June 8, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac10 available

Author: JT Smith

It's at ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/
. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.
Cox writes, "In terms of going through the code audit almost all the sound drivers
still
need fixing to lock against format changes during a read/write. Poll
creating
and starting a buffer as write does and also mmap during write, write
during
an mmap."

2.4.5-ac10
o Fix xircom cardbus filter setup (Ion Badulescu)
o Dave Jones has moved (Dave Jones)
o Further Configure.help cleanup (Eric Raymond)
o Switch usb serial driver locking (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o Update IRDA Irnet protocol code (Jean Tourrilhes)
o Update ide-tape and osst drivers (Willem Riede)
o Add ethtool support to ne2k-pci (Jeff Garzik)
o Misc small network driver tweaks/cleanup (Jeff Garzik)
o Module description strings for net drivers (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix thread/unload race in reiserfs (Nikita Danilov)
o Fix a race in reiserfs_writepage (Chris Mason)
o Add prolific 2203 USB serial support (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o Update isdn maintainers (Kai Germaschewski)
o Add another USS720 device entry (Steve Tell)
o Reap dead swap cache pages (Marcelo Tosatti)
o Fix USB sign handling error (Jochen Pernsteiner)
o Update input driver docs (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Fix locking bug in hysdn (Kai Germaschewski)
o Fix hid parsing bug with feature reports (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Fix ataraid config.in bug (Jim Wright)

2.4.5-ac9
o Fix gameport link problems (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Fix an oops in the sg driver (Tachino Nobuhiro)
o Fix brlock indexing bug (Takanori Kawano)
o Add parport_pc_unregister_port (Tim Waugh)
o Configure.help updates (Eric Raymond)
o Fix xircom_cb problems with some cisco kit (Ion Badulescu)
o Fix tdfxfb cursor rendering bug (Franz Melchior)
o Add driver for the sony vaio i/o controller (Stelian Pop,
Junchi Morita, Takaya Kinjo, Andrew Tridgell)
o Orinoco updates for symbol, intel, 3com cards (Jean Tourrihles)
o Use list_del_init in uhci driver (Herbert Xu)
o Fix a uhci SMP deadlock (Herbert Xu)
o Allow faster freeing of reisefs metadata (Chris Mason)
o Fix error path leaks in reiserfs (Chris Mason,
Vladimir Saveliev)
o Fix NFS problems triggered by 2.4.5 mmap change (Trond Myklebust)
o Resynchronize with m68k tree (Jes Sorensen)
o Add es1371 sound driver locking (Frank Davis)
o Fix a small error in the trident locking (Frank Davis)

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