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    Subject2.2.0 wishlist


    Now that Linux 2.0 is out, it's time for another round of Request For

    Here's what people on linux-kernel have been suggesting, in no
    particular order. Some items are rather hotly debated.

    First, user-visible things:
    * Modularization of ide.c and ide-cd.c
    * Minimalistic video code to make Linux more "aware" of the current
    * Making the boot process less verbose as an option
    * Colorizing the boot-up display
    * Making 80 lines the maximum line length during boot
    * Make the system embeddable
    * Journaling file system
    * Access Control Lists and other security enhancements (POSIX.6
    * Full Threads support using clone()
    * Queued signals and other POSIX.1b (aka POSIX.4) stuff (see
    posix.1b for good summary)
    * signal stacks
    * Undelete command
    * 32-bit minor/major device numbers
    * STREAM support
    * IPv6 (in progress)
    * CPU quotas per user
    * System call auditing (for real paranoids)
    * Minimalistic video code to make Linux more "aware" of the current
    * Making atime a configurable option (per file system?)
    * Moving of all the relevent README files into the Documention
    * Localtalk support for the Appletalk stack
    * Allowing the video mode code at bootup to be optional
    * Being able to run a parallel zip drive and a printer at the same
    * Ability to change the scheduler at runtime, via loading a module
    * SCSI device numbers should include drive IDs, not be consecutively
    * Microchannel support
    * More flexible configuration through sysctl
    * Integrated PCMCIA support
    * hfs and userfs filesystems
    * physical/logical volume manager (like AIX)

    Second, internal kernel stuff:
    * Adaption of all CD-ROM drivers to generic interface
    * Drivers being able to throw away their init. code once complete
    * Global min/max functions
    * Faster dep (qdep, for example)
    * Better kmalloc debugging
    * Serial console support

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