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Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.16-rc5-mm1

Feb 28, 2006, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Morton)

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.16-rc5/2.6.16-rc5-mm1/

  • A large procfs rework from Eric Biederman.
  • The swap prefetching patch is back.

Boilerplate:

  • See the `hot-fixes' directory for any important updates to this patchset.
  • To fetch an -mm tree using git, use (for example)

    git fetch git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/smurf/linux-trees.git v2.6.16-rc2-mm1

  • -mm kernel commit activity can be reviewed by subscribing to the mm-commits mailing list.

    echo "subscribe mm-commits" | mail majordomo@vger.kernel.org

  • If you hit a bug in -mm and it's not obvious which patch caused it, it is most valuable if you can perform a bisection search to identify which patch introduced the bug. Instructions for this process are at

    http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/bisecting-mm-trees.txt

    But beware that this process takes some time (around ten rebuilds and reboots), so consider reporting the bug first and if we cannot immediately identify the faulty patch, then perform the bisection search.

  • When reporting bugs, please try to Cc: the relevant maintainer and mailing list on any email.

Changes since 2.6.16-rc4-mm2:

linus.patch
git-acpi.patch
git-agpgart.patch
git-alsa.patch
git-blktrace.patch
git-cfq.patch
git-cifs.patch
git-cpufreq.patch
git-drm.patch
git-ia64.patch
git-ieee1394.patch
git-infiniband.patch
git-input.patch
git-jfs.patch
git-kbuild.patch
git-libata-all.patch
git-netdev-all.patch
git-net.patch
git-nfs.patch
git-ocfs2.patch
git-powerpc.patch
git-sym2.patch
git-pcmcia.patch
git-scsi-rc-fixes.patch
git-sas-jg.patch
git-sparc64.patch
git-watchdog.patch
git-xfs.patch
git-cryptodev.patch
git-viro-bird-m32r.patch
git-viro-bird-m68k.patch
git-viro-bird-xfs.patch
git-viro-bird-uml.patch
git-viro-bird-frv.patch
git-viro-bird-misc.patch
git-viro-bird-upf.patch
git-viro-bird-volatile.patch
 git trees

-scsi-aha152x-fixes.patch
-cache-align-futex-hash-buckets.patch
-m32r-enable-asm-code-optimization.patch
-m32r-fix-and-update-for-gcc-40.patch
-remove-module_parm.patch
-snd-cs4236-tpyo-fix.patch
-alsa-fix-bogus-snd_device_free-in-opl3-ossc.patch
-uml-correct-error-messages-in-cow-driver.patch
-uml-fix-usage-of-kernel_errno-in-place-of-errno.patch
-uml-fix-unused-attribute.patch
-uml-os_connect_socket-error-path-fixup.patch
-uml-better-error-reporting-for-read_output.patch
-uml-tidying-cow-code.patch
-vgacon-no-vertical-resizing-on-ega.patch
-kprobes-causes-nx-protection-fault-on-i686-smp.patch
-powerpc-fix-altivec_unavailable_exception-oopses.patch
-cfi-init-wait-queue-in-chip-struct.patch
-voyager-fix-boot-panic-by-adding-topology-export.patch
-voyager-fix-the-cpu_possible_map-to-make-voyager-boot-again.patch
-page-migration-fix-mpol_interleave-behavior-for-migration-via.patch
-x86-fix-smp-boot-sequence.patch
-x86-fix-smp-boot-sequence-fix.patch
-gbefb-ip32-gbefb-depth-change-fix.patch
-gbefb-set-default-of-fb_gbe_mem-to-4-mb.patch
-au1100fb-replaced-io_remap_page_range-with-io_remap_pfn_range.patch
-asiliantfb-fix-pseudo_palette-setup-in-asiliantfb_setcolreg.patch
-flags-parameter-for-linkat.patch
-flags-parameter-for-linkat-fix.patch
-vmscan-fix-zone_reclaim.patch
-gregkh-driver-sysfs-relay-channel-buffers-as-sysfs-attributes.patch
-gregkh-driver-relay-consolidate-relayfs-core-into-kernel-relay.c.patch
-gregkh-driver-sysfs-update-relay-file-support-for-generic-relay-api.patch
-gregkh-driver-relayfs-remove-relayfs-in-favour-of-config_relay.patch
-gregkh-driver-relay-relay-header-cleanup.patch
-gregkh-driver-sysfs-add-__attr_relay-helper-for-relay-attributes.patch
-add-cpia2-camera-support.patch
-drivers-net-tlanc-ifdef-config_pci-the-pci-specific-code.patch
-git-pcmcia-fixup.patch
-git-scsi-misc-restore-zeroing-of-packet_command-struct-in-sr_ioctlc.patch
-x86_64-mm-no_iommu-removal-in-pci-gartc.patch
-x86_64-mm-fix-user_ptrs_per_pgd.patch
-powerpc-newline-for-isync_on_smp.patch
-powerpc-native-atomic_add_unless.patch
-sem2mutex-nfs-idmapc.patch
 Merged

