July 4, 2001

Alan Cox: Announcing Linux 2.2.20-pre7

Author: JT Smith

Cox writes, "Linux 2.2 is now firmly into maintenance state. Patches for neat new
belong in 2.4. Generally new drivers belong in 2.4 (possibly in 2.2 as
after 2.4 shows them stable)
. Expect me to be very picky on changes to
core code now."

o Merge rose buffr management fixes (Jean-Paul Roubelat)
o Configure.help updates (Steven Cole)
o Add Steven Cole to credits (Steven Cole)
o Update kbuild list info (Michael Chastain)
o Fix slab.c doc typo (Piotr Kasprzyk)
o Lengthen parport probe timeout (Jean-Luc Coulon)
o Fix vm86 cleanup (Stas Sergeev)
o Fix 8139too build bug (Jürgen Zimmermann)
o Fix slow 8139too performance (Oleg Makarenko)
o Sparc64 exec fixes (Solar Designer)

o Merge all the pending ISDN updates (Kai Germaschewski)
| These are sizable changes and want a good testing
o Fix sg deadlock bug as per 2.4 (Douglas Gilbert)
o Count socket/pipe in quota inode use (Paul Menage)
o Fix some missing configuration help texts (Steven Cole)
o Fix Rik van Riel's credits entry (Rik van Riel)
o Mark xtime as volatile in extern definition (various people)
o Fix open error return checks (Andries Brouwer)

o Fix a patch generation error, replaces 2.2.20pre4 which is
wrong on ad1848


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