Subject: last call for diffs for 0.11
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1991 13:57:58 +0200
From: Linus Benedict Torvalds < email@example.com>
as the subject says, this is the last call for diffs for the 0.11
kernel. If you have bug-fixes or enhancements, I'll have to get them
before friday (6.12.91) in order for them to find their way into the new
kernel. I'll do the "last rites" for the new kernel during the weekend,
and put it out for ftp after that.
Changes between 0.10 and 0.11:
- fixed bugs in block-device drivers: floppies still have problems when
accessing 2 floppies at the same time, but otherwise everything seems to
- german keyboard (thiel)
- console beeping (jtkohl).
- corrected owner checks, #!-recognition in execve (tytso)
- sticky directories (both me and tytso)
- page-sharing between all processes.
I doubt demand-loading makes anything any faster, but it made
page-sharing possible, so it was "a good thing". Page sharing means that
when executing a new image, the pages aren't loaded from disk if some
other process has them. Especially on a multi-user setup (when we get
the init/login), this will speed things up and save memory.
I'll also release the bruce evans 86-assembler binaries at about the
same time as 0.11, as well as a new root-disk with the new system
binaries (mkfs, fsck and fdisk). Fdisk doesn't do anything, it just
checks the partition table and prints out the partitions.