May 1, 2001

Cox: Linux 2.4.4-ac1 released

Author: JT Smith

Alan Cox announces the availability of Linux 2.4.4-ac1. It's available at ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.

From Cox: "This release is mostly meant for further eyes to check for merge
errors. It
boots but thats about all I'd guarantee. I plan to do just the fixups
for
2.4.4 bugs and then back out some of the existing changes that don't
help
much - notably some of the VM tuning isnt gaining us anything but
multiple
bad implementations."

2.4.4-ac1
o Merge with Linus 2.4.4
| This wasnt entirely trivial so this is the only
| stuff in this patch
| The following stuff has been switched to the Linus branch
| in the merge: uhci, dcache atomicity, raw I/O

2.4.3-ac14
o Merge read-only vxfs reading support (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix missing return in broken_apm_power (Alex Riesen)
o Remove bogus rwsem hacks from usbdevice_fs.h (Alex Riesen)
o Fix umount/sync_inodes race (Al Viro)
o Make new xircom driver report when promisc used (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix acenic PCI flag set up (Phil Copeland)
o Make nfs smart about passing max file sizes (Trond Myklebust)
o Add initrd support to User Mode Linux (Jeff Dike)
o Fix timer irq race in User Mode Linux (Jeff Dike)
o Fix UML for semaphore changes (Jeff Dike)
o Update thw W9966 parallel port camera driver (Jakob Kemi)
o Further dmfe SMP fixups (Tobias Ringstrom)
o Kernel manual pages in man9 (Tim Waugh)
o Work around BIOSes that implement E801 sizing
but don't implement the CX/DX values part (Michael Miller)
o Fix atp driver build (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix irda poll handling (Dag Brattli)
o Remove unused buggy pdc202xx code (Arjan van de Ven)
o Clean up iphase ATM (Arnaldo Carvalho
de Melo)
o Setup slave PDC20265 controller on fasttrak (Arjan van de Ven)
as normal IDE
o Add __init/__initdata to most net driver (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
version info
o SDDR09 config entry was missing (Phil Stracchino)
o Configure.help NFS updates (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Netfilter updates (Rusty Russell and co)
o Update 2.4 ipconfig to support dhcp (Eric Biederman)
o es1371 setup updates/error check/pci bits (Marcus Meissner)
o Fix buzzing ymfpci (Nick Brown)
o Update nm256 audio driver (Marcus Meissner)
o Blacklist updates (Arjan van de Ven)

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