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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.15-rc4

Dec 01, 2005, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)

Ok, so -rc3 wasn't so good.

[ Everybody chorus now: "Nooo?" ]

No.

[ Everybody chorus now: "Really?" ]

Really.

[ Everybody chorus now: "So what?" ]

So I made an -rc4.

This one hopefully doesn't have those pesky PageReserved() annoyances, and the EHCI host controller bootup problems.

[ Everybody chorus now: "Hallelujah!" ]

Indeed.

It also has some atm, mtd and cifs updates.
       Linus

[ Btw, some drivers will now complain loudly about their nasty mis-use of page remapping, and that might look scary, but it should all be good, and we'd love to see the detailed output of dmesg on such machines. ]

---
Adrian Bunk:
      [MTD] Make functions static, include header files with prototypes
      [IPV4]: make two functions static
      [NETFILTER] ipv4: small cleanups
      [IPV6]: make two functions static

Alan Stern:
      USB: documentation update

Antonino A. Daplas:
      fbdev: cirrusfb: Driver cleanup and bug fixes

Arjan van de Ven:
      [NET]: Add const markers to various variables.

Ben Collins:
      Fix missing pfn variables caused by vm changes

Benjamin Herrenschmidt:
      USB: Fix USB suspend/resume crasher (#2)

Chas Williams:
      [ATM]: linux/config.h only needed for #ifdef __KERNEL__ section
      [ATM]: [adummy] dummy ATM driver (similar to net/dummy)

Christoph Hellwig:
      fix megaraid.c locking

Dave Jones:
      [ATM]: [lanai] lanai missing unregister
      Additional device ID for Conexant AccessRunner USB driver

David Brownell:
      USB: ehci fixups

David Gibson:
      Fix crash when ptrace poking hugepage areas

David S. Miller:
      [SPARC64]: Fix >8K I/O mappings.

David Woodhouse:
      [MTD] Make some tables 'const' so they can live in .rodata

Dean Roe:
      [IA64] - Make pfn_valid more precise for SGI Altix systems

Egbert Eich:
      SiS DRM: Fix possible NULL dereference

Grant Coady:
      pci_ids.h: remove duplicate entries

Hugh Dickins:
      pfnmap: remove src_page from do_wp_page
      pfnmap: do_no_page BUG_ON again

Jan Pieter:
      [ATM]: drivers/atm/atmdev_init.c no longer necessary

Jean Delvare:
      hwmon: w83792d fix unused fan pins

Jeff Mahoney:
      reiserfs: handle cnode allocation failure gracefully

John Bowler:
      [MTD] maps/ixp4xx: half-word boundary and little-endian fixups

Keshavamurthy Anil S:
      [IA64] Remove getting break_num by decoding instruction

Linus Torvalds:
      Support strange discontiguous PFN remappings
      VM: add common helper function to create the page tables
      cow_user_page: fix page alignment
      Revert "drivers/message/fusion/mptbase.c: make code static"
      VM: add "vm_insert_page()" function
      Revert "pci_ids.h: remove duplicate entries"
      Linux v2.6.15-rc4

Luiz Capitulino:
      [MTD] maps: sparse fixup

Maciej W. Rozycki:
      [MTD] devices/ms02-nv: phys/virt address fixups

Mark Fortescue:
      fbdev: cg3fb: Kconfig fix

Matt Helsley:
      process events connector: uid_t gid_t size issues

Mike Stroyan:
      [IPV4] tcp/route: Another look at hash table sizes

Mitchell Blank Jr:
      [ATM]: always return the first interface for ATM_ITF_ANY
      [ATM]: atm_pcr_goal() doesn't modify its argument's contents -- mark it as const
      [ATM]: [lanai] better constification
      [ATM]: attempt to autoload atm drivers
      [ATM]: [lanai] kill lanai_ioctl() which just contains some old debugging code

Nick Piggin:
      Fix vma argument in get_usr_pages() for gate areas

Nicolas Pitre:
      [MTD] cfi_cmdset_0001: relax locking rules for multi hardware partition support

Olaf Hering:
      powerpc: prevent stack corruption in call_prom_ret

Otavio Salvador:
      ppc: Export symbol needed by MOL

Paolo Galtieri:
      ppc: fix floating point register corruption
      ppc: fix floating point register corruption

Paul Mackerras:
      powerpc: Export __flush_icache_range for 32-bit
      powerpc: Fix bug causing FP registers corruption on UP + preempt

Pavel Machek:
      fix swsusp on machines not supporting S4

Richard Purdie:
      [MTD] chips: make sharps driver usable again

Roman Zippel:
      hfsplus: don't modify journaled volume

Sean Young:
      [MTD] RFD_FTL: Use lanana assigned major device number

Shaohua Li:
      setting irq affinity is broken in ia32 with MSI enabled

Stanislaw Gruszka:
      [ATM]: avoid race conditions related to atm_devs list
      [ATM]: deregistration removes device from atm_devs list immediately

Steve French:
      [CIFS] When file is deleted locally but later recreated on the server
      [CIFS] Fix missing permission check on setattr when noperm mount option is
      [CIFS] Fix umount --force to wake up the pending response queue, not just
      [CIFS] Missing parenthesis and typo in previous fix
      [CIFS] For previous fix, mode on mkdir needed S_IFDIR left out.

Thierry Vignaud:
      fix rebooting on HP nc6120 laptop

Thomas Gleixner:
      [JFFS2] Fix the slab cache constructor of 'struct jffs2_inode_info' objects.
      [MTD] Remove bogus PQ2FADS driver

Todd Poynor:
      [MTD] CFI: Use 16-bit access to autoselect/read device id data

Trond Myklebust:
      VM: Fix typos in get_locked_pte

YOSHIFUJI Hideaki:
      [IPV6]: Implement appropriate dummy rule 4 in ipv6_dev_get_saddr().

