August 11, 2001

Linux 2.4.8

Author: JT Smith

Linus has released version 2.4.8 of the Linux kernel, available at kernel.org or from your favorite/closest mirror site. Changelog below:

final:
 - Rik van Riel: free up swap cache on swapin when swap is full..
 - Robert Love: merge emu10k sound driver.  This one is better ("Yeah,
   you actually get sound out of it")
 - Jeremy Linton: swapin/swapoff race condition fix

pre8:
 - Jeff Hartmann: serverworks AGP gart unload memory leak fix
 - Marcelo Tosatti: make zone_inactive_shortage() return how big the shortage is.
 - Hugh Dickins: tidy up age_page_down()
 - Al Viro: super block handling cleanups

pre7-pre6:
 - me: better dirty balancing
 - me: sane and nice VM balancing
 - David Miller: sparc and network updates
 - Jeff Hartmann: upgrade DRM to XF86 4.1.x, drop support for 4.0.x

pre5:
 - Alan Cox: more merging
 - L.C. Chang: new SiS IDE PCI id's.
 - Maciej Rozycki: make MP table parsing more anal. Should fix broken P4 MP tables.
 - Leonard Zubkoff: merge DAC960 completion changes
 - Christoph Rohland: saner tmpfs mount-time limit behaviour (and remount)
 - me: buffer.c logic update - faster and hopefully livelock-free

pre4:
 - David Mosberger: IA64 update
 - Geert Uytterhoeven: cleanup, new atyfb
 - Marcelo Tosatti: zone aging fixes
 - me, others: limit IO requests sanely

pre3:
 - Ben Collins: 1394 updates
 - Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
 - Ion Badulescu: starfire driver update
 - VM aging cleanups

pre2:
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
 - David Miller: sparc and network updates
 - Andrea Arcangeli, Maksim Krasnyanskiy: tasklet fixes
 - Stelian Pop: Motion Eye camera driver update
 - Jens Axboe: DAC960 update

pre1:
 - Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS error checking
 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
 - OGAWA Hirofumi: FAT update
 - Alan Cox: driver + s390 update merge
 - Richard Henderson: fix alpha sigsuspend error return value
 - Marcelo Tosatti: per-zone VM shortage
 - Daniel Phillips: generic use-once optimization instead of drop-behind
 - Bjorn Wesen: Cris architecture update
 - Anton Altaparmakov: support for Windows Dynamic Disks
 - James Washer: LDT loading SMP bug fix

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