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SubjectRe: 2.0, loggings, cpu quotas, 2.1 issues, etc.

On Mon, 10 Jun 1996, Aaron Tiensivu wrote:

> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 18:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Aaron Tiensivu <>
> To: Jeff Johnson <>,
> Subject: Re: 2.0, loggings, cpu quotas, 2.1 issues, etc.
> > ***** Second, I would like to see some of the meter-0.2 or Portato code
> > integrated into kernel source and/or modules. This way, system status
> > lights could be updated by the kernel, without reading /proc or calling
> > uptime/ps/the like. This might be considered bloat, but that why it is
> > optional.
> I think this still belongs in "user-space-land".. that's a featurism that
> probably .5% of the Linux community uses and works well, in user-space.
> That's the main reason /proc is there, from what I can gather.. so you can
> write 'support' programs that can do exactly what 'Portato' or 'ps' does.

BUT... opening files in /proc sometimes up to 3 times a second does not
wear well for the system CPU load. A kernel feature would work immensely

> > ***** Better removeable media/cartridge support. Many devices (Zip, Jazz,
> > Bernouli, CDROM, etc) can be ejected by software. When the disk is
> > unmounted, the device should eject it's disk. This should not be very
> > difficult to implement.
> It's usually a user-definable configuration option already.. many people do not
> want it set as default due to crampt desk-space/etc..

Wow... where do I enable it?

> > ***** Lastly, the Rob Krawitz P5/FPU memcpy() should be included into
> > 2.1. It has been working flawlessly since 1.3.8x, and I have never had
> > any bit flips or corruption of any kind. I can do a make -j on the
> > kernel souces without a problem. His machine is rather flaky, and the
> > only other problem is that SMP support together with pentium memcpy will
> > not boot.
> It should be included in 2.1, optionally, not default.

Very good.


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