August 16, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.8-ac6

Author: JT Smith -- Intermedia diffs available from
*       Small reiserfs changes but otherwise this ought to be a bit more
*       solid. Again still a little experimental. I'll probably do another
*       couple of 2.4.8 based release to get it rock solid before merging 
*       the 2.4.9 stuff that isnt already in -ac.

o       Pull Linus buffer.c/mem fixes into 2.4.8-ac     (Rik van Riel)
o       Make writeout smoother on zone specific         (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Fix an md oops                                  (Neil Brown)
o       AD1848 isapnp handling                          (Miguel Freitas)
o       sr_ioctl capacity reporting fix                 (Jens Axboe)
o       Starfire update                                 (Ion Badulescu)
o       cmpci update                                    (Carlos Gorges)
o       UDF update, fix delete BUG() trap               (Ben Fennema)
o       Move nmi defines so asm/irq.h isnt required     (Russell King)
o       Add experimental requirement to intermezzo   (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Fix missing include                             (Tom Rini)
o       Small eepro100 test updates                     (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Reiserfs transaction tracking update            (Chris Mason)
        | Speeds up O_SYNC and fsync
o       Update vfs_permission, handle root exec         (Christoph Hellwig)
o       First piece of the CyberPro 5050 audio merge    (Peter Wächtler)
o       Tidy i810_audio cornercases of OSS compliance   (Laurent Pinchart)
o       IDE cdrom blacklist updates for DMA             (Matt Domsch)
o       Merge some i810 updates                         (Doug Ledford)
o       Fix bug in i810 device removal                  (me)
        | fortunately nobody yet has multiple ICH audio in one box 8)
o       Natsemi gige driver                             (Ben LaHaise)
o       Allow more I/O addresses on msnd_pinnacle       (Steve Sycamore)
o       Correct sys_tz definition                       (Andi Kleen)
o       Remove unused prototypes from md                (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix flags wrong types in usb                    (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix assorted wrong flags, add x86_64 defines    (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix flags types in i2o                          (Jes Sorensen)
o       Add another vaio byteswap case                  (Stelian Pop)
o       Add devfs support to usb scanner                (Yves Duret)
o       Fix an ess solo warning                         (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix flags types in 3ware driver                 (Jes Sorensen)
o       Fix generic serial warnings                     (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix flag types in firewire drivers              (Jes Sorensen)
o       Fix flag types in dz serial                     (Jes Sorensen)
o       Extend short name handling in fat based fs's    (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o       Fix flag types in n_r3964                       (Jes Sorensen)
o       x86_64 ifdef hooks for raid and fbcon           (Andi Kleen)

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   (Russell King)
o       Make the sl82c105.c code common between ARM     (Paul Mackerras)
        and PPC
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    (Rik van Riel)
        it is too large
o       Documentation tidy ups                          (Steven Cole)
o       Switch map_user_kiobuf to use down_read         (Ben LaHaise)

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)

o       Update ISDN cvs idents                          (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Update isdn experimental idents                 (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Add Compaq Phoenix 4.06 to irqsafe APM          (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Remove rockridge printk generating too much     (Mikael Pettersson)
        debug output
o       Add a needed include of delay.h                 (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Revert access DAC change                        (me)
        | Breaks in some cases
o       ARM documentation, credits, maintainer updates  (Russell King)
o       Atyfb build fixups                              (Stelian Pop)
o merges                           (Steven Cole)
o       Initial merge of dpt_i2o.c              (Deanna Bonds, Bob Pasteur, 
                                                 Karen White, Mark Salyzyn)
o       Teach i2o_core to skip dpt cards                (me)
o       Sony Pi driver update                           (Stelian Pop)

o       Fix suspend/resume bugs in eepro100             (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix missing spec required delays in PCI PM      (me)
o       Disable PM on eepro100, it breaks even with     (me)
        those fixed
o       Resynchronize                    (Steven Cole)
o       Further superblock handling updates             (Al Viro)
o       Fix various GPL misreferences           (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Updated A20 gate switching code to handle       (Peter Anvin)
        odd (Olivetti etc) and no legacy boxes
o       Fix expand_stack race                           (Manfred Spraul)
o       Fix a malloc failure path in ipc                (Manfred Spraul)
o       Revert 2.4.8 scsi_lib change (hangs ide-scsi    (Arjan van de Ven)
        on some drives)
o       Fix binfmt elf strlen->strnlen_user             (me)
o       Add additional checking to binfmt_elf           (me)
        | Last two based on Solar Designers 2.2 work
o       Make pnp_bios dock thread exit when it finds    (me)
        docking isnt supported
o       Ext3 file system updates                        (Andrew Morton,
                                                         Stephen Tweedie)
o       Merge common components of uhci drivers         (Brad Hards)
o       Remove crud from media Makefile                 (Keith Owens)
o       Fix build on Alpha                              (David Gilbert)
o       DRM warning/oops fix                            (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix i810 audio return funny                     (Laurent Pinchart)
o       Fix ldm partition checking                      (Richard Russon)
o       Agpgart typo fix                                (Mike Harris)
o       Revert emu10k changes in 2.4.8, wait until the  (me)
        maintainers actually have debugged code and
        want an update
o       Fix a compile fail case for the 53c700 driver (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       ARM core and video updates                      (Russell King)

o       Merge Linus 2.4.8
        - Skip VM changes for now
o       Fix sblive build problems                       (Rui Sousa)
o       Add Fernando Fuganti to credits                 (Fernando Fuganti)
O       Revert printk return change                     (Andrew Morton)
o       Add drm-4.0 to mod_subdirs                      (Brian Dushaw)
o       Bluez bluetooth updates                         (Maksim Krasnyanskiy)
o       Fix serverworks AGP memory leak                 (Hugh Dickins)
o       Update DRM 4.1 for Alpha AGPGart support        (Jay Estabrook,
                                                         Jeff Hartmann)
o       Fix depca crash on unload                       (Peter Denison)


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