Re: IA-32 (was Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4)

2000-10-27 Thread H. Peter Anvin
"Barry K. Nathan" wrote: > > H. Peter Anvin wrote: > > > Alan Cox wrote: > > [snip] > > > > ia32 is an intel trademark. Using it for non intel products is probably an > > > actionable matter .. > > > > > > > Yet another reason to ignore it. > > Speaking of using it for non-Intel products,

Re: OOPS in nfsd, affects all 2.2 and 2.4 kernels

2000-10-27 Thread Neil Brown
On Friday October 27, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > This was first reported in 2.2.12, according to Deja. Solaris clients, > on rare occaisons, will send some command to a linux server which > causes a null resp->fh.fh_dentry to be passed to routines in > /usr/src/linux/fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c. This causes

Re: Possible critical VIA vt82c686a chip bug (private question)

2000-10-27 Thread TimO
Vojtech Pavlik wrote: > > I'm *not* sure. It just looks like a reasonable explanation. It doesn't > happen on Intel chips and older VIA chips, it only happens on new VIA > chips, and the code is the same all the time. Also, it happens both with > 2.2 and 2.4 kernels ... > > -- > Vojtech Pavlik

update: i21143 (tulip) and 2.2.17 (upgrade to .91-g and egcs-1.1.2 seems to have fixed it)

2000-10-27 Thread Clayton Weaver
Update on the hang during ftp on stock Debian potato (2.2.17-pre6 IIRC) with i21143 tulip pci ethernet: I changed to gcc-2.91.66 (egcs-1.1.2; Debian afaik used gcc 2.7.2.3 or 2.95.2 to compile the pre-compiled vanilla distribution kernel in potato) and upgraded the 2.2.17-pre_something kernel to

Re: patch: atapi dvd-ram support

2000-10-27 Thread Andre Hedrick
hdparm -r0 /dev/hdc smsc:/proc/ide/hdc # cat model driver media MATSHITADVD-RAM LF-D210 ide-cdrom version 4.99 cdrom smsc:/proc/ide/hdc # hdparm -r0 /dev/hdc /dev/hdc: setting readonly to 0 (off) readonly = 0 (off) smsc:/ # mke2fs -b 2048 /dev/hdc -m 0 mke2fs 1.18, 11-Nov-1999 for

Re: patch: atapi dvd-ram support

2000-10-27 Thread Hisaaki Shibata
Hello I did patch 2.2.17 tree with dvd-ram-2217p17.diff.bz2. At that time, following patch is rejected. I think these lines should be removed from patchs. @@ -1329,7 +1369,7 @@ static void cdrom_sleep (int time) { - current->state =

IA-32 (was Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4)

2000-10-27 Thread Barry K. Nathan
H. Peter Anvin wrote: > Alan Cox wrote: [snip] > > ia32 is an intel trademark. Using it for non intel products is probably an > > actionable matter .. > > > > Yet another reason to ignore it. Speaking of using it for non-Intel products, this is a line from Documentation/Changes in Linux

Re: kernel newby help.... What's causing my Oops

2000-10-27 Thread Keith Owens
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 02:26:10 -0400, David Won <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >Oct 22 22:37:20 phlegmish kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at >virtual address 00018486 >Oct 22 22:37:20 phlegmish kernel: EIP:

Re: pcmcia in test10pre6

2000-10-27 Thread John Kennedy
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 11:32:18AM +, Jonathan Hudson wrote: > Previously working in test10pre*, now gives many unresolved symbols: ... I didn't get nearly that many. In fact, I only got this one: ... -o vmlinux drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.o: In function

Re: test[9-10] USB depmod unresolved symbols

2000-10-27 Thread Greg KH
Thanks Keith for that detailed description of what is going wrong, I would have never figured that out. On Sat, Oct 28, 2000 at 12:29:39PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote: > > I will add LINK_FIRST and LINK_LAST to kbuild this weekend and > reinstate the missing lines in drivers/usb/Makefile. What I

RTNL assert

2000-10-27 Thread Stephen E. Clark
When I configure in Tunneling I get the following error message. Is this normal? This with 2.4test9pre5 GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver RTNL: assertion failed at devinet.c(775):inetdev_event - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to

RTNL assert

2000-10-27 Thread Stephen E. Clark
When I configure in Tunneling I get the following error message. Is this normal? GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver RTNL: assertion failed at devinet.c(775):inetdev_event - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] Please

Re: Blocked processes <=> Elevator starvation?

