Re: Ideas for 2.1

Martin Mares (
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 11:03:42 +0200 (MET DST)


> Ideas for 2.1 (subtitled "Things that make you go, hmmmm...") :

> o Allowing the video mode code at boot-up to be optional [the whole "Press
> <space> for choices", video card probing, etc]. This might make the kernel
> small enough to stick on a DD floppy again. (?) It makes some video cards go
> crazy anyway.

I'd also recommend make this [my] video code optional as lots of people
don't use it...

+ Fixing all the bugs in source routing and IP tunneling.

+ Including more RAID levels.

+ Fixing the rest of IP `features' which are contary to the RFC's.

+ Speeding up initialization of sbpcd.

+ Speeding up NFS.

+ Adding support for DHCP.

+ Adding support for use of R/W shadow regions (helps a lot on a 4MB notebook!)

+ Allowing multiple displays (VGA+Hercules etc.)

+ Fix ICMP address mask request / reply.

+ Convert some network #ifdef's to sysctl()'s.

+ Adding MOXA C-218 8-port serial card driver (now being developed by me).

+ Categorizing *all* kernel messages.

+ Maybe implementing some sort of asynchronous I/O?