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Date:	Tue, 4 Dec 2007 09:36:40 -0600 (CST)
From: (Bob Tracy)
To:	Ingo Molnar <>
CC:	Michael Cree <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,,,,,
	Kay Sievers <>, Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: [BUG] 2.6.23-rc3 can't see sd partitions on Alpha

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> once you are done with the download of the initial cloned git repository 
> (which is 200MB+), all the bisection steps will be local and you'll be 
> only limited by kernel rebuild speed and by bootup and testing speed, 
> not by network bandwidth.

ACK.  Have tested two kernels in the past 24 hours, and the third is
building as I type this.  The builds seem to be taking about 3 hours
each.  First two tests good, so the offending commit is somewhere in
the last 25% (roughly) of the changes between -rc2 and -rc3: git says
82 revisions left to test.  Might have this painted into a corner in
the next day or so.  I'll try to be quick about it, since -rc4 is out.

> ( once you have the cloned repository i'd suggest for you to keep it - 
>   that way you can track susequent kernels via "git-pull" and it uses a 
>   very network-efficient delta protocol. )

Will do...  I'm in the fortunate position of having enough disk space
on my Alpha that I can maintain multiple trees for this kind of effort.

Bob Tracy          |  "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist- "       |   - Last words of Union General John Sedgwick,
                   |  Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, U.S. Civil War
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