2000-10-27 Thread Jens Axboe
On Sat, Oct 28 2000, Rui Sousa wrote: > After adding > > #define ELEVATOR_HOLE_MERGE 3 > > to linux/include/linux/elevator.h it compiled ok. Oops sorry, I'm on the road so the patch was extracted from my packet writing tree (and not my regular tree). > There were still some stalls but

Re: Blocked processes <=> Elevator starvation?

2000-10-27 Thread Rui Sousa
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Jens Axboe wrote: ... > > So it seems the process is either in a loop in ___wait_on_page() > > racing for the PageLock or it never wakes-up... (I guess I could add a > > printk to check which) > > Unfortunately I didn't find anything obviously wrong with the code. > > I hope

irq probe failed? (2.4.0-latests)

2000-10-27 Thread Ragnar Hojland Espinosa
On at least test8 onwards on hd[abc] I sometimes get an printk("%s: IRQ probe failed (0x%lx)\n", drive-> name, cookie); with cookie being ~0 VT82C586 hda: ST320423A, ATA DISK drive hdc: SAMSUNG VG34323A (4.32GB), ATA DISK drive ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14 ide1 at

Re: Off-Topic (or maybe on-topic)

2000-10-27 Thread Gerhard Mack
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > If Bill said 'screw you' to the blackmailer and made the press release, > we should see the source on web sites soon. Then we can see how bad it > really is. Maybe even fix it. > Or better yet: use it to write an interface spec so we can get

Re: [PATCH] generic_serial's block_til_ready (fwd)

2000-10-27 Thread Keith Owens
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:27:04 +0200 (CEST), Patrick van de Lageweg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >This patch renames the block_til_ready of generic serial to >gs_block_til_ready. This patch also exports the symbols needed by other >modules with generic_serial compiled into the kernel. > >(it also

Re: [PATCH] Make agpsupport work with modversions

2000-10-27 Thread Keith Owens
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 14:25:48 +0100, David Woodhouse <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >But in the case where there _aren't_ any functions which could usefully be >shared between the modules, you've got a whole extra gratuitous module >(What's that, 32KiB on some ARM boxen?) just to hold the

Re: test[9-10] USB depmod unresolved symbols

2000-10-27 Thread Keith Owens
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 12:55:57 -0700, "Dunlap, Randy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >I'm currently using 2.4.0-test10-pre6. >Now if I am running 't10pre6' (no USB in kernel) >and I do 'depmod -ae', I get lots of these >"Unresolved symbol" messages from depmod. >However, if I boot 't10pre6-kuc'

Re: pcmcia in test10pre6

2000-10-27 Thread Jonathan Hudson
In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "Jeff V. Merkey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: JVM> Grab the pcmcia off sourceforge. It seems to build and work. The stuff JVM> in 2.4 at present is still somewhat broken. I worked on this until 2:00 JVM> last night getting it to build with 2.4.

Re: [patch] kernel/module.c (plus gratuitous rant)

2000-10-27 Thread Keith Owens
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 19:45:13 +0200, Pavel Machek <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >Would it be possible to keep 2.7.2.3? You still need 2.7.2.3 to >reliably compile 2.0.X (and maybe even 2.2.all-but-latest?). You can have multiple versions of gcc installed, just select the one to use when you compile

Re: Linux's implementation of poll() not scalable?

2000-10-27 Thread John Gardiner Myers
Linus Torvolds wrote: > So sticky arrays of events are good, while queues are bad. Let's take that > as one of the fundamentals. Please let's not. There is nothing fundamentally different between an event queue of size N and an interest set of size N. Your proposed interface suffers from most

Re: kqueue microbenchmark results

2000-10-27 Thread Dan Kegel
Terry Lambert wrote: > > > > Which is precisely why you need to know where in the chain of events this > > > happened. Otherwise if I see > > > 'read on fd 5' > > > 'read on fd 5' > > > How do I know which read is for which fd in the multithreaded case > > > > That can't happen,

Tekram's TRM-1040S USCSI proc driver?

