Friday, 1 October 2010

New releases

On Thursday, 23 September, openSUSE released a security and bugfix update for the Linux kernel on openSUSE 11.2. As a consequence of this I've rebuilt the gpib-linux RPM again, and also made a new release (2.41) of the pciaer driver which includes a few improvements that I've put in now and then over the past few months.

And I've made a start on pciaer 2.42, ripping out the previously deprecated debug ioctl interface (the same functionality is available via debugfs instead) and removing a few redundant initializers. The next things I want to do before the next release include deprecating a couple more ioctl calls and introducing compat_ioctl handling where necessary to ensure everything works correctly on 64 bit, which is something I never worried about up until now.