Re: Don't use 2.1.44

Horst von Brand (
Tue, 08 Jul 1997 09:24:44 -0400

"H. Peter Anvin" <> said:
> Message from Linus (whose system is currently screwed):

> WARNING: Using Linux kernel 2.1.44 can cause fatal filesystem
> corruption!!!

Don't worry, on i386 it crashes on boot ;-)

> Seems like the new dcache code is, ahem, buggy...

Nice to know.

What about a file describing known/suspected problems with each of the
kernels? Say comments-2.1.44:

Don't use, screws up your filesystem -- Linus 970707
Crashes on boot on i386 -- Horst von Brand 970706


Messes up ext2 filesystems when renaming a directory -- ...

I know this is extra work for the maintainers, but there are lots of
enthusiastic testers out there that aren't reached by the lists...

Good luck!

Waiting paitently for 2.1.45,

Dr. Horst H. von Brand             
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