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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Linux 0.01 disk lockup - read the old (1991) archives.
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On Thursday 27 September 2001 12:08, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> > > Linux 0.01 has a bug in disk request sorting - when interrupt happens
> > > while sorting is active, the interrupt routine won't clear do_hd - thus
> > > the disk will stay locked up forever.
> >
> > Ehh..
> >
> > Mikulas, do you want to be the official maintainer for the 0.01.xxx
> > series?
> >
> > Note that much of the maintenance work is probably just to reproduce and
> > make all the user-level etc infrastructure available..
>
> It would be cool to have linux-0.01 distribution. I started to use linux
> in 2.0 times, so I'm probably not the right person to maintain it. I don't
> even know where to get programs for it and I doubt it would work on my 4G
> disk.
>
> Mikulas

You might want to read the mailing list entries from 1991 and early 1992:

http://www.kclug.org/old_archives/linux-activists/

I've put together a summary of some of the more interesting early posts from
1991 and early 1992 for the computer history book I'm writing...

http://penguicon.sourceforge.net/comphist/1991.html

http://penguicon.sourceforge.net/comphist/1992.html

Rob
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