Re: 2.1.44

Gerald Britton (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 12:56:56 -0400 (EDT)

> 2.1.44pre3 wasnt bad - in fact its been the best for a while. 2.1.44 is
> a bit of a disaster. It doesnt boot, and on the odd combination of settings
> that do boot it scrambles your disk

I found that .44pre2 was fairly stable, pre3 caused almost all files in
/proc to have the mode "?---------" some files occasionally had the owner
r or owner rw and occasionally directories such as "net" would actually
appear to be directories. Other than /proc though, everything appeared
normal with pre3.

> The responsible thing to do would surely to be to rename it 2.1.44pre4 before
> it does further needless damage. I've no problem with 2.1.x having odd suprises
> like sometimes eating bits of disks - it is test code, but now we know its
> extremely dangerous moving it from the normal place would be smart.

Gerald Britton