October 1, 2001

Linux 2.4.10-ac3

Author: JT Smith

Alan Cox sends word of the latest kernel release. Read on below for links and the changelog.

                 Intermediate diffs are available from

This should clean up the loose ends, and adds the big pending updates for
all the flash stuff, and some S/390 stuff

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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