Spoilage warning: Maybe this has come up before. I can hardly believe this
issue has not been adressed before. If so, feel free to ignore.
I am currently using Linux on several x86 machines (server, scada systems,
workstations, etc) and just recently on an Apple Powerbook G3 Pismo. I have
had quite some experience with Linux on Intel machines, but as an old mac
fanatic, I just had to try this! And then my Powerbook caught fire...
Since I need to keep my kernel version up-to-date , I always try to keep up
to the latest release, often even the development kernels. And here comes
the sad bit: No problem on those Intel machines, but I have definitely been
wasting too much CPU time trying to compile the _official_ kernel sources
from Linus and running into issues time and again. Even the default
configure runs into errors. This bugs me. Really.
I am in awe of Paul, Ben, Cort and many others who do a fantastic job in
supplying us with suitable sources for _our_ machines. But this question
comes to mind: Why don´t their changes make it into the official tree? Lack
of communication? Dumped into the bitbucket by (I know he hates big patches)
Linus or Alan? Political issues? Whatsoever.
Anyway, how it got there seems absolutely secondary to me: What is more
important now, is how these things can be handled in the future and prevent
PPC users from having to dig the net for decent kernel sources. I want my
One more thing. Congratulations to the SuSE PPC mailinglist. The support is
tremendous, quick response from SuSE always guaranteed (Thanks: Olaf, Matze)
and the quality of the posted articles is (almost always) amazing. Rock On!
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