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

Derrik Pates (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 18:12:41 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Paul Slootman wrote:

> 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?

He DID just move from Finland to California, and he doesn't have all his
equipment quite yet (apparently, he's still waiting to get his Alpha from
Finland). These latest patches may not be as multiplatform friendly,
because of that fact. I'm sure everything will start to get back to
relative normality soon.