Subject: Re: -current on (diskless) AS600
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/11/1997 16:09:02
> > I suggest you try the newer firmware, when you get a chance.
> This didn't change anything.
> Should I have old / broken hardware?

Could you send me (privately) complete dmesg output from a kernel
which has the EB164 checks in cia_pci.c also enabled for the kn20aa?
(don't miss any of the #ifdefs! 8-)

> another question:
> What are the chances that LKMs will work on alphas
> one day?

One day, but not yet.

The entire LKM system really needs to be gutted.

In my opinion, a Good way to do them would be to have 'options LKM'
put a bit of code in the kernel which can handle ELF relocations, then
build LKMS as shared libraries.  There are ... a bunch of benefits to
that approach.