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Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test7-pre4

Aug 15, 2000, 21:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)
From: Linus Torvalds 
To: Kernel Mailing List 
Subject: test7-pre4



test7:
 - pre1:
    - fix PCI resource bug that crept in in test6 due to the new
      requirements to handle multiple bus regions transparently
    - ll_rw_block documentation
    - sound driver module counting bugfix and cleanup (move to named
      initializers)
    - directory rename bug fix for busy directories (oops)
    - allow "init_new_context()" to fail - it can do so on some
      architectures when out of memory.
    - networking updates - TCP retransmission and ordering logic
    - fix strsep(). Not that anybody cared.
 - pre2:
    - fix modversions.h generation ("make -j dep" works now)
    - finish 64-bit VFS: getdents64 and fcntl64 (getdents64 also adds
      the "file type" to the readdir data - VFS layer change.  fcntl64
      allows 64-bit file locking)
    - Intel i810 watchdog driver and NS DP83810 network driver
    - dup2() cannot screw up the file table with threads any more.
 - pre3:
    - nfs_commit_rpcsetup() signed comparison bugfix and cleanup
    - sparc updates and TLB invalidation fix
    - networking updates (less verbose on the new reordering messages)
    - network driver Makefile cleanup
    - Fix segment copy on fork.
    - tsk->files race fixes: close-on-exec etc.
    - sound #define cleanups
    - fs/proc/array.c task_lock cleanup
 - pre4:
    - "USE_STANDARD_AS_RULE" - generic Rules.make as rule
    - arm update (arch/arm, asm-arm, drivers/acorn, Documentation/arm etc)
    - eicon ISDN driver update (big).
    - serial.c warnings removal.
    - compilation fixes under different configurations..
    - bounds checking for hpfs code page index.
    - sparc64 bugfix for atomic_dec_and_lock. Oops. And use flock64.
    - FAT missed the d_type thing from readdir.
    - fix tsk->files race fixes from -pre3 ("struct files_struct", not
      "struct file" and make sure to register the socket fs before we
      use a pointer to it)
    - ns558.c: don't leave the driver registered after a failed module
      load.  Either return success, or unregister the PCI driver. And
      don't leak IO port allocations.
    - USB OHCI controller fixes for oopses due to races..
    - usb updates
    - 3c59x driver update
    - VIA KX-133/KT-133 chipset detection and AGP bridge support
    - raid/raw-io cleanup: use generic_make_request instead of ll_rw_block.
    - Emu10k1 sound driver update