[arch-dev-public] kernel26 moved, announcement draft

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat May 24 14:39:20 EDT 2008

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 4:54 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I'm sorry I didn't think about it earlier, but it was time for the kernel to
> be moved, so I did it. So this is (perhaps a little late), a draft for the
> announcement:

This all looks good to me. /

> Linux 2.6.25 moves to core
> It took much longer than usual, I'm sorry for that, but kernel26 can now be
> moved to core. Here are the changes:
> - Configuration has been reviewed completely, some more drivers have been
> enabled, configurations for both architectures are now in sync
> - IO accounting has been enabled, this makes it possible to use iotop
> - Cleaned up the kernel patches, everything is now in one big -ARCH patch,
> for details look at
> http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=linux-2.6-ARCH.git;a=summary
> Problems:
> - The USB subsystem can now only be accessed by GPL kernel modules.
> Therefore, the slmodem USB module does no longer work. I compiled the
> slmodem package without the slusb.ko module, I have no idea if this is still
> useful.
> - martian no longer compiles, I have no idea why and didn't find a fix for
> it.
> - Some users report that their iwl4965 is broken in 2.6.25, while others say
> it works fine. See these two bug reports:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10389, http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10442
> I advise all affected users to keep a copy of the old kernel26 and module
> packages or not to update at all.

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