September 6, 2001

Linux 2.4.9-ac9

Author: JT Smith

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/linux-2.4/; Intermediate diffs are available from http://www.bzimage.org


                  **      Radeon dri report needs checking for possible
                  **      remaining security holes, otherwise the 2.4.10pre4
                  **      kernel merging seems ok.

                  2.4.9-ac9
                  o       ICP vortex documentation update                 (Boji Kannanthanam)
                  o       Fix farsync ioctl checks                        (Bob Dunlop)
                  o       Kiovec optimisations                            (Rohit Seth)
                  o       Fix irda-usb match flags                        (Adam J Richter)
                  o       USB serial MODULE_LICENSE tags                  (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
                  o       Tidy up Changes notes to recommend gcc2.95+     ("Colonel")
                  o       Kill dup in usb unusual_devs table              (Harald Schreiber)
                  o       Ethtool ioctl handling fix                      (Dave Miller)
                  o       Add S/PDIF, 4 and 6 channel audio to ICH driver (Bob Paauwe)
                  o       Fix compare types in ncpfs                      (Petr Vandrovec)
                  o       Add limit to bluetooth ioctl                    (me)
                  o       Fix missing channel range check in dpt_i2o      (me)
                  o       Fix lvm checks                                  (me)
                  o       Add missing wireless ioctl length check         (me)
                  o       Fix checks in sbpcd                             (me)
                  o       Fix checks in generic ppp                       (me)
                  o       Fix check in zr36067                            (me)
                  o       Fix checks in moxa                              (me)
                  o       Fix checks in zr36120                           (me)
                  o       Fix Matrox DRM to mention G450                  (Pavel Roskin)
                  o       DGRS multi-nic mode fix                         (Rick Richardson)
                  o       Reformat aztcd (no other changes)               (me)
                  o       Clean up the mcd driver                         (me)
                  o       Remove gendisk export. Gendisk is now private   (Christoph Hellwig)
                          to the sane API and has proper locking
                  o       Highmem overflow fix                            (Ben LaHaise)
                  o       Megaraid oops fix                               (Arjan van de Ven)
                  o       Update kernel-doc-nano-HOWTO                    (Ken Moffat)
                  o       Fix sis900 kerneldoc                            (Ken Moffat)
                  o       Fix via audio kernel doc                        (Ken Moffat)

                  2.4.9-ac8
                  o       Merge from 2.4.10-pre4 except
                                  USB uhci controller update
                                  MM/buffer cache changes
                  o       Intermezzo update                               (Peter Braam)
                  o       Clean up gendisk common code                    (Christoph Hellwig)

                  2.4.9-ac7
                  o       Add another 1885 ident                          (Leon)
                  o       Mention G450 in the 200/400 DRI                 (Pavel Roskin)
                  o       Fix non PCI aic7xxx oops                        (me)
                  o       Correct centaur chip detection                  (Keith Owens)
                  o       Correct Dell cable detection                    (me)
                  o       Fix usb storage warning                         (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Fix symbol clash between core and pwc           (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Comment out the visws                           (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Small alpha build fix                           (Ricky Beam)
                  o       NFS client update                               (Trond Myklebust)
                  o       SE401 update                                    (Jeroen Vreeken)
                  o       Check proc/modules before querying it in        (Andr=E9 Dahlqvist)
                          ver_linux
                  o       Add hppa to unaligned list for reiserfs         (Jurriaan)
                  o       i2c Config.in fix                               (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       LVM 32/64bit sort out                           (Patrick Caulfield)
                  o       Softirq update/fixups                           (Andrea Arcangeli)
                  o       Add arch_init_modules hook                      (Maciej Rozycki)
                  o       Update slab cache to do LIFO handling and clean (Andrea Arcangeli)
                          up code somewhat
                  o       Ethtool and alias fix                           (Arjan van de Ven)
                  o       Self adjusting syscall table filler             (Andrea Arcangeli)
                  o       Configure.help typo fix                         (David Weinehall)

