May 28, 2001

Linux 2.4.5-ac2

Author: JT Smith

"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."
Linux 2.4.5-ac2
From: Alan Cox 
To: editors@newsforge.com
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 01:33:24 +0100 (BST)


ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/2.4/

                 Intermediate diffs are available from
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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.

2.4.5-ac2
o        Restore lock_kernel on umount                   (Al Viro)
         | Should cure Reiserfs crash in 2.4.5

o        Fix additional scsi_ioctl leak                  (John Martin)
o        Clean up scsi_ioctl error handling              (me)
o        Configure.help typo fixes                       (Nerijus Baliunas)
o        Fix hgafb problems with logos                   (Ferenc Bakonyi)
o        Fix lock problems in the rio driver             (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Make new cmpci SMP safe                                 (Carlos E Gorges)
o        Fix missing restore flags in soundmodem                 (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Set max sectors in ps2esdi                      (Paul Gortmaker)
o        Fix interrupt restore problems in mixcom        (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix alpha compile on dp264/generic              (Andrea Arcangeli)
o        Fix irda irport locking restores                (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix failed kmalloc handling in hisax            (Kai Germaschewski)
o        Add missing memory barrier in qlogicisp                 (?)
o        Fix missing restore_flags in eata_dma           (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix procfs locking in irttp                     (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Winbond updates                                         (Manfred Spraul)
o        Stop network eating PF_MEMALLOC ram             (Manfred Spraul)
o        Drop fs/buffer.c low mem flush changes          (me)
o        Drop changes to mm/highmem.c                    (me)
         | I don't think the Linus one is quite right but its easier
         | for everyone to be working off one base

o        Revert GFP_FAIL and some other alloc bits       (me)
o        Hopefully fix initrd problem                    (me)
o        Fix kmalloc check in ide-tape                   (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix irda irtty locking                          (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix missing irq restore in qla1280              (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix proc/pid/mem cross exec behaviour           (Arjan van de Ven)
o        Fix direct user space derefs in eicon           (me)
         | From Stanford checker

o        Fix direct user space derefs in ipddp           (me)
         | From Stanford checker

o        Fix direct user space derefs in ixj             (me)
         | From Stanford checker

o        Fix direct user space derefs in decnet          (me)
         | From Stanford checke

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