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SubjectRe: bind sucks?
On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> >This is the well known problem in 2.0.30 that was fixed by DaveM's
> >patch in pre-2 (and maybe pre-1).
>
> Um, I don't think so. It was not fixed in pre-2, nor was it fixed
> in Linus's pre-3. We tried both on many large mirror runs, and both
> of those kernels exhibit the same problem. In particular, we just
> tested it on pre-2 a minute ago to verify, and we tested it last
> week with pre-3.
>
> Really? Eric Schenk ran days of exhaustive tests on the fix he wrote.

It may be relevant to ask which pre-2 Michael is talking about. DaveM's
pre-2 and Linus's more recent pre-2 are very different things. i.e.

[Linus's]
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp-adm ftp 31444 Aug 3 22:41 pre-patch-2.0.31-1.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp-adm ftp 219021 Aug 4 22:44 pre-patch-2.0.31-2.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp-adm ftp 563339 Aug 5 00:42 pre-patch-2.0.31-3.gz

[copies of DaveM's on one of my boxes]
-rw-r----- 1 root root 682310 Jun 3 02:02 pre-patch-2.0.31-2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root 393514 May 7 12:25 pre-patch-2.0.31.gz
Linus starting over with the pre-patch-2.0.31 name and his own set of
patches is likely to cause all sorts of confusion like the above.

Maybe if we plant some complainers on the Sparc mailing list, DaveM
could be pursuaded to work on the 2.0.3x kernels again :)

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