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Date:	Tue, 20 Jun 2000 03:47:52 +0200
From:	Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
To:	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>
Subject: [ANN]: pktcdvd 0.0.2a


I pulled the stuff back together into a brand new release of
CD-RW packet writing. This release should be a lot more solid
than previous versions, not to mention a whole lot faster.

Patch is here


and is against 2.4.0-test1-ac21.

Extract from Changelog:

	- kpacketd kernel thread pulling missing data
	- fix plugging bug
	- rewrite pkt_gather_data to a one-step solution
	- add private pktcdvd elevator
	- shutdown write access to device upon write failure
	- set inactive request queue head
	- rework locking
	- introduce per-pd queues, simplifies pkt_request
	- store pd in queuedata

Since this is still considered alpha (at best), kdb is included
in the patch. Hopefully this will make it much easier for folks
experiencing problems to report back with useful info.

This release is pretty solid for me, although I'm sure there are
still lots of bugs. Querying UDF for zero blocks and UDF dir/file
count block caching did not make it in, expect that for next time.

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* Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
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