August 6, 2001

Linux 2.4.7-ac8

Author: JT Smith

The latest version of the 2.4.7 Linux kernel has been released by Alan Cox. Read on for the links and changelog.

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o       Kill accidental bit of S/390 merge I meant      (Bill Nottingham)
        to skip (hotplug should be working again now)
o       Fix host_info_lock namespace on ieee1394        (Keith Owens)
o       Fix duplicate rio serial init                   (Keith Owens)
o       Fix dead init_zoran_cards symbol                (Keith Owens)
o       Don't define EXPORT_SYMTAB in cmpci             (Keith Owens)
o       Don't define EXPORT_SYMTABL in sisfb            (Keith Owens)
o       Fix warnings in ess_solo1                       (me)
o       Fix deadlock in moxa mxser driver               (Christophe Barbé)
o       First of many needed devfs race fixes           (Al Viro)
o       Windows 2000 vfat name mapping fix              (Wolfram Pienkoss)
o       Clean up ubd, CONFIG_IOMEM->CONFIG_MAPPER       (Jeff Dike)
o       Fix a UML crash, make uml devices pluggable     (Jeff Dike)
o       Use page cache in hostfs, fix UML stat64 bits   (Jeff Dike)
o       Complete UML ppc support merge                  (Chris Emerson)
o       Complete UML                     (Bill Stearns)
o       Add rep nop so the poor old Pentium IV doesnt
        go thermal slowdown every long mdelay           (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix various invalid Config script items         (Christoph Hellwig)
o       SYS5fs BSD style symlink support (SCO etc)      (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix PnPBIOS reporting on io v mem               (Andrey Panin)
o       Fix atyfb compilation problems with vaio bits   (Keith Owens)
o       Make HP support in AMI Megaraid run time        (Michael Johnson)
o       Fix an ext3 buffer credit accounting bug        (Andrew Morton)
o       Add hardware volume control support to ALi      (Matt Wu)
o       Clean up the above a little for non ALi, fix    (me)
        rmmod crash
o       Adaptec scsi update (6.2.1)                     (Justin Gibbs)
        | + gcc 3.0 fixes
o       Handle broken PIV SMP tables                    (Maciej Rozycki)
o       Switch to static inline on ARM subtree          (Russell King)
o       SHMfs updates, race fix                         (Christoph Rohland)


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