upgrading from linux 2.0 to 2.1

Shane Wegner (shane@ctm.dynip.com)
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 13:31:53 -0800 (PST)


Hello all,

I imagine you must get this alot so I'll try to be as brief as possible.
A few months ago, I tried upgrading my kernel from the 2.0 set to 2.1.66.
I did this primarily for the sound drivers and the serial console feature.
About a day after upgrading, I encountered e2fs errors and it created
files that were marked as block devices. These files could not be removed
with rm or with the unlink system call. Rm gave "operation not
permitted." I made all the software upgrades suggested at www.linuxhq.com
and I thought the offending program might have been ld.so. However, I put
the new ld.so with the 2.0 kernel up on an experemental system and it's
been running fairly well for about a month now.

Does anyone have any idea as to what might have caused this and since
2.1.66, have there been any such fixes. In otherwords, is it now safe in
that respect to go with the latest devel version? Thanks in advance for
your assistance and I hope this isn't too offtopic.

Regards, Shane

Version: 2.6.2


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