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Linux kernel 2.2.0ac2 released

Jan 27, 1999, 15:01 (1 Talkback[s])

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Alan Cox writes:

This is primarily for people who want the large file array support. Most of the other stuff I intend to submit on to Linus for 2.2.1/2.2.2 -> whenever

If you have a problem in 2.2.0ac2 verify you can duplicate it with 2.2.0 before posting general bug reports if possible. Make sure it is obvious if a bug report is about -ac2 to avoid any confusion.

Definitely let me know if you have any ac2 specific problems. Don't bother Linus unless 2.2.0 unpatched also breaks.


Differences between 2.2.0ac1 and 2.2.0ac2

Bug Fixes

  • Ingo's fix for the "execute a core dump" crash
  • IRDA update
  • Endianness & other fbcon fixes
  • GUS setup
  • ESS build on Alpha (unknown symbol in modular build)
  • Baycom driver could lock parallel port
  • MegaRAID update
  • Midi timing fixes
  • Correct permissions on a write only sysctl


  • Erik Andersen moved address

Differences between 2.2.0 and 2.2.0ac1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the ESS compile problem
  • Changed the OPL3-SA contact as requested by Hannu
  • Small number of time wrap fixes
  • Xconfig/atyfb config fix
  • AFFS apparently didnt get the flag fixes when the other drivers did.
  • /proc/mem locking

Additional Features

  • Support for very large numbers of file handles per process (> 1024)
  • Better bw-qcam driver
  • NFS client understands pipes on file systems mounted via NFS
  • Symbol name matching between versioned/unversioned modules

Additional Drivers

  • Qlogic Fibrechannel
  • Symbios 53c416


  • ADFS updated
  • Lots of ARM merges
  • Ted's fsync change to ext2