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SubjectRe: 2.1.121 breaks compilation, initmem_freed undefined
> Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 10:08:45 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Linus Torvalds <>
> "initmem_freed" is gone, and is not coming back. Anything depending
> on it should just be fixed to instead test for something that makes
> sense (like whether it was a module or not).
> Someone needs to fix fs/super.c too (I think this case was a
> legitimate usage of the variable, but anyways...)

That used to be legitimate usage when free_initmem was invoked by setup(1).
The problem was that some program from the initial ramdisk could do setup(1)
and crash kernel by that as soon as change_root would happen. Now this
cannot happen, as setup(1) is gone.
And fbcon just needs to know whether low level driver is a module and once
we modularize even fbcon, do some other magic. I'll take care of it.

Jakub Jelinek | |
Administrator of SunSITE Czech Republic, MFF, Charles University
Ultralinux - first 64bit OS to take full power of the UltraSparc
Linux version 2.1.120 on a sparc64 machine (498.80 BogoMips).

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