RE: [META] Draft: Linux kernel mailing list policy and FAQ Draft $Revision: 1.5 $

James Mastros (
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 01:03:25 -0400


- Would a 'kernel mailing list bug report form' be a good idea? It
would ask questions regarding the hard- and software of the buggy
system. (Maybe a shell script that collects information from /proc
and automatically includes it in the bug report would be cool.)


3. The kernel
3.1. Common problems
3.1.1. Before you dive into it
3.1.2. File system corruption
3.1.3. Signal 11
3.2. How to get started on kernel development

How about 3.1.4 - Seasonal Problems. Here would go known bugs and oddities, like the current:

>The kernel is loaded, uncompressed and it hangs after the message "Now booting the kernel...".

Are you shure you have VTs enabled? They became optional in 2.1.31, and default to being disabled.

-=- James Mastros