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Alexander Viro

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Issue #335, Section #1 (27 Nov 2005: Describing And Debating The Development Process)
Issue #335, Section #13 (27 Nov 2005: Linux 2.6.14.1 Released)
Issue #329, Section #1 (26 Sep 2005: Using linux/irq.h Or asm/irq.h In Drivers)
Issue #329, Section #7 (26 Sep 2005: Russell's Projects)
Issue #328, Section #2 (19 Sep 2005: Review Period In Preparation For 2.6.13.1)
Issue #327, Section #13 (12 Sep 2005: Developer Toe-Stepping Over Patch Submission Policies)
Issue #320, Section #7 (28 Aug 2005: DevFS Author Speaks In Favor Of DevFS After Long Silence)
Issue #307, Section #5 (26 Apr 2005: Linus No Longer Using BitKeeper; Creates 'git' Replacement)
Issue #298, Section #6 (6 Mar 2005: Linux 2.6.11-rc3-mm1 Released)
Issue #295, Section #11 (3 Feb 2005: Semantics Of Subtree Sharing)
Issue #284, Section #1 (17 Nov 2004: Linux 2.6.9 Released)
Issue #284, Section #10 (17 Nov 2004: Cross-Compilation HOWTO)
Issue #279, Section #2 (20 Oct 2004: Linking Drivers With Modules In SysFS)
Issue #267, Section #3 (18 Jul 2004: Linux 2.6.7 Released; ESSID Bug Introduced; SiS900 Full-Duplex Fix Not Applied)
Issue #264, Section #1 (25 Jun 2004: Abortive Attempt To Enhance dnotify)
Issue #259, Section #7 (22 May 2004: The Future Of dnotify)
Issue #256, Section #2 (2 Apr 2004: Proposal: A Layered Kernel)
Issue #254, Section #17 (19 Mar 2004: fbdev Patches Too Big And Buggy For Acceptance; Patch Submission Policy)
Issue #253, Section #22 (7 Mar 2004: Linux 2.6.3-rc1; Status Of SysFS Support)
Issue #248, Section #1 (20 Jan 2004: Researching SCO's Infringement Claims)
Issue #247, Section #17 (31 Dec 2003: Ian Kent New DevFS Maintainer)
Issue #242, Section #9 (24 Nov 2003: Status Of Experimental Net Driver Updates)
Issue #240, Section #2 (10 Nov 2003: Linux 2.4.23-pre8 Released)
Issue #239, Section #7 (1 Nov 2003: Status Of UMSDOS In 2.6)
Issue #236, Section #3 (26 Oct 2003: Value Of DigSig Questioned By Developers)
Issue #234, Section #9 (6 Oct 2003: Dealing With Partition Table Problems)
Issue #226, Section #9 (5 Aug 2003: First Ban From linux-kernel: Rick A. Hohensee)
Issue #221, Section #4 (30 Jun 2003: Status Of VFS Automount Support)
Issue #219, Section #6 (16 Jun 2003: Kernel Developers' Relationship To POSIX And Other Standards)
Issue #217, Section #3 (23 May 2003: Process Attribute API for Security Modules)
Issue #215, Section #10 (9 May 2003: More 64-Bit mknod Discussion)
Issue #207, Section #10 (2 Mar 2003: /proc Reorganization And Speedup)
Issue #193, Section #2 (25 Nov 2002: Cleaning Up The devfs API)
Issue #193, Section #4 (25 Nov 2002: Status Of Module Support In 2.5)
Issue #192, Section #5 (18 Nov 2002: EVMS Changes Direction)
Issue #191, Section #2 (11 Nov 2002: Dynamically Growing ext2 And ext3 Filesystems)
