Re: Linux-1.3.27

Linus Torvalds (Linus.Torvalds@cs.Helsinki.FI)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 14:14:16 +0300

Linus Torvalds: "Linux-1.3.27" (Sep 14, 16:00):
> Oh, and this is another kernel in that great and venerable "BugFree(tm)"
> series of kernels. So be not afraid of bugs, but go out in the streets
> and deliver this message of joy to the masses.

Ehhh.. Ahh.. We seem to have had a off-by-one error, and it's only now
with the advent of the all-new-and-improved (20% more for the SAME
PRICE) 1.3.28 kernel that we're moving into the "BugFree(tm)" series.

1.3.28 has:

- improved module support (notably scsi and sound)
- various minor alpha fixes from David M-T
- the kernel internally uses a "kdev_t" device type, and most of the
work to internally use 24-bit minor numbers has been done.
- ide-cd bugfixes
- console character mapping changes, and a "font reset" ioctl to get
back the original font.
- plip driver update
- /proc/scsi should work again
- updated kernel timer handling for exact timekeeping
- NULL pointer fixes for the updated process handling

Note that this patch applies on top of a _clean_ 1.3.27: if you applied
my earlier pre-patch that fixed the NULL pointer stuff, you need to
un-apply it (" cd /usr/src/linux ; patch -R -p1 < old-patch ") before
applying the real 1.3.28 patch.