bootc has moved to 3.2.19 now too. I'm not convinced now is the right time to move to 3.2.x for the armel image, even though I love the idea of having a kernel with the standard Debian kernel packaging. 3.1.x at github.com/raspberrypi/linux matches what is used internally at Broadcom and is still the "officicially supported" kernel.mpthompson wrote:It would be useful if the Debian Wheezy armel image that is coming up could use this same package as it would help both Debian and Raspbian share efforts to refine the kernel package.
BTW, I noticed that Debian Wheezy just moved up to kernel 3.2.19. Not sure if the goal is to track the sub-versions so much or not.
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steve@Laptop-007:~/nfsexport/linux-3.2.19-bootc$ make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=/usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabi- oldconfig scripts/kconfig/conf --oldconfig Kconfig * * Restart config... * * * Linux/arm 3.4.0-rc2 Kernel Configuration * Patch physical to virtual translations at runtime (ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT) [N/y/?] n Physical address of main memory (PHYS_OFFSET)  (NEW)
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git clone -b rpi-3.2.19 https://github.com/bootc/linux.git linux-3.2.19-bootc
One of my plans for the Pi is to use it as a bacula storage server with 1) a large USB hard disk and 2) a USB to SCSI adaptor to connect the DLT. 1) is currently implemented on a NSLU2 running debian and 2) is currently attached to my MythTV backend machine (not ideal). The bacula director & database sits on another machine.plugwash wrote:...
OOI why are you interested in SCSI tape?
Looks like those SD card patches have been pulled into the github kernel, and bootc is looking at getting them into his 3.2 kernel.louisb wrote:If you have not seen this topic yet there are some interesting kernel patches being evaluated which result in at least a doubling of the SD card read speed. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 578#p98578
Looks very promising and hopefully it will eventually speed up all our rpi with Raspbian.
Yay!dom wrote:I've accepted lb's pull request, and rebuilt the firmware in github, and updated Hexxeh's repo.
An rpi-update should now give you improved sdcard speed. init_emmc_clock now defaults to 50Mhz, so config.txt entry is not required.
Please update and report back on success or failures.
Serious question:plugwash wrote:When asking for features can you please tell me the exact options you want setting in the kernel configuration.
I mean "the kernel debian builds for some other arm system"plugwash wrote:Can you clarify exactly what you mean by "the same options that are configured in the kernel from the debian armel repository", debian does not build a Pi kernel. Do you mean the kernel debian builds for some other arm system? (i've considered doing that but it's potentially a lot of work to figure out what should and shouldn't be carried over to a Pi kernel). Do you mean the kernel the foundation are packaging for their wheezy releases?
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