[arch-general] kernel26 2.6.25-1 enters [testing]

Dimitrios Apostolou jimis at gmx.net
Sun Apr 20 13:07:11 EDT 2008

Dream Team wrote:
> Le Sunday 20 April 2008 15:23:38 Erwin Van de Velde, vous avez écrit :
>> On Saturday 19 April 2008, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>> - Removed mactel patch
>>> The removal of these patches was because a) there are no new patches
>>> available for 2.6.25 and b) I am trying to reduce the amount of
>>> patching, especially if it only benefits a few people or can be
>>> potentially dangerous.
>> As far as I know, the mactel patch is required for some hardware support 
>> on intel-based mac systems and contains important fixes. This does not seem
>> like one patch too many, but an essential one for all users who, like me,
>> have mac hardware.
>> I do understand your wish to reduce the number of patches, but throwing out
>> patches required for support of important hardware does not seem the way to
>> go to me.
>> Regards,
>> Erwin
> I also am using arch on my mac, and I find this essential and should not be 
> removed if you find 2.6.25 compatible patchs (I am sure that they will come 
> out in not so many time)
> Arnaud

Hi, I would suggest to test the new kernel on your mac before 
complaining, perhaps it supports it better now. And if after that much 
time this patch is necessary for such common hardware and hasn't been 
imported upstream, I think you should contact the LKML.


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