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Plans for Kernel update for 8.04LTS ?

anon677
Hello Ben,

>> do you have plans to update the kernel in Ubuntu 8.04LTS
>> from 2.6.24.x to 2.6.26 ? A search for an answer found no
>> "official" statements. Therefore I would like to ask the developers.
>>
>> The backgrund of the question is that 2.6.26 has greatly
>> enhanced support for new drivers (which new hardware
>> unfortunately requires). Which other possibilities exist
>> without building an own kernel if no update plans would
>> exist? Do you plan to make available more backports or
>> do one has to change from LTS to a newer Ubuntu release?

> No, we have no plans to upgrade the kernel. If you look at the hardy
> kernel, you will see a pretty heavy schedule of updates flowing into it,
> including some backported drivers.

> What hardware are you looking at? I didn't notice any extremely
> important new drivers in 2.6.26 kernel.

It's equipment from Marvel Yukon. Marvel Yukon has been forgotten to
be registered as PCI hardware vendor. So their network cards are not
recognized. I found a launchpad entry and an entry in kernel.org that this
will be corrected in kernel 2.26.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/239852
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10910

The patch of sky2.ko from outside did not work for me.

Best regards,
Max
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Re: Plans for Kernel update for 8.04LTS ?

Stefan Bader-2
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Max Meier wrote:

> Hello Ben,
>
>>> do you have plans to update the kernel in Ubuntu 8.04LTS
>>> from 2.6.24.x to 2.6.26 ? A search for an answer found no
>>> "official" statements. Therefore I would like to ask the developers.
>>>
>>> The backgrund of the question is that 2.6.26 has greatly
>>> enhanced support for new drivers (which new hardware
>>> unfortunately requires). Which other possibilities exist
>>> without building an own kernel if no update plans would
>>> exist? Do you plan to make available more backports or
>>> do one has to change from LTS to a newer Ubuntu release?
>
>> No, we have no plans to upgrade the kernel. If you look at the hardy
>> kernel, you will see a pretty heavy schedule of updates flowing into it,
>> including some backported drivers.
>
>> What hardware are you looking at? I didn't notice any extremely
>> important new drivers in 2.6.26 kernel.
>
> It's equipment from Marvel Yukon. Marvel Yukon has been forgotten to
> be registered as PCI hardware vendor. So their network cards are not
> recognized. I found a launchpad entry and an entry in kernel.org that this
> will be corrected in kernel 2.26.
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/239852
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10910
>
> The patch of sky2.ko from outside did not work for me.
>
If that did not work for you, you should check whether your device id is really
the same (lspci -nn) and if not, add that info to the launchpad bug.
In general, a missing pci id can added to upcoming LTS releases.

Stefan

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