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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.

    | David Fries |
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