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KT.Linuxcare.com: Getting Very Close To 2.4.0

Oct 02, 2000, 16:23 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Zack Brown)

"Linus Torvalds announced 2.4.0-test9-pre2 and said, "Ok. I think we're getting to the point where there are no major known bugs. That means that as of the final 2.4.0-test9 I will no longer accept any patches that don't have a critical problem (as defined by Teds list) associated with them." Alan Cox replied, "Argh. Im not going to have time to push all the driver fixes from 2.2 into 2.4 then, I've got a house move to do yet" And Rik van Riel also replied to Linus, "Hmm, the new VM doesn't have the out of memory killer integrated yet. I'll do some out of memory / low on swap work and will send you the patch soon, dependant on how connected I will be during Linux Kongress..."

"Russell King asked about the various port maintainers, and if they'd be allowed to get their changes into the tree at this late date. Tom Rini also felt this was a good question, and summed up, "I know PPC still has some issues that need to be sorted out (We got lots of PCI resource collisions on most(all?) new machines, which really shouldn't be). I'm sure other arches have problems which haven't been posted on l-k but have been on their respective -dev list."

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