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SubjectRe: 2.0.28 breaks gus sound
On Fri, 17 Jan 1997, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:

> > The GUS driver has not changed at all since early 2.0.x versions (2.0.10
> > or so). In fact it has remained almost unchanged since Linux 1.0.x days.
> Hm, stepping through patch-2.0.28 shows that most of the changes concern
> the new vm86-syscall and the dgrs network-driver and some of the
> scsi-drivers. Nothing really sound-related, I think. However, there's a
> change in vmscan.c. Since this is the only change that affects the
> system behaviour in general, I wonder if it could be *it* ?-)

These changes are part of a patch to force kswapd to give some time to user
processes in times of heavy swapping, to avoid death from fork bombs.

Greg Alexander

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