lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Oct]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: 2.0.39 kernel release history


On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Riley Williams wrote:

> > Yes, you are right, if I do remember well there as been 10/12 1.99.X
> > kernels.
>
> Unless I'm mistaken, the 2.0-pre series of releases was identified
> internally as 1.99.x instead. This series of 14 kernels were released
> between 12 May 1996 and 6 Jun 1996, and are listed in the quote above.
let me remember. I used and teste all kernel from 1.3.20 till 2.0.0, and
so...
after 1.3.100 there was 1.99.1. It was released with this name.
I do not remember if i tested 14 kernels. They were released really fast,
one, sometimes two, every day.
My test server was a P75 with 16 ;byte of RAM and 1 GB of hard disk.
I had 50 users, and usually i had 4 users conneted interactivelly at the
same time, using three IBM black and white X-Terms, and the X11 session
(one stelath 64 video card, with 2 Mbyte RAM, on a 17 incs monitor,
with a resolution of 1280x1024 at 8 bpp :) ). All suers were using mozilla
or netscape, fvwm 1.4, and xosview :). Now you would need mutch more
memory to do the same with modern DE!.
>
> If I am mistaken and there were indeed a dozen or so kernels released
> with 1.99 version numbers between 1.3.100 and 2.0-pre1, they were all
> released in the 2 days between those kernels, and I have to state that
> I would consider this unlikely, although not impossible.
2.0.0-pre1 was released two day before 2.0.0.
I had no time to test 2.0.0-pre2
Then Linus posted a mail saying (passim, I try to remeber more or less
the content).

"2.0.0 is out. what changed? ummm let me think. it's a lot of time I am
not using a 1.2 kernel [....] World domination last"
Italo, could you try to help me to remember? You were upgrading RS6000
from AIX 3.1 to AIX 3.2.5, I think.

2.0.21 has been out for maybe a couple of month before 2.0.22 have been
released. 2.0.21 was more that rock solid!
We bought at SNS 6 Pentoium Pro220 Mhz some days after 2.0.21 was
released, but they were putted into production
with 2.0.28 (a lot of time after, I know, but there was a problem with
adaptec 2940UW and some ext2 corruption)

Luigi Genoni

>
> However, the claim that there were other kernels between 0.01 and 0.10
> of which I am not aware, or between 0.12 and 0.95 of which I am also not
> aware, would not surprise me in either case. Here is the relevant part
> of the history sequence for this period...
there was I think at less a kernel, maybe two, after 0.0.1 and before
0.10, but I do not remeber. I started to use Linux seriously with 0.96 on
a 386 DX 33 Mhz with 4 mega of RAM (used to host a BBS for SNS students,
that was closed when CED Director discovered it)
>
> >>> 17 Sep 1991 17:29:55 10,239 235,669 0.01
> >>>
> >>> 3 Dec 1991 1:48:02 13,460 307,481 0.10
> >>> 8 Dec 1991 18:37:16 13,839 319,681 0.11
> >>> 16 Jan 1992 6:39:10 19,258 446,636 0.12
> >>>
> >>> 8 Mar 1992 12:04:59 20,882 493,630 0.95
> >>> 17 Mar 1992 21:47:55 21,275 503,578 0.95a
> >>> 9 Apr 1992 20:48:11 22,147 527,085 0.95c
>
> ...and you will note that 11 weeks passed between the 0.01 and 0.10
> kernels, and a further 7.5 weeks between the 0.12 and 0.95 kernels.
> However, I have been unable to locate any reliable information regarding
> the missing kernels, so this is the limit of my knowledge here.
>
> The other period where I suspect missing kernels is this one...
>
> >>> 15 Aug 1993 15:28:14 122,867 3,244,802 0.99.12
> >>> 17 Aug 1993 22:39:38 122,871 3,244,979 0.99.12a
> >>>
> >>> 20 Sep 1993 16:18:01 124,228 3,279,890 0.99.13
> >>>
> >>> 25 Oct 1993 22:33:27 135,501 3,605,576 0.99.13k
> >>>
> >>> 29 Nov 1993 9:11:53 157,045 4,180,919 0.99.14
> >>> 3 Dec 1993 15:26:49 156,751 4,169,476 0.99.14a
>
> ...between the 0.99.12a and 0.99.14 kernel releases. I suspect both that
> there were other kernels in each of the three gaps shown above, but have
> been unable to find any reliable information regarding them. Personally,
> I would anticipate full alphabets for both the 0.99.12 and 0.99.13
> subseries as occurs with the 0.99.14 subseries, but can't prove it.
>
> As far as I am aware, the collection of available kernels from 0.99.14
> to date is complete, and it is only these five gaps where kernels are
> missing. ANY information regarding any of the missing kernels would be
> much appreciated, and actual tarballs for ANY of these would be a bonus.
>
> Best wishes from Riley.
>
> -
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
> the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
> More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
> Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
>

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:08    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans