Linus Torvalds (Linus.Torvalds@cs.Helsinki.FI)
Thu, 6 Jul 1995 13:58:26 +0300

Joseph Fouche: "PCI" (Jul 5, 21:41):
> While we're on the subject of PCI, what is the status of Linux support
> for the infamous L2 cache? Down here on my Pentium the PCI driver seems
> to think there is no L2 cache, and I've heard this from others as well.
> Am I missing something, or is the kernel?

It's nothing to worry about: the message you see is just a badly worded
message that the PCI optimizations don't support the L2 cache
optimizations (so the L2 cache is left alone).

> Also, when is 1.3.7 planned? 1.3.6 is the first 1.3.x that has been
> closer to unusuable than usable, so I hope it's not long.
> Then again, maybe a delay would frustrate those people that are inviting
> data loss and system crash just to test the latest kernels on
> business-critical machines (blush).... NAH!! :->

We'll see.. I think I'll make 1.3.7 within the hour, but as to whether
it's more usable than 1.3.6 I make no guarantees.