enabling bridge support in 2.4.26 Debian kernel

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Jan 7 14:45:04 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 01:34:58PM -0600, Don Tucker wrote:
> Yeah, unfortunately, I'm constrained to use that kernel version by the 
> hardware that I've got.  A third party has configured the kernel to 
> support their hardware and they do not support later kernel versions on 
> it, alas.  There have been attempts to run more recent kernels on their 
> hardware, but there are reports of things (like USB ports) no longer 
> working.

That's interesting.  But note that as you are stuck with such an old
kernel, the only one that can support you is the provider of that kernel
(i.e. the company keeping you at that version.)  The community can't
support older kernels like this at all.

Why isn't the patches that is needed to support this hardware already
upstream in the main kernel.org kernel?  Do you have a pointer to them
anywhere so that the community might be able to get them merged properly
so you don't have to worry about this type of issue in the future?

Best of luck,

greg k-h

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