Issue #191, Section #4 (11 Nov 2002: Linux 2.5.45 Released)
Issue #190, Section #2 (28 Oct 2002: Hard-To-Track Bugs Caused By Obscure Global Symbols)
Issue #190, Section #6 (28 Oct 2002: Maintainers List)
Issue #189, Section #4 (20 Oct 2002: procps Maintainership Conflict)
Issue #189, Section #10 (20 Oct 2002: Maintainer List)
Issue #188, Section #2 (13 Oct 2002: LVM Removed From 2.5; Replacements Sought)
Issue #186, Section #19 (29 Sep 2002: Floppy Driver Broken In 2.5.37)
Issue #185, Section #15 (22 Sep 2002: Maintainer List)
Issue #183, Section #6 (8 Sep 2002: Kernel 2.5.32 Announced; IDE Breakage; Keyboard Beep Breakage)
Issue #183, Section #7 (8 Sep 2002: Some IDE Developer Interaction)
Issue #182, Section #12 (1 Sep 2002: Submitting Documentation Patches)
Issue #181, Section #6 (25 Aug 2002: More Logging Issues Considered)
Issue #181, Section #16 (25 Aug 2002: IDE Maintainership Troubles; IDE Work Delayed Until 2.7)
Issue #181, Section #23 (25 Aug 2002: Maintainer List)
Issue #180, Section #12 (18 Aug 2002: klibc And Licensing)
Issue #180, Section #15 (18 Aug 2002: Maintainer List)
Issue #178, Section #20 (4 Aug 2002: Supporting Many SCSI Disks In 2.4 And 2.5)
Issue #176, Section #3 (21 Jul 2002: New Sport Sweeps The Linux World - Film At Eleven)
Issue #175, Section #10 (14 Jul 2002: Linux 2.5.25 Announced)
Issue #173, Section #2 (30 Jun 2002: Shrinking ext2 And ext3 Directories)
Issue #172, Section #1 (23 Jun 2002: New Fast Mutex Implementation For 2.5)
Issue #169, Section #6 (2 Jun 2002: LVM Cleanup)
Issue #167, Section #5 (19 May 2002: Devfs Bug Hunt)
Issue #165, Section #1 (5 May 2002: Development Philosophy Of Unstable Tree; Linus Comments On The FSF)
Issue #162, Section #2 (14 Apr 2002: Kernel Licensing Discussion)
Issue #161, Section #6 (7 Apr 2002: BKL Cleanup In Filesystem Code)
Issue #159, Section #2 (25 Mar 2002: Some Developers Unhappy With BitKeeper License)
Issue #155, Section #6 (25 Feb 2002: VFS Documentation)
Issue #154, Section #2 (18 Feb 2002: Ext Filesystem Corruption Under 2.5.3)
Issue #153, Section #9 (11 Feb 2002: Linus Gives BitKeeper A Test Run)
Issue #149, Section #1 (7 Jan 2002: The Scheduler; Development Philosophy; IRC)
Issue #146, Section #1 (17 Dec 2001: Coding Style; Development Philosophy)
Issue #144, Section #4 (3 Dec 2001: Marcelo Takes Over 2.4)
Issue #144, Section #6 (3 Dec 2001: Suggestions For Marcelo)
Issue #143, Section #1 (26 Nov 2001: Common ACL API For All Filesystems (Specifically NTFS))
Issue #140, Section #1 (5 Nov 2001: Al Viro Planning To Fork devfs)
Issue #139, Section #1 (29 Oct 2001: More Discussion Of License Tainting)
Issue #138, Section #2 (22 Oct 2001: Identifying Kernels Linked With Undebuggable Code)
Issue #135, Section #4 (1 Oct 2001: Virtual Memory Subsystem Rewritten In 2.4!)
