June 5, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.5-ac9

Author: JT Smith

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

Cox says, "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 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)

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)


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