2000-10-27 Thread Benson Chow
Anyone know if Tekram's DC315/DC395 SCSI driver will be incorporated into the kernel distribution? I think their driver is GPL, or was there some other reason it wasn't incorporated? Their source code is on their website... Just wonderring... (unfortunately I had a DC315 for a day but had to

Re: kqueue microbenchmark results

2000-10-27 Thread Terry Lambert
> > Which is precisely why you need to know where in the chain of events this > > happened. Otherwise if I see > > > > 'read on fd 5' > > 'read on fd 5' > > > > How do I know which read is for which fd in the multithreaded case > > That can't happen, can it? Let's say the

Re: [ANNOUNCE] ide-patch for 2.2.18(pre)

2000-10-27 Thread Andre Hedrick
Hi Bart, The point is that I have stopped with the backport because of 2.4.0 push, and I was waiting on you to pick it up again. /pub/linux/kernel/people/hedrick/bkz/ide.2.2.18-17.all.20001027.patch.bz2 There you go Bart. Cheers, Andre Hedrick The Linux ATA/IDE guy - To unsubscribe from

Re: Off-Topic (or maybe on-topic)

2000-10-27 Thread Dr. Kelsey Hudson
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > If Bill said 'screw you' to the blackmailer and made the press release, > we should see the source on web sites soon. Then we can see how bad it > really is. Maybe even fix it. Why bother fixing it? It's too bloated and stupid in the first

[Fwd: Bug in Linux VFAT filesystem: truncating file to greather size!]

2000-10-27 Thread Ivan Baldo
Hello. I have sent this to the maintainer of the VFAT code some time ago and it told me it doesn't have time. It seems there is a bug and this bug still persists in 2.2.17 and 2.4.0-test9 (test9 says there is a bug on file.c line 69 and sometimes on line 79 I think, I

Re: test10-pre5 mount: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtualaddress

2000-10-27 Thread David Dyck
On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Brian Gerst wrote: > > On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, David Dyck wrote: > > > > > I am getting a repeatable oops during the boot up phase, > > > with linux 2.4.0 test10-pre4 > > I know what your problem is now: > > > > Gnu C 2.7.2.3 > > GCC 2.7.2.3 miscompiles the

linux-kernel people at Supercomputing 2000? (sc00)

2000-10-27 Thread Erik Paulson
Hello, Sorry for the somewhat off-topic post, but I was wondering if anyone from l-k will be at Supercomputing next month (www.sc2000.org) If so, would anyone be interested in having a BoF session? I'd be particularly interested in knowing if any of the people working on big iron

[PATCH] add __init to some IDE drivers

2000-10-27 Thread Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
for 240t10p6, should be safe, please apply -- Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> diff -uNr linux-240t10p6/drivers/ide/alim15x3.c linux/drivers/ide/alim15x3.c --- linux-240t10p6/drivers/ide/alim15x3.c Thu Oct 19 22:05:01 2000 +++ linux/drivers/ide/alim15x3.cFri Oct

[ANNOUNCE] ide-patch for 2.2.18(pre)

2000-10-27 Thread Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
and tested): http://republika.pl/bkz/ide.2.2.18-17.all.20001027.patch.bz2 And please cut that bullshit about ide-patch 2.2.x being unmantained. I don't use 2.2.x kernels anymore so I don't do ide-patches for pre kernels. But there will be patches for stable 2.2.x. (Although it's a real pain - I

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff V. Merkey
Petr Vandrovec wrote: > > > > In kernel fs/ncpfs/ncplib_kernel.c, there is function named > ncp_del_file_or_subdir() which does: > > #ifdef CONFIG_NCPFS_NFS_NS > if (server->name_space[volnum] == NW_NS_NFS) > { > int result; > > result = ncp_obtain_DOS_dir_base(server, volnum,

[BUG] Another ext2 OOPS

2000-10-27 Thread Udo A. Steinberg
Hi, I just got another oops with test10pre6. Decoded output follows. Hopefully this helps to hunt a bug down. -Udo Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0010 c0130512 *pde = Oops: CPU:0 EIP:0010:[] Using defaults from ksymoops -t

Possible bounce messages...

