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
More Alpha changes.
Make sure that the arch/i386 subdirectories are made correctly.
Register the standard I/O devices with /proc/ioports.
Dump the real eax when doing a i386 register dump.
Comment out the thread cloning code.
Oops, the ptrace page middle code had a bug.
Sparc SUN4M support and Sparc Reference MMU added to sparc/config.in.
IDE driver adds support for non-standard 3rd/4th drive interface on
Remove excess "multiple mode disabled" messages from IDE driver.
Floppy driver now has different select delays for each floppy drive type.
Yeeks! Bad parenthesization in console driver causes screen inversion
on monochrome systems to fail.
Shift-NumLock now lets you work in application keypad mode and still
be able to change the NumLock flag.
ARCNET driver should probe better. Modularized. Handles more
protocol ID's correctly. Does both transmit and receive IRQ's.
Fix to depca driver for conflict with VESA SCSI.
Free the SLIP buffers when the channel is closed down, not when the
device is closed.
Qlogic driver now supports the Control Concepts ISA board (see source).
Qlogic driver now defaults to slower I/O for more reliability.
Seagate driver cleaned up.
IN_CLASSC (detect a class C network) define was wrong.
IP Firewalling updated to FreeBSD-Current (but FreeBSD version isn't
really fully baked).
More PCI device and vendor IDs added.
Default maximum number of tasks changed from 128 to 512.
Make sure the shared memory handler return ENOMEM if it should.
Eliminate a few race conditions in the forking code.
Send INT signal to init, and HUP signals to all other processes.
Implement max-length ("precision") printing in kprintf.
Bug fixed in memory manager, which pointed out bug in swapper.
bind() shouldn't abort existing but dead sockets. Stops FTP netin:.. I hope.
bind() works correctly for RAW sockets. Note that FreeBSD at least is
broken in this respect so be careful with compatibility tests...
Don't do ARP proxy across hardware types!
Update the device on a real multicast group delete rather than any time but...
Take out some root-only checks from IPX code.
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