Linuxolat­or fixes for Or­acle 10g

In the last days I did not only spend my time ap­prov­ing stuff of my men­tee Bor­is, I also worked a little bit on the linuxolat­or my­self. Thanks to Dmitry Gan­en­ko and a mail of him to emulators@ I was able to fix some bugs which pre­ven­ted Or­acle 10g Ex­press Edi­tion from run­ning. While the com­mit­ted fixes are dif­fer­ent from the patches he sub­mit­ted, he did a very good job of track­ing down the prob­lems and provid­ing hints and a test­case. If no bug shows up, I will merge the fixes to -stable in a week.

Now let’s see how long it takes for someone to write a port for Or­acle 10g based upon his de­scrip­tion.

linuxolat­or day

A happy wel­come to Bor­is Sam­oro­dov to the ports com­mit­ters team (I’m his ment­or). This means I don’t have the burden to take care of the linuxolat­or in­fra­struc­ture in the Ports Col­lec­tion alone any­more. Yeah!

Today I com­mit­ted an­other part of Roman’s work in the linuxolat­or SoC. Now we should get log mes­sages for the new miss­ing sy­scalls for real. We defin­it­ively need high level over­view doc­u­ments for sub­sys­tems.

USB PR shoot­ing

I did shoot down some USB re­lated PR’s today. We have now sup­port for more devices in uscan­ner, umo­dem and one new PDA in uvisor. Ad­di­tion­ally all people which use the con­trol­ler of a XBOX 360 will now no­tice that the LEDs on them stop blink­ing, when the uhid driver at­taches to it (like on the XBOX 360).

This af­fects -cur­rent and -stable.

A little bit of cleanup

I com­mit­ted a little bit of cleanup /​ some XXX com­ments to the sound­sys­tem, ex­ten­ded the linux(4) man page a little bit and re­moved some al­pha spe­cific sec­tion 4 man pages which where over­looked at the time al­pha was re­moved from cur­rent.

I think I will en­joy the sun in the back­yard a little bit now… 😎