Linux 2.4.4-ac2 released


Author: JT Smith

Alan Cox announces that Linux 2.4.4-ac2 is available. It’s at, and intermediate diffs are available from

o Remove some spurious whitespace differences
between trees (me)
o Make the VIA timer reload check test avoid
tripping on a timer as it rolls back to zero (me)
o Drop dasdfmt man page changes (dos ^M noise)
o Drop experimental iee1284 pnp module loading (me)
o Revert pcnet32 chance causing compile errors (me)
o Remove wrong __init in sunhme (Dave Miller)
o Fix overlarge udely in aironet4500 (Arjan van de Ven)
o Remove non existant parameter from aironet4500 (Keith Owens)
o Kill duplicate aic7xxx include (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Fix pci2220i scsi compile bug (Matt Domsch)
o Fix module exception race on Alpha (Andrea Arcangeli)
o Disable broken large vmalloc support on Alpha (Andrea Arcangeli)
o Remove dead ia64 config entries (Steven Cole)
o Add kbuild list info to MAINTAINERS (Steven Cole)
o linux appletalk list has moved (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Revert wrong mount changes in 2.4.4 (Andries Brouwer)
o Revert drivers/scsi/scsi.c change in 2.4.4 (me)
that subtly broke about 15 drivers
o Fix typo in slab.h (Pavel Machek)
o More correct child favouring fork behaviour (Peter Österlund)
o Only apply pci fixups if there is a VIA 686B (Charl Botha)
o Fix GDT padding error introduced by PnPBIOS (Brian Gerst)
o Fix UML build without CONFIG_PT_PROXY (Jeff Dike)
o dmfe wasnt calling dev_alloc_skb (Tobias Ringstrom)
o Further fixups (Steven Cole)
o Move pci_enable_device earlier in trident (Marcus Meissner)

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


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