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Re: NPTL/Linux2.4/ia64



On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 11:32:23AM +0200, Simon Derr wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> As I need to run Linux with some obscure binary-only driver, that of
> course exists only for Linux 2.4, I'm wondering how well NPTL runs on
> Linux 2.4 nowadays. I read on previous posts that a backport of the
> necessary kernel bits has been in progress, but I couldn't find
> -if this backport is complete (RH9 ?)
> -if it has been done also for ia64

I think you're out of luck then, simply because adding this patch
disturbs a lot so the driver will need changing anyway. This is why binary
only modules suck; they take away your freedom to change stuff...




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