Re: 2.0.29/ISS (Replacement for 2.0.33)

Trevor Johnson (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 04:54:43 -0500 (EST)

Keith Rowland writes:

> We suspect that maybe the ISS patches that were included in the 2.0.30
> kernel distribution, may be the cause of the mysterious lockups.
> If you can assure us that the ISS patched 2.0.29 kernel is rock solid,
> like all previous version of Linux...

People sure did have problems before--that's why Linux 2.0.1 through
2.0.29 were written. :)

> I'd like to ask you where we can
> download your 2.0.29-ISS patched kernel source, or the ISS patches
> themselves.

I had excellent results (in comparison to other versions of Linux) with
2.0.29 and the fourth ISS patch (which you can find on on a system with around 120
concurrent users. There were several other changes in 2.0.30:

-rw-r--r-- 1 100 11304 56633 Mar 9 1997
-rw-rw-r-- 1 502 101 293692 Apr 8 1997 patch-2.0.30.gz

On you can find a brief description of what each of the
official patches does, numerous unofficial patches, and benchmarks of
2.0.29 versus 2.0.29-ISS. The notes for the benchmarks mention that the
ISS patch fixes some bugs.
Trevor Johnson

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