So I finally upgraded my desktop to 2.6 (2.6.0-test9), at least, after
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 21:19:24 +0000
So I finally upgraded my desktop to 2.6 (2.6.0-test9), at least, after fiddling a bit so that it's still using the old OSS-style sound module instead of spiffy new Alsa. This is because spiffy new Alsa doesn't work, as far as I can tell: there seems to be no way to persuade my motherboard to put the video card (Voodoo3) and the onboard audio in different interrupts: ye olde technologie trident.o can cope with sharing, but ALSA snd-trident makes some really really evil noises every time I select a menu item in Mozilla. Anyway, that's an exploration for another day.
What this means immediately is that it's time to play with futexes.