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Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.18-rc6-mm2

Sep 12, 2006, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Morton)

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc6/2.6.18-rc6-mm2/

  • autofs4 mounting remains busted.
  • CONFIG_BLOCK=n doesn't (quite) work. Will fix later.
  • CONFIG_MSI=y is probably broken - try disabling it before reporting interrupt-related oopses. Then please report it whether or not that fixed it.
  • Could I point out the fifth bullet-point in the "Boilerplate" section, below?
  • git-cryptodev.patch is dropped due to my continuing inability to pull a clean git diff (there is hope, but more work is needed)
    • Ditto git-sas.patch
    • And git-audit-master.patch (I think).

    Things will improve around the 2.6.19-rc1 timeframe.

  • 1,915 patches breaks the previous record by ~200.
  • This kernel includes the patch to sort the PCI devices breadth-first. This might cause strange things to happen (particular devices get assigned to different /dev nodes, for example). If this is suspected, please try reverting gregkh-pci-pci-sort-device-lists-breadth-first.patch then send a report.

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 is 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.
  • When reporting bugs in this kernel via email, please also rewrite the email Subject: in some manner to reflect the nature of the bug. Some developers filter by Subject: when looking for messages to read.
  • Semi-daily snapshots of the -mm lineup are uploaded to ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/mm/ and are announced on the mm-commits list.

Changes since 2.6.18-rc6-mm1:

origin.patch
git-acpi.patch
git-alsa.patch
git-agpgart.patch
git-block.patch
git-cifs.patch
git-cpufreq.patch
git-drm.patch
git-dvb.patch
git-geode.patch
git-gfs2.patch
git-ia64.patch
git-ieee1394.patch
git-infiniband.patch
git-input.patch
git-intelfb.patch
git-kbuild.patch
git-libata-all.patch
git-lxdialog.patch
git-mtd.patch
git-netdev-all.patch
git-net.patch
git-nfs.patch
git-ocfs2.patch
git-parisc.patch
git-pcmcia.patch
git-powerpc.patch
git-r8169.patch
git-s390.patch
git-scsi-misc.patch
git-scsi-rc-fixes.patch
git-scsi-target.patch
git-watchdog.patch
git-xfs.patch
   git trees

-use-the-correct-restart-option-for-futex_lock_pi.patch
-optical-proc-ide-media.patch
-sh-fix-fpn_start-typo.patch
-sis5513-add-sis-south-bridge-id-0x966.patch
-ext3_getblk-should-handle-hole-correctly.patch
-invalidate_complete_page-race-fix.patch
-nfs-large-non-page-aligned-direct-i-o-clobbers-memory.patch
-input-i8042-get-rid-of-polling-timer.patch
-asus-mv-device-ids.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-hid-core.c-fix-duplicate-usb_device_id_gtco_404.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-support-for-usb20svga-wh-usb20svga-dg.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-new-device-id-for-ftdi_sio-usb-serial-driver.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-usbtouchscreen-fix-itm-data-reading.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-must_check-fixes.patch
-x86_64-mm-module-locks-raw-spinlock.patch
   Merged into mainline or a subsystem tree.

+libata-ignore-cfa-signature-while-sanity-checking-an-atapi-device.patch
+lockdep-double-the-number-of-stack-trace-entries.patch
+we-can-not-allow-anonymous-contributions-to-the-kernel.patch
+alim15x3c-m5229-rev-c8-support-for-dma-cd-writer.patch
+scsi-lockdep-annotation-in-scsi_send_eh_cmnd.patch
+rcu_do_batch-make-qlen-decrement-irq-safe.patch
+x86-reserve-a-boot-loader-id-number-for-xen.patch
+headers_check-improve-include-regexp.patch
+headers_check-clarify-error-message.patch
+headers_check-reduce-user-visible-noise-in-linux-nfs_fsh.patch
+headers_check-remove-asm-timexh-from-user-export.patch
+headers_check-move-inclusion-of-linux-linkageh-in.patch
+headers_check-move-kernel-only-includes-within-asm-i386-elfh.patch
+headers_check-dont-expose-pfn-stuff-to-userspace-in.patch
+headers_check-fix-userspace-build-of-asm-mips-pageh.patch
+cciss-version-update-new-hw.patch
   2.6.18 queue (already sent to Linus)

+usbserial-reference-leak.patch
   USB fix (probably for 2.6.18)

+jbd-fix-commit-of-ordered-data-buffers.patch
   JBD fix (for 2.6.19 and 2.6.18.x)

+fix-incorrect-handling-of-pci-express-root-bridge-_hid.patch
   PCI fix

+maintainers-updates-to-ieee-1394-subsystem.patch
   1394 maintainers update

+revert-libata-ignore-cfa-signature-while-sanity-checking-an-atapi-device.patch
   Make git-libata-all.patch apply.

+redo-libata-ignore-cfa-signature-while-sanity-checking-an-atapi-device.patch
   Reapply this fix after git-libata-all.patch.

+git-libata-all-ata_piix-build-fix.patch
   Fix git-libata-all.patch.

+rtnetlink-fix-netdevice-name-corruption.patch
   Fix the net-device-names-go-bad bug.

+gregkh-pci-pci-sort-device-lists-breadth-first.patch
   PCI tree update.

+gregkh-usb-usb-ub-let-cdrecord-to-see-a-device-with-media-absent.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-core-must_check.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-misc-must_check.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-atm-must_check.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-class-must_check.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-input-must_check.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-host-must_check.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-serial-must_check-fixes.patch
   USB tree updates.

+watchdog-use-enotty-instead-of-enoioctlcmd-in-ioctl.patch
   Watchdog driver fixes.

