5.3-BETA5 Available

Chris Laverdure dashevil at sympatico.ca
Sun Sep 19 20:30:39 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 03:15, Julian Elischer wrote:
> Ken Smith wrote:
> > *Clip*
> > 
> > Fixes and Enhancements made since BETA4:
> > 
> >     - Updated floppy device driver (testers trying out floppies on your
> >       systems would be appreciated).  This fixes a lot of problems with
> >       floppy drives not being probed/attached.
> >     - Fix for panics on certain hardware during boot if no media in the
> >       cdrom drive.
> >     - Change to pf logging format to handle 64-bit time.  If updating an
> >       older system remove /var/log/pflog before restarting pf.
> >     - Many more scheduler fixes, we encourage testers to turn PREEMPTION on.
> ummm no, today's testing shows that this may not be such a good idea..
> it produces problem in wierd places, such as the atapi driver.

Thank you Julian Elischer! I was just about to enable it again, but I
suppose that isn't exactly wise. Not that I mind having my system
rendered instable in the name of testing. But if there is no way the
information I provide out of it is going to help, then I shall not
torture myself.

Any specifics or just `problems'? 

> > *clip*

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