August 3, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.7-ac5 available

Author: JT Smith

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

2.4.7ac5
o Resolve ext3 and superblock change incompat (me, Al Viro)
| Fixes hang on journal recovery
o Fix freevxfs leak (Andries Brouwer)
o Add another eepro100 ident (Matt Wilson)
o Further tweakes to make rpm based on
suggestions by Keith Owens (Keith Owens, me)
o Fix ISA dma range check bug in cs89x0 (Paul)
o Fix ISA dma range check on 3c505 (Paul)
o Switch md driver to use completions (Neil Brown)
o Add more sanity checks to the dmi scanner (me)
o Fix hash sign assumptions in reiserfs (Jeff Mahoney)
| IMPORTANT: this makes things consistent, it also means
| that if you have chars > 127 in file names _and_ you are
| running unsigned char little endian default (probably a tiny tiny
| number of mips users only)
you will need to archive and recreate
| those files. X86 users are _NOT_ affected.
o Add the infrastructure for ac97_ops ready for
digital audio etc (me)

2.4.7ac4
o Fix inode cache shrinkage problems in 2.4.7 (Al Viro)
| This should cure the problem where it gets
| really slow over time. Its not the final fix
o Make aironet compile again (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix an incredibly stupid i2o_scsi bug causing (me)
crashes with the adaptec 2100 and other stuff
o Fix memory corruption if using gcc 3 and serial
probing fails (Thomas Hood)
o Fix out of memory handling with raid (Neil Brown)
o Fix a raid mishandling bug on errors (Neil Brown)
o Add promise 20268 software raid card idents (me)
o Fix leaktek winview601 problems (Leandro Lucarella)
o Merge ntfs 1.1.16 (Anton Altaparmakov)
o Avoid panic when reiserfs attempts to mount
invalid superblock (Nikita Danilov)
(Chris Mason)
error in reiserfs
o Error rather than panic on journal replay I/O
o Update atp870u driver (Wittman Lee)
o First batch of superblock handling cleanup (Al Viro)
o Restore module oops dumping (Kai Germaschewski)
o NFSD update (Neil Brown)
o Fix ieee1394 sleep with spinlock held (Andi Kleen)
o Add AMD 760-MP to the Agp table (me)
o Rip out zillions of duplicated -ESPIPE (Christoph Hellwig)
llseek methods for a common one
o Fix qlogic direction flag handling in 2.4 (Jeff Andre)
o Clear inode->i-blocks on deletion in reisefs (Nikita Danilov)
o Merge rest of S/390 tty driver fixes (Ulrich Weigand)
o Finish adapting S/390 to new softirq code (Ulrich Weigand)
o Remove accidental duplicate block in Makefile (Ulrich Weigand)
o Update DASD drivers (Ulrich Weigand)
o Further pnpbios fixes (Andrey Panin)
o Switch pnp to use slab not malloc.h (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Switch parport_cs to slab not malloc.h (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Further config cleanups (Steven Cole)
o Fix make spec with no .version (Keith Owens)
o Further ipchains fixes (Rusty Russell)
o Add procfs info option for reiserfs stats (Nikita Danilov)
o Remove dead code from the reiserfs tree (Jeff Mahoney)
o Quota updates (Jan Kara)
o FreeVxFS leak fixes, allow block sizes != 1024 (Christoph Hellwig)
o Improve serial_cs reporting (Jonathan Corbet)
o Add v7 fs sanity checks to the sys5 fs code (Linus Torvalds,
Christoph Hellwig, Al Viro, Andries Brouwer)

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