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Linux kernel 2.2.2ac4 released

Feb 26, 1999, 00:07 (1 Talkback[s])

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Alan Cox writes:

If you have a problem in 2.2.2ac4 verify you can duplicate it with 2.2.2
before posting general bug reports if possible. Make sure it is obvious
if a bug report is about -ac4 to avoid any confusion.

Definitely let me know if you have any ac4 specific problems. Don't bother
Linus unless 2.2.2 unpatched also breaks.

This should work on the Alpha


Differences between 2.2.2ac3 and 2.2.2ac4

o       CMI 8330 documentation                          (Stefan Laudat)
o       Remove spare linux/config.h from Megaraid       (Niels)
o       Silly bug in the bttv fix removed               (Linus)
o       Aims lab update                                 (Russell Kroll)
o       Alpha fixes                                     (Richard Henderson)
o       PCM-4823 ne2k clone support                     (Jari Malinen)
o       PLIP works on more than 3 ports                 (Kai Schulte)
o       MCA and 3c529 update                            (David Weinehall)
o       Old unused NET_ALIAS config entry removed       (Mathew Wilcox)
o       VM deadlock fix                                 (Andrea Acangeli)

Differences between 2.2.2ac2 and 2.2.2ac3

o       CDROM compile fixes                             (Jens Axboe)
o       Alpha timer jitter fixes                        (Bruce Elliott)
        | No ac3 still doesn't compile on an Alpha
o       NFS write tweak                                 (Trond)
o       Ptrace thread race fix                          (Ingo Molnar)
o       Fork pid reuse fix                              (Ingo Molnar)
o       Minor config cleanups                           (David Weinehall)
o       VGA detection test improved                     (Russell King)
o       Report mono/stereo on Aims lab cards            (Wee Liang)
o       Ksymoops speedup                                (Massimiliano Ghilardi)
o       Stop swapping on a link to the same swapfile    (Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz)
o       Hopefully fixed the bttv capture bug            (me)

Differences between 2.2.2ac1 and 2.2.2ac2

o       Config documentation error                      (Tim Waugh)
o       NFS client updates                              (Trond)
o       Fix nfsd kernel memory to network leak          (Russell King)
o       CDROM driver update                             (Jens Axboe)
o       AMI Megaraid driver 0.96                        (Jeffrey Jones, AMI)
o       Fixed an embarrassingly stupid sb bug           (me)
        | 16bit should work again now
o       Accept root server from command like in nfsroot (Gero Kuhlmann)
o       Don't send bridge config frames when bridge is
        compiled in and disabled                        (Tomasz Motylewski)

Differences between 2.2.2 and 2.2.2ac1

New Features
o       Large file array support (>1024 handles allowed)
o       Support querying actual block size of media
o       Typhoon radio driver
o       Test driver for Sealevel wan cards
o       Acard ATP870U SCSI driver
o       Initio A100 SCSI driver
o       QlogicFC fibrechannel driver
o       Symbios 53c416 driver
o       Support type 6 ARP on ethernet

o       BW Qcam driver updated
o       3c509 driver updated to match 2.0
o       COSA wan driver updated
o       Major IRDA updates
o       SMC ultra updated to match 2.0 driver
o       Wavelan update, including newer card support
o       AIC7xxx updated
o       Updated MegaRAID driver
o       ESS Maestro test driver

Major Fixes
o       CS8900 driver module options fixed. Original is unusable
o       Shaper doesnt crash SMP boxes
o       SCSI error doesnt crash the machine at random
o       Persistent DMA buffers on sound
o       RPC improvements
o       Faster NFS client
o       NTFS doesnt crash when it runs out of memory
o       /proc/mem locking fixes

Minor Fixes
o       Remove obsolete/misleading "Drop Source Route" Config item
o fixes
o       Dcache documentation
o       Sparc maintainers entries up to date
o       make clean removes everything it should
o       genksyms version problems are reported
o       Misbracketing in hd.c fixed
o       Zoltrix fixes
o       ADFS updated
o       8390 fix for "interrupt when stopped" message off ne2000
o       GDTH driver has missing version.h check fixed
o       Fixes to the SCSI blacklist
o       Future Domain MCA driver works non modular
o       Various frame buffer updates
o       chgrp handling fixed
o       Route cache flush proc entry is write only

o       Some ARM merging