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    SubjectRe: Notebooks

    On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > 2.1.116 has a few patches that it
    > _shouldn't_ have had and that made it into the final release by mistake
    > (the page aging code shouldn't have been ifdeffed out), but it seems
    > stable, and that's what I really care about.

    Blush. 2.1.116 also has a line like

    current->flags &= PF_MEMALLOC;

    that should _obviously_ read

    current->flags &= ~PF_MEMALLOC;

    and because it doesn't 2.1.116 has some really strange properties (but it
    actually _does_ work really well for me even with the buggy line:
    surprising how few problems I saw, an how I found it by actually
    inspecting the sources rather than anything else).

    I suspect 2.1.116 is stable, but due to the above thing it probably
    doesn't page out things as well as it should (leaving too much to kswapd).
    Although what do I know - it might actually do pretty well.


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