2000-10-27 Thread David Riley
My mail server was messed up for a few days while I moved it and I'm not sure if the bouncefilter caught all my bounce messages. If it didn't, I'm sorry. Otherwise... well, forget it I guess. Thanks, David - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the

OOPS in nfsd, affects all 2.2 and 2.4 kernels

2000-10-27 Thread Tony Lill
This was first reported in 2.2.12, according to Deja. Solaris clients, on rare occaisons, will send some command to a linux server which causes a null resp->fh.fh_dentry to be passed to routines in /usr/src/linux/fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c. This causes an oops, and then the nfs server subsystem stop

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Petr Vandrovec
On 27 Oct 00 at 15:14, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > Petr Vandrovec wrote: > > > > On 27 Oct 00 at 13:46, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > > > Here's the complete set of 3.x/4.x/5.x Namespace NCP calls with proper > > > return codes. I'll run down the huge-data info and post a bit later. > > > > Thanks. Main

Re: mkraid

2000-10-27 Thread Igmar Palsenberg
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, [iso-8859-1] Jakob Østergaard wrote: > On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 10:56:16AM -0700, Anil kumar wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I have a problem with mkraid > > This is Linux-RAID specific and not material for the linux-kernel > list. > > Please, just post your questions to

Re: Big file support in Linux 2.2

2000-10-27 Thread Igmar Palsenberg
> Hello, > > For one of our projects here, we've crashed head first into the 2 gig file size > limitation in Linux 2.2 kernels. While I know that this has been solved in > 2.3/2.4, has there been any work to backport this feature into a Linux 2.2 > kernel? I'm looking for a temporary solution

Re: pcmcia in test10pre6

2000-10-27 Thread David Ford
"Jeff V. Merkey" wrote: > Grab the pcmcia off sourceforge. It seems to build and work. The stuff > in 2.4 at present is still somewhat broken. I worked on this until 2:00 > last night getting it to build with 2.4. Thanks to Alan for pointing > me to a package that actually works and will

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff V. Merkey
Petr Vandrovec wrote: > > On 27 Oct 00 at 13:46, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > > Here's the complete set of 3.x/4.x/5.x Namespace NCP calls with proper > > return codes. I'll run down the huge-data info and post a bit later. > > Thanks. Main problem with hardlinks is that unlink through NFS

Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

2000-10-27 Thread H. Peter Anvin
Alan Cox wrote: > > > > True enough, personally I prefer "x86". > > > > ia32 is the official name. OTOH, i[3-6]86 _are_ different beasts... > > ia32 is an intel trademark. Using it for non intel products is probably an > actionable matter .. > Yet another reason to ignore it. -hpa

Re: [patch] kernel/module.c (plus gratuitous rant)

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> Pavel Machek wrote: > > Would it be possible to keep 2.7.2.3? You still need 2.7.2.3 to > > reliably compile 2.0.X (and maybe even 2.2.all-but-latest?). > > What fails, when you use egcs-1.1.2 to build 2.0.x or early 2.2.x? egcs miscompiles inlined strstr. It gets combined with bad asm

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Brian F. G. Bidulock
All, IANAL, but: #1: take this discussion of this list... goto news:comp.software.licensing read the FAQ if you still have questions send them to mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] if you don't like any of those answers, talk to a lawyer be fair, don't steal someone else's

Re: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x

2000-10-27 Thread Igmar Palsenberg
> Sadly, you WILL still lose entries if the system crashes before fs metadata > has been flushed to disk. Unless the inode has the correct size stored, the > crap fsync()ed to disk doesn't make much difference. Yep. I can't really think of a case where you wouldn't lose data in case of for

Re: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x

2000-10-27 Thread Igmar Palsenberg
> This is not an option for us, unfortunately. Many of our IP addresses > are dynamically assigned, with the DNS tables dynamically updated. Not an option in that case. > Thank you for the patch to syslogd, though! Can you try to get your > "-x" option into the standard distributions of

Re: USB Printer, in 2.4.0-test9

2000-10-27 Thread Randy Dunlap
Gerald, Benson- USB in 2.4.0-test9 had several broken pieces in it. Something like 2.4.0-test10-pre6 is much better IMO. However, the USB printer driver in test10-pre6 still needs the attached patch (already sent to Linus). Please try test10-pre6 with this patch and let me know how it is.

