Re: 2.1.38 Problems and some bugfixes

Jes Degn Soerensen (
21 May 1997 11:31:09 +0200

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <> writes:

Alan> Well 2.1.38 is a big leap forward, not only does it compile but
Alan> it boots on my dual P90.


Alan> Anyway these diffs fix that bug and add some of the smaller
Alan> queued items:

Alan> 1. Recognition of the 450GXv2 chipset and the BT848 based TV
Alan> cards in the PCI tables 2. Some small bugs in the IBM token ring
Alan> driver 3. Missing Documentation items for the ADE16 sound stuff
Alan> 4. FDDI go faster stripes. 5. Multiple dummy devices load
Alan> again.


Just lookedd at the FDDI patch you included and it looks very much
like the early beta version I mailed you some time ago ;-) I still
contains some test code of mine which should be removed and Larry
Steffani made me aware that the EISA boards with the old DMA engine
require the buffers to be 128 byte aligned, so this patch will
probably not work on these boards.

I will try to clean up the patch soon (if I could just get FDDI
working under 2.1.x, anyone?) and post an updated version.

Linus, I think it would be better if you wait until I post a new
version of the FDDI patch before you apply it.