+hostap_cs-added-support-for-proxim-harmony-pci-w-lan.patch
   Wireless device support.

+x86_64-mm-lockdep-stacktrace-no-recursion.patch
+x86_64-mm-compat-pselect-must-check.patch
+x86_64-mm-compat-uname-must-check.patch
+x86_64-mm-pda-noreturn.patch
+x86_64-mm-fix-idle-notifiers.patch
+x86_64-mm-pci-probe-type1-first.patch
+x86_64-mm-i386-acpi-mcfg-check.patch
+x86_64-mm-acpi-mcfg-check.patch
+x86_64-mm-remove-mcfg-dmi.patch
+x86_64-mm-insert-gart-region-into-resource-map.patch
+x86_64-mm-mcfg-resource.patch
+x86_64-mm-i386-mcfg-resource.patch
+x86_64-mm-i386-pack-descriptor.patch
+x86_64-mm-i386-multiline-oops.patch
   x86_64 tree updates.

+xfs-rename-uio_read.patch
   Rename a function in XFS to avoid a clash.

+numa-add-zone_to_nid-function-update.patch
   Improve numa-add-zone_to_nid-function.patch

+vm-add-per-zone-writeout-counter.patch
   Add new counter to /proc/vmstat: counts number of pages written out via the vm scanner.

+own-header-file-for-struct-page.patch
+convert-s390-page-handling-macros-to-functions.patch
+convert-s390-page-handling-macros-to-functions-fix.patch
   MM header file cleanups.

+frv-improve-frvs-use-of-generic-irq-handling.patch
+frv-permit-__do_irq-to-be-dispensed-with.patch
   FRV update.

+avr32-rename-at32stk100x-atstk100x.patch
   AVR32 update

+nommu-move-the-fallback-arch_vma_name-to-a-sensible-place-fix.patch
   Fix nommu-move-the-fallback-arch_vma_name-to-a-sensible-place.patch

+uml-tty-locking.patch
   TTY locking fix

-lockdep-core-add-enable-disable_irq_irqsave-irqrestore-apis-frv-fix.patch
   Folded into
lockdep-core-add-enable-disable_irq_irqsave-irqrestore-apis.patch (I think)

+linux-kernel-dump-test-module-fixes.patch
   Fix linux-kernel-dump-test-module.patch

+ext3-more-whitespace-cleanups.patch
+ext3-fix-sparse-warnings.patch
+submittingpatches-add-a-note-about-format=flowed-when-sending-patches.patch
+kmemdup-introduce.patch
+kmemdup-some-users.patch
+linux-magich-for-magic-numbers.patch
+linux-magich-for-magic-numbers-sparc-fix.patch
+cpuset-fix-obscure-attach_task-vs-exiting-race.patch
+create-fs-utimesc.patch
+cciss-support-for-2tb-logical-volumes.patch
   Misc updates.

+add-genetlink-utilities-for-payload-length-calculation.patch
+fix-taskstats-size-calculation-use-the-new-genetlink-utility-functions.patch
+fix-getdelaysc-cpumask-length-and-error-reporting.patch
   taskstats fixes for the Comprehensive System Accounting patches in -mm.

-vt-update-spawnpid-to-be-a-struct-pid_t.patch
-vt-update-spawnpid-to-be-a-struct-pid_t-tidy.patch
+vt-rework-the-console-spawning-variables.patch
+vt-make-vt_pid-a-struct-pid-making-it-pid-wrap-around-safe.patch
   Updated.

+update-mq_notify-to-use-a-struct-pid.patch
+file-add-locking-to-f_getown.patch
+usb-fixup-usb-so-it-uses-struct-pid.patch
   More pid management updates.

+proc-convert-task_sig-to-use-lock_task_sighand.patch
+proc-convert-do_task_stat-to-use-lock_task_sighand.patch
+proc-drop-tasklist-lock-in-task_state.patch
+proc-properly-compute-tgid_offset.patch
+proc-remove-trailing-blank-entry-from-pid_entry-arrays.patch
+proc-remove-the-useless-smp-safe-comments-from-proc.patch
+proc-comment-what-proc_fill_cache-does.patch
+introduce-get_task_pid-to-fix-unsafe-get_pid.patch
   More /porc core updates.

+allow-ide_generic_all-to-be-used-modular-and-built-in.patch
   IDE fix.

+savagefb-use-generic-ddc-reading-fix.patch
   Fix savagefb-use-generic-ddc-reading.patch

+rcu-simplify-improve-batch-tuning.patch
   RCU tuneup.

+pr_debug-aio-use-size_t-length-modifier-in-pr_debug-format-arguments.patch
+pr_debug-configfs-use-size_t-length-modifier-in-pr_debug-format-argument.patch
+pr_debug-sysfs-use-size_t-length-modifier-in-pr_debug-format-arguments.patch
+pr_debug-umem-repair-nonexistant-bh-pr_debug-reference.patch
+pr_debug-tipar-repair-nonexistant-pr_debug-argument-use.patch
+pr_debug-dell_rbu-fix-pr_debug-argument-warnings.patch
+pr_debug-ifb-replace-missing-comma-to-separate-pr_debug-arguments.patch
+pr_debug-trident-use-size_t-length-modifier-in-pr_debug-format-arguments.patch
+pr_debug-check-pr_debug-arguments.patch
+isdn-debug-build-fix.patch
+isdn-more-pr_debug-fixes.patch
   Make pr_debug() check its arguments even if !defined(DEBUG). Plus fixes arising from this.

All 1915 patches:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc6/2.6.18-rc6-mm2/patch-list