Kernel 2.4.0 out (sigh... finally)

Fabio Fracassi f.fracassi at gmx.net
Thu Jan 4 13:40:44 PST 2001


On Thursday 04 January 2001 21:24, you wrote:

> > I saw kernel 2.4.0.prerelease is out now!
>
> I haven't installed it yet, but I read some of the documentation and
> there are some changes to be aware off:
>
> They have a completely redesigned the idea behind the /dev files... See
> (in the kernel sources) filesistems/devfs/README. You'll need a
> devfsd(eamon) for it, but the address stated in the file doesn't
> respond, but i found it in
> www.nl.kernel.org/pub/linux/deamons/devfsd....
>
> They say GCC 2.91.66 / egcs 1.1.2 is THE compiler to use, and that 2.95
> gives some bugs... :-(
>
> It needs at least modutils 2.3.21 (lfs uses .17), and some other stuff,
> read the Changes file
>
> VFS and LVM are in it, things I heard to be cool and Bleedin' edge, but
> I couldn't find out what they were exactly... Well, then it's too
> bleeding for me :-)
>
> I can write the nessecary modifications to LFS, but not in the coming 1
> 1/2 weeks, because i'm busy with school now... If anyone else starts
> with writing, please mail it (to me personal too, if possible), so I
> don't do it all over..... Thanks

Well, the actual version of the book works with the 2.4.0-test* versions of 
the kernel, so it will work with the prerelease (which is another name for 
test13) and the final realease, too!

The devfs is a optional feature, it would be nice, if you write a hint for it.

Fabio









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