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

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 24 16:04:34 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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 from core, as it is obsolete.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
> http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=linux-2.6-ARCH.git;a=blob;f=patches/ati-catalyst-2.6.25.patch;h=f90d8b40a7f1c8a0ea9a3ec4229322d4df98e7ab;hb=daaa7a2c43699c3b2acffaef1a4fed863194d29f

Sorry for poking my head in here - from what I understand, Catalyst
8.7 does not have 2.6.26 support.  Catalyst 8.8 might.

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