June 3, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac7 available

Author: JT Smith

It's at tp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.

Writes Alan Cox: "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-ac7
o UML cleanups (Jeff Dike)
o Trap invalid addresses in UML ethernet driver (Jeff Dike)
o Reimplment UML user space access (Jeff Dike)
o Add device node support to hostfs (Jorgen Cederlof)
o Fix hang if the UML net helper fails to run (Jeff Dike)
o Support setting time in UML kernels (Livio Baldini Soares)
o Move more non portable code out of UML core (Jeff Dike)
o Merge most of remaining UML ppc changes (Chris Emerson)
o Printk cleanups, remove one non portable (James Stevenson)
o Add speaker mixer support to the cmpci mixer (Carlos Gorges)
o Fix inittdata ordering in i2c docs (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Add usb skeleton driver (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o Fix ns558 unload (Marcus Meissner)
o Further cs46xx fixing (Frank Davies)
o S/390 updates from the IBM folks (Martin Schwidefsky)
o CS46xx pop/crackle fixes on IBM T20 (Thomas Woller)
o Make USB require PCI (me)
o Tulip driver update (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix slip/slhc missing symbols problem (Michael Guntsche)
o IRDA updates (Dag Brattli)
o Add cs4232 isapnp probing (Marcus Meissner)
o Merge airo_cs driver (Benjamin Reed, Javier Achirica,
Jean Tourrilhes)
o VIA workarounds for APIC IRQ routing (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix bootmem.c comment cut&paste accident (Richard Urena)
o Update LVM with new VG_CREATE ioctl (and (Joe Thornber)
VG_CREATE_OLD for back compatibility)
o Fix pv_t/lv_t confusion in lv_status_bydev_req (Joe Thornber)
o Lots of update/fixes for _lv_status_by* code (Joe Thornber)
o Add support for I2O IOP's requiring private
resource spaces (me)
o Hopefully fix hid jerkiness (Michael)

2.4.5-ac6
o Fix the cs46xx right this time (me)
o Further FATfs cleanup (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o ISDN PPP code cleanup, cvs tag update (Kai Germaschewski)
o Large amount of UFS file system cleanup (Al Viro)
o Fix endianness problems in FATfs (Petr Vandrovec)
o Fix -ac quota crashes (Jan Kara)
o Fix bluetooth out of memory handling (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o Fix freevxfs readdir (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix freevxfs sign/unsigned issues (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix doctypos, other freevxfs cleanup (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix flush_dirty_buffers warning (J A Magallon)
o Add Carlos Gorges to credits (Carlos Gorges)
o Further atm cleanup fixes (kmalloc/signedness)
(Mitchell Blank)
o Fix hotplug variable in matroxfb (Petr Vandrovec)
o Fix ns558 crash (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Revert to Pete Zaitcev's khub locking (Pete Zaitcev)
| It works for me, Johannes changes don't seem to
o Fix usb Config.in breakage for input devices (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Add another 3c509 ISAPnP id (Marcus Meissner)
o Fix oopses and null checks on iphase (Mitchell Blank)
o CS46xx update (Thomas Woller)
o Fix mmap cornercase (Maciej Rozycki)
o Tidy up aironet and saa9730 delay abuse (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Force initial umask to be sane for broken
init programs (Andrew Tridgell)
o Teach CML1 to strip out from the
Configure.help (Eric Raymond)
o Resync with Eric's master Configure.help (Eric Raymond)
o Revert FIOQSIZE
o Fix missing copy_*_user in cosa driver (me)
| From Stanford tools
o Fix missing copy_*_user in eicon
+ clean up ioctls a bit more
| From Stanford tools (me)
o Fix use after free in lpbether (me)
| From Stanford tools
o Fix missing return in rose_dev (me)
| From Stanford tools
o Fix use after free in bpqether (me)
| From Stanford tools

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