January 16, 2002

Linux 2.4.18-pre4

Author: JT Smith

Tosatti: "So here goes pre4."

source: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/testing/patch-2.4.18-pre4.gz
changelog: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/testing/patch-2.4.18.log


- Networking updates                            (David S. Miller)
- clgenfb update                                (Jeff Garzik)
- 8139cp: make it faster                        (Jeff Garzik)
- 8139too: fix bugs, add experimental RX reset  (Jeff Garzik)
- Add MII ethtool interface and change 
  several drivers to support that               (Jeff Garzik)
- Fix ramdisk corruption problems               (Andrea Arcangeli)
- Correct in-kernel MS_ASYNC behaviour 
  on msync/fsync()                              (Andrew Morton)
- Fix PLIP problems                             (Niels Jensen)
- Fix problems triggered by the "fsx test" 
  on smbfs                                      (Urban Widmark)
- Turn on OOSTORE for IDT winchip               (from -ac tree)
- Fix iphase crash                              (from -ac tree)
- Fix crash with two mxser cards                (from -ac tree)
- Fix tty write block bug                       (from -ac tree)
- Add mono/stereo detect to gemtek pci radio    (from -ac tree)
- Fix sf16fmi crash on load                     (from -ac tree)
- add CP1250 (windows eastern european) 
  translation table                             (from -ac tree)
- cs46xx driver update                          (from -ac tree)
- Fix rare data loss case with RAID-1           (Ingo Molnar)
- Add 2.5.x compatibility for the kdev_t
  changes                                       (me)
- SPARC updates                                 (David S. Miller)


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