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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test8-mm1
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In article <20031020020558.16d2a776.akpm@osdl.org>,
Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
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| ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.0-test8/2.6.0-test8-mm1
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|
| . Included a much updated fbdev patch. Anyone who is using framebuffers,
| please test this.
|
| . Quite a large number of stability fixes.
|
|
|
| Changes since 2.6.0-test7-mm1:

| +devfs-initrd-fix.patch
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| Fix initrd when devfs is in use

I casually followed the thread on this, is this a band-aid or a magic
spell of healing? Do you consider this a "real fix" for the various
problems people reported?

| +export-system_running.patch
| +might_sleep-early-bogons.patch
|
| Stomp all the early might_sleep() warnings.

Sort of the same question, were the warnings really bogus, or were
people just not doing the things which might cause a real error?

| +slab-leak-detector.patch
| +slab-leak-detector-tweaks.patch
|
| A slab debugging tool for finding memory leaks: do
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| echo "slab-name 0 0 0" > /proc/slabinfo
|
| and the kernel will inspect each live object in that cache and will print
| out the code address from which the allocation was performed.

Neat!

| +parport_pc-resource-release-fix.patch
|
| Fix an oopsable resource leak in parport_pc.

I'll try my old parport ZIP drive (ppa) again this weekend.

| +ext3-latency-fix.patch
|
| Improved scheduling latency in ext3.

Did someone have measurements on this?


Compiling as I type.
--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.
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