July 20, 2001

Linux kernel 2.4.7pre8aa1 released

Author: JT Smith

kernel.org and your favorite mirror site should have it soon. Read on for the changelog:
Diff between 2.4.7pre6aa1 and 2.4.7pre8aa1 (besides moving on top
                 of 2.4.7pre8).

                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_do_swap_page-fix-1

                         Account major faults for swapins. (from -ac)

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 00_drop_async-io-get_bh-1
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_drop_async-io-get_bh-2

                         Rediffed for trivial reiserfs reject (reiserfs updates are included in

                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_ircomm-t39m-1

                         Fix for irda so that it works with my GPRS phone.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 00_lvm-0.9.1_beta7-4.bz2
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_lvm-0.9.1_beta7-5.bz2

                         Rediffed for trivial rejects about updates that
                         were just included into this patch.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 00_lvm-0.9.1_beta7-4_rwsem-fast-path-1
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_lvm-0.9.1_beta7-5_rwsem-fast-path-2

                         Rediffed so we solve snapshot hash lookups with the
                         read lock as well (low prio optimization). Also
                         #if 0 around the _pe_lock instead of any other fix,
                         since the pv_move with live writes going on the lv
                         is racy anyways in lvm beta7.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 00_rwsem-15
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_rwsem-16

                         Found a race in asm xchgadd algorithm, possibly mainline
                         could be affected too, will fix it and inspect mainline

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 00_sched-yield-1

                         Merged in mainline.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 00_via-quirks-1

                         VIA fixups from -ac.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 10_prefetch-1
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 10_prefetch-2

                         Rediffed for trivial rejects.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1/30_tux: 30_atomic-alloc-2
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/30_tux: 30_atomic-alloc-3

                         Rediffed for trivial rejects.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/30_tux: 32_tux-uml-1

                         Moved the uml part of the -aa updates in the tux directory
                         since they are not needed when the tux patches are not applied.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 40_blkdev-pagecache-5
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 40_blkdev-pagecache-6

                         Default opens to O_LARGEFILE in blkdev_open so that mkreiserfs
                         doesn't need to be recompiled and we don't break
                         backwards compatibility (can be dropped in 2.5 if we want to).

                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 41_blkdev-pagecache-5_drop_get_bh_async-1

                         When blkdev patch is applied in combination with the
                         00_drop_async-io-get_bh patch we must remeber to drop
                         the get_bh from the blkdev async_io too.

                 Only in 2.4.7pre6aa1: 51_uml-ac-to-aa-2.bz2
                 Only in 2.4.7pre8aa1/: 51_uml-ac-to-aa-3.bz2

                         Moved part of it in the tux directory so it can compile
                         without tux (in reality I got errno compilation error
                         but it's low prio and I'll sort it out later, Jeff Dike any
                         hint is welcome ;).




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