PS3 - return to custom flavour or stick with powerpc64-smp?
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Sat May 17 09:44:42 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 23:52 -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > * The current plan  is to try and get an installable Hardy on PS3 for
> > 8.04.1. I'm sure I can put together the custom flavour in time but would
> > it be accepted or are we going to have to focus on the Ibex?
> For now, I'd concentrate on intrepid. PowerPC is an unmaintained port in
> hardy, so post-release updates are not going to get priority, and in
> most cases wont be accepted.
Ok I understand. To be honest I'd be happy to focus on Intrepid if
that's the path of least resistance.
> > * Would any of the current custom flavour maintainers (lpia, openvz, rt,
> > xen) be prepared to share their experiences of the
> > benefits/disadvantages/gotchas of this approach?
> I would rather not take on custom flavours for this. If there are bugs
> preventing the multi-arch powerpc64-smp kernel from working (which it
> was in gutsy), then those should be fixed.
Agreed. So then, I need to get BenH's patch into a kernel build and
subsequently onto an Intrepid PS3 daily live so that we start testing
the installer. Would you accept his patch  (which works fine without
needing to modify the existing Hardy powerpc config) into the Intrepid
kernel just now? Or should we change the config options recommended by
Geoff  (not yet tested by me)?
Also the upstream Cell team recommend using only 9MB for the ps3fb 
so I'd like to change that too if possible.
Any news on getting that PS3 repo on kernel.ubuntu.com that I could
start pushing changes to? I realise you're probably busy getting ready
for UDS, so just let me know when it'll be possible.
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