October 22, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.12-ac4 and ac5

Author: JT Smith

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/linux-2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org. Changelog below.Cox writes about 2.4.12-ac5: " Basically this one is for ARM users or people seeing hiccups with VIA audio."

And about ac4: "Catching up on the backlog. This one might be a little less stable than ac3, so stability freaks should wait."

o SA1100 cleanups (Nicolas Pitre)
o Assabet updates (Russell King)
o Update ARM simpad architecture (Russell King)
o ICS IDE updates (Russell King)
o Make ISA dma support in the core optional (Russell King)
o Fix SA1100 cache performance problem (Russell King)
o Update SA1100 stork pcmcia update (Russell King)
o Update the ARM Cerf platform (Russell King)
o Keyboard/pm include cleanup (Russell King)
o Update ARM default configurations (Russell King)
o ARM include updates (Russell King)
o Fix isofs packing on the ARM (Russell King)
o ADFS file sytstem updates (Russell King)
o Fix compile failure on ARM ecoscsi (Jean-Luc Leger)
o SA1100 and EP7211 irda drivers (Russell King,
"Blue Mug")
o ISIcom device table (Andrey Panin)
o 1.15 test VIA audio driver (Jeff Garzik)
o Switch most other drivers to generic BLK*64 (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix DTC3280 driver (Casper Boon)
o Mini-acpi support for using ACPI apic/cpu (Andrew Henroid,
tables (needed for some new IBM stuff)
Richard Schaal,
| You must use a command line option to enable Jun Nakajima,
| this for now Arjan van de Ven)
| (Submitted by IBM but written by Intel)

o Workaround for gcc 3.0.x spin_unlock problem (Hartmut Schirmer)
o Hog stop VM update (Rik van Riel)
o Update segment reload avoidance code (Andi Kleen)
o shmfs remount fixups (Christoph Rohland)
o Fix broken bits of ifdef stuff (Jean-Luc Leger)
o Updates to xircom_tulib_cb driver (Ion Badulescu)
o Revert problematic tulip rx missed patch (Jeff Garzik)
o USB updates (Greg Kroah-Hartmann, David Nelson,
David Brownell)
o Recognize the 830MP ide and support it (Michael Clark)
o Fix yellowfin duplex bug (Val Henson)
o APM updates (Stephen Rothwell)
o USB net driver updates (David Brownell)
o Fix merge glitch in md driver (Neil Brown)
o Fix sa1100fb condition checking error (Russell King)
o Add device table to the sx driver (Andrey Panin)
o Add lots more rep nop points to the kernel
for the poor old Pentium IV (Arjan van de Ven)
o Add device tables to moxa drivers (Andrey Panin)
o Joystick fix for USB joystick hats (David Megginson)
o Add $PIR support for serverworks CSB5 (Tim Hockin)
o Take hfs catalog lock static (Adrian Sun)
o Fix an elf overflow check (Al Viro)
o Update M68K scsi drivers
o Update M68K ide drivers
o Add EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS to motioneye (Stelian Pop)
o Fix m68k to be bigendian for audio (Jes Sorensen)
o Fix "cd tray won't close" ide cd bug (Jens Axboe)
o Remove an unneeded lance ident (Dave Jones)
o Sony pi driver update (Stelian Pop)
o Issue "FLUSH_CACHE" commands to ide devices
on shutdown (Tim Hockin)
o Add pci table to applicon driver (Andrey Panin)
o Use set_current_state in the input layer (Arnaldo Carvalho
de Melo)
o Swap list locking update (Hugh Dickins)
o Update to aic7xxx 6.2.4 (Justin Gibbs)

o Switch mpt fusion driver to use set_current_state
(Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Ext3 file system update and related fixes (Andrew Morton,
Stephen Tweedie)
o ASM m68k include updates (Richard Ziclicky)
o Netwinder audio update (Russell King)
o SA1100 documentation update (Russell King)
o ARM keyboard updates (Russell King)
o ARM include updates (Russell King)
o Fix a pcmcia/ds.c return on error case (Russell King)
o Small ARM core updates (Russell King)
o Philips USB camera driver update ("Nemosoft")
o Add XScale pci ident (Russell King)
o SA1100 frame buffer update (Russell King)
o Update floppy.c for N_FDC=1 case (Russell King)
o Update floppy parameter support (Russell King)
o Bring -ac usb device locking in line with Linus (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o USB initialisation fixes (Linus Torvalds)
o Use set_current_state in wireless drivers (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Megaraid driver v 1.18 (Atul Mukker)

o Fix the reiserfs buffer accounting bug (Chris Mason)
o VIA rhine oops fix (Urban Widmark)
o Fix ppc build, add license tags (Paul Mackerras)
o Fix partition size handling bug (Al Viro)
o Handle BIOSes that slow the CPU more sanely (me)
o Fix pm.h include in pc_keyb.c (Mike Borrelli)
o Document some of the APM code (me)
o Reapply reiserfs big endian support (Jeff Mahoney)
o Fix misleading bootflag reporting (Thomas Hood)
o Fix a reporting bug in the promise driver (Alexander Yurchenko)
o Switch bits of scsi to use set_current_state
(Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Switch cdrom drivers to set_current_state (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Add license tags to reiserfs (Dirk Mueller)
o SA1100 fixes (Russell King)
o Fix usb config typo (Tom Rini)
o Eurotech PC104 watchdog (Rodolfo Giometti)
o Add support for the VIA C5 processor (Dave Jones)
o Add Dave Jones to maintainers file (Dave Jones)
o Switch paride drivers to set_current_state (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Switch USB drivers to set_current_state (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Switch most of drivers/char to s_c_s (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Back out a bogus aci change (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Switch sound to use set_current_state (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Cache reporting errata handling (Dave Jones)
o Merge some identical vm operations (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix init/version.h comments/format oddments (Daniel Dickman)


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