+move-pci_dev_put-outside-a-spinlock.patch
+x86-microcode-driver-vs-hotplug-cpus.patch
+x86-microcode-driver-vs-hotplug-cpus-fix.patch
+fix-sys_migrate_pages-move-all-pages-when-invoked-from-root.patch
+powerpc-vdso-64bits-gettimeofday-bug.patch
+fuse-fix-bug-in-negative-lookup.patch
+s390-multiple-subchannel-sets-support-fix.patch
+drives-mtd-redbootc-recognise-a-foreign-byte-sex-partition-table.patch
+altix-more-ioc3-cleanups.patch
+video1394-fix-return-e-typo.patch
+tty-buffering-comment-out-debug-code.patch
+remove_from_swap-fix-locking.patch
+nommu-implement-vmalloc_node.patch
+mips-only-include-iomap-on-systems-with-pci.patch
+add-mm-task_size-and-fix-powerpc-vdso.patch
 2.6.16 queue (mostly)

+dont-check-vfree-argument-for-null-in-vx_pcm.patch
+dont-check-vfree-arg-for-null-in-usbaudio.patch
+dont-null-check-vfree-argument-in-pdaudiocf_pcm.patch
 ALSA cleanups

-git-audit-inotify_inode_queue_event-fix.patch
-sem2mutex-audit_netlink_sem.patch
 Dropped due to droppage of git-audit-master.patch

+gregkh-driver-driver-core-add-macros-notice-dev_notice.patch
 driver tree update

+input-pcspkr-device-and-driver-separation.patch
+input-pcspkr-device-and-driver-separation-fix.patch
+input-pcspkr-device-and-driver-separation-fix-2.patch
+input-pcspkr-device-and-driver-separation-fix-3.patch
 PC speaker refactoring

-sata-acpi-build.patch
-sata-acpi-objects-support.patch
-additional-libata-parameters.patch
 Old. Dropped.

+mmc-au1xmmc-fix-compilation-error-by-using-platform_driver.patch
+mmc-au1xmmc-fix-linking-error-because-mmc_rsp_type-doesnt-exist.patch
+mmc-au1xmmc-fix-a-compilation-warning-status-is-not-used.patch
 MMC driver fixes

+ne2000-kconfig-help-entry-improvement.patch
+de620-fix-section-mismatch-warning.patch
+via-velocity-massive-memory-corruption-with-jumbo-frames.patch
 netdev fixes

+git-net-fixup.patch
 Fix reject in git-net.patch

+net-socket-timestamp-32-bit-handler-for-64-bit-kernel-fix.patch
 Nicen net-socket-timestamp-32-bit-handler-for-64-bit-kernel-tidy.patch

+atm-fix-section-mismatch-warnings-in-fore200ec.patch
+wan-fix-section-mismatch-warning-in-sbni.patch
 Net fixlets

+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-fix-bridge-handle.patch
 PCI tree update

+small-whitespace-cleanup-for-qlogic-driver.patch
 qlogic cleanup

+git-scsi-rc-fixes-fixup.patch
 Fix rejects in git-scsi-rc-fixes.patch

+gregkh-usb-usb-reduce-syslog-clutter.patch
 USB tree update

+x86_64-mm-raw1394-compat.patch
+x86_64-mm-prefetch-the-mmap_sem-in-the-fault-path.patch
+x86_64-mm-kernel-at-2mb.patch
+x86_64-mm-empty-pxm.patch
+x86_64-mm-s-overwrite-override--in-arch-x86-64.patch
+x86_64-mm-dmi-year.patch
+x86_64-mm-dmi-early.patch
+x86_64-mm-fixmap-init.patch
+x86_64-mm-head-first.patch
+x86_64-mm-drop-iommu-bus-check.patch
+x86_64-mm-year-check.patch
+x86_64-mm-time-style.patch
+x86_64-mm-reenable-cmos-warning.patch
+x86_64-mm-c3-timer-check-amd.patch
 x86_64 tree updates

+x86_64-mm-dmi-year-fix.patch
+revert-x86_64-mm-dmi-early.patch
+x86_64-mm-c3-timer-check-amd-fix.patch
 Fix it.

