Re: Linux-2.4.2

From: John Heil (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 13:31:18 EST

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 18:19:43 -0800 (PST)
> From: Linus Torvalds <>
> To: Kernel Mailing List <>
> Subject: Linux-2.4.2
> Ok, the patch looks huge (it's a meg and a half compressed, 6+ megs
> uncompressed), but most of the patch by far is S/390 updates and the new
> Cris architecture.
> The biggest real changes that impact normal users are the two bugs that
> could corrupt your harddisk. The IDE driver bug that Russell found has, to
> my knowledge, never been shown to happen on anything but his ARM machine,
> but for all we know it could be quite bad even on x86. Similarly, the
> elevator bug could cause corruption, but probably has not actually bit
> people in practice. But both are definitely deadly at least in theory even
> on bog-standard common PC hardware.
> The reiserfs fix should hopefully make the "null bytes in log-files"
> problem a non-issue, and along with the smbfs/HIGHMEM thing it is
> certainly important for those that it can affect.
> Linus
> ----
> final:
> - sync up more with Alan
> - Urban Widmark: smbfs and HIGHMEM fix
> - Chris Mason: reiserfs tail unpacking fix ("null bytes in reiserfs files")
> - Adan Richter: new cpia usb ID
> - Hugh Dickins: misc small sysv ipc fixes
> - Andries Brouwer: remove overly restrictive sector size check for
> SCSI cd-roms



Which -ac series patch does this match up with or superceed
ie should this be considered superior to -ac19 ?

Thnx much

John Heil
South Coast Software
Custom systems software for UNIX and IBM MVS mainframes

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