Linux-2.0.25 and 2.1.8

Linus Torvalds (
Sat, 9 Nov 1996 12:10:22 +0200 (EET)

I released 2.0.25 yesterday (but was down, so it showed up
there only an hour ago). The 25 release fixes
- the X slowdown of 24
- the tulip.c problem
along with some other minor stuff (mostly some ide tape filemark
condition stuff).

The 2.1.8 release is more "interesting", and the big thing here is the new
IPv6 code together with quite a number of cleanups for IPv4 (TCP
retransmissions are really done by TCP, not by the IP layer like they used to
be done). Thanks to Pedro for all the work on this.

The new networking code can certainly have some problems, but hey, that's the
whole point with a development kernel. At least you shouldn't be bored by
testing it out (but you might: it's not exactly _unstable_ either, and it
might just turn out to work perfectly for everybody, who knows?).

2.1.8 also contains various other patches:
- ide code cleanups
- three instructions less in system calls ;)
- preliminary module exception handling stuff (but your insmod needs to
know about this all)
- exception 15 handling for those buggy PPro's (this is in 2.0.x too)
- AMD k5 divide overflow fix (this is in the 2.0 tree too)
- dead-Cedilla keyboard support ("the only good cedilla is a dead
cedilla"). This needs a new version of kbdtools to be useful. Also in

Tell me if you have problems,