linux commits done: (was: Re: HEADS-UP: starting to commit linuxolator (SoC 2006) changes...)

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue Aug 15 13:49:41 UTC 2006

Quoting Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:11:51 +0200):

> the behavior before and after the changes shouldn't differ (as long as
> no one changes the sysctl compat.linux.osrelease), but you should
> expect strange behavior when you try to build a kernel while I'm doing
> the commits...


On amd64 not everything is supported like on i386, the catchup is
planned for later when the remaining bugs in the new functions are

To test this new stuff, you have to run
        sysctl compat.linux.osrelease=2.6.16
to switch back use
        sysctl compat.linux.osrelease=2.4.2
Don't switch while running a linux program, strange things may or may
not happen.

Some reviews are already flowing in which point out some deficiencies
in the 2.6.16 case. The default case (2.4.2 as before the commits)
isn't affected.


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