Wanted: Stable gentoo-sources-2.6.35-rX

Why isn’t any version of gentoo-sources 2.6.35 stable?

There exists a bug that appears with the combination of the dhcpcd module from baselayout-1 and kernel versions >= 2.6.35.
Since we could not use a stable kernel with a stable baselayout, arch teams were not keen on stablizing the kernel alone.

We have been working on the dhcpcd fix in bug #262097.

We have a working patch and Vapier has blessed, committed it and then released a new baselayout which uses it; baselayout-1.12.14.

On the other side, WilliamH and some others are working to stablize openrc which will make baselayout 1 obsolete.  We are attacking this issue from both ends which will eventually result in a stable 2.6.35 kernel.

In the meantime, if anyone wants to test the new baselayout-1, please do so and report any bugs.

Thanks to the following users and developers for reporting, testing and contributing to the patch.

Paul B. Henson
Toralf Förster
Mike Frysinger
William Hubbs
Mark Keisler
Gil Kloepfer
Roy Marples
Jeremy Murphy
Rafal Muzylo
Jiri Pittner
Dmitri Pogosia

1 Comment

  1. Alexander E. Patrakov

    See also the upstream issue of the e1000e driver not being able to receive packets on Intel DG965XX (where XX means “any two letters”) boards: http://bugs.gentoo.org/333035 aka https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/619841

    The card does work with 2.6.36-rcX kernels, but the stable team doesn’t backport the patches (presumably because they are too intrusive).

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