January 30, 2002

Linux 2.5.3

Author: JT Smith

Kernel.org: Linux 2.5.3 has been released. You can download it from the main server or from one of the mirrors.
 - Doug Ledford: i810 audio driver update
 - Evgeniy Polyakov: update various SCSI drivers to new locking
 - David Howells: syscall latency improvement, try 2
 - Francois Romieu: dscc4 driver update
 - Patrick Mochel: driver model fixes
 - Andrew Morton: clean up a few details in ext3 inode initialization
 - Pete Wyckoff: make x86 machine check print out right address..
 - Hans Reiser: reiserfs update
 - Richard Gooch: devfs update
 - Greg KH: USB updates
 - Dave Jones: PNPBIOS
 - Nathan Scott: extended attributes
 - Corey Minyard: clean up zlib duplication (triplication..)

 - Asit Mallick: mtrr update
 - Patrick Mochel: split up kernel/device.c into drivers/base
 - Mikael Pettersson/Al Viro: fix missing in-core inode initialization
   in ext2 introduced by Al's inode trimming
 - David Miller: sparc and network updates
 - Frank Davis: firewire video mmap page remapping fix
 - me: fix configure help scripts to fix breakage noticed by Dave Jones
 - Greg KH: USB updates
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN fixes, Config.help entries
 - Douglas Gilbert: SCSI doc update
 - Ingo Molnar: x86 taskswitch optimizations, scheduler updates
 - Mikael Pettersson: make APIC work on old external setups
 - Al Viro: more inode trimming

 - Patrick Mochel: devicefs locking cleanups, refcount fixes
 - Brian Gerst: apic timer cleanup
 - Adam Richter: fix loop over block device bio breakage, ipfwadm compile fix
 - me: split up Configure.help over the subdirectories where it is used
 - Peter Anvin: bootproto v2.03
 - Jeff Garzik: net driver updates
 - NIIBE Yutaka: SuperH update

 - Patrick Mochel: initcall levels
 - Patrick Mochel: devicefs updates, add PCI devices into the hierarchy
 - Denis Oliver Kropp: neomagic fb driver
 - David Miller: sparc64 and network updates
 - Kai M?kisara: scsi tape update
 - Al Viro: more inode trimming, VFS cleanup
 - Greg KH: USB update - proper urb allocations
 - Eric Raymond: kdev_t updates for fb devices

 - Al Viro: VFS inode allocation moved down to filesystem, trim inodes
 - Greg KH: USB update, hotplug documentation
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN update
 - Ingo Molnar: scheduler tweaking ("J2")
 - Arnaldo: emu10k kdev_t updates
 - Ben Collins: firewire updates
 - Bjorn Wesen: cris arch update
 - Hal Duston: ps2esdi driver bio/kdev_t fixes
 - Jean Tourrilhes: move wireless drivers into drivers/net/wireless,
   update wireless API #1
 - Richard Gooch: devfs race fix
 - OGAWA Hirofumi: FATFS update

 - David Howells: abtract out "current->need_resched" as "need_resched()"
 - Frank Davis: ide-tape update for bio
 - various: header file fixups
 - Jens Axboe: fix up bio/ide/highmem issues
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN update
 - Greg KH: USB and Compaq PCI hotplug updates
 - Tim Waugh: parport update

 - Al Viro: fix up silly problem in swapfile filp cleanups in 2.5.2
 - Tachino Nobuhiro: fix another error return for swapfile filp code
 - Robert Love: merge some of Ingo's scheduler fixes
 - David Miller: networking, sparc and some scsi driver fixes
 - Tim Waugh: parport update
 - OGAWA Hirofumi: fatfs cleanups and bugfixes
 - Roland Dreier: fix vsscanf buglets.
 - Ben LaHaise: include file cleanup
 - Andre Hedrick: IDE taskfile update


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