December 17, 2001

Linux 2.5.1-dj1

Author: JT Smith

Dave Jones: "Judging by the interest the last patch (which wasn't announced so publically)
got, and the supportive emails I recieved, I figure there's enough
interest for me to keep this up at least until Linus is ready to resync.
(plus, Linus seems interested in me keeping this stuff in a ready-to-merge
state, which is good enough reason as any. 8)"
Patch is available from:

On with the changelog..

This syncs up 2.5 right up to 2.4.17rc1.
Merge a few of the more trivial "2.5 material" salvaged from the last -ac tree,
a few fixes from the kernel list, and a few other pending bits..
Some of these fixes haven't found their way back to Marcelo yet, but should
show up in 2.4.17-rc2 / 2.4.18pre1 with any luck.

o   Resync with 2.5.1
    | drop reiserfs changes. 2.4's look to be more complete.
o   Fix potential sysvfs oops.                          (Christoph Hellwig)
o   Loopback driver deadlock fix.                       (Andrea Arcangeli)
o   __devexit cleanups in drivers/net/                  (Daniel Chen,
    synclink, wdt_pci & via82cxxx_audio                  John Tapsell)
o updates                              (Eric S. Raymond)
o   Make reiserfs compile again.                                (Me)
o   bio changes for ide floppy                                  (Me)
    | handle with care, compiles, but is unfinished.
o   Make x86 identify_cpu() happen earlier                      (Me)
    | PPro errata workaround & APIC setup got a little
    | cleaner as a result.
o   Blink keyboard LEDs on panic                                (From 2.4.13-ac)
o   Change current->state frobbing to set_current_state()       (From 2.4.13-ac)
o   Add MODULE_LICENSE tags for acpi,md.c,fmvj18x,              (From 2.4.13-ac)
    atyfb & fbmem.


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