May 26, 2001

Linux 2.4.4-ac18 available: Alan Cox

Author: JT Smith

It's at ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/. Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.

Cox writes, "In terms of going through the code audit almost all the sound drivers
still
need fixing to lock against format changes during a read/write. Poll
creating
and starting a buffer as write does and also mmap during write, write
during
an mmap.

"This patch adds Current pending patches and fixups from the queue, as
well
as the next batch of LVM changes. Also included is Rik's latest VM
patch
which I'm sure he would appreciate reports on."

2.4.4-ac18
o Fix __init used on data in matroxfb (Rasmus Andersen)
o Small tlb shootdown fix (Ben LaHaise)
o Fix warning in the FPU code (Rich Baum)
o Update se401 driver (Jeroen Vreeken)
o Update NTFS file system (Anton Altaparmakov)
o VM updates (Rik van Riel)
o Yamaha PCI audio updates (Pete Zaitcev,
Paul Stewart)
o Fix reboot v halt on Alcorn Alpha (Tom Vier)
o Fix null pointer check in ide-cd (Rasmus Andersen)
o Fix null pointer check in matroxfb (Petr Vandrovec)
o Merge IBM AS/400 drivers (Dave Boutcher, Jeff Haumont,
Ryan Arnold, Kyle Lucke)
o Mark winchip_mcheck_init as __init (Andrey Panin)
o Fix syncppp misbehaviour (Bob Dunlop)
o Update mc232 changelog (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o Fix ibmtr rebuild each make modules (Eric Mouw)
o Fix FREEVXFS name in Configure.help (Steven Cole)
o Fix scsi_proc memory leak (Mike Brown)
o Fix config dependancies and xconfig of JFFS2 (Andrzej
Krzysztofowicz)
o Update lp486e to use new style request_region (Andrey Panin)
| also add __inits
o Final version of Alpha pyxis iommu fixes (Ivan Kokshaysky,
Richard Henderson)
o Move lvm-snap to lvm-internal.h
o Delay devfs VG creation until end of vg check
o Rewrite and clean lvm devfs/proc code (Andreas Dilger,
Joe Thornber)

2.4.4-ac17
o Fix double free in new cciss (me)
o Fix i2o_pci double free on error (me)
o Fix use after free in iphase (two of) (me)
o Fix use after free in cs4281 (me)
o Fix use after free in lapbether (me)
o Fix use after free in bpqether (me)
o Fix use after free in edgeport (me)
o Fix memory leak in cciss (me)
o Fix memory leak in failed vxfs mounts (me)
o Fix memory leak in failed cmsfs mounts (me)
o Fix memory leak on error in ixj (me)
o Fix memory leak in lmc (me)
o Fix memory leak in isdnppp (me)
o Fix memory leak in wanrouter (me)
o Fix memory leak on error in jffs (me)
o Fix reference to invalid memory in rio (me)
o Fix leaks in xircom driver (and update)
(Arjan van de Ven)
| All of the above found by the stanford checking team
| who [or whose tools] effectively did the work for us
o Fix maestro bug from merge (Marcus Meissner)

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