  • diffstat ---
Documentation/usb/error-codes.txt | 5 -
Makefile | 2
arch/i386/kernel/io_apic.c | 4 -
arch/i386/kernel/reboot.c | 8 +
arch/ia64/kernel/ia64_ksyms.c | 1
arch/ia64/kernel/kprobes.c | 2
arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c | 18 ---
arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c | 6 -
arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c | 62 ++++------
arch/powerpc/kernel/prom_init.c | 2
arch/ppc/kernel/ppc_ksyms.c | 2
arch/ppc/kernel/process.c | 6 +
arch/sparc64/mm/generic.c | 1
drivers/atm/Kconfig | 7 +
drivers/atm/Makefile | 1
drivers/atm/adummy.c | 168 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/atm/atmdev_init.c | 54 --------
drivers/atm/atmtcp.c | 20 ---
drivers/atm/lanai.c | 102 +---------------
drivers/char/drm/drm_context.c | 5 +
drivers/hwmon/w83792d.c | 25 +++-
drivers/message/fusion/mptbase.c | 6 +
drivers/message/fusion/mptbase.h | 2
drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c | 10 +-
drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_probe.c | 8 +
drivers/mtd/chips/sharp.c | 123 ++++++++++---------
drivers/mtd/devices/block2mtd.c | 6 -
drivers/mtd/devices/ms02-nv.c | 6 -
drivers/mtd/ftl.c | 6 -
drivers/mtd/maps/Kconfig | 6 -
drivers/mtd/maps/Makefile | 1
drivers/mtd/maps/ixp4xx.c | 78 ++++++++++--
drivers/mtd/maps/nettel.c | 4 -
drivers/mtd/maps/pci.c | 4 -
drivers/mtd/maps/physmap.c | 3
drivers/mtd/maps/sc520cdp.c | 4 -
drivers/mtd/nand/nandsim.c | 2
drivers/mtd/rfd_ftl.c | 6 -
drivers/scsi/megaraid.c | 29 ++--
drivers/usb/atm/cxacru.c | 3
drivers/usb/atm/usbatm.c | 4 -
drivers/usb/core/hcd-pci.c | 3
drivers/usb/core/hcd.c | 15 ++
drivers/usb/core/hcd.h | 7 +
drivers/usb/host/ehci-pci.c | 46 ++++++-
drivers/usb/host/ehci-q.c | 24 ++--
drivers/usb/host/ehci-sched.c | 18 ++-
drivers/usb/host/ohci-hcd.c | 6 +
drivers/usb/host/ohci-hub.c | 24 +++-
drivers/usb/host/ohci-pci.c | 27 ++++
drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c | 6 +
drivers/video/Kconfig | 13 +-
drivers/video/cirrusfb.c | 15 +-
fs/cifs/CHANGES | 8 +
fs/cifs/README | 30 ++++-
fs/cifs/TODO | 4 -
fs/cifs/cifsfs.c | 23 +++-
fs/cifs/cifssmb.c | 25 ++++
fs/cifs/dir.c | 34 ++++-
fs/cifs/inode.c | 50 ++++++--
fs/cifs/misc.c | 17 ++-
fs/cifs/netmisc.c | 4 -
fs/cifs/transport.c | 1
fs/exec.c | 12 --
fs/hfsplus/hfsplus_fs.h | 1
fs/hfsplus/hfsplus_raw.h | 12 +-
fs/hfsplus/options.c | 6 +
fs/hfsplus/super.c | 20 +++
fs/jffs2/fs.c | 2
fs/jffs2/super.c | 2
fs/reiserfs/journal.c | 9 +
include/asm-ia64/page.h | 3
include/linux/atmdev.h | 18 +--
include/linux/cn_proc.h | 8 +
include/linux/mm.h | 4 +
include/linux/mtd/cfi.h | 18 +++
kernel/power/main.c | 21 ++-
kernel/ptrace.c | 3
mm/fremap.c | 24 ----
mm/memory.c | 154 ++++++++++++++++++++++--
mm/rmap.c | 2
net/atm/atm_misc.c | 11 +-
net/atm/common.c | 66 ++++++----
net/atm/common.h | 2
net/atm/resources.c | 78 +++++-------
net/atm/resources.h | 3
net/ipv4/fib_hash.c | 2
net/ipv4/fib_semantics.c | 2
net/ipv4/icmp.c | 4 -
net/ipv4/ip_gre.c | 2
net/ipv4/ip_output.c | 2
net/ipv4/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c | 2
net/ipv4/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c | 4 -
net/ipv4/ipvs/ip_vs_proto_tcp.c | 2
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_amanda.c | 2
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_core.c | 4 -
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_ftp.c | 2
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_irc.c | 2
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_proto_icmp.c | 4 -
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_proto_sctp.c | 4 -
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_proto_tcp.c | 6 -
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_nat_core.c | 2
net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c | 2
net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_LOG.c | 4 -
net/ipv4/proc.c | 10 +-
net/ipv4/route.c | 5 -
net/ipv4/tcp.c | 8 -
net/ipv6/addrconf.c | 2
net/ipv6/icmp.c | 2
net/ipv6/ip6_output.c | 3
net/ipv6/ipv6_sockglue.c | 4 -
net/ipv6/netfilter/ip6_tables.c | 2

112 files changed, 1134 insertions(+), 645 deletions(-)