+vmscan-use-unsigned-longs-shrink_all_memory-fix.patch
 Update vmscan-use-unsigned-longs.patch

+uninline-sys_mmap-common-code-reduce-binary-size.patch
+vmscan-remove-obsolete-checks-from-shrink_list-and-fix-unlikely-in-refill_inactive-zone.patch
+page-migration-fail-if-page-is-in-a-vma-flagged-vm_locked.patch
+usb-fix-ehci-bios-handshake.patch
+shmem-inline-to-avoid-warning.patch
+readahead-prev_page-can-overrun-the-ahead-window.patch
+readahead-fix-initial-window-size-calculation.patch
+enable-mprotect-on-huge-pages.patch
+hugepage-small-fixes-to-hugepage-clear-copy-path.patch
+hugepage-small-fixes-to-hugepage-clear-copy-path-tidy.patch
+hugepage-serialize-hugepage-allocation-and-instantiation.patch
+hugepage-serialize-hugepage-allocation-and-instantiation-tidy.patch
+hugepage-strict-page-reservation-for-hugepage-inodes.patch
+mm-make-shrink_all_memory-try-harder.patch
 Various mm things.

+mm-implement-swap-prefetching.patch
+mm-implement-swap-prefetching-fix.patch
 Bring back swap-prefetch.

+selinux-fix-hard-link-count-for-selinuxfs-root-directory.patch
 Fix SELinux patches in -mm.

+x86-start-early_printk-at-sensible-screen-row.patch
+x86-early-printk-remove-max_ypos-and-max_xpos-macros.patch
+i386-more-vsyscall-documentation.patch
+fix-implicit-declaration-of-get_apic_id-in-arch-i386-kernel-apicc.patch
+fix-the-imlicit-declaration-of-mtrr_centaur_report_mcr-in-arch-i386-kernel-cpu-centaurc.patch
+fix-the-imlicit-declaration-of-mtrr_centaur_report_mcr-in-arch-i386-kernel-cpu-centaurc-fix.patch
 x86 updates

+x86_64-clean-up-timer-messages.patch
 x86_64 fixlet.

+sem2mutex-blockdev-2-git-blktrace-fix.patch
 Restored.

+cpuset-memory-spread-slab-cache-filesys.patch
+cpuset-memory-spread-slab-cache-format.patch
 Apply cpuset slab spreading to lots of inode caches.

+add-missing-ifdef-for-via-rng-code.patch
+constify-tty-flip-buffer-handling.patch
+let-dac960-supply-entropy-to-random-pool.patch
+drivers-block-nbdc-dont-defer-compile-error-to-runtime.patch
+hysdn-remove-custom-types.patch
+remove-module_parm.patch
+remove-module_parm-fix.patch
+kernel-paramsc-make-param_array-static.patch
+fix-edd-to-properly-ignore-signature-of-non-existing-drives.patch
+fix-defined-but-not-used-warning-in-net-rxrpc-maincrxrpc_initialise.patch
+sysrq-cleanup.patch
+cache-align-futex-hash-buckets.patch
+inotify-lock-avoidance-with-parent-watch-status-in-dentry.patch
+inotify-lock-avoidance-with-parent-watch-status-in-dentry-fix.patch
+ide-fix-section-mismatch-warning.patch
+block-floppy-fix-section-mismatch-warnings.patch
+move-pp_major-from-ppdevh-to-majorh.patch
+pnp-modalias-sysfs-export.patch
+mark-unwind-info-for-signal-trampolines-in-vdsos.patch
 Misc patches.

+copy_process-cleanup-bad_fork_cleanup_signal-update.patch
 Fix copy_process-cleanup-bad_fork_cleanup_signal.patch

-tiny-configurable-support-for-pci-serial-ports.patch
 Dropped.

+kprobe-handler-discard-user-space-trap.patch
 kprobes fix.

