Re: Linux 2.4.0-test1-ac16

From: Ed Carp (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 11:04:41 EST

Alan Cox ( writes:

> > I was able to get ac15 to boot and run fine for about 18hrs crunching rc5 keys on a
> > DS20. Then I tried to update to ac17 and it won't compile any more. I get the
> > following error with ac17:
> All the non x86 platforms got broken by the ptrace change. This fixes an ugly
> kernel race and needs asm level changes for the other platforms. Painful
> but important to do.

An extremely shortsighted thing to do. The x86 platform isn't the only platform
that runs Linux, and these sorts of changes should be done for ALL platforms
at once, rather than fixing "ugly" kernel stuff (which should've been fixed
before anyway) at the expense of non-x86 platforms.

Then again, since it's Alan's personal release, maybe it doesn't matter, as long
as it gets fixed for all platforms by the time that 2.4 gets kicked out the

Ed Carp, N7EKG		940/367-2744 cell phone

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