> From: Wu Zhangjin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Dear all,
> I have cleaned up the source code of loongson-based machines support and
> updated it to linux-18.104.22.168, the latest result is put to the following git
> git://dev.lemote.com/rt4ls.git to-ralf
> this job is based on the to-mips branch of Yanhua's
> git://dev.lemote.com/linux_loongson.git and the lm2e-fixes branch of
> git://git.linux-cisco.org/linux-mips.git. thanks goes to them.
> and also, thanks goes to Erwen and heihaier for testing the latest branch, and
> thanks ralf, zhangLe, john and the other guyes for reviewing the old branch
> giving good suggestions.
> the most differences between this branch and the old branch include:
> * all of these patches are checked by script/checkpatch.pl, only a few
> warnings left.
> * the cs5536 part have been cleaned up deeply. the old pcireg.h is removed
> via using the include/linux/pci_regs.h instead. and the old cs5536_vsm.c is
> divided to several modules, one file one module.
> * the source code in driver/video/smi in cleaned up a lot, two trashy
> files are removed, and several trashy functions are removed, lots of coding
> style errors and warnings are cleaned up.
> * gcc 4.4 support, including 32bit and 64bit, and also it is gcc 4.3
> I have tested it in 32bit and 64bit with gcc 4.3 on fuloong(2e), fuloong(2f),
> yeeloong(2f), all of them work well, and also test it in 32bit and 64bit with
> gcc 4.4 on fuloong(2f), works normally. Erwen and heihaier have tested it in
> 64bit with gcc 4.4 on a yeeloong laptop.
Wow this is great. Does this branch also include the suspend-to-disk /
resume-from-disk code from the lemote 2.6.27 STD branch?
From a user's perspective, what are the loongson-oriented improvements
of this branch over the existing 2.6.27 branch?
I'd also like to know if:
(a) the ec-modules and
(b) the rtl8187b code
that is currently separate from the main lemote linux 2.6.27 git (the
former in a git repository, the later only in a .tar.gz file as far as I
know) is included in the 22.214.171.124 branch now.
I can of course check this via git when I have internet access next, but
I'm guessing you would be able to provide context beyond just the code
changes to the answers of these questions :-)
Oh, and one last thing - is compilation with the lemote-patched binutils
/ "-mfix-gs2f-kernel" "-mfix-ls2f-kernel" (I'm told these did the same
things, the name just changed for some reason - currently I'm using a
binutils / as that understands the "-mfix-ls2f-kernel" option) still
needed? Without this in the 2.6.27 branch, and esp. with the ec-modules,
there were very frequent hard linux crashes (sysrq keys not working).
BTW for me, this is interesting in the context of
http://config.fsf.org/trac/public/wiki/RmsLinuxForYou , which I have
several people helping me test at the moment - currently the biggest
issue is hard crashes every day or other day, or more frequently if
there is a lot of disk or usb I/O.
Daniel JB Clark | Sys Admin, Free Software Foundation
pobox.com/~dclark | http://www.fsf.org/about/staff#danny
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