May 1, 2001

Linux 2.4.4-ac3 available

Author: JT Smith

Alan Cox announces another release of the Linux kernel. It's at ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/, and intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.2.4.4-ac3
o Fix hang on boot with SMP

| and fixes a few more uglies too (Andrea Arcangeli)
o freevxfs module name was wrong (should be
freevxfs.o)
(me)

o Update alloc_etherdev docs (Erik Mouw)
o Remove dead funcs, put back ip_set_manually
in the ipconfig code (David Miller, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Fix SA_ONSTACK standards violation (for x86)
(Christian Ehrhardt)
| Other arch maintainers should check..
o Add another species of SB AWE 32 (Bill Nottingham)
o SE401 USB camera driver (Jeroen Vreeken)
o Correct MAX_HD and make stuff static in ps2esdi (Hal Duston)
o Fix inode-nr corruption (Al Viro)
o Fix pgd_alloc for user mode linux (Jeff Dike)
o Fix UML hostfs for get_hardsect_size (Jeff Dike)
o Tidy up APM options setting, add module opts (Stephen Rothwell)
o Fix acm open race (Oliver Neukum)
o Further bounce buffer fixes (Arjan van de Ven)
o ACPI updates (Andrew Grover)
o Move pci_enable_device earlier on via audio (Arjan van de Ven)

2.4.4-ac2
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)
(me)
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 Ãsterlund)
o Only apply pci fixups if there is a VIA 686B (Charl Botha)
o Fix GDT padding error introduced by PnPBIOS (Brian Gerst)
support
o Fix UML build without CONFIG_PT_PROXY (Jeff Dike)
o dmfe wasnt calling dev_alloc_skb (Tobias Ringstrom)
o Further Configure.help fixups (Steven Cole)
o Move pci_enable_device earlier in trident (Marcus Meissner)

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