Re: [2.0.30] block_dev.c and Linux on Alpha

Paul Slootman (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 19:31:38 GMT

Michal Jaegermann <> wrote:
>Recent changes in linux/fs/block_dev.c unfortunately conflicted
>with Linux as used on 64-bit Alpah (c.f.
> for a complete set of "axp-diffs").

I've never understood why the kernel generally needs separate patches
for Alpha systems. I thought Linus develops Linux on an Alpha? How can
this sort of thing then happen?

Paul Slootman

Murphy Software, Enschede, The Netherlands
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