Ok, here is 2.2.16i diff. It is made
against clean 2.2.16 kernel. (it should already be included in
2.2.17pre14 and up)
- all known hardlink problems (mostly regarding hardlinks across directories)
- problem with EMD entries with corrupted size causing OOPS (thanks to
- statfs(2) fixes (f_namelen field)
Ok, here is 2.2.16h diff. It is made
against clean 2.2.16 kernel, and should fix all known hardlink problems
(mostly regarding hardlinks across directories). I have one more little
patch, so 2.2.16i will be out in next few days if I can make it.
Here is latest umsdos-2.2.14g patch
against clean 2.2.14 kernel (instead of clean 2.2.14, you may use
2.2.12/2.2.13 patched with umsdos-2.2.13b patch below).
umsdos-2.2.14g is already included in latest Alan Cox 2.2.15-prepatches,
so if you are running those, you are up-to-date.
The stuff fixed in this is:
- It should allow creating new hardlinks and their removal work OK. It
should be able to rename hardlinks, as long as you don't try to do cross
directory moves! So all of you people having problems with passwd,
lpd queue and other hardlink related problems, I need you to
test this one ! If it proves working, I'll try to push it to 2.2.14ac series
(for 2.2.15, if it will exist) and adapt it for 2.3.x series!
- Also, it should fix a problem with hardlinks when using both one root
filesystem, and another one as non-root (thanks goes to Sorin Iordachescu
for par of this fix which was lost in my mailbox for quite some time [May
1999!!!] until I stumbled on it when searching mailbox because of new bug
report pointing to this. Thanks everybody for bug reports!)
- Moreover, it fixes some problems when filename returned by ioctl(2) was
not always null terminated, resulting in umssync(8) bailing out with 'path
too long' messages.
- it does boot in pseudo-root mode just fine, even on microchannel (MCA)
machines (there were reports about it failing there).
If you still don't use 2.2.14 (for example because it break EXT3 patches),
here is patch for 2.2.12/2.2.13. It
fixes UMSDOS_STAT_DOS errors when running umssync(8) utility and also fixes
FIFO bug (see below). This is against clean 2.2.13, so you need to un-apply
old fix first before applying this one.
(it was wrong file linked here, so if you downloaded it before
or on 21 Dec 1999, please get it again. Sorry)
2.2.x kernels before 2.2.11 do not use Viro's FAT patches, and are not very
usable for UMSDOS. If you must use those versions, and have UMSDOS problems,
try applying latest Viro fat-patch, to be found here.
FIFOs are broken in 2.2.7 - 2.2.13. If you are using pseudo-root (eg.
booting from UMSDOS filesystem), and your kernel boots and starts init and
init then barfs (OOPS or hardlock), this is most probably this.
This is contained in above latest 2.2.12/2.2.13 patch, but if you must use
some older 2.2.x version, you need to apply
this patch on top of any other
UMSDOS patches. (note that 2.2.14 already includes all this)
Here is some info and fix for HARDLINK BUG