Issue #135, Section #6 (1 Oct 2001: Stackable Filesystem Based On FiST)
Issue #135, Section #12 (1 Oct 2001: More Developer Backlash From VM Rewrite)
Issue #124, Section #6 (2 Jul 2001: Microsoft And Source Licensing)
Issue #123, Section #5 (25 Jun 2001: Linux 2.4.6-pre3)
Issue #123, Section #9 (25 Jun 2001: Status Of Hotplug CPU Support)
Issue #121, Section #8 (11 Jun 2001: Status Of CML2)
Issue #120, Section #1 (28 May 2001: SMP Race In ext2)
Issue #120, Section #6 (28 May 2001: New rootfs For 2.5)
Issue #117, Section #5 (7 May 2001: No ISO9660 Filesystem Maintainer)
Issue #110, Section #3 (9 Mar 2001: Per-Process Namespaces For Linux)
Issue #110, Section #6 (9 Mar 2001: Mosix In The Standard Kernel)
Issue #100, Section #10 (1 Jan 2001: Alan's 2.4 Tree)
Issue #98, Section #10 (18 Dec 2000: Filesystem Corruption In Developer Kernels)
Issue #97, Section #2 (11 Dec 2000: More 2.4 Filesystem Corruption)
Issue #92, Section #3 (6 Nov 2000: Cleaning Up Internal Data Structures)
Issue #91, Section #7 (30 Oct 2000: Filesystem Corruption Bug Revisited)
Issue #91, Section #12 (30 Oct 2000: Minor Problems With 'linux-kernel')
Issue #89, Section #1 (16 Oct 2000: 'soft updates', Journalling, Crashing Virtual Machines; Linus On Current VM vs. Classzone)
Issue #89, Section #2 (16 Oct 2000: Assigning 'nice' Values For Disk And Network Activity)
Issue #89, Section #13 (16 Oct 2000: 'minixfs' Exploit; Some Discussion Of Function Return Values)
Issue #88, Section #7 (9 Oct 2000: Angry Fighting In The ARM Tree)
Issue #88, Section #10 (9 Oct 2000: Redesigning Or Getting Rid Of '/proc/locks/index.html')
Issue #86, Section #5 (25 Sep 2000: /proc API)
Issue #86, Section #11 (25 Sep 2000: Linus To Adopt Patch Queue System!!!)
Issue #85, Section #4 (18 Sep 2000: 2.4.0-test8-pre2: Long-Time (Over A Year) Filesystem Corruption Bug Uncovered)
Issue #85, Section #5 (18 Sep 2000: 2.4.0-test8-pre4: Filesystem Corruption Bug And Rolled Up Newspaper)
Issue #84, Section #1 (11 Sep 2000: Posix Threads (pthreads) In Linux)
Issue #83, Section #12 (5 Sep 2000: Time To Replace The Big Kernel Spinlock With A Semaphore?)
Issue #81, Section #13 (21 Aug 2000: NT/HFS-Style Multiple "Resources" In A Single File)
Issue #80, Section #8 (14 Aug 2000: mount() History And Proposal)
Issue #80, Section #12 (14 Aug 2000: Ancient ext2 Race Uncovered)
Issue #79, Section #9 (7 Aug 2000: Status Of 2.4 To Do List; Kernel Bug Tracking System)
Issue #78, Section #8 (31 Jul 2000: Confusion Over 'ext2' Maintainership)
Issue #77, Section #7 (24 Jul 2000: Improving The Kernel Release Schedule)
Issue #76, Section #7 (17 Jul 2000: Linus Inadvertantly Steps Into Minor Filesystem Dispute)
Issue #73, Section #6 (26 Jun 2000: Some Debate Over POSIX And Symlinks)
Issue #73, Section #13 (26 Jun 2000: Alan's Latest List Of Things To Do Before 2.4 Can Come Out)
Issue #72, Section #15 (19 Jun 2000: Status Of /proc Reorganization)
Issue #71, Section #4 (12 Jun 2000: CML2 Replacement For The 'kbuild' System; Language Dispute)
Issue #70, Section #2 (5 Jun 2000: Things To Do Before 2.4: Saga Continues)
Issue #68, Section #2 (22 May 2000: Treatment Of Contributors)
Issue #68, Section #7 (22 May 2000: '/proc/index.html' Bug In Latest Development Kernels)
Issue #66, Section #7 (8 May 2000: C++ And The Kernel)
Issue #65, Section #8 (1 May 2000: Block Allocation In ext2)
Issue #64, Section #1 (24 Apr 2000: Linus On devfs)
