Re: pre-2.1.45-5

linux kernel account (
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 19:46:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 14 Jul 1997, linux kernel account wrote:

> Well, I've backed up and am moving my personal computer which has been
> running 2.1.36 (been rock solid for me) to pre2.1.45-5..
> The patches broke magic_sysrequest.. It doesn't compile.. I'll take a go
> at fixing it later on.... It looks like the new inode stuff broke it..
> Btw- I use magic_sysreq on a 2.1.43 SMP box.. It's nice.. I like it.

I was premature,

pre-2.1.45-5 i386 non-smp compile errata.
(M) indicates was being compiled as module.

Looks like most of these were broken by vm_area_struct->inode going away..
(also struct file)
It looks like most of the important parts of the kernel were fixed.. I'm
going to try and repair some of it myself.. If it works expect a patch..
I got sysrq and sound working... I dont feel like attacking the rest.. I
just see someone else posting a patch for those.. So I'll skip posting

Am I weird or has it always redone the whole thing when you 'make modules'
or zImage without running 'make clean'????
magic_sysreq (inode -> dentry)
autofs (inode -> dentry
binfmt misc (inode -> dentry)
Missing ")" in arch/i386/kernel/process.c at around 620 (b4 goto).
(M)loop device (inode -> dentry)
(M)scsi generic
(M)sound (inode) *Note: Soundmodem worked
(M)fat fs