Status of linuxppc_2.5

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Thu Jan 9 08:46:24 EST 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 23:15, Michel Lanners wrote:
> On   8 Jan, this message from Pantelis Antoniou echoed through cyberspace:
> > I'm trying to compile linuxppc_2.5
> > and the following patch is needed to
> > make it compile.
> Tried to compile my standard kernel compile a while back, and found the
> following things broken (didn't have time to try fixing yet...):
> - 53c94 Mac SCSI
> - Matroxfb
> I also didn't try very hard to compile in face of these problems; there
> may be others still.
> Sorry I can't provide more info, but maybe this discussion makes ore
> people interested in 2.5 status, where I think a number of PPC-related
> things need to be seriously looked at, hopefully before it is declared
> 2.6...

Yup, mostly drivers though. Part of this is me lacking time or beeing
too lazy (pick your preferred one) as I want to rework most of the pmac
drivers to better fit in the new model. Some of it is in progress
locally though, hopefully I'll push something a couple of weeks from


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