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SubjectRe: 2.5 'what to expect'
On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 03:26:19PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > - (Possibly linked to above bug) VIA APIC routing is currently broken.
> > boot with 'noapic'.
>
> Does 2.5 not have the INTD routing fix yet ?

It does. It is in both 2.4 and 2.5 mainline now.


> > IDE.
> > ~~~~
> > - Known problems with the current IDE code.
> > o Serverworks OSB4 may panic on bad blocks or other non fatal errors
> FIXED
> > o PCMCIA IDE hangs on eject
> Should be fixed in 2.5, fixed(ish) in 2.4
> > o ide_scsi is completely broken in 2.5.x. Known problem. If you need it
> > either use 2.4 or fix it 8)
> > - IDE disk geometry translators like OnTrack, EZ Partition, Disk Manager
> > are no longer supported. The only way forward is to remove the translator
> > from the drive, and start over.
>
> Or to use device mapper to remap the disk.

Definitely. I'm hoping that people will decide upon a userland that
supports the popular (non-raid) partition tables as well as the simple
raid partitions, too. Maybe that's a pipe dream, though ;-)



> > Ports.
> > ~~~~~~
> > - 2.5 features support for several new architectures.
> > - x86-64 (AMD Hammer)
> > - ppc64
> > - UML (User mode Linux)
> > See http://user-mode-linux.sf.net for more information.
> > - uCLinux: m68k(w/o MMU), h8300 and v850. sh also added a uCLinux option.
> > - The 64 bit s390x port got collapsed into a single port, appearing
> > as a config option in the base s390 arch.
> > - In the opposite direction, arm26 was split out from arm.
>
> sh64 ?

Only in 2.4.

Jeff



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