Issue #64, Section #9 (24 Apr 2000: More 'devfs' Discussion)
Issue #64, Section #10 (24 Apr 2000: Things To Do Before 2.4: Saga Continues)
Issue #63, Section #1 (17 Apr 2000: NetWare Filesystem Sources Published)
Issue #62, Section #7 (10 Apr 2000: Mount Code Cleanup)
Issue #62, Section #12 (10 Apr 2000: AFFS Support And Discussion)
Issue #60, Section #2 (27 Mar 2000: Linus On The Verge Of pre-2.4; Status Of reiserfs)
Issue #60, Section #3 (27 Mar 2000: Alan's Task List For 2.4: Saga Continues)
Issue #56, Section #3 (28 Feb 2000: To Do For 2.4: Saga Continues)
Issue #55, Section #11 (21 Feb 2000: Bug Hunt In Unstable Series)
Issue #53, Section #4 (7 Feb 2000: Slowing Down For 2.4)
Issue #52, Section #2 (24 Jan 2000: /proc And sysctl())
Issue #52, Section #3 (24 Jan 2000: Block Device Interface Change And Related Pain)
Issue #49, Section #2 (3 Jan 2000: Preparing For Code Freeze)
Issue #49, Section #5 (3 Jan 2000: Protecting Permissions In NFS)
Issue #46, Section #6 (13 Dec 1999: Dangerous Fixes To FAT And HPFS)
Issue #45, Section #2 (6 Dec 1999: Read/Write Semaphores)
Issue #45, Section #3 (6 Dec 1999: Microsoft Historical Digression)
Issue #45, Section #4 (6 Dec 1999: Some Explanation Of /proc)
Issue #44, Section #5 (22 Nov 1999: Kernel Support For Binary-Only Programs)
Issue #43, Section #6 (15 Nov 1999: Some Explanation Of The 'dentry' Struct)
Issue #42, Section #4 (8 Nov 1999: VFS Inode Structure)
Issue #41, Section #5 (1 Nov 1999: OFFTOPIC: Color-Blindness And Viewing The Kernel Version History Page)
Issue #41, Section #9 (1 Nov 1999: Hardware Debugging)
Issue #30, Section #1 (5 Aug 1999: FAT Inherently Broken; COMA Workaround Removed)
Issue #28, Section #8 (22 Jul 1999: FAT Still Broken In Development Kernels)
Issue #28, Section #13 (22 Jul 1999: Removing Linux/DOS Translations From Kernel)
Issue #27, Section #1 (15 Jul 1999: Treating Directories As Files)
Issue #26, Section #1 (8 Jul 1999: Big File Clarification)
Issue #25, Section #7 (1 Jul 1999: FENRIS Source Available)
Issue #24, Section #7 (24 Jun 1999: Renovating 'mount')
Issue #24, Section #13 (24 Jun 1999: FAT Patch Lingers Unapplied)
Issue #24, Section #14 (24 Jun 1999: mkdir() Problems And Uncertainties)
Issue #20, Section #2 (27 May 1999: Remounting A Filesystem Under A Different Directory)
Issue #20, Section #3 (27 May 1999: 'rm' Too Slow)
Issue #19, Section #14 (20 May 1999: Mailing List Delays And Header Changes)
Issue #18, Section #7 (13 May 1999: Development Conflicts And Resolution)
Issue #17, Section #15 (6 May 1999: Fixes For Rarely Touched Code)
Issue #16, Section #2 (29 Apr 1999: FAT Fixes)
Issue #15, Section #3 (22 Apr 1999: VFAT Hacks)
Issue #14, Section #12 (15 Apr 1999: Difficulties Of Trapping Kernel Stack Overflows)
Issue #12, Section #2 (1 Apr 1999: FAT Fixes)
Issue #12, Section #6 (1 Apr 1999: Hard Links Without Write Permissions)
Issue #10, Section #11 (18 Mar 1999: Symlink Recursion)
Issue #9, Section #1 (11 Mar 1999: Panic Hunt)
Issue #7, Section #5 (24 Feb 1999: A Double Fix)
Issue #7, Section #6 (24 Feb 1999: fsync(); syslogd; Ext2 Extensions; Linus Chastized)
Issue #6, Section #3 (18 Feb 1999: Inode Memory; Module Access To Cache)
Issue #6, Section #5 (18 Feb 1999: Behavior Of rmdir())
Issue #5, Section #5 (11 Feb 1999: Debugging Session)
Issue #2, Section #2 (21 Jan 1999: Ensuring Unique Inodes In Microsoft's FAT Filesystem)

 

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