Please report it in bugzilla
Posted Jun 12, 2008 7:51 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
In reply to: Please report it in bugzilla
Parent article: Andrew Morton on kernel development
Thank you both for the replies.
I'm beginning to wonder if the two issues I have with 2.6.25[.x] are related in a weird way:
- make oldconfig wasn't working right, so I had to make menuconfig and manually select the kernel options. I may have [un]selected a bunch of options I [don'] use for my hardware, thus...
- ...the CD/DVD drives may have been acting flaky due to various IDE/SCSI/SATA drivers [not] in the kernel, or functioning differently based on my userspace configuration (I was running Slackware 12.0 when I tried 18.104.22.168 and noted these anomalies) and the odd config used when building the kernel.
Another reason why I was loath to report the CD/DVD not mounting issue was because I have some unusual IDE/SATA hardware in my system (a Promise PDC20271 ATA controller card, a Silicon Image SATA controller card, one of the two DVD burners is IDE whilst the other is SATA), but Linux has ordinarily given me no grief whatsoever for running this odd configuration (I also have a mix of IDE and SATA hard drives and a software RAID-0, but that's another story). Again, I must stress that this could all be a silly case of operator error (I'm good at finding these kinds of bugs ;-) ), or maybe it is a defect that needs the attention of the kernel developers...
I will admit that I'm somewhat of an informal kernel tester; I've compiled and run recent (-stable) kernels for the past 3 1/2 years now (thus explaining why I like Slackware--it works well with vanilla kernels), and I've only had to report one show-stopper (Oops in 2.6.15 due to NULL dereference in usbhid.c).
Thanks again for your replies; I'll look into reporting the make oldconfig issue.
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