CFR: Removing the linuxolator on alpha
scottl at samsco.org
Sun Apr 30 17:40:41 UTC 2006
Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> at http://www.Leidinger.net/FreeBSD/current-patches/linux.diff I have a
> patch which disconnects the linuxolator on our tier-2 architecture
> "Alpha". It also moves linprocfs from the generic to the architecture
> specific "options" and "files" files, since I think linprocfs should
> only be build on those architectures where it makes sense... those with
> a linuxolator.
> The reasons for the removal are:
> - we don't have a linux_base port which supports Alpha and at the
> same time is not outdated/obsoleted upstream/in a good condition/
> currently working
> - the upcomming new default linux base port is based upon Fedora
> Core 3 (security support via http://www.fedoralegacy.org), which
> isn't available for Alpha (like the current default linux base
> port which is based upon Red Hat 8)
> - nobody answered my request for testing it ~1 month ago on
> current@ and alpha@ (it doesn't surprises me, see first point)
> - a SoC student wouldn't have to waste time on something which
> nobody is willing to test
> Removing the alpha specific linuxolator files and removing the alpha
> specific hack in the MI files will be done in a separate commit (a
> little bit later).
> Please send objections/suggestions for parts of the patch my way.
> Please direct objections to the removal to the trashcan (except you
> want to provide patches for the ports collection to make it work before
> the start of the work in the SoC).
I highly support this.
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