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Re: [kernel-2.6.11-1.1176axp_FC3] aviable for test.
From: Balint Cristian (rezsordsor.ro)
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 07:18:36 CST
On Wednesday 09 March 2005 11:59, Andrija Pantovic wrote:
> I booted new kernel and it looks very ok.
> - my impression is that Alsa is working even better now (I did some
> tests and I was playing some DIVX and saw significant improvement in
> alsa performance and behavior).
> - iptables looks ok. I have my NAT entries loaded and working properly
> - usb ohci on board is properly initialised
> - the only thing that still remains is long lasting boot init sequence -
> hotplug scsi seems to take a lot of time again. My PWS600 has two
> Qlogic ISP1040 controllers and 8 disks attached (one internal to built
> in SCSI and 7 SBB disks to the second ISP). After I did some checks I
> saw that hal.hotplug and wait_for_sysfs are spending quite some time per
> each disk during /sbin/start_udev execution. I personaly can live with
> it ;)
Thank you Andrija for the test out !
Can please run a little bit this and send me the result:
> On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 09:33 +0200, Balint Cristian wrote:
> > >
> > Hi folks !
> > Uploaded a new kernel [kernel-2.6.11-1.1176axp_FC3] can test it please ?
> > Andrija, thaks for pointing out problems in kernel,
> > i finished "painfully" a newer kernel and kept in mind the issuess
> > you told. I mark it as final 1.0 core kernel, and only something really
> > showstopper make me to change it.
> > Jay, if have some time can please test on some smp machines ?
> > I would love to hear that on some sort of 4 CPU machine it work.
> > Jay dont invest too much time in test you whole garden of alphas on one
> > wich smp was worked before is enough just to confirm smp is not more broken as
> > was before, and again if you only have the time :)
> > I point out what Andrija wrote, to reconfirm if have time that is ok for him:
> > >- the provided kernel package 2.6.10-1.1110axp_FC4 is actualy 2.6.11-rc2
> > >with additional patches including those Alpha related
> > Yes, was true, is an fedora TM package, now i used 2.6.11 final.
> > >- Qlogic ISP10x0 driven by qla1280 driver (instead of old qlogcisp)
> > >works ok
> > I kill forever qlogicisp, i think even upstream will be deleted soon,
> > qla1280 moves much better, and qla1280 is a combination of old1280
> > driver with 1040/1020 adendum wich is excierpt from old qlogicisp code
> > I guess you know.
> > > alsa seems to run properly finaly (on my built in ESS1888 in PWS600)
> > I hope in this version too :) Please let me know if i broke it somehow.
> > >- USB built in controller (Contaq Microsystems 82c693) is initialised
> > >properly (a very new thing)
> > I hope it works one again, mine one works too.
> > >- iptables is reporting "Invalid argument" trying to add entry in "nat"
> > >table - recompilation of user space utilities did not help. My kernel
> > Now it shoud work, i tested with a simple MASQ rule.
> > >- boot sequence take a long time on 2.6.10-1.1110axp_FC4 during
> > >rc.sysinit execution. I found that hotplug scsi takes enormous time. The
> > >problem disappeared with 2.6.10-1.766_FC3
> > Fixed, works here, and my SATA controller works here too, so
> > i surprise myself ;)
> > I reenable more drivers now they compile fine and the list of todo for kernel is now completed.
> > Thank you !
> > ~cristian
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