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Marcello Tosatti: Linux 2.4.24-pre3

Dec 31, 2003, 14:05 (0 Talkback[s]) Mirrors

Full Changelog


Here goes -pre3. It contains a PPC32/SPARC update, some i2c cleanups, LVM update, network update, a new WAN driver, amongst others.

It should show up in ftp in a few minutes.

Happy new year!

Summary of changes from v2.4.24-pre2 to v2.4.24-pre3


  • i2c cleanup: Fix dependancies between the various SCx200 drivers
  • i2c cleanup: Remove old compatibility code
  • i2c cleanup: documentation



  • Use "%u" when printing extended /proc/partitions statistics
  • extended stats correction: Field rd_ios can be negative


  • Trivial SubmittingDrivers fix


  • Ulrich Drepper: fix 'noexec' behaviour


  • Fix pdcraid geometry detection


  • LVM 1.0.8 update

Adrian Bunk:

  • dep_tristate wants 3 arguments (fwd)

Alan Cox:

  • 2.4 zr36120 missing dependancies

Bart De Schuymer:

  • [BRIDGE]: Fix loopback over bridge port

David S. Miller:

  • [SPARC64]: On Sabre, only access PCI controller config space specially
  • [SPARC64]: Update defconfig

Eyal Lebedinsky:

  • Fix cciss build problem

Hideaki Yoshifuji:

  • [NET]: Fix mis-spellings in net/core/neighbour.c

James McMechan:

  • Fix tmpfs dcache oops

Keith M. Wesolowski:

  • [SPARC32]: Add myself as maintainer

Krzysztof Halasa:

  • Goramo PCI200SYN sync card driver
  • Generic HDLC cleanup

Michael Hunold:

  • change two annoying messages from fb drivers (clgenfb and hgafb)

Patrick McHardy:

  • [PKT_SCHED]: Fix module refcount and mem leaks in classful qdiscs
  • [PKT_SCHED]: Remove backlog accounting from TBF, pass limit to default inner bfifo qdisc only

Ralf Bochle:

  • de4x5 EISA fix

Tom Rini:

  • PPC32: Two warning fixes, from Geert Uytterhoeven <>
  • PPC32: Remove ASYNC_SKIP_TEST from all of our serial flags
  • PPC32: Add a watchdog driver for MPC8xx machines
  • PPC32: Add a CONFIG_OOM_KILLER entry
  • PPC32: Fix dependancies on the bootwrapper ld script
  • PPC32: Fix a warning on 'make zImage' for a number of platforms
  • PPC32: Add support for the Motorola Sandpoint X3 (all revs)
  • PPC32: Add support for the Motorola PRPMC750
  • PPC32: Fix the mkprep util to work correctly on Solaris 8
  • PPC32: Fix znetboot and znetboot.initrd Original patch from Eugene Surovegin <>, with a few more changes from myself.