August 18, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.8-ac7

Author: JT Smith

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org. Cox writes, "Ok, this completes the main merging/testing stuff that was going on. VM performance reports on this kernel would be appreciated."

2.4.8-ac7
o Further small DRI/AGP updates (Jeff Hartmann)
o Update master makefile to force offset.h/
version.h/depend order (needed for x86-64) (Andi Kleen)
o Merge x86-64 architecture port code (Andi Kleen and co)
o Merge ixj update (Craig Southern)
o Further ixj cleanup/merge tweaks (me)
| Ie don't blame him ;)

o Grand config file cleanup (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz,
Steven Cole)
o Add another byteswap vaio (Stelian Pop)
o Correct partition check oops fix (Kevin Flemming)
o via82cxx IDE DMA updates (Vojtech Pavlik)
| Enable 8231/8233 support, handle slightly
| out of spec PCI from 1.3GHz/12.5x Athlon
o Rip min/max use entirely out of isdn (Kai Germaschewski)
| To handle 2.4.9 compat disaster
o Update K6 bug url (André Dahlqvist)
o Possible fix for trix ad1848 fail (me)
o Add pci quirk warning for AMD766 errata 22 (me)
| Based on multiple "yes noapic fixed my
| dual athlon" reports.

2.4.8-ac6
o Pull Linus buffer.c/mem fixes into 2.4.8-ac (Rik van Riel)
o Make writeout smoother on zone specific
shortages (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
weirdness (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)

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