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Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.16-rc5-mm2

Mar 03, 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-mm2/

  • Should be a bit better than 2.6.16-rc5-mm1, but I still had to fix a ton of things to get this to compile and boot. We're not being careful enough.
  • The procfs rework is getting there, but some problems probably still remain.
  • There will be a number of new warnings at boot time when initcalls fail. Generally that's OK: it usually indicates that you linked something into vmlinux which you're not actually using. But sometimes it can indicate kernel bugs.
  • The (much-shrunk) audit git tree 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-rc5-mm1:

linus.patch
git-acpi.patch
git-agpgart.patch
git-alsa.patch
git-audit-master.patch
git-blktrace.patch
git-cfq.patch
git-cifs.patch
git-cpufreq.patch
git-drm.patch
git-dvb.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-misc.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

+git-audit-fixes.patch
+git-audit-master-build-fix.patch
+git-infiniband-build-fix.patch
+git-net-vs-remove-module_parm.patch
  Fix things in them.

-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
-pnp-bus-type-fix.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
-let-ipw21200-select-ieee80211.patch
-ipw2200-restrict-wep-fix.patch
-via-velocity-massive-memory-corruption-with-jumbo-frames.patch
-git-net-fixup.patch
-git-pcmcia-bt3c_cs-fix.patch
-add-support-for-possio-gcc-aka-pcmcia-siemens-mc45.patch
-axnet_cs-support-amb8110.patch
-git-scsi-rc-fixes-fixup.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-unusual_devs-entry-for-lyra-rca-rd1080.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-lh7a40x-gadget-driver-fixed-a-dead-lock.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-gadget-rndis-fix-alloc-bug.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-fix-masking-bug-initialization-of-freescale-ehci-controller.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-visor.c-id-for-gspda-smartphone.patch
-x86_64-fix-string-fix.patch
-usb-fix-ehci-bios-handshake.patch
-time_interpolator-use-readq_relaxed-instead-of-readq.patch
  Merged

+powerpc-restore-eeh_add_device_late-prototype.patch
  powerpc fix

+serial-core-work-around-sub-driver-bugs.patch
  serial driver bug avoidance

+i386-port-ati-timer-fix-from-x86_64-to-i386-ii.patch
+i386-port-ati-timer-fix-from-x86_64-to-i386-ii-fixes.patch
  ATI timer fix for x86

+cramfs-mounts-provide-corrupted-content-since-2615.patch
  cramfs fix

+i4l-add-new-pci-ids-for-hfc-s-pci.patch
+i4l-fix-refcounting-problem-with-ttyix-devices.patch
+i4l-fix-compatiblity-issue-with-big-endian-systems.patch
  i4l fixes

+x86-fix-potential-jiffies-overflow-in-timer_resume.patch
  timer resume fix

+acpi-remove-__init-__exit-from-asus-add-remove-methods.patch
+serial-remove-8250_acpi-replaced-by-8250_pnp-and-pnpacpi.patch
+acpi-remove-__init-__exit-from-sony-add-remove-methods.patch
  ACPi fixes

+revert-gregkh-driver-fix-up-the-sysfs-pollable-patch.patch
+revert-gregkh-driver-allow-sysfs-attribute-files-to-be-pollable.patch
  Drop a few driver tree patches

+sysfs_h-cleanup.patch
  cleanup

+get_cpu_sysdev-signedness-fix.patch
+topologyc-tweaks.patch
+cpuc-section-fixes.patch
  Various little fixes

+ia64-update-hp-csr-space-discovery-via-acpi.patch
  ia64 fix

+nfs-permit-filesystem-to-override-root-dentry-on-mount.patch
+nfs-apply-mount-root-dentry-override-to-filesystems.patch
+nfs-apply-mount-root-dentry-override-to-filesystems-v9fs-fix.patch
+nfs-abstract-out-namespace-initialisation.patch
+nfs-add-dentry-materialisation-op.patch
+nfs-unify-nfs-superblocks-per-protocol-per-server.patch
+nfs-unify-nfs-superblocks-per-protocol-per-server-fix.patch
  Share nfs superblocks between mounts from the same server.

+powerpc-fix-pud_error-message.patch
  powerpc fixlet

+gregkh-usb-usb-fix-masking-bug-initialization-of-freescale-ehci-controller.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-kzalloc-conversion-for-rest-of-drivers-usb.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-kzalloc-conversion-in-drivers-usb-gadget.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-sn9c10x-driver-updates.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-et61x51-driver-updates.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-zc0301-driver-updates-2.patch
+gregkh-usb-cypress_m8-add-support-for-the-nokia-ca42-version-2-cable.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-pl2303-and-tiocmiwait.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-support-for-usb-to-serial-cable-from-speed-dragon-multimedia.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-uhci-increase-port-reset-completion-delay-for-hp-controllers.patch
+gregkh-usb-omninet_debug.patch
  USB tree updates

+gregkh-usb-usbfs2-vs-nfs-apply-mount-root-dentry-override-to-filesystems.patch
  Fix usbfs for the NFS patches

+x86_64-mm-blk-bounce.patch
+x86_64-mm-floppy-dma.patch
+x86_64-mm-iommu-noretry.patch
+x86_64-mm-disable-8254-timer-by-default.patch
+x86_64-mm-basic-reorder-infrastructure.patch
+x86_64-mm-microcode-quiet.patch
  x86_64 tree updates

+x86_64-mm-blk-bounce-ia64-fix.patch
  Fix it.

