Re: 2.4.10pre7aa1

Andrea Arcangeli (
Tue, 11 Sep 2001 15:49:19 +0200

On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 01:40:37PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > BTW, I fixed a few more issues in the rcu patch (grep for
> > down_interruptible for instance), here an updated patch (will be
> > included in 2.4.10pre8aa1 [or later -aa]) with the name of rcu-2.
> I've been made aware of one other isue with the RCU patch
> US Patent #05442758
> In the absence of an actual real signed header paper patent use grant for GPL
> usage from the Sequent folks that seems to be rather hard to fix.

many thanks for the info. Since I live in Italy I should be safe to use
it and to contribute the developement until Sequent/IBM fixes the legal
problem. As far I can tell it's quite obviously just a theorical problem
but it was very worth noticing.

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