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-stable: Linux 2.6.16.12

May 02, 2006, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])

We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.16.12 kernel.

The diffstat and short summary of the fixes are below.

I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between 2.6.16.11 and 2.6.16.12, as it is small enough to do so.

The updated 2.6.16.y git tree can be found at:

rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.16.y.git

and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:

www.kernel.org/git/

thanks,

greg k-h


Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware | 8 -
Makefile | 2
arch/alpha/lib/strncpy.S | 8 -
arch/i386/kernel/vm86.c | 12 ++
arch/mips/kernel/branch.c | 2
arch/mips/mm/c-r4k.c | 3
arch/x86_64/ia32/Makefile | 4
arch/x86_64/kernel/pci-gart.c | 4
block/genhd.c | 103 ++---------------------
drivers/char/cs5535_gpio.c | 5 -
drivers/char/snsc.c | 3
drivers/char/sonypi.c | 3
drivers/char/tipar.c | 2
drivers/md/dm-snap.c | 6 +
drivers/md/dm.c | 5 -
drivers/md/kcopyd.c | 17 +++
drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/cxusb.c | 17 ++-
drivers/media/video/saa7127.c | 1
drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c | 1
drivers/usb/serial/option.c | 4
fs/char_dev.c | 87 ++-----------------
fs/compat.c | 4
fs/proc/proc_misc.c | 163 ++++++++-----------------------------
fs/reiserfs/xattr_acl.c | 5 -
include/asm-i386/i387.h | 4
include/asm-i386/pgtable-2level.h | 3
include/asm-i386/pgtable-3level.h | 20 ++++
include/asm-i386/pgtable.h | 4
include/asm-mips/bitops.h | 14 ++-
include/asm-mips/byteorder.h | 4
include/asm-mips/interrupt.h | 8 +
include/asm-mips/r4kcache.h | 2
include/linux/cpumask.h | 1
include/linux/fs.h | 15 ---
kernel/auditsc.c | 5 -

35 files changed, 196 insertions(+), 353 deletions(-)

Summary of changes from v2.6.16.11 to v2.6.16.12

Alasdair G Kergon:
      dm snapshot: fix kcopyd destructor

Andi Kleen:
      x86_64: Pass -32 to the assembler when compiling the 32bit vsyscall pages

Andrew Morton:
      for_each_possible_cpu
      Simplify proc/devices and fix early termination regression

Arnaud MAZIN:
      sonypi: correct detection of new ICH7-based laptops

Atsushi Nemoto:
      MIPS: Fix tx49_blast_icache32_page_indexed.

Auke Kok:
      NET: e1000: Update truesize with the length of the packet for packet split

Chuck Ebbert:
      i386: fix broken FP exception handling

Daniel Drake:
      tipar oops fix

Eric Sesterhenn:
      USB: fix array overrun in drivers/usb/serial/option.c

Greg Howard:
      Altix snsc: duplicate kobject fix

Greg Kroah-Hartman:
      Linux 2.6.16.12

Ivan Kokshaysky:
      Alpha: strncpy() fix

James Morris:
      LSM: add missing hook to do_compat_readv_writev()

Jan Kara:
      Fix reiserfs deadlock

Jason Baron:
      make vm86 call audit_syscall_exit

Jose Alberto Reguero:
      fix saa7129 support in saa7127 module for pvr350 tv out

Jun'ichi Nomura:
      dm flush queue EINTR

Michael Krufky:
      get_dvb_firmware: download nxt2002 firmware from new driver location
      cxusb-bluebird: bug-fix: power down corrupts frontend

Mike Waychison:
      x86_64: Fix a race in the free_iommu path.

Ralf Baechle:
      MIPS: Use "R" constraint for cache_op.
      MIPS: R2 build fixes for gcc < 3.4.

Thayumanavar Sachithanantham:
      cs5535_gpio.c: call cdev_del() during module_exit to unmap kobject references and other cleanups

Win Treese:
      MIPS: Fix branch emulation for floating-point exceptions.

Zachary Amsden:
      x86/PAE: Fix pte_clear for the >4GB RAM case