Rik van Riel posted his first message to internal lists today, and is getting settled at his new place, which is to say, in the same team with me (centered around Boston). I am pretty sure he'll like it here. This is very cool. We attract all the very best people, and I hope that some of their smarts rubs off on me.
I got my target kernel compiled, but it is unable to deactivate the comparator timer, and loops, doing about 660,000 timer interrupts per second. Mystery.
[Update: No sooner I post the entry, Martin S. (the arch maintainer) posts a fix]