[haiku-development] Re: Alpha3 : switch to bugfixing mode today

  • From: "Michael Lotz" <mmlr@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 10:50:46 +0200

> Hi,
>
> 2011/5/16 Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>:
> > On 16.05.2011 10:24, Truls Becken wrote:
> >>
> >> On 2011-05-16, at 10:00, Stephan Aßmus wrote:
> >>
> >>> Are there any reports that the new IO APIC stuff helped anyone
> > > > get Haiku
> >>> finally booting on there hardware?
> >>
> >> Yes, me in ticket #6005. Well, it booted before if I disabled
> > > local APIC,
> >> but then I get temporary freezes of 10-20 seconds every now and
> > > then.
> >
> > Nice. So I support the idea to force it on at least for a testing
> > period
> > even more. If there are no negative reports, we should enable it
> > for the
> > alpha, since obviously it is capable of doing some good.
>
> Should we make a special test build available and publish a news item
> on our website? It could be a simple live-cd. It would increase the
> coverage, and we would find what hardware configurations are still
> not
> working, or stopped working.

See r41527. There's no real need for special builds. It was available
for testing already through the opt-in "Enable IO-APIC" switch, but
special builds and special options will always see rather limited
testing.

Regards
Michael

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