+sched-smpnice-fix-average-load-per-run-queue-calculations.patch
 Update sched-implement-smpnice.patch

+oss-sonicvibesc-defines-its-own-hweight32.patch
 Remove private hweight32()

+unify-pfn_to_page-sparc64-pfn_to_page-fix.patch
 Fix unify-pfn_to_page-sparc64-pfn_to_page.patch

+for_each_online_pgdat-take2-define.patch
+for_each_online_pgdat-take2-for_each_bootmem.patch
+for_each_online_pgdat-take2-renaming.patch
+for_each_online_pgdat-take2-remove-sorting-pgdat.patch
+for_each_online_pgdat-take2-remove-pgdat_list.patch
 Clean up iterating over NUMA node memory structures.

+uninline-zone-helpers.patch
+uninline-zone-helpers-fix.patch
+uninline-zone-helpers-prefetch-fix.patch
 Uninline a few things.

+mips-fixed-collision-of-rtc-function-name.patch
+rtc-subsystem-library-functions.patch
+rtc-subsystem-class.patch
+rtc-subsystem-class-fix.patch
+rtc-subsystem-class-fix-2.patch
 Updated rtc subsystem patches

+trivial-cleanup-to-proc_check_chroot.patch
+proc-fix-the-inode-number-on-proc-pid-fd.patch
+proc-remove-useless-bkl-in-proc_pid_readlink.patch
+proc-remove-unnecessary-and-misleading-assignments.patch
+proc-simplify-the-ownership-rules-for-proc.patch
+proc-replace-proc_inodetype-with-proc_inodefd.patch
+proc-remove-bogus-proc_task_permission.patch
+proc-kill-proc_mem_inode_operations.patch
+proc-properly-filter-out-files-that-are-not-visible.patch
+proc-fix-the-link-count-for-proc-pid-task.patch
+proc-move-proc_maps_operations-into-task_mmuc.patch
+dcache-add-helper-d_hash_and_lookup.patch
+proc-rewrite-the-proc-dentry-flush-on-exit.patch
+proc-close-the-race-of-a-process-dying-durning.patch
+proc-refactor-reading-directories-of-tasks.patch
+proc-make-proc_numbuf-the-buffer-size-for-holding-a.patch
+tref-implement-task-references.patch
+proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely.patch
+proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely-git-nfs-fix.patch
+proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely-cpuset-fix.patch
+proc-optimize-proc_check_dentry_visible.patch
 procfs rework.

+ide_generic_all_on-warning-fix.patch
 Fix IDE warning

+vgacon-fix-ega-cursor-resize-function.patch
 vgacon fix

+fbdev-framebuffer-driver-for-geode-gx-Kconfig-fix.patch
 Fix fbdev-framebuffer-driver-for-geode-gx.patch

+kgdb-ga-remove-stuff.patch
+kgdb-remove-NO_CPUS.patch
+kgdb-remove-KGDB_TS.patch
+kgdb-remove-STACK_OVERFLOW_TEST.patch
+kgdb-remove-TRAP_BAD_SYSCALL_EXITS.patch
+kgdb-always-KGDB_CONSOLE.patch
+kgdb-remove-CONFIG_KGDB_USER_CONSOLE.patch
+kgdb-serial-cleanup.patch
+kgdb-serial-cleanup-2.patch
+kgdb-serial-cleanup-3.patch
+kgdb-nmi-cleanup.patch
+kgdb-cleanup-version.patch
+kgdb-cleanup-includes.patch
+kgdb-remove-KGDB_SYSRQ.patch
+kgdb-rename-breakpoint.patch
+kgdb-convert-for-cpu-helpers.patch
+kgdb-select-debug_info.patch
 The -mm kgdb stub is rotting a bit. Before fixing it I need to be able to read it.

-kgdboe-netpoll.patch
-kgdb-x86_64-support.patch
 These broke.

+revert-tty-buffering-comment-out-debug-code.patch
 tty debugging patch for -mm.

+vfree-null-check-fixup-for-sb_card.patch
+maestro3-vfree-null-check-fixup.patch
+no-need-to-check-vfree-arg-for-null-in-oss-sequencer.patch
+vfree-does-its-own-null-check-no-need-to-be-explicit-in-oss-msndc.patch
+fix-signed-vs-unsigned-in-nmi-watchdog.patch
+trivial-typos-in-documentation-cputopologytxt.patch
 Little fixes

All 1259 patches:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.16-rc5/2.6.16-rc5-mm1/patch-list