Re: Somewhat different GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> If you're making interprocess calls to call the GPL code, > I suspect you won't have to make your code GPL. > > OTOH, if you /link/ against a GPL shared library, you will > have to GPL the source of your program (that is, you'll have > to give it to the people who receive the binary from you).

Re: Not reproducable crc error at boot :-(

2000-10-27 Thread Anton Altaparmakov
Hi, I would suggest to increase the 8bit waitstates in the BIOS by +1 (or more). - you might have to increase the 16bit waitstates as well (or instead of the 8bit ones). It cured such a problem for me: - A Intel Pentium PC that had run Netware 3.12 perfectly happily for years didn't boot up

Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> > True enough, personally I prefer "x86". > > ia32 is the official name. OTOH, i[3-6]86 _are_ different beasts... ia32 is an intel trademark. Using it for non intel products is probably an actionable matter .. - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> > If the answer to this is "yes", then Microsoft should own > > some rights to every piece of software that uses the Windows > > API. > > Read the fine print... > *runs like crazy* Extremely true. You'll find the MS C library covers this in detail. You'll also famously find the microsoft

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> If the answer to this is "yes", then Microsoft should own some rights to > every piece of software that uses the Windows API. As US copyright law stands of the last few days Microsoft are entitled to require a magic constant is passed in one register to 'unlock' an API syscall. If you

Re: [patch] kernel/module.c (plus gratuitous rant)

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> Would it be possible to keep 2.7.2.3? You still need 2.7.2.3 to > reliably compile 2.0.X (and maybe even 2.2.all-but-latest?). There has only been one know egcs 1.1 build problem found in the last 9 months or so (the fpu emu one). I really dont think using egcs 1.1.2 to build 2.2 kernels is a

Not reproducable crc error at boot :-(

2000-10-27 Thread Remi Turk
Hi folks, when booting pre5 I got a crc-error while uncompressing the kernel this morning. (/usr/src/linux/lib/inflate.c:1166 AFAICS) Rebooting didn't trigger it again and it's the first time I ever saw it. I've never had any SIG11 problems while compiling kernels so I wouldn't expect bad RAM.

Re: Blocked processes <=> Elevator starvation?

2000-10-27 Thread Jens Axboe
On Fri, Oct 27 2000, Rui Sousa wrote: > I finally had time to give this a better look. It now seems the problem > is in the VM system. > > I patched a test10-pre4 kernel with kdb, then started two "diff -ur > linux-2.4.0testX linux-2.4.0testY > log1" and two "find / -true > > log". After this I

Re: [patch] kernel/module.c (plus gratuitous rant)

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff Garzik
Pavel Machek wrote: > Would it be possible to keep 2.7.2.3? You still need 2.7.2.3 to > reliably compile 2.0.X (and maybe even 2.2.all-but-latest?). What fails, when you use egcs-1.1.2 to build 2.0.x or early 2.2.x? Maybe they need -fno-strict-aliasing... is that what you are referring to?

Re: Question: multiple major numbers - one driver

2000-10-27 Thread Andreas Dilger
Chris Parker writes: > I have a need for more than 256 minor numbers. I could add some > more major numbers, thus getting the number of majors * 256. > I would like to have only device driver loaded to handle the > multiple majors. Look at the SCSI/IDE/COMPAQ Smart RAID/etc drivers that have

Re: [patch] kernel/module.c (plus gratuitous rant)

2000-10-27 Thread Pavel Machek
Hi! > > if the person who sent you the -pre4 patch against module.c > > had Cc:'ed this mailing list then your kernel would do > > something useful when compiled with gcc-2.7.2.3. > > It seems that gcc-2.7.2.3 is terminally ill. I'd rather change > Documentation/Changes, and just document the

