May 28, 2001

Linux 2.4.5-ac3

Author: JT Smith

"Intermediate diffs are available from
http://www.bzimage.org"

Subject: Linux 2.4.5-ac3
To: editors@newsforge.com
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 17:45:46 +0100 (BST)
From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk

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

Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org.

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-ac3
o       Ignore console writes from an IRQ handler       (me)
o       Make SIGBUS/SIGILL visible to UML debugger      (Jeff Dike)
o       Clean up UML syscalls add missing items         (Jeff Dike)
o       Clean up non portable UML code                  (Jeff Dike)
o       Fix off by one and other oddments in hostfs     (Henrik 
        Nordstrom)
o       Update UML to use CONFIG_SMP not __SMP__        (Jeff Dike)
o       Fix UML crash if console is typed at too early  (Jeff Dike)
o       Clean up UML host transports                    (Lennert
o       Resynchronize UML/ppc                           (Chris
        Emerson)
o       Fix UML crash if it had an address space hole   (Jeff Dike)
        between text and data
o       Fix rd_ioctl crash with initrd                  (Go Taniguchi)
o       Fix IRQ ack path on Alpha rawhide               (Richard Henderson)
o       Drop back to older 8139too driver from 2.4.3
        | Seems the new one causes lockups
o       Experimental promise fastrak raid driver        (Arjan van de Ven)

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