On Mon, 2002-01-28 at 22:18, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> Do you know who, precisely, got the CD? I'm going to try to chase this
> down, but exact names would be helpful.
I believe Manoj has access to it and I added him to the CC without
> Also, when you push that material out to the community, when did you do
> that? That is, if your work is 2.4.2-based, is it reasonable to assume
> that 2.4.2 or 2.4.3 in the CVS repository will work?
No, not necessarily. Sometimes I push out patches for new boards even
if the support is not fully baked yet. But typically I wait until I've
got something useful going. That means that the work might have been
done locally, on a 2.4.2 snapshot, and submitted once it was stable.
However, oss might have been up to 2.4.5 at that point; that, and
whatever delay is introduced because Ralf is too busy to immediately
apply the patches means that a MontaVista 2.4.2 based release does not
necessarily equal oss 2.4.2.
> Or do you take a more "fire and forget" sort of approach?
I'm not sure what you mean by that. Hopefully the above is clear
> Matthew Dharm
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 06:29:22PM -0800, Pete Popov wrote:
> > > And 2.4.17 with the wait instruction turned off still crashes.
> > > The Montavista kernel (which claims to be 2.4.0 #5 build by jsun)
> > > seems to work...
> > Strange, that must have been some interim build Jun did.
> > > I've done several recompiles on it, and lots of I/O
> > > traffic with no problems. Unfortunatly, I don't have the source code
> > > to this particular kernel... tho I believe that Montavista is required
> > > to release their source cod by the GPL.
> > All of the open source work we do we push out to the community tree
> > immediately. That's a rule we live by and there's no exceptions. The
> > Ocelot
> > code was pushed out back then. Since then I've seen lots of additions to
> > that
> > directory and obviously something got broke.
> > QED did receive an Alliance CD with the Ocelot LSP on it, so they should
> > be able to provide you with a copy of the cdimage, including the
> > source. But the kernel will be 2.4.2 based though -- I don't know where
> > the 2.4.0 came from.
> > > Tho here's a question: What is the best compiler to build a kernel
> > > with? I've built all mine with egcs-2.91.66 which I downloaded from
> > > oss.sgi.com a while ago.
> > MontaVista's, but I'm biased ;-) The toolchain will be on the CD as
> > well.
> > Pete
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> Senior Software Designer, Momentum Computer