Re: New pre-2.0.31 patches..

Franz Sirl (
Tue, 05 Aug 1997 14:43:11 +0200


the following things seem to miss:

o the ncpfs DST fix (20-ncpfs-dst.patch from linuxhq)
o the ncpfs inode fixes from Bill Hawes (ncp_30-patch on linuxhq)
o a lot of TCP fixes from pre2 (including SO_BINDTODEVICE)
o a small patch for tulip.c, without it users who compile into kernel will
have problems:
--- tulip.c-pre3 Tue Aug 5 13:46:57 1997
+++ tulip.c Tue Aug 5 13:50:28 1997
@@ -499,7 +499,7 @@
#if defined (MODULE)
return cards_found;
- return 0;
+ return (cards_found > 0 ? 0 : -ENODEV);

o some isofs fixes
o the current released NCR-BSD driver

That are the most important missing ones from my point of view.

One suggestion, why don't you simply scan thru the patches on linuxhq from
time to time and send your personal ratings (silly, interesting, please
test further, recommended, optional, etc) to the maintainer?
If such ratings would be tagged to the patches, the trustability would be
much better and the need for new kernel releases would decrease (at least
mine ;-)


At 15:52 04.08.97 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> now is the time for people to start verifying that the new pre-2.0.31
>patches so far actually work. I'm making the pre-patches available in my
>normal "testing" directory on, under pub/linux/kernel.
>Currently the pre-patches have there larger patches:
> - updated ide, aic7xxx and tulip.c drivers
> - alpha fp code patches
> - buffer cache patch
> - file locking patch
> - menuconfig update
>Additionally there are various small patches.
>Anybody who has critical patches missing from the current pre-patch
>(2.0.31-2), please speak up. Similarly, when you notice that it doesn't
>even compile or it doesn't actually boot or some other nagging problem,
>write me a line saying so,
> Linus