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SubjectRe: 2.1.36 crashes system
On Thu, 24 Apr 1997, Andrew Walker wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Apr 1997 wrote:
> > Ok, so I added a couple patches, cy2135.pch (to detect k5 correctly),
> > ncr53c8xx-1.18e-to-1.18f.patch.gz (which said it pretty much failed to
> > patch).
> It failed to patch cleanly and you still compiled? Now that's asking for
> trouble. Anyway, I think you have to apply 2 patches:
> ncr53c8xx-1.18d-to-1.18e.patch.gz
> and
> ncr53c8xx-1.18e-to-1.18f.patch.gz
> because 2.1.36 has the 1.18d version of the driver. No wonder things
> didn't patch cleanly.

The second time I didn't apply the patch so I don't think that was the
case. It looks to me like the 2.1.36 has either 1.18e or 1.18f,

#define SCSI_NCR_DRIVER_NAME "ncr53c8xx - revision 1.18f"
(in ncr53c8xx.h),
** 16 April 1997, version 1.18e
(in ncr53c8xx.c),

I saw the second one first so I assumed it was 1.18e, that's why I tried
the e->f patch and hit n to apply -R, so it shouldn't have made any
difference. The second time (actually third, but I'm not counting), I
started with a fresh 2.1.36 and only applied the root inode patch as
mentioned earlier.

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