Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Fri Apr 12 01:49:44 EST 2002

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at> wrote:
> > Let's do it first in 2.5, we can backport it once we are satisfied
> Bleah. 2.5 == never to me. It doesn't help me with my goal of getting support
> for my boards in 2.4. I work on stable kernels and not development ones because
> I'm not a Linux developer, I'm just a HW engineer trying to make Linux
> (existing stable one) support my boards at least as well as it does those from
> my competitors (IBM, Sun, etc).
> I guess I'll just have to convince Debian to make a package from
> linuxppc_2_4_alt to support HEC PPCStar machines and show all these exchanges
> as evidence that the PPC MAINTAINERS are not intent on allowing new machine
> support into 2.4 any time soon.

Please note that most probably Marcelo won't accept new machine support into
2.4.x neither, unless it's a backport of 2.5.x and it has proven to be stable.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert at

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