[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26 2.6.26-1 and related module packages

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 24 15:58:03 EDT 2008

Thomas Bächler schrieb:
> So this is it, 2.6.26 is going to testing. I adjusted the configuration 
> according to http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10512 and changed the 
> maximum number of CPUs to 16. I hope I didn't miss any configuration 
> bugs, if so, please tell me. Except some driver updates, there is 
> nothing too exciting here. Just a few remarks:
> Kernel stuff:
> - uvesafb needs the new v86d from testing now (old one segfaults)
> - bcm43xx has been removed, all users must switch to b43 or b43legacy 
> and use b43-fwcutter for firmware extraction. I am removing 
> bcm43xx-fwcutter from core, as it is obsolete.
> - Someone should test squashfs, unionfs and aufs and report if they work 
> (Simo?)
> If there is more, please tell me :)
> Module packages:
> - I patched catalyst with a weird patch to make it work, please anyone 
> test and report!
> - intel-536ep and intel-537 don't compile. I didn't look closely yet, 
> and frankly, I doubt they have much users. Do we really want to maintain 
> them?
> - lirc is broken, maybe an update to 0.8.3 will fix it. Can the 
> maintainer take care of this? I don't know when I'll get to it.
> - madwifi is broken. Do we still need it? AFAIK, all chipsets should now 
> be supported by ath5k by now. Can a madwifi user please look at this 
> (Aaron, Dan?)
> - martian is broken again. A user sent me patches last time, I have to 
> look for his email address, maybe he fixes it again (user whose name I 
> forgot, if you are reading this, please contact me).
> - I didn't try openswan-klips, any updates here? (tomk?)
> - wlan-ng26 is broken and I'd like to drop it, as I doubt anybody uses it.
> - I updated nvidia-71xx and nvidia-96xx to new upstream release for 
> 2.6.26 compatibility.
> i686 is untested, so I need at least two signoffs. x86_64 works fine.

I'm building 2.6.26-2 now. Only change is that I am adding uvcvideo and 
some DVB driver (hope there wasn't something else). As I will be gone 
tomorrow, here is what needs to be done before this is moved to core:

- Build madwifi. Gerhard Brauer sent me a fixed PKGBUILD, I attached it 
to this mail.
- Andy said there is a new version for catalyst, which should hopefully 
fix the problem he reported. Maybe we need to reapply 
- Drop wlan-ng26. It's not worth maintaining it, as it's probably 
unneeded by now.
- Ignore intel-536ep, intel-537 and martian until somebody fixes it. If 
nobody sends a patch, move to core anyway, or just drop the packages. I 
really don't care.

Have a great week.

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