vger-2.3.15 on pmac
Franz.Sirl at munich.netsurf.de
Fri Aug 27 02:25:19 EST 1999
At 10:40 26.08.99 , Martin Costabel wrote:
>In a second post, I'll have some questions about things that don't yet
>work. I hope this is the right forum for this. I didn't see many
>discussions on kernel development for the PPC like on the linux-kernel
You'll probably talking about the problems with adbmouse. I have a patch
for this one. I have also a fixed version of my Xpmac-style 3-mousebutton
emulation with the "buttons locked before 1st use" problem. I'll forward
this stuff to Paul later today when I'm home.
What's still NOT fixed in 2.3.15 and really annoying for a lot of users is
"FB. overflow" aka "macserial: flipbuffer overflow". This was introduced
somewhere late 2.1 or early 2.2. I think this one is responsible for some
of the hard crashes reported on linuxppc-users under the "Communicator
crashes X" thread.
Another problem probably worth a look is the near to zero serial/PPP
performance during heavy disk activity. One could argue this is a problem
with my slow 7200/75, but I don't have similar problems under MacOS...
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