Re: Linux 2.1.x?

Linus Torvalds (
Mon, 2 Sep 1996 13:40:23 +0300 (EET DST)

On Sun, 25 Aug 1996, I wrote:
> As people have been wondering about 2.1, here is my current plan:
> I'm leaving for the US tomorrow (Mon Aug 26), and I'll be away for a week.
> Before leaving, I'll make a 2.0.15 that fixes a rather nasty thing in
> "remove_from_wait_queue()" (and has the SEOI interrupt controller changes as
> they actually do seem to make a difference for some people).
> I hope to start up a 2.1.x tree more-or-less immediately when I get back..

Ok, I just made a 2.0.17, which fixes:
- ftape
- concurrent sbpcd accesses
- TCP connections hanging to some buggy TCP stacks (notably some printer
stacks: Emulex ethernet cards in HP printers and some Apple LaserJets).

I'll calm this down now, and if everything goes well I'll "open 2.1" by
just changing the version number in about a week..

How does 2.0.17 look?