit 917b1f78a9871a1985004df09ed1eb2e0dc3bf4f
Author: Brian Uhrain says <buhrain@rosettastone.com>
Date: Mon Apr 10 22:53:16 2006 -0700

[PATCH] alpha: SMP boot fixes

I've encountered two problems with 2.6.16 and newer kernels on my API CS20
(dual 833MHz Alpha 21264b processors). The first is the kernel OOPSing
because of a NULL pointer dereference while trying to populate SysFS with the
CPU information. The other is that only one processor was being brought up.
I've included a small Alpha-specific patch that fixes both problems.
...

About newer releases... 2.6.21 works well at least on PWS.
I couldn't boot 2.6.23 on the same machine, but I think I messed up
something in kernel .config.
Since there is some interest in this, I will get a better look tonight.
By now, I cannot test 2.6 kernel on the AS4100s any more because I have
installed NetBSD on them to run some experiments.

Bye!
gl
 
Carl Lowenstein
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:20 pm
 
In article <flje4n$ick$1@tabloid.srv.ualberta.ca>,
Michal Jaegermann <michal@gortel.phys.ualberta.ca> wrote:
Quote:
dawe <me@adomain.no> wrote:
gl@decadence.it <gl@decadence.it> wrote:

Some time ago, on first 2.6.x releases, SMP was totally broken on Alpha.
Do you mean that I have some chances to run a recent kernel on my DS25?

The newest kernel packages I see now on koji for alpha, i.e. at
http://buildsys.zero42.at/koji/packageinfo?packageID=12276
are kernel-2.6.23.10-97.fc8axp and kernel-2.6.23.9-85.fc8axp.
See http://buildsys.zero42.at/ and http://buildsys.zero42.at/status/
for assorted information.

Is there a compelling reason for labeling the image "Fedora-8-alpha-DVD.iso"
when its size is just over 500MB, which easily fits on a normal CD.

Partly I ask this because my DS-10 does not at the moment have a DVD reader,
although this could easily be changed. I would have to cut short my 183 days
uptime on Alpha Core 3.

carl
--
carl lowenstein marine physical lab, u.c. san diego
clowenstein@ucsd.edu
 
dawe
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:21 am
 
Michal Jaegermann <michal@gortel.phys.ualberta.ca> wrote:
Quote:
The newest kernel packages I see now on koji for alpha, i.e. at
http://buildsys.zero42.at/koji/packageinfo?packageID=12276
are kernel-2.6.23.10-97.fc8axp and kernel-2.6.23.9-85.fc8axp.
See http://buildsys.zero42.at/ and http://buildsys.zero42.at/status/
for assorted information.

Woha! I only now need the .config file for those kernels and try it with
gentoo!

d
 
 
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