user-mode port 0.39-2.4.2

From: Jeff Dike (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 23:46:42 EST

The user-mode port of 2.4.2 is available.

For the particularly paranoid, the ubd device now has the option of doing all
writes O_SYNC, either as a config option for all devices or on a
device-by-device basis. This is thanks to Lennert Buytenhek.

A couple of hostfs bugs were fixed.

A crash involving breakpoints set at the very beginning or very end of an
interrupt handler was fixed.

SIGFPE is now passed along to processes correctly.

The SIGIO handler tries harder to empty file descriptors by giving tasklets
more chances to feed the input to a process.

A crash involving the tracing thread trying, and failing, to allocate memory
was fixed.

Fixed a race which caused timer interrupts to stop being handled.

Temporary files are not created in /tmp. This apparently provides a noticable
performance improvement when tmpfs is mounted on /tmp. This is also due to

The project's home page is

Downloads are available at
=429 (which Sourceforge has managed to break) and


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