August 14, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.8-ac5

Author: JT Smith

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org. "This is a fairly experimental -ac so please treat it with care," Cox writes.

2.4.8-ac5
o Next batch of IDE driver updates (Andre Hedrick)
| qd6580 driver becomes a qd65xx driver
| 80pin cable detect for serverworks on Dell
| Mode5 on SIS chipsets
o Handle ARM mmap were FIRST_USER_PGD_NR is not
zero (Russell King)
o Make the sl82c105.c code common between ARM
and PPC (Paul Mackerras)
o Update cisco hdlc handling in the isdn layer (Bjoern Zeeb)
o Add called party number to isdn tty emulation (Jan Oberlaender,
Kai Germaschewski)
o Eicon warning fix (Kai Germaschewski)
o Tiny agp cleanup in severworks code (Mike Harris)
o Switch to 2.4.8 nr_free_buffer_pages (Rik van Riel)
o Change bootmem bitmap setup (Rik van Riel)
o Unlazy the queue movement when we touch
inactive cache pages (VM balance assumed this)
(Rik van Riel)
o Update the orinoco drivers (David Gibson)
o Update natsemi driver (experimentally anyway)
(Tim Hockin)
o Update hpt366 blacklists (Kevin Fleming)
o Reclaim buffer cache into inactive list when
it is too large (Rik van Riel)
o Documentation tidy ups (Steven Cole)
o Switch map_user_kiobuf to use down_read (Ben LaHaise)

2.4.8-ac4
o ADFS date/time computation fix (Russell King)
o Add ALS120 ident to ns558 joystick (Filip Van Raemdonck)
o Make Reiserfs endian and alignment safe (Jeff Mahoney)
| Fixes IA64 indirect alignment, S390 alignment
| Big endian
| Update inode generator
o Enable input drivers on ARM (Russell King)
o Add intermezzo file system kernel side (Peter Braam and co)
o First blocks of ppc64 merge (Paul Mackerras, Anton Blanchard,
Tom Gall and the IBM PPC 64 team)
o Fix return value bug in mac nvram driver

o Make oom killer kill all threads of a set (Eric Lammerts)

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