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Old 09-15-2008, 12:13 PM
Florian Lohoff
 
Default Bug#466977: Bug#404951: sb1-bcm91250a kernel does not boot

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 02:11:25PM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Subject: Re: Bug#404951: sb1-bcm91250a kernel does not boot
>
> Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > * Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> [2007-04-18 12:04]:
> > > retitle 404951 linux-2.6: sb1-bcm91250a kernel does not boot
> > > found 404951 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12
> >
> > > > Broadcom SiByte BCM1250 B2 @ 800 MHz (SB1 rev 2)
> > > > Board type: SiByte BCM91250A (SWARM)
> > > >
> > > > After that, the system starts CFE again.
> > > >
> > > This is actually a kernel bug that is reproducible on ball (Debian mips
> > > build daemon). I am therefore reassigning the package to linux-2.6.
> > >
> > > I am bumping the severity of this bug to critical as:
> > > - This make this kernel flavour totally useless
> >
> > Yeah, that's what I've been saying for ages now. If Karsten still has
> > his SWARM, I'd say he should give it a more active developer who's
> > interested in working on SWARM support (Aurelien Jarno or Thomas
> > Bogendoerfer maybe).
> >
> > But I consider SWARM completely broken. I doubt the kernel works and
> > debian-installer is probably completely broken too because nobody has
> > tested it in years. d-i support for the BigSur never worked, although
> > it's still there. I think d-i support for SWARM and BigSur should be
> > removed unless something is willing to fix it.
>
> I am promised to have internet access again at home next weekend,
> working on the SWARM kernels is the highest Debian-related priority
> I have at that point.

The problem with removing SWARM support is that the autobuilders all
need those kernels and removing the support would be the death of the
mips(el) port.

Flo
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:40 AM
Martin Michlmayr
 
Default Bug#466977: Bug#404951: sb1-bcm91250a kernel does not boot

* Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de> [2008-09-15 14:11]:
> I am promised to have internet access again at home next weekend,
> working on the SWARM kernels is the highest Debian-related priority
> I have at that point.

Thiemo, what's the status of this?

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#466977: Bug#404951: sb1-bcm91250a kernel does not boot

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 02:16:06PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Martin Michlmayr a écrit :
> > * Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org> [2009-09-09 21:26]:
> >> What's the status? Is is still broken?
> >
> > 2.6.30 in unstable should work fine now. Aurelien, can you confirm?
>
> It doesn't work. There are some changes needed to make it working:
> - There are missing patches in Linus' tree, linux-mips.org tree should
> be used instead.
> - The IDE controller is replaced with the PATA controller which changes
> the name of the drive.
> - A patch is needed to make the IDE controller working wrt to CPU caches.
>
> In short it's not very easy to get it working within the debian package.

Does it work with 2.6.32?

Cheers,
Moritz



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