June 28, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac20

Author: JT Smith

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.

Cox writes, "This is the initial merge with 2.4.6pre -- treat this one with care, it
may
not be the most reliable 2.4.5ac release ever made."

2.4.5-ac20
o Commence resync with 2.4.6pre5
- Merge kernel doc tool changes
- Merge sunrpc printk check change
- Merge net core changes
- Merge Bluetooth stack
- Merge inet proto register
- Merge bridge updates
- Merge net/ipv4 and ipv6 changes
- Merge x86 arch support
- Merge m68k port changes
- Merge ppc port changes
- Merge sparc32/64 changes
- Merge ACPI
- Merge ll_rw_blk changes
- Merge miro rds changes
- Merge USB updates

Kept xtime volatile - pending verification drivers are safe with
this change

Kept old atyfb code (someone needs to sort out which atyfb is the
one being worked on and get that tree into the kernel)

As with 2.4.6pre power management PCI interface changes
mean power management is likely to be broken somewhat

Also there is some kind of deadlock I suspect related to the
mm changes in 2.4.6pre/2.4.5ac14
o Resync with 2.4.6pre6
o Add macserial printk levels (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Add picturebook vaio wide console mode support (Marcel Wijlaars)
o Riscom8 driver printk/regions etc (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o ESP serial driver clean up (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o dz serial driver clean up (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Fix hangs during heavy buffer I/O (Arjan van de Ven)
(eg mke2fs)
o Clean up doubletalk driver (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Further imsttfb updates (Paul Mundt)
o MTD missing export fixes (David Woodhouse)
o MTD configure script fixes (me)
o MTD include fixes (me)
o Yamaha pci audio cleanup , longer delay (Pete Zaitcev)
o i810 ioctl fix (Damjan Lango)
o Add printk levels to tty_io.c
and tty_ioctl.c (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Small acm serial driver cleanup (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Printk levels for via-pmu (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Improve kernel-doc parser (Christian Kreibich)
o Disable AMI megaraid 64bit mode (Martti Hyppänen)
| Seems the HP board firmware reports 64bit supported but
| it doesn't actually work reliably on them

2.4.5-ac19
o Update Gareth Hughes contact info (Gareth Hughes)
o Make sure NFS atime is handled by server (Trond Myklebust)
o Fix Configure.help glitch (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o Fix nfs readdir EIO and duplicates bug (Trond Myklebust)
o Fix netlink removal of proc directory (Herbert Rosmanith)
o Use skb_purge_queue in net stacks (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
| lapb, netrom, econet, rose, ax25, atm, sched,
| socket core, unix
o Fix reference after free in eql driver (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Fix reference after free in shaper (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Gameport fixes for Alpha (Jeff Garzik)
o Configure.help updates (Eric Raymond)
o JFFS copyright banner update (David Woodhouse)
o Update docs on binfmt_misc java (Kurt Huwig)
o Fix tty release_mem oops (Tachino Nobuhiro)
o Pull nfs data out of inode struct (Al Viro)
o Assorted UML fixes (Jeff Dike)
o Improve missed tick handling on UML (Jeff Dike)
o Fix hdc/hdd reporting on disks in /proc/stat (Martin Wilck)
o Fix sign extension of dirent's in readdir (Trond Myklebust)
o Ensure LVM dropped snapshot is not reactivated (Joe Thornber)
o Change kiovec handling in LVM (Joe Thornber)

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