August 16, 2001

Linux 2.4.9

Author: JT Smith

Linux kernel 2.4.9 has been released; download from or your favorite mirror site. Read on for the changelog and message from Linus.I'm off to Finland for a week+, and will not be reading email or checking
the newsgroups during that time. I've put up a 2.4.9 kernel on, and would suggest that people try it out and discuss it on
the mailing lists, but NOT email me. I'll be interested to hear about
problems when I return, but I don't have a big hankering to have thousands
of messages waiting for me.

Also, I've been getting a _lot_ of patches, and if yours didn't show up
it's because I got too many. Never fear, there's always tomorrow. Except
in this case it's "in a week or two".

Changelog appended.


                 - David Miller: sparc updates, FAT fs fixes, btaudio build fix
                 - David Gibson: Orinoco driver update
                 - Kevin Fleming: more disks the HPT controller doesn't like
                 - David Miller: "min()/max()" cleanups. Understands signs and sizes.
                 - Jens Axboe: CD updates
                 - Trond Myklebust: save away NFS credentials in inode, so that mmap can
                 - Mark Hemment: HIGHMEM ops cleanups
                 - Jes Sorensen: use "unsigned long" for flags in various drivers

                 - Tim Hockin: NatSemi ethernet update
                 - Kurt Garloff: make PS/2 mouse reconnect adjustable like 2.2.x
                 - Daniel Phillips: unlazy use-once
                 - David Miller: undo poll() limit braindamage
                 - me: make return value from do_try_to_free_pages() meaningful

                 - Patrick Mochel: fix PCI:PCI bridge 64-bit memory type detection
                 - me: more forgotten nfsd off_t -> loff_t
                 - Alan Cox: ide driver merge
                 - Eric Lammerts, Rik van Riel: when oom, kill all threads.
                 - Ben LaHaise: use down_read, not down_write() in map_user_kiobuf.
                    We don't change the mappings, we just read them.
                 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
                 - Roland Fehrenbacher: sparse lun check
                 - Tim Waugh: handle awkward Titan parallel/serial port cards
                 - Stephen Rothwell: APM updates
                 - Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS updates

                 - me: fix forgotten nfsd usage of filldir off_t -> loff_t change
                 - Alan Cox: more driver merges

                 - Rui Sousa: emu10k1 module fixes, remove joystick part.
                 - Alan Cox: driver merges
                 - Andrea Arkangeli: alpha updates
                 - David Woodhouse: up_and_exit -> complete_and_exit
                 - David Miller: sparc and network update
                 - Andrew Morton: update 3c59x driver
                 - Neil Brown: NFS export VFAT, knfsd cleanups, raid fixes
                 - Ben Collins: ieee1394 updates
                 - Paul Mackerras: PPC update
                 - me: make sure we don't lose position bits in "filldir()"


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