August 3, 2001

Linux 2.4.7-ac4

Author: JT Smith

Alan Cox has released Linux kernel 2.4.7-ac4. Changelog and links below.

                 Intermediate diffs are available from

*       Treat this one with a bit of care. The ext3 code I trust, the -ac
*       code I trust but the merge of the two could always include suprises

o       Fix inode cache shrinkage problems in 2.4.7     (Al Viro)
        | This should cure the problem where it gets 
        | really slow over time. Its not the final fix
o       Make aironet compile again                      (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix an incredibly stupid i2o_scsi bug causing   (me)
        crashes with the adaptec 2100 and other stuff
o       Fix memory corruption if using gcc 3 and serial (Thomas Hood)
        probing fails
o       Fix out of memory handling with raid            (Neil Brown)
o       Fix a raid mishandling bug on errors            (Neil Brown)
o       Add promise 20268 software raid card idents     (me)
o       Fix leaktek winview601 problems                 (Leandro Lucarella)
o       Merge ntfs 1.1.16                               (Anton Altaparmakov)
o       Avoid panic when reiserfs attempts to mount     (Nikita Danilov)
        invalid superblock
o       Error rather than panic on journal replay I/O   (Chris Mason)
        error in reiserfs
o       Update atp870u driver                           (Wittman Lee)
o       First batch of superblock handling cleanup      (Al Viro)
o       Restore module oops dumping                     (Kai Germaschewski)
o       NFSD update                                     (Neil Brown)
o       Fix ieee1394 sleep with spinlock held           (Andi Kleen)
o       Add AMD 760-MP to the Agp table                 (me)
o       Rip out zillions of duplicated -ESPIPE          (Christoph Hellwig)
        llseek methods for a common one
o       Fix qlogic direction flag handling in 2.4       (Jeff Andre)
o       Clear inode->i-blocks on deletion in reisefs    (Nikita Danilov)
o       Merge rest of S/390 tty driver fixes            (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Finish adapting S/390 to new softirq code       (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Remove accidental duplicate block in Makefile   (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Update DASD drivers                             (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Further pnpbios fixes                           (Andrey Panin)
o       Switch pnp to use slab not malloc.h     (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o       Switch parport_cs to slab not malloc.h  (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o       Further config cleanups                         (Steven Cole)
o       Fix make spec with no .version                  (Keith Owens)
o       Further ipchains fixes                          (Rusty Russell)
o       Add procfs info option for reiserfs stats       (Nikita Danilov)
o       Remove dead code from the reiserfs tree         (Jeff Mahoney)
o       Quota updates                                   (Jan Kara)
o       FreeVxFS leak fixes, allow block sizes != 1024  (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Improve serial_cs reporting                     (Jonathan Corbet)
o       Add v7 fs sanity checks to the sys5 fs code     (Linus Torvalds,
                                Christoph Hellwig, Al Viro, Andries Brouwer)


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