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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.10

Apr 24, 2002, 14:57 (17 Talkback[s])

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        Release notes for v2.5.10



Summary of changes from v2.5.9 to v2.5.10
============================================

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/16 1.532)
        Rename O_TARGET to <subdir>.o in drivers/usb.

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/16 1.533)
        Cleanup drivers/usb/Makefile and Config.in's
        
        Use the fact that now O_TARGET == <subdir.o> to simplify the
        Makefile.
        Correct mod-subdirs use.
        Remove unneeded code from drivers/usb/*/Config.in

<tony@cantech.net.au> (02/04/17 1.531.4.1)
        [PATCH] Change "return EBLAH" to "return -EBLAH in drivers/*
        
        Hello All,
                This is a simple patch that changes several "return EBLAH"'s in drivers/*
        for "return -EBLAH".  I have done my best to check the call stack to ensure
        that the change in sign of the return values wont break anything.
        
        The patch supplied is agaist linux-2.4.19-pre6

<oliver@neukum.name> (02/04/19 1.531.4.2)
        [PATCH] USB hpusbscsi device added
        
        USB hpusbscsi driver
        
         - device added

<greg@kroah.com> (02/04/19 1.531.4.3)
        USB keyspan driver
        
        Added support for the 19QI and 19QW devices.
        Updated the firmware images with new versions.
        minor cleanups to the driver.

<greg@kroah.com> (02/04/19 1.531.4.4)
        USB core
        
        Took out the limitation that drivers had to take up 16 minors.  Now
        they can use only 1 if they want to.

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/21 1.531.6.8)
        Move CAPI subsystem and AVM drivers to their new place in the tree.
<s.doyon@videotron.ca> (02/04/22 1.536)
        [PATCH] added Tieman Voyager USB Braille driver
        
         added Tieman Voyager USB Braille driver

<mark@hal9000.dyndns.org> (02/04/22 1.537)
        This updates the ov511 driver to the latest stable version (1.60).
          
          Summary of changes:
          - Remove palette conversion and related code
          - Full OV518 support (except for color), initial OV518+ support
          - Improved OV6620 quality (Credit: Alexandre F.)
          - ov51x_init_isoc() should exit if usb_submit_urb() fails
          - ISO completion handler should only issue warning if bad data is received
          - Added "mirror" module parameter; reverses image horizontally
          - Changed USB control transaction fields to match Windows driver
          - New decompression module locking (decomp_ops->owner), per Greg's advice
          - EXPORT_SYMBOL_NOVERS => EXPORT_SYMBOL
          - New devices: Lifeview USB Live TV PAL/SECAM and PAL D/K+B/G
          - Disabled buf_timeout feature. It was calling vfree() in interrupt
            context, which is illegal. Memory is deallocated immediately on close().
          - Most sensors thought to be OV7620AE were actually OV76BE. Changed code
            to reflect this, and emit a warning if an OV7620AE is encountered.
          - Miscellaneous cleanups and bug fixes

<greg@kroah.com> (02/04/22 1.538)
        USB ov511 driver
        
        changed test_bit() call.

<petkan@mastika.lnxw.com> (02/04/22 1.539)
        USB pegasus and rtl8150
        
        Rx tasklet cleanups for both pegasus and rtl8150

<greg@kroah.com> (02/04/22 1.540)
        USB keyspan driver
          
          general cleanups:
                - removed commented out function prototypes
                - removed duplicate function prototypes
                - removed unneeded #include
                - added named initializers
                - merged lots of the individual device structures into general 1, 2, and 4 port structures.

<david-b@pacbell.net> (02/04/22 1.541)
        [PATCH] PATCH: 2.5.8 ehci, submit errors
        
        It fixes problems with interrupt transfers, which I think that
        nobody else has run into (or I'd surely have heard of it :).
        Looks like not many folk are using USB 2.0 hubs yet.
        
