June 4, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac8

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
need fixing to lock against format changes during a read/write. Poll
and starting a buffer as write does and also mmap during write, write
an mmap."

o Fix sign handling bug in random sysctl (me)
| From Stanford tools
o Add more idents to the NS558 driver (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Fix oops on some HID descriptor sets (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Fix reuse bug in UML net code + clean up (Jeff Dike)
o ES1370 driver locking (Frank Davis)
o Update init/main.c patch for umask (Andrew Tridgell)
o Fix uml fault race, and looping fault on
protection error (Jeff Dike)
o Update devices.txt (H Peter Anvin)
o Update the airo driver (fix pci pm oops.
spinlock abuse, delete after kfree, unchecked
copies) (Jeff Garzik)
o Remove old UML umn driver (Jeff Dike)
o Fix resource leaks and printk levels in isapnp (Mike Borrelli)
o Add new procfs programming documentation (Erik Mouw)
o Fix usb xconfig breakage (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Replace accidentaly lost UP_APIC help (Mikael Pettersson)
o Olypmic driver update (Mike Phillips)
o Clean up LVM spelling, debug macros (Andreas Dilger)
o Make various bits of LVM static (Andreas Dilger)
o Make lvm_snapshot_use_rate its own function (Andreas Dilger)
o Make lvm_do_lv_create loop the right amount
o Fix lvm stamping on a semaphore causing an oops
o Fix lvm hardware block size handling (Andrea Arcangeli)

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)


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