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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test10
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Ok, test10-final is out there now. This has no _known_ bugs that
> I consider show-stoppers, for what it's worth.
> And when I don't know of a bug, it doesn't exist. Let us
> rejoice. In traditional kernel naming tradition, this kernel
> hereby gets anointed as one of the "greased weasel" kernel
> series, one of the final steps in a stable release.

Well, there's the thing with RAW IO being done into a
process' address space and the data arriving only after
the page gets unmapped from the process.

Then you have the RAW IO data in a swapcache page, but
the VM doesn't know how to swap it out and the page
becomes either unswappable or the data gets lost
(depending on at which stage the page is at that

But granted, this probably isn't a show-stopper for
most people and -since the fix has to support NFS
too, with its credentials stuff- a fix isn't even
underway yet...

> We're still waiting for the Vatican to officially canonize this
> kernel, but trust me, that's only a matter of time. It's a
> little known fact, but the Pope likes penguins too.

Lets just hope he doesn't need RAW IO ;)


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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