Re: 2.0.30 & ISDN lockup

Fritz Elfert (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 11:11:49 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> From: (Paul Slootman)
> Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 09:28:19 GMT
> BTW, apparently (most?) people who use the HiSax 2.0 driver don't
> have problems. This in turn raises the question why the HiSax
> driver is not included in the patch. It was submitted to Linus many
> weeks ago, and the author was dismayed to find it was not
> included. The HiSax driver is much more robust and stable than the
> teles driver currently in the kernel sources.
> Firstly, Linus has been extremely busy and overwhelmed, secondly...
> If I recall correctly you also submitted these patches to me some time
> in the past few weeks as well? Am I correct? If this is the case,
> then I specifically told you that I did not put the patches in, and I
> also told you exactly why.

No, that was me. I submitted them to you and Linus. Look for ISDN in

> The reason I gave to you was that the ISS
> patch set was becoming large and unwieldly at that point in time, and
> my aim was stability and ease of bug fixes up and until Linus did an
> official release. The ISDN patch set you gave to me was rather large
> and I wanted to avoid it for 2.0.30.

It was large, because that introduces the HiSax which is _much_ more
stable than the old Teles-driver and two other drivers (AVM B1 and
Spellcaster). Also the ISDN-patches usually affect the rest of kernel in
none or only very few parts. So even if this patch is large, it _improves_
things, not making anything worse.

> Furthermore, just the other day I made a specific statement on
> linux-kernel that _NOW_ is a perfect time to start feeding those sorts
> of changes to me for 2.0.31, not 2 weeks or less before a 2.0.31 is
> actually released. I also stated that if people started feeding me
> these driver updates some time in the next week or so they are almost
> guarenteed to be merged in and directed towards Linus for 2.0.31 with
> %100 of certainty.
Hmm, that's murphy :-( Normally i read the newsgroup, not the mailinglist.
Howerver, either the gateway itself or the news distribution has
problems so i did not received this. For now, i switched back to the list.

Ok, either Karsten Keil or me will prepare another patch. This one will
even be bigger, since we decided to remove the old Telesdriver
(ton's of "-" Lines) ;-)


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