            - wasn't checking enough of the periodic schedule to
              detect bandwidth overcommit (would BUG out)
            - frames to uframes is rightshift 3, not 8 :)
            - properly cleans up (no oops!) after certain rare errors
              in the interrupt submit path (just my luck to hit one)
            - use that cleanup to bypass some old implementation
              shortcuts in the control and bulk submit paths
            - there are also some other minor updates/cleanups

<david-b@pacbell.net> (02/04/22 1.542)
        [PATCH] Re: PATCH: 2.5.8 ehci, submit errors
        
        Oh, and for non-x86 platforms with interesting pci
        mapping, this tweak to one new routine would be
        important in a particular error path I've yet to see ... :)

<dkuhlen@fhm.edu> (02/04/22 1.543)
        [PATCH] fix USB documentation bug
        
        USB fix documentation bug
        
         After some source investigations I discovered a harmless mistake:
         The description of the  usb_control_msg(...) function says
         it returns 0, or less than 0 if an error occured, but
         the usb_internal_control_msg returns length, which is sometimes >0
         (success) or <0 if error.

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/22 1.531.7.1)
        Remove one occurence of list-multi in drivers/isdn/tpam/Makefile

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/22 1.531.7.2)
        Remove list-multi in drivers/net/*/Makefile

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/22 1.531.7.3)
        Remove list-multi in sound/*/Makefile

<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/22 1.544.2.1)
        Duh. Re-fix the UP setup_per_cpu_areas() case that got
        fixed a few times too many already ;)

<anton@samba.org> (02/04/22 1.544.2.2)
        [PATCH] double down() in nfsd_symlink
        
        As a result of the recent BKL removal in notify_change, nfsd_symlink
        downs the inode semaphore twice (the first time is in fh_lock).

<kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> (02/04/23 1.547)
        Fix a typo which left aic7xxx/Makefile broken
        
        Now it really works (I tried).

<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/23 1.548)
        Fix some strange (and incorrect) reiserfs bit-op casts..
        
        No object-code changes, but removes warnings from the stricter
        typechecking.

<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/23 1.549)
        Add a "const" qualifier to test_bit() on x86, to avoid
        warnings for proper usage.
<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/23 1.550)
        Update to version 2.5.10

<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/23 1.551)
        Add ATI Radeon 8500 ID

<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/23 1.552)
        Bitops need "unsigned long".

<oliendm@us.ibm.com> (02/04/23 1.553)
        [PATCH] 2.5.9 SEM_UNDO patch
        
        As we discussed some time ago, here is a patch for the SEM_UNDO change
        that can be applied to linux-2.5.9.

<haveblue@us.ibm.com> (02/04/23 1.554)
        [PATCH] Locking in sync_old_buffers
        
        Move BKL into the fs-specific write_super()'s.

<kuebelr@email.uc.edu> (02/04/23 1.555)
        [PATCH] spelling mistakes
        
        Fix a few spelling mistakes in documentation (arch/i386/boot/setup.S,
        Documentation/sysrq.txt).

<smurf@osdl.org> (02/04/23 1.556)
        [PATCH] MegaRAID - compile fix for 2.5.9
        
          This fixes compile errors.  It has been tested with a weekend of Bonnie++ 8GB
        runs on a RAID0 setup at the OSDL.  This was built against and tested on 2.5.8
        and applies cleanly to 2.5.9.
        
          LSI told me they have a version 2.0 of the driver in development but
        it would be really nice to have the dang thing working now ;-)

<ak@muc.de> (02/04/23 1.557)
        [PATCH] x86-64 next sync for 2.5.9
        
        This patch fixes up some lose ends left over from the last x86-64 jumbo merge.
        
         - make it compile again. ia32_ioctl was referencing IDE ioctls that got
           remove in a merge race
         - Use the memset/FXRSTOR way to initialize the FPU, as discussed.
         - Fix semctl/shmctl ABI (thanks to Andreas Schwab)
         - Other minor fixes.

<torvalds@home.transmeta.com> (02/04/23 1.558)
        Fix include files for write_super BKL move.