October 9, 2001

Linux 2.4.11-pre6

Author: JT Smith

Linux 2.4.11-pre6 is out; changelog below; download from your preferred mirror site.

                    - various: fix some module exports uncovered by stricter error checking
                    - Urban Widmark: make smbfs use same error define names as samba and win32
                    - Greg KH: USB update
                    - Tom Rini: MPC8xx ppc update
                    - Matthew Wilcox: rd.c page cache flushing fix
                    - Richard Gooch: devfs race fix: rwsem for symlinks
                    - Bj?rn Wesen: Cris arch update
                    - Nikita Danilov: reiserfs cleanup
                    - Tim Waugh: parport update
                    - Peter Rival: update alpha SMP bootup to match wait_init_idle fixes
                    - Trond Myklebust: lockd/grace period fix

                    - Keith Owens: module exporting error checking
                    - Greg KH: USB update
                    - Paul Mackerras: clean up wait_init_idle(), ppc prefetch macros
                    - Jan Kara: quota fixes
                    - Abraham vd Merwe: agpgart support for Intel 830M
                    - Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader cleanups
                    - Al Viro: more cleanups
                    - David Miller: sparc64 fix, netfilter fixes
                    - me: tweak resurrected oom handling

                    - Al Viro: separate out superblocks and FS namespaces: fs/super.c fathers
                    - David Woodhouse: large MTD and JFFS[2] update
                    - Marcelo Tosatti: resurrect oom handling
                    - Hugh Dickins: add_to_swap_cache racefix cleanup
                    - Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update
                    - Martin Bligh: support clustered logical APIC for >8 CPU x86 boxes
                    - Richard Henderson: alpha update

                    - Al Viro: superblock cleanups, partition handling fixes and cleanups
                    - Ben Collins: firewire update
                    - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates
                    - Urban Widmark: smbfs updates
                    - Kai M?kisara: SCSI tape driver update
                    - various: embarrassing lack of error checking in ELF loader
                    - Neil Brown: md formatting cleanup.

                    - me/Al Viro: fix bdget() oops with block device modules that don't
                      clean up after they exit
                    - Alan Cox: continued merging (drivers, license tags)
                    - David Miller: sparc update, network fixes
                    - Christoph Hellwig: work around broken drivers that add a gendisk more
                      than once
                    - Jakub Jelinek: handle more ELF loading special cases
                    - Trond Myklebust: NFS client and lockd reclaimer cleanups/fixes
                    - Greg KH: USB updates
                    - Mikael Pettersson: sparate out local APIC / IO-APIC config options

                    - Chris Mason: fix ppp race conditions
                    - me: buffers-in-pagecache coherency, buffer.c cleanups
                    - Al Viro: block device cleanups/fixes
                    - Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS 1.1.20 update
                    - Andrea Arcangeli: VM tweaks


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