[parisc-linux] Weekly News [2000/02/18]

willy@thepuffingroup.com willy@thepuffingroup.com
Fri, 18 Feb 2000 21:26:19 -0500

PA-RISC/Linux Weekly News - 18th February 2000
	vol 2, issue 5

This Week

 * News & Announcements
 * This Week's CVS Activity
 * State of the Port Summary

News & Announcements

 * Astro and Elroy docs released
     Thanks to many people at Hewlett Packard, we now have
     documentation on the Astro and Elroy devices found in some of
     the newer PA-RISC machines, such as the C3000 and J5000. These
     documents have been converted to PostScript and are linked from

 * NFS working
     Martin Petersen posted an NFS-Root howto on the list. If you use
     NFS root, then you don't need to use an initial ramdisk. This
     exercises quite a lot of the kernel, including the TCP/IP layer
     and the ethernet driver.

This Week's CVS Activity

 * The ELF toolchain has received some updates this week. Sammy
   contributed initial support for Linux/PARISC ELF32. Matthew contributed
   some build fixes for HP/UX and David H-D contributed Debian and Red
   Hat build support for x86.

 * John continued his low-level memory-management work by enabling the
   trapping of accidental user pointer dereferences.

 * Grant committed a bug-fix for card-mode DINOs.

State of the Port Summary

 * Kernel
     based on 2.3.42

 * Supported Hardware
    * SCSI, Lan and PS/2 on Lasi I/O controller
    * Dino PCI controller
    * Elroy PCI controller
    * Tulip ethernet
    * PCNet32 ethernet

 * Project Page

 * Latest Workable Image

 * Running PA-RISC/Linux "recipe"

The observant will also notice there have been a few updates to the
website over the past couple of days.  I've fixed some dangling links
and typos.  I've also added some previously missing weekly updates to
the site.

Matthew Wilcox <willy@linuxcare.com> Lead Developer, Linux/PARISC