Linux kernel 2.4.9 has been released; download from kernel.org 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
ftp.kernel.org, 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".
----- final: - 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 writeout. - Mark Hemment: HIGHMEM ops cleanups - Jes Sorensen: use "unsigned long" for flags in various drivers pre4: - 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 pre3: - 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 pre2: - me: fix forgotten nfsd usage of filldir off_t -> loff_t change - Alan Cox: more driver merges pre1: - 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()"