+hugepage-strict-page-reservation-for-hugepage-inodes-fix.patch
+hugepage-make-allocfree_huge_page-local.patch
+hugepage-fix-hugepage-logic-in-free_pgtables.patch
+hugepage-fix-hugepage-logic-in-free_pgtables-harder.patch
  hugetlbpage fixes

+mm-implement-swap-prefetching-fix.patch
  Fix mm-implement-swap-prefetching.patch

+powerpc-tidy-up-of_register_driver-driver_register-return-values.patch
+macintosh-tidy-up-driver_register-return-values.patch
  powerpc fixes

+remove-entries-in-sys-firmware-acpi-for-processor-also.patch
+remove-unnecessary-lapic-definition-from-acpidefh.patch
+support-physical-cpu-hotplug-for-x86_64.patch
+support-physical-cpu-hotplug-for-x86_64-fix-2.patch
+patch-to-limit-present-cpus-to-fake-cpu-hot-add-testing.patch
+enable-sci_emulate-to-manually-simulate-physical-hotplug-testing.patch
  x86_64 CPU hotplug

-x86_64-clean-up-timer-messages.patch
  Dropped

+add-s2ram-pointer-to-suspend-documentation.patch
  Docs

+strndup_user.patch
+strndup_user-convert-module.patch
+strndup_user-convert-keyctl.patch
  Add and use strndup_user().

-keys-deal-properly-with-strnlen_user.patch
  No longer needed

+reiserfs-handle-trans_id-overflow.patch
+reiserfs-reiserfs_file_write-will-lose-error-code-when-a-0-length-write-occurs-w-o_sync.patch
+reiserfs-use-balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr-in-reiserfs_file_write.patch
+reiserfs-fix-unaligned-bitmap-usage.patch
  reiserfs3 fixes

+inotify-lock-avoidance-with-parent-watch-status-in-dentry-fix-2.patch
  Fix inotify-lock-avoidance-with-parent-watch-status-in-dentry.patch

+reiserfs-cleanups.patch
  reiserfs cleanup

+initcall-failure-reporting.patch
  Print warning when an initcall fails

+hp300-fix-driver_register-return-handling-remove-dio_module_init.patch
+eisa-tidy-up-driver_register-return-value.patch
+amiga-fix-driver_register-return-handling-remove-zorro_module_init.patch
  Fix driver_register() return value handling

+change-buffer_headb_size-to-size_t.patch
+pass-b_size-to-get_block.patch
+pass-b_size-to-get_block-speedup.patch
+pass-b_size-to-get_block-remove-unneeded-assignments.patch
+map-multiple-blocks-for-mpage_readpages.patch
+map-multiple-blocks-for-mpage_readpages-tidy.patch
+remove-get_blocks-support.patch
  Extend the filesystem get_block() callback, use it in mpage_readpages().

+fix-next_timer_interrupt-for-hrtimer.patch
  hrtimer fix

+x86-kprobes-booster-fix.patch
  Fix x86-kprobes-booster.patch

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

+edac-switch-to-kthread_-api.patch
+edac-switch-to-kthread_-api-tidy.patch
+edac-printk-cleanup.patch
+edac-name-cleanup-remove-old-bluesmoke-stuff.patch
+edac-amd76x-pci_dev_get-pci_dev_put-fixes.patch
+edac-e752x-cleanup.patch
+edac-i82860-cleanup.patch
+edac-i82875p-cleanup.patch
+edac-fix-minor-logic-bug-in-e7xxx_remove_one.patch
+edac-cleanup-code-for-clearing-initial-errors.patch
+edac-edac_mc_add_mc-fix-1.patch
+edac-edac_mc_add_mc-fix-2.patch
+edac-fix-usage-of-kobject_init-kobject_put.patch
+edac-kobject-sysfs-fixes.patch
+edac-protect-memory-controller-list.patch
+edac-kconfig-dependency-changes.patch
+edac-kconfig-dependency-changes-fix.patch
  EDAC driver updates

+sched-fix-task-interactivity-calculation.patch
  CPU scheduler fix

-asfs-filesystem-driver.patch
-fs-asfs-make-code-static.patch
  Dropped - I haven't heard from the developer in nearly a year and it doesn't seem terribly important.

+lightweight-robust-futexes-arch-defaults-fix.patch
  Fix lightweight-robust-futexes-arch-defaults.patch

-proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely-cpuset-fix.patch
+proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely-cpuset-fix-2.patch
+proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely-mem_read-fix.patch
+proc-dont-lock-task_structs-indefinitely-task_mmu-bug-fix.patch
+proc-use-sane-permission-checks-on-the-proc-pid-fd.patch
+proc-use-sane-permission-checks-on-the-proc-pid-fd-fix.patch
+proc-use-sane-permission-checks-on-the-proc-pid-fd-fix-2.patch
  Various fixes to the /proc rework patches

+pnp-parport-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-mpu401-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-cs4236-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-opl3sa2-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-ns558-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-i8042-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-irda-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-cs4232-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
+pnp-pnp-adjust-pnp_register_driver-signature.patch
  pnp drver updates

+reiser4-vs-nfs-apply-mount-root-dentry-override-to-filesystems.patch
  Update reiser4 for the NFS patches

-fbdev-framebuffer-driver-for-geode-gx-Kconfig-fix.patch
+fbdev-framebuffer-driver-for-geode-gx-kconfig-fix-2.patch
  New version

All 1346 patches:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.16-rc5/2.6.16-rc5-mm2/patch-list