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  • April 2, 2001
  13.  Misc

  13.1.  Author

  The author and maintainer of the Linux Kernel-HOWTO is Brian Ward
  (bri@cs.uchicago.edu). Please send me any comments, additions,
  corrections (Corrections are, in particular, the most important to

  You can take a look at my `home page' at one of these URLs:


  Even though I try to be attentive as possible with mail, please
  remember that I get a lot of it every day, so it may take a little
  time to get back to you. Especially when emailing me with a question,
  please try extra hard to be clear and detailed in your message. If
  you're writing about non-working hardware (or something like that), I
  need to know what your hardware configureation is. If you report an
  error, don't just say ``I tried this but it gave an error;'' I need to
  know what the error was.  I would also like to know what versions of
  the kernel, gcc, and libc you're using. If you just tell me you're
  using this-or-that distribution, it won't tell me much at all. I don't
  care if you ask simple questions; remember, if you don't ask, you may
  never get an answer! I'd like to thank everyone who has given me

  If your question does not relate to the kernel, or is in some language
  that I don't understand, I may not answer.

  If you mailed me and did not get an answer within a resonable amount
  of time (three weeks or more), then chances are that I accidentally
  deleted your message or something (sorry). Please try again.

  I get a lot of mail about thing which are actually hardware problems
  or issues. That's OK, but please try to keep in mind that I'm not
  familiar with all of the hardware in the world. I use AMD processors,
  Adaptec and Sybios SCSI controllers, and IBM SCSI disks.

  Version -0.1 was written on October 3, 1994. This document is
  available in SGML, PostScript, TeX, roff, and plain-text formats.

  13.2.  To do

  The ``Tips and tricks'' section is a little small. I hope to expand on
  it with suggestions from others.

  So is ``Additional packages.''

  More debugging/crash recovery info needed.

  13.3.  Contributions

  A small part of Linus' README (kernel hacking options) is inclusive.
  (Thanks, Linus!)

  uc@brian.lunetix.de (Ulrich Callmeier): patch -s and xargs.

  quinlan@yggdrasil.com (Daniel Quinlan): corrections and additions in
  many sections.

  nat@nat@nataa.fr.eu.org (Nat Makarevitch): mrproper, tar -p, many
  other things

  boldt@math.ucsb.edu (Axel Boldt): collected descriptions of kernel
  configuration options on the net; then provided me with the list

  lembark@wrkhors.psyber.com (Steve Lembark): multiple boot suggestion

  kbriggs@earwax.pd.uwa.edu.au (Keith Briggs): some corrections and

  rmcguire@freenet.columbus.oh.us (Ryan McGuire): makeables additions

  dumas@excalibur.ibp.fr (Eric Dumas): French translation

  simazaki@ab11.yamanashi.ac.jp (Yasutada Shimazaki): Japanese

  jjamor@lml.ls.fi.upm.es (Juan Jose Amor Iglesias): Spanish translation

  mva@sbbs.se (Martin Wahlen): Swedish translation

  jzp1218@stud.u-szeged.hu (Zoltan Vamosi): Hungarian translation

  bart@mat.uni.torun.pl (Bartosz Maruszewski): Polish translation

  donahue@tiber.nist.gov (Michael J Donahue): typos, winner of the
  ``sliced bread competition''

  rms@gnu.ai.mit.edu (Richard Stallman): ``free'' documentation
  concept/distribution notice

  dak@Pool.Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE (David Kastrup): NFS thing

  esr@snark.thyrsus.com (Eric Raymond): various tidbits

  The people who have sent me mail with questions and problems have also
  been quite helpful.

  13.4.  Copyright notice, License, and all that stuff

  Copyright � Brian Ward, 1994-1999.

  Permission is granted to make and distribute copies of this manual
  provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved
  on all copies.

  Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this
  manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the
  derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice
  identical to this one. Translations fall under the catagory of
  ``modified versions.''
  Warranty: None.

  Recommendations: Commercial redistribution is allowed and encouraged;
  however, it is strongly recommended that the redistributor contact the
  author before the redistribution, in the interest of keeping things
  up-to-date (you could send me a copy of the thing you're making while
  you're at it). Translators are also advised to contact the author
  before translating. The printed version looks nicer. Recycle.

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