Linus Torvalds (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:04:15 -0800 (PST)

I haven't _quite_ released it, but there's a pre-patch-2.0.32-6.gz on that I'd really like to release as 2.0.32 tomorrow. But in
order to do so, I'd like to be reasonably certain that it does indeed fix
the problems that people have had with debuggers etc with the previous
Pentium bugfix patches. Thanks to Hans Lermen for looking into all the
ugly details on finding where the instruction actually is..

There may well still be some problems hiding somewhere, but I suspect many
people will be happier with an official 2.0.x release that fixes both the
Pentium bug and the network fragment bug even if there are small details
with the Pentium bug that may need looking into. For an ISP, strange
corner-case behaviour (if there is any) is still a lot better than a dead

Thanks to everybody who has helped with the Pentium bug fixing effort by
testing. I hope you can find the time to check this (hopefully last) patch