October 5, 2001

Alan Cox: Linux kernel 2.4.10-ac6

Author: JT Smith


Intermediate diffs are available from
* Next chunk of patches
* Email warning: It's possible my static ip range will evaporate
* about monday. If so that may cause some disruption to the
* ukuu.org.uk, bc.nu, cabal.tm domains and to my email while I shuffle
* stuff around.

o Fix nfs symlink breakage (Trond Myklebust)
o Fix SCpnt->pid value (Dario Ballabio)
o LDM partition merge fix (Al Viro)
o Namespace fixes from 2.4.11pre* (Al Viro)
o pipe.c cleanup (Al Viro)
o Fix the iobuf oops (Anwar Payyoorayil)
o Fix bootp image loader on Alpha (Jay Estabrook)
o scsi tape module locking fixes (Kai Mäkisara)
o opl3sa2 dual DMA fix (Jerome Auge)
o Quota fixes for -ac using S_NOQUOTA flags (Jan Kara)
o Fix pci64 broken irq mask hack and an SRM fix (Jay Estabrook)
o Fix DRM procfs oops (Abraham vd Merwe)
o Toshiba SMM driver check laptop is a Toshiba (Jonathan Buzzard)
o Clean up rep_nop stuff in init/main.c for (Paul Mackerras)
o Update EV6/EV67 cpu selection (Jay Estabrook)
o Small alpha fixups (Jay Estabrook)
o Remove ASSEMBLY bits (Keith Owens)
o Change PPC64 contact person (Dave Engebretsen)
o Update cyberpro frame buffer driver (Bradley LaRonde,
Russell King)
o Add sysrq-M memory zone free info (Marcelo Tosatti)
o Fix mtd export oddments (David Woodhouse)
o Export handling cleanup/doc update (Keith Owens)
o Irda cleanups (Jean Tourrilhes)
o Irda discovery in passive mode fixes (Jean Tourrilhes)
o Irda usb updates (Jean Tourrilhes)
o VLSI irda updates (Martin Diehl)
o PPP over ATM support (Mitchell Blank,
Jens Axboe)
o Initial fix for the ELF loader bug (Linus Torvalds)
o Revert 2.4.10 sys_personality ABI change bug (Paul Larson)
o Add support for 16 byte commands to scsi (Khalid)
(only some controllers handle this)
o Small updates to the ide raid drivers (Arjan van de Ven)
o Update the hermes drivers (David Gibson)
o Airo driver update (Javier Achirica)
o NCR 53c700 update (James Bottomley)
o Next set of pnpbios work (Thomas Hood)
o Update ARM includes (Russell King)
o Update nwflash driver (Russell King)
o ARM alignment fix (Russell King)
o More pci.ids (Russell King)
o Add another SB variant (Jerome Cornet)
o SMBfs updates (Urban Widmark)
o Further mtd driver updates (David Woodhouse)
o Update ibmcam idents (Dmitri)

o Switch to Linus behaviour for kmap (Trond Myklebust)
in generic_file_write - should fix NFS oopses
| I dont have any highmem boxes so you get to test 8)

o ext3 deadlock versus truncate fix (Tachino Nobuhiro)
o Small reiserfs transaction fix (Nikita Danilov)
o Fix a fencepost error in the vm decision making (Rik van Riel)
o Shmem accounting fix (Christoph Rohland)
o BH async flag changes from 2.4.10 (Andrea Arcangeli)
o Remove wbinvd macro the acpi people re-added (Dave Jones)
o Make the kiobuf init code only clean needed (Andrew Bond)
fields (noticably speeds up Oracle)
o Move DMI scanning earlier in the kernel boot (Stelian Pop)
| This is needed to detect the vaio early enough

o Try and fix 21041 problems with tulip, better (Herbert Xu)
o Tulip rx dropped calculation
o Add further PCI idents (Jeff Garzik)
o Add another ident to the clgen fb (Jeff Garzik)
o Add intel i830 to the agp code idents (Christof Efkemann)
o pl2303 usb serial fixes (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o ipconfig typo fix (Ralf Baechle)
o Fix user mode linux build with new ptrace (Jeff Dike)
o JFFS tags update (David Woodhouse)
o Kill of remaining old style video4linux inits (Ladis Michl)
o Update i2c to rev 2.6.1 (Christoph Hellwig)

o Fix page_kills_ppro call (Peter Blomgren)
o mtd jffs and jffs2 updates (David Woodhouse)
o Partition handling updates (Al Viro)
o S/390 documentation updates (Martin Schwidefsky)
o S/390 code updates (Martin Schwidefsky)
o Add clean config for bust_spinlock generics (Martin Schwidefsky)
o Correct EXPORT_MODULE_GPL (Keith Owens)
o NFSv3 mkdir fix (Glen Serre)
o Clean up NFS yielding (Trond Myklebust)

o Merge Configure.help changes from 2.4.10
o Fix the spin_unlock oostore to maybe work (me)
o Fix for pentium pro errata #50 (me)
o initio driver type cleanups (Arjan van de Ven)
o rpc_queue_lock needs to be non static (Frank Davies)
o Fix a potential crash in ldm partition code (Al Viro)
o Acenic updates (Jes Sorensen)
o Fix scsi tur direction info (James Bottomley)
o Further natsemi updates (Manfred Spraul)
o Add license tags to jffs/jffs2 (Frank Davies)
o Console driver optimisations (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o Add belkin F5U120 serial to belkin_sa (Amy Fong)
o Big endian fixes for console drivers (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o Add module tags to the mwave driver (Thomas Hood)
o i2o header file cleanups (Russell King)
o Fix C2 power state in ACPI (Martin Röder)
o Deadlock and error handling fixes for 8139too (Manfred Spraul)
o Update NR_DEAD in keyboard driver (Arnaldo Carvalho
de Melo)
o Fix race in processor init sequence (Martin Bligh)
o Check procfs returns in acpi (Pavel Machek)
o Add DMI handles for problem K7V-RM and (Pavel Machek)
Tosh 4030cdt
o Fix analog joystick breakage from 2.4.10 (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Work around vaio weird pnpbios happenings (Thomas Hood)
o Update ninja scsi driver (YOKOTA Hiroshi)
o Adbmouse typo fix (Paul Mackerras)

o Merge with Linux 2.4.10 tree
- Drop VM changes
- Drop raw/block I/O changes
- Drop out O_DIRECT
- Basically remove the seriously unsafe stuff and
  keep the -ac VM
- I've not applied the obvious fixes so ACPI and joysticks
  are still icky - that is for ac2
o Fix the noncompile of SMP OOSTORE kernels (me)


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