                  2.4.9-ac6
                  o       Update compiler requirements doc                (me)
                  o       Fix module count leak (I hope) in cs46xx        (me)
                  o       Fix sx.c warnings                               (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Fix seagate.c prototypes                        (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Remove non-modular stuff from mod builds        (Christoph Hellwig)
                          and fix warnings
                  o       Fix missing return value on xirc2ps             (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Fix atmtcp MODULE_LICENSE                       (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Remove various unused code                      (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Switch drivers/fc4 to use module_init           (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Config file fixes                               (Christoph Hellwig)
                  o       Fix AX.25 digipeat crash                        (Thomas Osterried)
                  o       DECNET update                                   (Steven Whitehouse)
                  o       Fix UNUSUAL_DEV entry for eUSB SmartMedia       (Andries Brouwer)
                  o       Remove spare maxinefb setup                     (Paul Mundt)
                  o       Add USB MODULE_LICENSE tags                     (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
                  o       Update the irq fix for the i810 audio based     (me)
                          on further analysis by Doug Ledford
                  o       make rpm target bug-fixes                       (Eli Carter)
                  o       Fix missing export-objs in acpi                 (Keith Owens)
                  o       VIA ide update (support 82c576, other small     (Vojtech Pavlik)
                          fixes)
                  o       Fix tulip bug when using MWI experimental bits  (Jeff Garzik)
                  o       Add MODULE_LICENSE tags to telephony            (Robert Love)
                  o       Add MODULE_LICENSE tags to drivers/video        (Robert Love)
                  o       Fix z2ram tag                                   (Robert Love)
                  o       Ask for 255 bytes of header on scsi pages       (Matt Dharm)
                          | Lots of USB crap can't even get truncating right
                  o       Fix ver_linux for e2fsprogs 1.23                (Albert Cranford)
                  o       Add MODULE_LICENSE tags to zorro                (Robert Love)
                  o       Make __module_license static                    (Keith Owens)
                  o       Merge some of the PPC64 submission      (Peter Bergner, Anton Blanchard, Mik=
                  e Corrigan, Dave Engebretsen,
                                                          Tom Gall, Todd Inglett, Paul Mackerras,
                                                          Pat McCarthy, Steve Munroe, Don Reed,=20
                                                          and Al Trautman)
                          | I dropped some config bits to keep stuff simpler
                          | and a few files that definitely didnt follow CodingStyle
                  o       Merge updated gdth scsi raid driver             (Achim Leubner)
                  o       Remove escaped debug code from ni5010           (Frank Davies)

                  2.4.9-ac5
                  o       Make pae i386 compile again                     (Russell King)
                  o       Add MODULE_LICENSE tagging                      (me)
                  o       Clean up aztcd (phase 1)                        (me)
                  o       Fix aztcd subchannel error reporting bug        (me)
                  o       Reformat cdu31a pending cleanups                (me)
                  o       Reformat cm206 pending cleanups                 (me)
                  o       Reformat gscd pending cleanups                  (me)
                  o       Reformat isp16 pending cleanups                 (me)
                  o       Reformat sjcd pending cleanups                  (me)
                  o       Reformat tpqic02 pending cleanups               (me)
                  o       Add tags in drivers upto and including drivers/char/*
                          | lots more to add yet...
                  o       pl2303 oops fix                                 (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
                  o       Sony clie updates for clie OS 4.0               (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
                  o       Fix elf loader for prelink binaries             (Jakub Jelinek)
                  o       Make xconfig fix                                (Robert Love)
                  o       Add reparent_to_init, fix pnp and 8139 zombies  (Andrew Morton)
                  o       Update Configure.help                           (Steven Cole)

                  2.4.9-ac4
                  o       ns83820 driver fixes and updates                (Ben LaHaise)
                  o       Configure.help updates                          (Steven Cole)
                  o       Add generic pgtable_cache_init()                (Russell King)
                          | and remove pae ifdefs from init/main.c
                  o       Fix X.75 with new hisax drivers and an isdn     (Kai Germaschewski)
                          disconnect race
                  o       Remove now defunct directory offset cast        (me)
                  o       Make several vm behaviours tunable for now      (Rik van Riel)
                          | This is so we can study behaviour patterns not for
                          | the long term
                  o       Merge an additional ide-floppy fix              (Sam Varshavchik)
                          | Fixed the ide floppy I/O error funny on some drives
                  o       Pull dac/adc rate setting into ac97_codec.c     (me)
                  o       Update mips64 makefiles                         (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Complete the missing bits of the proc           (Ralf Baechle)
                          infrastructure using constant HZ to userspace
                          | This has been partial for a long time, with the mips tree
                          | it actually needs to be completed...
                  o       Avoid oops in rivafb when using 15bit depth     (Steve DuChene)
                          on riva128
                  o       Indent seagate scsi into linux format           (me)
                          | Changes pending so do this in two steps..
                  o       pl2303 updates                                  (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
                  o       Orinoco update                                  (David Gibson)
                  o       IRQ stack value fix                             (John Byrne)
                  o       Enable DMA on 20268R                            (Zygo Blaxell)
                  o       Add missing -EFAULT return to se401             (Pavel Machek)
                  o       Voodoo 1/2 frame buffer console                 (Ghozlane Toumi)
                  o       Update cache size reporting errata              (Dave Jones)
                  o       Fix nasty oops and deadlock in i810_audio       (me)

