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SubjectRe: 2.3.x wish list?

actually, the only problem I had was on booting, if I booted from floppy
and mounted the hard drive I had no problems with the system after that.
(real annoying to troubleshoot, the same kernel, sometimes it works
sometimes it doesn't :-)

David Lang

On Tue, 18 May 1999, Steve Dodd wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 00:42:20 +0100
> From: Steve Dodd <>
> To: David Lang <>
> Cc: Linux Kernel <>
> Subject: Re: 2.3.x wish list?
> On Sun, May 16, 1999 at 04:50:06PM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> > around the time that 2.2 came out I was rebuilding my home machine and as
> > I was using a large drive I decided to try formatting with 8K block sizes
> > (as I have never had a system use more then 50% of the inodes) and I
> > discovered that I could not boot from the drive!
> As I understand it, the kernel won't be able to map files when the block size
> is greater than the machine's page size. So your executables won't run.
> [your quoting was upside down and needed trimming, BTW]
> --
> "If the bottom is falling out of your world, then have a drink here and
> the world will fall out of your bottom."

"If users are made to understand that the system administrator's job is to
make computers run, and not to make them happy, they can, in fact, be made
happy most of the time. If users are allowed to believe that the system
administrator's job is to make them happy, they can, in fact, never be made
- -Paul Evans (as quoted by Barb Dijker in "Managing Support Staff", LISA '97)

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