Re: Linux-2.0.25 and 2.1.8

Jauder Ho (
Sat, 9 Nov 1996 13:19:24 -0800 (PST)

modules in 2.1.8 do not work for me whereas the insmod I have
worked from 2.1.[0-7]... did something break?


On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> 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
> 2.0.x
> Tell me if you have problems,
> Linus

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