Re: Linux-2.0.32..

Joel Matuseski (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 14:21:22 +0000 ( )

And speaking of drivers. The latest Vortex Driver from Donald Becker would
also be appreciated. As an ISP, we use almost all Vortex cards (I know, I
know...), and their performance, and sometimes operability is highly
dependent on having the latest one....

On 17 Nov 1997, Jes Degn Soerensen wrote:

> >>>>> "Linus" == Linus Torvalds <> writes:
> Linus> There may well still be some problems hiding somewhere, but I
> Linus> suspect many people will be happier with an official 2.0.x
> Linus> release that fixes both the Pentium bug and the network
> Linus> fragment bug even if there are small details with the Pentium
> Linus> bug that may need looking into. For an ISP, strange corner-case
> Linus> behaviour (if there is any) is still a lot better than a dead
> Linus> machine.
> Hmmm while we've been confused with the Pentium bug I forgot to
> mention something - dunno if other people said so before.
> I just checked 2.0.32-pre6 and I noticed that it still has the old
> v0.34 driver for the EEPro100 boards. With this driver we are not even
> able to install our boxes here since the boards hang when you `cold
> start' on them. Could you please update it to the v0.36 driver which
> is known to fix this problem (and which indeed solves our startup
> problem).
> Jes