Re: buffer cache patches - anybody willing to summarize?

Alan Cox (
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 21:22:46 +0100 (BST)

> Linus: just fix the buffer cache problem please! This seems to be the
> bug that is causing all the lock-ups and memory oops and such.

No. The fact the networking is totally shafted also causes a lot of oopses

> 1) ask the driver maintainer for the latest stable driver patch against
> 2.0.31 when it is released, or...

The new tulip should be in the 2.0.31 kernel.

> 2) go purchase hardware that is known to be supported.

Not possible, the only chip that the old old driver supported is
replaced now.

> 2.0 tree. Security and fatal bug fixes *only*. other than that 2.0
> supports what it supports and you should wait for 2.2/3.0 to include new
> hardware support.

Both the AHA29xx and tulip are pretty fatal if you have these boards. Neither
of these are "new things" they are bug fixes. Also just about everyone with
a tulip is already using the new driver.