September 29, 2001

Alan Cox releases Linux 2.4.9-ac17

Author: JT Smith

Kernel available at ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/linux-2.4/, with intermediate diffs available from http://www.bzimage.org.
"Next batch of bugfixes and updates. I want to get these in before I import the Linus changes beyond 2.4.10pre9 which is where the merge currently sits."

2.4.9-ac17
o	Fix vfree error on swap off			(Hugh Dickins)
o	Further USB serial fixups			(Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o	ISDN cleanups - flags, includes, license texts	(Kai Germaschewski)
o	Fix bitfields in struct documentation		(Tim Jansen)
o	Next batch of MODULE_LICENSE tags		(Arjan van de Ven)
o	Fix the gendisk bugs				(me)
o	Endian fixes for cisco hdlc over isdn		(Bjoern Zeeb,
							 Kai Germaschewski)
o	PPPoE memory corruption fixes			(Chris Mason)
o	RSS accounting fix				(Hugh Dickins)
o	ide-tape fixes for HP colorado			(Pete Zaitcev)
o	Fix APM disable handling			(Randy Dunlap)
o	Fix mousedev behaviour with new gpm		(Vojtech Pavlik)
o	Add support for the ib700 watchdog		(Charles Howes)
o	Fix sysreq build fail				(me, Junio)
o	S/390 tree warning fixes			(Martin Schwidefsky)
o	Update the IBM serveraid driver			(Keith Mitchell)
o	Apply usb list_del fix				(Georg Acher)
o	Further midibuf fixes				(Adrian Cox)
o	Fix toshoboe pci initialisation			(Adam J Richter)
o	pci registration fixes for tlan			(Adam J Richter)
o	NFS lock reclaiming fixes			(Trond Myklebust)
o	Add Belkin F5D5050 USB ethernet idents		(Dane Johnson)

2.4.9-ac16
o	Fix VM breakage from my merge error		(Rik van Riel)
o	Shmem race fixs					(Hugh Dickins)
o	Improve scan_swap_map optimisiations		(Hugh Dickins)
o	Fix swapoff race				(Hugh Dickins)
o	Fix add to swap cache race			(Hugh Dickins)
o	Remove the PG_swap_cache bit			(Hugh Dickins)
o	Remove unused functions				(Hugh Dickins)
o	Remove unused argument from get_swap_page	(Hugh Dickins)
o	Make use of exclusive_swap_page when we can	(Hugh Dickins)
o	Make swap almost ready to lose BKL		(Hugh Dickins)
o	Add initial pieces for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL	(me)
	| kernel symbols for GPL only use
o	smc-ircc module inits				(Keith Owens)
o	Update the hp100 driver				(Jaroslav Kysela)
o	Update kernel-doc for struct and enum		(Tim Jansen)
o	Fix mac89x0 skb->len poking			(David Weinehall)
o	Big chunk of MODULE_LICENSE updates		(Arjan van de Ven)
o	Add the tainting proc hook			(Keith Owens)
o	Nand flash driver build fixes			(David Woodhouse)
o	Fix self-parenting problems in clone properly	(Dave McCracken)
o	CPIA camera fix					(Michael Marxmeier)
o	USB serial fixes				(Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o	Fix cisco hdlc protocol	for isdn		(Bjoern Zeeb)
o	Further tunnel driver fixes			(Taral)
o	ISDN isar driver small fix			(Karsten Keil)
o	Further sscanf fixes				(Paul)
o	Fix iph5526 clash with ptrace namespace		(Dave Jones)
o	First block of block device updates from Al	(Al Viro)
o	Fix atm ioctl bug				(Mitchel Blank)
o	ISAPnP updates					(Jaroslav Kysela)
o	Merge IBM MWave support				(Paul Schroeder)
o	ISDN return value fixes				(Andrew Morton)
o	Add Acerscan 1240ut to the USB scanners		(Morgan Collins)
o	Fix init includes for aironet4500		(Keith Packard)
o	Fix GART docs to reference DRI not utah		(Robet Love)
o	Reiserfs speed ups				(Chris Mason)
o	Maestro init fixups				(Adam J Richter)
o	Lock function cleanup				(Trond Myklebust)
o	Make the DRM options clearer			(Keith Owens)
o	Add compiler.h from 2.4.10
o	Update ns83820 driver				(Ben LaHaise)


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