                  2.4.9-ac3
                  o       Fix config glitch in drivers/video/Config.in    (Steven Cole)
                  o       Kaweth endian fixes                             (Brad Hards)
                  o       Update the MPT fusion drivers                   (Steve Ralston)
                  o       Possible floppy probe fix                       (Paul Gortmaker)
                  o       Add the KT266 agp to the table                  (Kris Kersey)
                  o       Start convering ia32 and x86_64 mtrr code       (Dave Jones)
                  o       Account ramdisk in out of memory code           (Russell King)
                  o       Possible fix for cardbus allocation failures    (Andreas Bombe)
                  o       Clean up other cases of const initdata          (Dave Jones)
                  o       Update the keyboard rate code to be more        (Dave Miller)
                          flexible (needed for sparc)
                  o       Configure.help fixes                            (Steven Cole)
                  o       Pegasus USB driver fixes                        (Petko Manolov)
                  o       Fix i810 audio pops on speed changes            (Scott Herod)
                  o       GPIO driver for the ITE board                   (Hai-Pao Fan)
                  o       Philips Nino port update                (Steven Hill, Pavel Machek)

                  2.4.9-ac2
                  o       Last small bits of the PPC merge                (Paul Mackerras)
                  o       Fix compile bugs in airport driver              (David Gibson)
                  o       ITE8172 ide updates                             (Steve L)
                  o       Add i2c drivers for the ITE board               (Hai-Pao Fan)
                  o       AC97 register naming fix                        (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       TI 3912 serial driver                   (Harald Koerfgen, Jim Pick,
                                                                           Steven Hill)
                  o       ITE general updates                             (P Popov)
                  o       Remove double init of SGI streamable device     (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Update SGI indy drivers                         (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Qtronix keyboard driver updates                 (P Popov)
                  o       Add tx3192 frame buffer support                 (Steven Hill)
                  o       MIPS frame buffer updates                       (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Move vino.h into driver directory               (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Ocelot updates                  (Jun Sun, G Lonnon, S Kranz, Steve J)
                  o       DDB5 updates                                    (Jun Sun)
                  o       MIPS jazz update                                (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       SGI wd33c93 update                              (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Baget updates                                   (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       SNI updates                                     (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Alchemy Au1000 support                          (P Popov)
                  o       MIPS eval board updates         (Ralf Baechle, Carsten Langgaard)
                  o       Update Decstation serial support                (Maciej W. Rozycki)
                  o       NEC Vrc5477 audio driver                        (Steve L)
                  o       General MIPS32 updates          (Jun Sun, Ralf Baechle, Matt Porter,
                                                           Kevin Kissell, Carsten Langgaard,
                                                           Jan-Benedict Glaw)
                  o       MIPS scsi updates                               (Ralf Baechle)
                  o       Notifier signal oops fix                (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)

                  2.4.9-ac1
                  o       Merge the fat and iso changes from 2.4.9
                  o       Merge the sunrpc changes from 2.4.9
                  o       Merge (hopefully correctly) the nfs changes
                  o       Switch to the 2.4.9 emu10k1 driver
                  o       Merge vfs directory type changes
                  o       Merge other oddments
                          - This leaves min/max and the vm/buffer changes
                            both of which are pretty dubious anyway
                  o       lock_kiovec page unwind fix                     (Velizar B)
                  o       do_swap_page recheck pte before failing         (Linus, Jeremy Linton)
                  o       do_swap_page doesn't mkwrite when deleting      (Linus)
                          | From 2.4.9 with extra comments etc            (Hugh Dickins)

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