Re: V2.0.8

Robert L Krawitz (
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 09:32:13 -0400

Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 10:02:21 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Linus Torvalds <>

I put out 2.0.8 which should fix the axp checksum routines (there are
obviously other fixes there too, ppp fragmentation etc), but it seems isn't feeling too well today and it has lost my password or
something so I'm unable to upload it there. It's on,

My Byte benchmark numbers are considerably better than 2.0.0 (when I
last ran it). In particular, context switching appears to be faster
(I notice that entry() has been streamlined), and exec is also faster
(probably more due to some enhancements in the memory management).

(Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff
on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)

Think of it as a way to help test the tape driver.