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Re: Status of current on ARM?

In article <491048E9.8090606%dokein.co.uk@localhost>,
Chris Gilbert  <chris%dokein.co.uk@localhost> wrote:
>Mikko Rapeli wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 11:40:07PM -0800, Matt Thomas wrote:
>>> On Nov 3, 2008, at 10:58 PM, Mikko Rapeli wrote:
>>>> The userspace is a destdir.evbarm after build.sh build and  
>>>> distribution
>>>> targets. I thought the boot scripts created enough /dev nodes for  
>>>> single
>>>> user boot to succeed. Below is a log from an older kernel booting the
>>>> same userspace from yesterdays current.
>>> This is due a bug in userspace provoking a bug in pmap.c.  Which has now
>>> been fixed.  If you cvs update, it should work now.
>> Indeed, your patches work, thanks. Boot log follows down below.
>> The current kernel is not very well tuned for OMAP 2420 since it takes 
>> 2 minutes and 44 seconds to boot it to the "Enter pathname of shell..."
>> point. In comparison our kernel branch takes 19 seconds. Userspace was the 
>> same yesterdays current on both.
>That's quite a scary difference.
>> Hopefully we can post our changes soon, since the biggest road
>> block is now fixed. If anyone has suggestions how to improve patch
>> flow from interested parties like us towards NetBSD, we'd very much like
>> to hear them.
>Options are (and may depend on your corporate policies):
>* supply patches to mailing lists
>* add them to the PR database (at least they're tracked and not lost)
>* get the hardware and patches into the hands of someone with commit
>access, so they can test and submit the patches.
>* be sponsered to become a developer (which I'm happy to sponser if
>you're interested) and have direct CVS commit access

Sponsoring seems to be the most effective eay.


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