February 9, 2001

Torvalds announces Linux 2.4.2pre2

Author: JT Smith

At LWN.net: "Ok, the patch is reasonably big, mainly due to a new architecture (cris)
and some updates to others (arm and mips). But what's interesting here are actually three very small patches:

- mm/memory.c (PageReserved() check): this could corrupt the shared zero
page if you used direct IO, and thus make your system unusable
- elevator fix (another missed re-initialization in __make_request(), and
this time we made sure to check that everything else _is_ initialized)
- IDE driver multi-mode write fix (ide_multwrite())."

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