[PATCH] [Hardy] UBUNTU: Enable multicast routing (including PIM1 and PIM2) for sparc

Fabio M. Di Nitto fabbione at fabbione.net
Wed Aug 26 05:53:19 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 20:00 -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:

> Is there any reason not to do the same for ia64 and hppa? Its one of 
> those common settings that should be the same for all architectures.
> Maybe we ought to think about retrofitting Hardy with the same config 
> algorithm that we're using in Karmic (buts thats a bug for another time).
> debian/config/powerpc/config:CONFIG_IP_MROUTE=y
> debian/config/i386/config:CONFIG_IP_MROUTE=y
> debian/config/amd64/config:CONFIG_IP_MROUTE=y
> debian/config/hppa/config:# CONFIG_IP_MROUTE is not set
> debian/config/ia64/config:# CONFIG_IP_MROUTE is not set
> debian/config/sparc/config:# CONFIG_IP_MROUTE is not set

I have no idea what the karmic algo does, but Tim is right. All common
options should be the same across all architectures. It's only the hw
driver bits that should be different and only for architecture specific

For instance in the past I had to ask to enable some USB support bits
for sparc that are default on x86*. What's the point? USB is standard
across all architecture. Might as well enable it consistently across
etc. Clearly.. it might not work because it's buggy but that's a totally
different story. You don't disable SMP on x86 because it might be


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