> > Now one thing I've noticed is that lots of these issues ought to have
> > been covered in the SPARC port... but the current OS releases seem to
> > be incomplete with regard to SPARC code. Is the SPARC source tree
> > currently separate from the main Linux tree?? Should I get it to see
> > what they've done??
> Linus tree is close to the Sparc tree. We have a couple of changes to
> the main kernel that have not been yet merged. You can look at them
> in vger.rutgers.edu:/pub/linux/Sparc/patches (we have patches relative
> to our last tree and relative to Linus latest kernel at the time).
Yeah - I just patched my development environment machine up to the
1.3.98 level, and noticed that plenty of the SPARC code has changed.
I see that the sbus is now catered for, and that the serial, frame
buffer and keyboard drivers are now under drivers/sbus/char. This is
the particular code I was interested in because the DECStation is going
to need something similar for the TURBOChannel devices. I also
wanted to know that someone else had done a Z8530 async. serial
driver etc... (call me lazy, or at least just wanting some consistancy
amongst the architectures :-)
I gather your offer of modifying sunlance.c into a DEC version is
still on offer?? (We still have lots of interrupt and DMA code to
do before you can do that though... I think.)
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