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SubjectRe: linux-2.4.10-acX
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Has raw/block I/O changes from linus 2.4.10 been merged?

Louis

On Mon, 2001-10-08 at 14:07, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Has Alan's tree been fully merged with Linus's?? Or are their bits in
> > Linus's tree that is not in Alan's?
>
> There are measurable differences between the two trees. Notably
>
> - Linus uses the Andrea VM in 2.4.10
> -ac uses the Riel VM in 2.4.10-ac
>
> The -ac tree also has the following major additions
>
> - Platform support for x86_64, usermode linux , etc
> - 32bit uid safe quota
> - Ext3 file system
> - PnPBIOS support
> - Various PPro and Pentium workarounds
> - Simple boot flag
> - Faster x86 syscall path
> - PPPoATM
> - Elevator flow control
> - DRM 4.0 and 4.1 support not just 4.1 (ie XFree 4.0.x works)
> - CMS file system
> - Intermezzo file system
> - isofs compression
>
> and drivers for
>
> - IB700
> - IBM Mwave
> - Lots more MTD devices
> - SA1100 PCMCIA
> - Various USB toys
>
> and then lots of bug fixes
>
> Much of that will go on to Linus. Some he has refused (faster syscall path,
> elevator flow control, ..). It takes time to feed stuff on and often I want
> to test it in -ac first. Because so much changed in 2.4.10/11pre it's now
> getting very hard to merge a lot of the fixes like the truncate standards
> compliance stuff so they may not make Linus tree until 2.5
>
>
> Alan



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