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Date:      Tue, 06 Jul 1999 10:35:26 +0200
From:      Marcel Moolenaar <>
To:        David Schwartz <>
Cc:        Julian Elischer <>,
Subject:   Re: cvs commit: src/sys/i386/linux linux_misc.c
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001bec789$1b04a9d0$>

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David Schwartz wrote:
> > That's exactly why I hardcoded 2.0.36 as the release for know. I've got a
> > couple of things that could be put in the MIB, of which the
> > release is one.
> > Release 2.0.36 is the kernel release shipped in Red Hat 5.2, on which the
> > new ports are based. It's not an ad-hoc change :-)
>         This will cause lots of Linux programs not to use 'poll', since poll wasn't
> supported in 2.0.36. That would be a bit of a shame.

The release info returned before the change really didn't make sense. Did
those problems use poll then?

Again, it's a temporary change for 2 reasons: 1) RH 6.0 is out 2) It
shouldn't be hardcoded.

Marcel Moolenaar                        
SCC Internetworking & Databases           
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