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WOLK - Working Overloaded Linux Kernel v3.5rc3

Jul 04, 2002, 16:13 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Marc-Christian Petersen for this link. ]

WOLK Sourceforge Project Page

Final release comes more closer. Any patch you want to see in upcoming 3.5?

Changelog within. Enjoy!

Many thanks for all the reports! :-)


Changes from 3.5rc2 -> 3.5rc3:
------------------------------
o   add:    Packet writing on CD/DVD media + Write caching
o   add:    Early printk()
o   add:    Multiple Framebuffer Boot Logos, including:
             TuX's, WOLK, Debian, Redhat, Mandrake,
             Slackware, Gentoo, some misc stuff
o   add:    ReiserFS Updates from 2.4.19-rc1
o   add:    SambaFS Updates from 2.4.19-rc1 + other fixes
o   add:    New video drivers / video driver updates from 2.4.19-rc1
o   add:    SCSI Driver Updates from 2.4.19-rc1
o   add:    Use specific machine level instructions for mb() for new
            processors (P3, P4, Athlon).
o   add:    Configure the max number of CPUs at compile time (def. was 32).
            Saves memory footprint for kernel (around 240Kb in 32->2).
o   add:    Some patches/fixes introduced by 2.4.19-rc1-aa1 kernel tree
o   fixed:  AIO compile problems
o   fixed:  ext2 compression + Compressed Cache build problem
o   fixed:  FrameBuffer SplashScreen build error
o   fixed:  remove /proc/stat kstat when TuX is not configured
o   fixed:  Fixes for swap (memleak, unsafe BUG()s, redundant checks)
o   fixed:  Fixes for tmpfs (symlinks, directory itimes, truncate,
            swapoff speedup)
o   fixed:  Attempt to fix the ServerWorks problem with certain disks and DMA.
o   update: Block Highmem I/O 19-1
o   update: i810/i815 Framebuffer Device Driver v0.0.29
o   update: Matrox/Radeon/Rage128 Driver
o   update: Compressed Cache v0.23pre8
o   update: ACPI Fixes from 2.5.24 + New PCI IRQ 27
o   update: JFS v1.0.20
o   update: Tekram DC395 SCSI Controller Driver v1.41
o   Very minor build fixes


Changes from 3.5rc1 -> 3.5rc2:
------------------------------
o   add:    ext3 Write/Read speedups up to 40%
o   add:    /dev/epoll support (AIO)
o   add:    SOFFIC (Secure On-the-Fly File Integrity Checker)
o   update: Compressed Cache v0.23pre7
o   update: Crypto v2.4.18.3
o   update: Loop JARI v2.4.18


Changes from 3.4 -> 3.5-rcX:
----------------------------
o   add:    ext2 Hash tree Directory Indexing
o   add:    Intermediate queueing device + IMQ target support
o   add:    Prioritized Accept Queue
o   add:    Very small zlib fixes
o   add:    CPU Choice (Selecting your CPU is now more obvious)
o   add:    Simple Boot Flag
o   add:    ext3 Write/Read speedups up to 40%
o   add:    /dev/epoll support (AIO)
o   add:    SOFFIC (Secure On-the-Fly File Integrity Checker)
o   add:    oomkiller.c in scripts/ Directory
o   add:    Packet writing on CD/DVD media + Write caching
o   add:    Early printk()
o   add:    Multiple Framebuffer Boot Logos, including:
             TuX's, WOLK, Debian, Redhat, Mandrake,
             Slackware, Gentoo, some misc stuff
o   add:    ReiserFS Updates from 2.4.19-rc1
o   add:    SambaFS Updates from 2.4.19-rc1 + other fixes
o   add:    New video drivers / video driver updates from 2.4.19-rc1
o   add:    SCSI Driver Updates from 2.4.19-rc1
o   add:    Use specific machine level instructions for mb() for new
            processors (P3, P4, Athlon).
o   add:    Configure the max number of CPUs at compile time (def. was 32).
            Saves memory footprint for kernel (around 240Kb in 32->2).
o   add:    Some patches/fixes introduced by 2.4.19-rc1-aa1 kernel tree
o   fixed:  SuperMount: Stale NFS Handle. Works now !! :-)
o   fixed:  VIA Oops() -> Panics at boottime. Works now! :-)
o   fixed:  EMU10k Driver Update (hopefully working again)
o   fixed:  Circular dependencies at build time
o   fixed:  SCSI Stuff (ips.c) compilation error
o   fixed:  AIO compile problems
o   fixed:  ext2 compression + Compressed Cache build problem
o   fixed:  FrameBuffer SplashScreen build error
o   fixed:  remove /proc/stat kstat when TuX is not configured
o   update: Block Highmem I/O 19-1
o   update: i810/i815 Framebuffer Device Driver v0.0.29
o   update: Matrox/Radeon/Rage128 Driver
o   update: Compressed Cache v0.23pre8
o   update: ACPI Fixes from 2.5.24 + New PCI IRQ 27
o   update: ACPI (June 11th, 2002) + Fixes from 2.5 + IRQ Routing 25
o   update: Preempt Kernel (2.4.18-5)
o   update: FreeS/WAN v1.97 PLUS x.509 v0.9.12
o   update: Intel EtherExpress PRO100/PRO1000 from Kernel v2.5.20
o   update: JFS v1.0.20
o   update: UML (UserModeLinux -30)
o   update: IPVS v1.0.3
o   update: Crypto v2.4.18.3
o   update: Loop JARI v2.4.18
o   update: Tekram DC395 SCSI Controller Driver v1.41
o   change: LSM is now selected if you select LIDS and vice versa
o   change: make xconfig" is working again
o   Very minor fixes found in WOLK 3.4