These changes are archived on ftp.emlist.com:pub/kchanges and
http://www.nvg.unit.no/linux-changes/index.html. I cannot answer
questions about Linux -- I merely summarize the kernel patches after
reading them. I try to make them useful to everyone, but kernel
hackers should take them with a grain of salt and read the patches
themselves. I'm not going to bother summarizing the sparc, m68k, and
alpha architecture changes until the respective port is working.
Matti Aarnio added to CREDITS
i386/config.in has EATA-DMA (DPT,NEC&ATT for ISA,EISA,PCI) support added.
The kernel is now be able to execute binaries directly off of the IDE
cdrom, provided it is mounted with the default block size of 1024.
Switch to release 3.1 of the SoundBlaster Pro CD-ROM driver. Working
to support the CD200 and the Teac CD-55A drives. AT-BUS style
device numbering no longer used: use SCSI style now. So, the
first "found" device has MINOR 0, regardless of the jumpered
drive ID. This implies modifications to the /dev/sbpcd*
entries for some people, but will help the DAU (german TLA,
english: "newbie", maybe ;-) to install his "first" system
from a CD.
Switch to release 2.03 of the ATAPI cd-rom driver.
Switch to release 3.8 of the ide driver. Incorporates changes needed
for the ATAPI, and improves probing.
SCSI tape driver can now go directly to end of data (but you lose the
aha1542, in2000 modularized.
Extra space left to add SCSI modules (lot of changes here).
PCI support improved (DPT SmartCache/Raid added).
Argh. removed all the socket allocation altogether: it's in the inode
now. Much simpler code.
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