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Petr Vandrovec
On 27 Oct 00 at 13:46, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > Here's the complete set of 3.x/4.x/5.x Namespace NCP calls with proper > return codes. I'll run down the huge-data info and post a bit later. Thanks. Main problem with hardlinks is that unlink through NFS namespace kills server (at least up to 5.0,

[PATCH] kiobuf/rawio fixes for 2.4.0-test10-pre6

2000-10-27 Thread Christoph Hellwig
Ok, forgot to Cc linux-kernel ... Please Cc linus on reply. - Forwarded message from Christoph Hellwig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> - Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 22:03:54 +0200 From: Christoph Hellwig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: [PATCH] kiobuf/rawio fixes for

netscape and 2.2.18pre1[67] alpha

2000-10-27 Thread Ulrich Kiermayr
Hello! I have a problem with netscape 4.75 under RH6.2 with a 2.2.18pre1[67]. running it as root wirks fine, running it as ordinary user hangs very fast. The logs show several Oct 27 21:29:25 guinevere kernel: set_program_attributes(1200 d98000 1400 457440) messages I have tried

Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

2000-10-27 Thread H. Peter Anvin
Horst von Brand wrote: > > "H. Peter Anvin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>said: > > Alan Cox wrote: > > [...] > > > > > We should never have used anything but "i386" as the utsname... sigh. > > > > Its questionable if we should include the 'i' > > > True enough, personally I prefer "x86". > > ia32 is

RE: test[9-10] USB depmod unresolved symbols

2000-10-27 Thread Dunlap, Randy
Hunt, Claude, Jean-Luc: I'm hoping that this will help explain some of the confusion that you have been or are seeing, although it doesn't explain it fully for me, but maybe it does for someone else (like Keith Owens ?). I was able to reproduce the problem that Hunt described below. 'depmod

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff V. Merkey
Petr, Here's the complete set of 3.x/4.x/5.x Namespace NCP calls with proper return codes. I'll run down the huge-data info and post a bit later. 1. NCP code /5716 Generate Directory Base and Volume Number Returns the directory base for the file or directory in the name space

Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

2000-10-27 Thread Horst von Brand
"H. Peter Anvin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>said: > Alan Cox wrote: [...] > > > We should never have used anything but "i386" as the utsname... sigh. > > Its questionable if we should include the 'i' > True enough, personally I prefer "x86". ia32 is the official name. OTOH, i[3-6]86 _are_ different

RE: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread James Sutherland
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, David Schwartz wrote: > > > Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > > modules is not based off GPL'd code, must the source code of that module > > be released under the

Question: multiple major numbers - one driver

2000-10-27 Thread chris parker
I have a need for more than 256 minor numbers. I could add some more major numbers, thus getting the number of majors * 256. I would like to have only device driver loaded to handle the multiple majors. I thoought of the following things that would have to be changed: 1) make the new device

Re: missing mxcsr initialization

2000-10-27 Thread H. Peter Anvin
Followup to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> By author:Alan Cox <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel > > > > and it appears to work again, until it turns out that Cyrix has the same > > issue, and then it ends up being the test from hell, where different > > vendor tests all clash, and it

Re: mkraid

2000-10-27 Thread Jakob Østergaard
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 10:56:16AM -0700, Anil kumar wrote: > Hi, > > I have a problem with mkraid This is Linux-RAID specific and not material for the linux-kernel list. Please, just post your questions to linux-raid, not linux-kernel. And most importantly, when you ask me these exact

RE: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Rik van Riel
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, David Schwartz wrote: > > Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > > modules is not based off GPL'd code, must the source code of that module > > be released under the

IDE patches for 2.2.18-pre17

2000-10-27 Thread I Lee Hetherington
Does anyone have the IDE patches updated for 2.2.18-pre17? The version for 2.2.18-pre3 has a lot of rejects when applied to pre17, and I figured I'd see if someone has worked them out already. Thank in advance. --Lee Hetherington - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe

Re: Supporting extended attributes and named streams on Posix OSes

2000-10-27 Thread Michael Rothwell
I saw that a number of people downloaded the document; did anyone read it? -M Michael Rothwell wrote: > > I realize all of this is 2.5 material. > > We had been talking about this earlier, until Viro and Cox told us to > quit until 2.5. > > Alexander Viro wrote: > > > > It goes off-list. >

