[pkg-fso-maint] New 2.6.29 kernel uploaded

Sebastian Reichel elektranox at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 13:34:35 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 09, 2010 at 03:56:25PM +0300, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote: > Gaudenz Steinlin <gaudenz at debian.org> writes:
> > I think that all further kernel packaging should be done on a separate
> > branch starting from the branch amied at the official package.
> I think andy-tracking should be seen as a "stable, well tested"
> branch. I am sure it is a good idea to do small incremental bug fixes
> to this branch.
> I have tested 2.6.32 and reported bugs [1]. My impression is that
> while it may run d-i it is still behind andy-tracking in terms of
> stability and features. Many of the features are already in SHR but
> are not accepted by git.openmoko.org. Should we start cherry-picking
> these patches from SHR? As I understood it, we won't get things like
> USB host support without these patches.
> Put it another way: I am eager to test and report bugs for a branch
> that aims to provide same features as andy-tracking
> currently. However, if the goal is to run d-i and nothing more then I
> don't have very high motivation for testing.
> So, is the primary goal to get a kernel finally to Debian or to have a
> 2.6.32 kernel for openmoko that supports mostly the same features as
> andy-tracking did? I can understand both goals very well but they
> should be spelt out clearly.
> [1] http://lindi.iki.fi/lindi/cgi-bin/openmoko-bugs.py?q=2.6.32


I think the aim should be to have a a Freerunner kernel in Debian, which
comes as close as possible to the mainline kernel. It should conain
everything that is needed to boot (obviously :D) and those things,
which can not be compiled as module. These should also be proposed for
mainline inclusion :)

The modules, which are not included in the mainline kernel (e.g. WLAN)
should not be included, but put into a openmoko-modules package for

-- Sebastian
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