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Andrea Arcangeli: Linux 2.4.7pre3aa1 released

Jul 07, 2001, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Arcangeli)
Diff between 2.4.7pre2aa1 and 2.4.7pre3aa1:

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Only in 2.4.7pre2aa1: 00_3c59x-zerocopy-1
Only in 2.4.7pre3aa1: 00_3c59x-zerocopy-2

Right fix for enabling zerocopy on highmem kernels.

(nice to have)

Only in 2.4.7pre3aa1: 00_async-io-unlock-race-1

Fix possible memory corruption due a race where
the page can be unlocked under us and so the bh could
be unlocked as well under us. Found it in -ac.

(recommended)

Only in 2.4.7pre2aa1: 00_ksoftirqd-7
Only in 2.4.7pre3aa1: 00_ksoftirqd-8

Add the BUG() check, to be as strict as mainline (no functional
differences for correct code).

(nice to have)

Only in 2.4.7pre3aa1: 00_meminfo-wraparound-1

Use long long in /proc/meminfo to avoid wrap arounds on >4G boxes.

(nice to have)

Only in 2.4.7pre3aa1: 00_rawio-down_read-1

Use read lock for rawio.

(nice to have)

Only in 2.4.7pre2aa1: 00_vm-deadlock-fix-1
Only in 2.4.7pre2aa1: 00_xircom-serial-1

Merged in mainline.

Only in 2.4.7pre2aa1: 10_blkdev-pagecache-4
Only in 2.4.7pre3aa1: 40_experimental

Moved the 10_blkdev-pagecache-4 patch back into the
40_experimental directory, don't apply it for
production it's not ready yet, initrd is still broken
(it will be fixed soon).
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Andrea

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