RE: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread David Schwartz
> Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > modules is not based off GPL'd code, must the source code of that module > be released under the GPL? If the answer to this is "yes", then

Re: VM-global-2.2.18pre17-7

2000-10-27 Thread octave klaba
> The Becker's driver from ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/eepro100.c cures > the error messages, yes. even is setup is not clean, it seems to work with 24-25Mbs since I have no errors. > but the network still stalls, and worse yet, seems to > stall forever (as opposed to few minutes with

Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

2000-10-27 Thread H. Peter Anvin
Alan Cox wrote: > > > > - make Pentium IV and other post-P6 processors use the "i686" > > > family name (same fix as the system_utsname.machine init fix > > > which went into include/asm-i386/bugs.h in test10-pre4) > > > > > > > We should never have used anything but "i386" as the

Re: Big file support in Linux 2.2

2000-10-27 Thread Matti Aarnio
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 12:02:44PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote: > There may be other sources. You also need to have a newer glibc (or recompile > your own) to really support LFS. However all software is *not* written to use LFS extended versions of things. Often using defines of:

Re: Somewhat different GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Rik van Riel
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Christopher Friesen wrote: > If I use some GPL'd code and make calls from my software to the > GPL'd code, do I need to make *my* code available? Or would I > only have to make available any changes to the GPL'd code? > > Section 2.b of the GPL seems to indicate that I need

Re: Big file support in Linux 2.2

2000-10-27 Thread Andreas Dilger
Joe writes: > For one of our projects here, we've crashed head first into the 2 gig file > size limitation in Linux 2.2 kernels. While I know that this has been solved > in 2.3/2.4, has there been any work to backport this feature into a Linux 2.2 > kernel? I'm looking for a temporary solution

Somewhat different GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Christopher Friesen
If I use some GPL'd code and make calls from my software to the GPL'd code, do I need to make *my* code available? Or would I only have to make available any changes to the GPL'd code? Section 2.b of the GPL seems to indicate that I need to make the source for my entire executable available if

Re: [PATCH] cpu detection fixes for test10-pre4

2000-10-27 Thread Tim Riker
Alan Cox wrote: > > > > - make Pentium IV and other post-P6 processors use the "i686" > > > family name (same fix as the system_utsname.machine init fix > > > which went into include/asm-i386/bugs.h in test10-pre4) > > > > > > > We should never have used anything but "i386" as the

mkraid

2000-10-27 Thread Anil kumar
Hi, I have a problem with mkraid I am working on a Red hat Linux ver 7.0 kernel version: 2.2.16 No raid patch no raid tools when I run #mkraid /dev/md0 when I check /proc/mdstat,I find md0 active with raid information. But when again I run #mkraid /dev/md0 I get an

Re: VM-global-2.2.18pre17-7

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff Nguyen
Alan, I agree with your point. In term of usability, the e100 driver has a wider range of support for the Intel NIC cards. Jeff - Original Message - From: Alan Cox <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Jeff Nguyen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: Ville Herva <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL

Re: Full preemption issues

2000-10-27 Thread Linus Torvalds
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, George Anzinger wrote: > > First, as you know, we have added code to the spinlock macros to count > up and down a preemption lock counter. We would like to not do this if > the macro also turns off local interrupts. The issue here is that in > some places in the code,

Full preemption issues

2000-10-27 Thread George Anzinger
Dear Linus, As you know we at MontaVista are working on a fully preemptable kernel. In this work we have come up with a couple of issues we would like your comments on. First, as you know, we have added code to the spinlock macros to count up and down a preemption lock counter. We would like

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Mark Salisbury
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Jason Wohlgemuth wrote: > Consider this: > > A subsystem that is statically built into the Linux Kernel is modified > to allow the registration of a structure containing function pointers. > > The function pointers corrolate to a set of functions within that subsystem. >

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Matthew Dharm
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 06:21:27PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote: > > On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Jason Wohlgemuth wrote: > > > > > Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > > > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > > > modules is not based off

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > modules is not based off GPL'd code, must the source code of that module > be released under the GPL? Consult a Copyright/'Intellectual Property'

