Re: Linux-1.3.33

J.H.M.Dassen (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 22:04:07 +0100 (MET)

> Ok, I'm just uploading the new version of the kernel, v1.3.33, also
> known as "the buggiest kernel ever". I'd be very happy if people would
> test it out, but _especially_ happy if kernel driver authors would test
> out that their respective drivers still work at all..

The ftape support is broken (at least for 2.03, which is the last version
AFAIK): ftape_big_buffer & associated code appears to be removed
without any replacement.

> The problem is that I have only been able to test the drivers I actually
> use myself: at the current time that is the keyboard, a 3c509 ethernet
> card, the serial lines and ide harddisk/cdrom. They work fine for me.
> I won't guarantee that they work fine for you ;-)

Try enabling QIC-117 support; you'll see that the build fails when
linking the kernel image together, probably because kernel/ksyms.c
still refers to ftape_big_buffer #ifdef CONFIG_FTAPE.


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