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    SubjectRe: Linux-2.0.24
    On Wed, 30 Oct 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > Uhh, the time is now 05:23 AM, and I finally got the 2.0.24 release together.
    > Could people please test this out, so that I could at least feel that I
    > haven't been up this late (early) for nothing? I'm going to bed,

    Ekkk! This patch didn't get in:

    --8<------------------------------------------------------------------
    --- drivers/char/misc.c.orig Wed Oct 30 12:22:34 1996
    +++ drivers/char/misc.c Mon Oct 28 12:22:01 1996
    @@ -67,6 +67,7 @@
    extern int atixl_busmouse_init(void);
    extern int sun_mouse_init(void);
    extern void watchdog_init(void);
    +extern void wdt_init(void);
    extern void pcwatchdog_init(void);
    extern int rtc_init(void);

    @@ -219,6 +220,9 @@
    #ifdef CONFIG_SOFT_WATCHDOG
    watchdog_init();
    #endif
    +#ifdef CONFIG_WDT
    + wdt_init();
    +#endif
    #ifdef CONFIG_PCWATCHDOG
    pcwatchdog_init();
    #endif
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------->8--
    This fixes the problem with the watchdog hardware timer card
    driver not getting linked into the kernel. This patch was provided to me
    by Richard Henderson <rth@tamu.edu>. I found the general problem (on a
    tip from Jay Estabrook), that it wasn't getting linked, and Richard found
    the specific reason why. Alan Cox had said that it would get in, but I
    guess you (Linus) snuck it by him. Sneaky devil! ;-) I had intended to
    send this patch out today anyway (just in case no one else did), but I was
    hoping it would be before 2.0.24 was released. 2.0.25, anyone?
    hehehehe.... Well, I'm intending to do a watchdog mini-howto, so if it
    doesn't get into a new 2.0.X kernel, I'll put it in the howto.

    Scott D. Webster I had far rather walk, as I do, in daily terror
    Senior, Computer Science of eternity, than feel that this was only a
    William Paterson College children's game in which all of the contestants
    http://www.wilpaterson.edu would get equally worthless prizes in the end.
    /home/students/webster/index.htm - T. S. Elliot







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