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Jason Wohlgemuth wrote: > > > Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > > modules is not based off GPL'd code, must the source code of that module > > be released

Re: VM-global-2.2.18pre17-7

2000-10-27 Thread Alan Cox
> You should use the Intel e100 driver at > http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/100Linux.htm. > It works much better than eepro100. Thats not the general consensus, but its worth trying in case it works best for a given problem. In paticular it knows about bugs with

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff V. Merkey
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 10:57:54AM -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 03:00:31PM +, Petr Vandrovec wrote: > > On 27 Oct 00 at 0:16, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > > > I noticed NCPFS is flagging all the files on a native NetWare volume as > > > executable and chmod -x does not

Re: NCPFS flags all files executable on NetWare Volumes wit

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff V. Merkey
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 03:00:31PM +, Petr Vandrovec wrote: > On 27 Oct 00 at 0:16, Jeff V. Merkey wrote: > > I noticed NCPFS is flagging all the files on a native NetWare volume as > > executable and chmod -x does not work, even if the NetWare server has > > the NFS namespace loaded. I

Re: pcmcia in test10pre6

2000-10-27 Thread Jeff V. Merkey
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 11:32:18AM +, Jonathan Hudson wrote: > > Previously working in test10pre*, now gives many unresolved symbols: > > > /lib/modules/2.4.0-test10/pcmcia/cs.o: unresolved symbol cb_free > /lib/modules/2.4.0-test10/pcmcia/cs.o: unresolved symbol cb_disable >

Re: GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread David Weis
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Jason Wohlgemuth wrote: > Now, if a module is loaded that registers a set of functions that have > increased functionality compared to the original functions, if that > modules is not based off GPL'd code, must the source code of that module > be released under the GPL?

Re: kqueue microbenchmark results

2000-10-27 Thread Alfred Perlstein
* Dan Kegel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [001027 09:40] wrote: > Alan Cox wrote: > > > > kqueue currently does this; a close() on an fd will remove any pending > > > > events from the queues that they are on which correspond to that fd. > > > > > > the application of a close event. What can I say, "the

GPL Question

2000-10-27 Thread Jason Wohlgemuth
Consider this: A subsystem that is statically built into the Linux Kernel is modified to allow the registration of a structure containing function pointers. The function pointers corrolate to a set of functions within that subsystem. If the new structure of pointers has been registered, the

Re: kqueue microbenchmark results

2000-10-27 Thread Dan Kegel
Alan Cox wrote: > > > kqueue currently does this; a close() on an fd will remove any pending > > > events from the queues that they are on which correspond to that fd. > > > > the application of a close event. What can I say, "the fd formerly known > > as X" is now gone? It would be incorrect

Re: Off-Topic (or maybe on-topic)

2000-10-27 Thread Art Boulatov
David Weinehall wrote: > > On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 04:05:50PM +0300, Petko Manolov wrote: > > David Weinehall wrote: > > > > > > You're VERY wrong here. St. Petersburg was the name before the Soviet > > > Union was formed and Russia marched into the Baltics. When the takeover > > > was made, the

Re: Blocked processes <=> Elevator starvation?

2000-10-27 Thread Rik van Riel
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Rui Sousa wrote: > I finally had time to give this a better look. It now seems the > problem is in the VM system. *sigh* > schedule() > ___wait_on_page() > do_generic_file_read() > generic_file_read() > sys_read() > system_call() > > So it seems the process is either in a

Re: Blocked processes <=> Elevator starvation?

2000-10-27 Thread Rui Sousa
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, Rik van Riel wrote: > On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, Rui Sousa wrote: > > > After starting 2 processes that scan a lot of files (diff, find, > > slocate, ...) it's impossible to run any other processes that > > touch the disk, they will stall until one of the first two stop. > > Could

Re: 2.4.0-test9 + LFS

2000-10-27 Thread kernel
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, David Weinehall wrote: > On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 12:19:54PM -0400, Wakko Warner wrote: > > That I do not know. it's v 2.1.99 that came with debian in the past > > week or so > > Then it's compiled against the v2.2 kernel headers. That explains why LFS isn't working

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