July 26, 2001

Linux 2.4.7-ac1

Author: JT Smith

Some alpha fixes, cleanups, and updates.
Linux 2.4.7-ac1
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 14:20:14 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan Cox 
To:   editors@newsforge.com


                 Intermediate diffs are available from

o        Alpha fixes and updates                                 (Jay Estabrook)
         - ioremap fixes for AGP on Alpha
         - pci_iommu support for AGP on Alpha
         - AGP arch support code for Alpha UP1x00
         - Fix instruction fault bug with old Jensen/UDB
o        Further alpha pci iommu cleanups/fixes          (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o        Fix DAC960 for completion change                (Jens Axboe)
o        Fix data corruption on ide tape while reading   (Pete Zaitcev)
         near EOF
o        Switch up_and_exit to complete_and_exit                 (David Woodhouse)
o        Fix crash on scsi request alloc failure in sd   (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Handle scsi register failure in ultrastor       (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Clean up ioremap as u32 stuff in ibmtr          (me)
o        Fix max_sector cleanup in paride                (Andrea Arcangeli)
o        Bring IDE floppy up to date with maintainer     (Gunther Mayer)
o        Remove escaped junk from Makefiles              (Christoph Hellwig)
o        Fix cs46xx checks on ioctl calls                (Simon Horman)
o        Update cpqfc driver                             (Charles White)
o        NTFS fixes                      (Anton Altaparmakov, Rasmus Andersen)
o        Further FATfs updates                           (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o        S/390 network driver updates                    (Ulrich Weigand + )
o        Core S/390 changes to get it building again     (Martin Schwidefsky)
o        Fix S/390 tree asm blocks to compile with their         (       and
         newest gcc set
o        Update S/390 documentation                      (other IBM folks)
o        Update S/390 tape driver                        (       "       )
o        Update S/390 console driver                     (       "       )
o        Don't do net hotplug during booting             (       "       )
o        Remove tools stuff from S/390 tree              (       "       )
o        Update S/390 irq/softirq handling               (       "       )
o        Add shared kerne support for S/390 VM           (       "       )
o        Update cpqarray driver                          (Charles White)
o        Add missing barrier() calls in serial drivers   (me)
o        Fix menuconfig return code on small screen      (Herbert Xu)
o        Small UML fixups                                (Jeff Dike)
o        Add COW support to UML block driver             (Jeff Dike)
o        USB network driver updates/fixes                (David Brownell)
o        PnP parsing bug fix                             (Andrey Panin)
o        Fix UFS checking of NULL error cases            (Andreas Dilger)
o        Further shmem bits                              (Christoph Rohland)
o        Update the mmap changes to handle OSF emulation         (Maciej Rozycki)
o        Fix failed register handling in g_NCR5380       (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Correct errors in devices.txt examples          (Andreas Dilger)
o        Synclink driver update                          (Paul Fulghum)
o        Fix scc region requests for latches             (Rob Turk)
o        Fix FB_ACTIVATE_NOW/VBL handling on aty128fb    (Andreas Hundt)
o        Correct CRTC_OFFSET_CNTL on aty128fb            (Andreas Hundt)
o        Add Devfs support to rio500                     (Gregory Norris
                                                         Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o        3c59x driver updates                            (Andrew Morton,
                                                         Donald Becker)
o        Fix ircomm handling with some mobile phones     (Andrea Arcangeli,
                                                         Dag Brattli)
o        Clean up resource handling in ibmtr driver      (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Handle out of memory for device alloc in gdth   (Rasmus Andersen)
o        Fix mixer leak in sb driver                     (Mike Galbraith)
o        Make printk use vsnprintf                       (Andrew Morton)
o        Fix bug in atm_do_connect_dev (bogus EINVALs)   (Germán González)
o        Add Sony DSC-575 to unusual devices usb list    (Denis Benoit)
o        Add gemtek pci radio card driver                (Vladimir Shebordaev)

o        Fix VIA workaround (I merged the wrong diff)    (me)
o        Small NTFS update                               (Anton Altaparmakov)
o        Add io memory emulation to user mode Linux      (Greg Lonnon)
o        Futher uml management console updates           (Jeff Dike)
o        Update uml defconfig, clean up casts,signals    (Jeff Dike, 
         suser to capable                                James Stevenson)
o        Fix midi via72cxxx 'bad devc' crash             (Adrian Cox)
o        Add snprintf/vsnprintf to the kernel            (Crutcher Dunnavant)
         | Lots of places want tweaking to use snprintf now
         | notably the isdn code with its own snprintf

o        Don't go off the end of the ROM looking for SBF         (me)
o        Fix warning in mce code                                 (Mikael Pettersson)


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