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Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.18-rc7-mm1

Sep 19, 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-rc7/2.6.18-rc7-mm1/

  • git-input.patch has been dropped due to major mismatches between it and the driver tree.
  • git-alsa.patch has been dropped due to similar mismatches.
  • ia64 doesn't build due to bugs in the PCI tree.
  • The kernel doesn't work properly on RH FC3 or pretty much anything which uses old udev, due to improvements in the driver tree.
  • 'make headers_check' is busted due to various bugs in various trees and due to collisions between git-magic.patch and git-gfs2.patch
    which I couldn't be bothered fixing.
  • CONFIG_BLOCK=n is still busted due to mismatches between the NFS and block trees. Will fix later.
  • NFS automounts of subdirectories remain unfixed.
  • The large-NR_IRQS-exhausts-per_cpu-memory problem remains unfixed. I won't merge the genirq changes until it is.
  • The i386 genirq MSI bugs have been "fixed" by disabling 4k stacks.
  • It took maybe ten hours solid work to get this dogpile vaguely compiling and limping to a login prompt on x86, x86_64 and powerpc. I guess it's worth briefly testing if you're keen.

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.

Breakage since 2.6.18-rc6-mm2:

-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
-usbserial-reference-leak.patch
-drivers-base-check-errors.patch
-fix-device_attribute-memory-leak-in-device_del.patch
-git-ieee1394-fixup.patch
-ieee1394-fix-kerneldoc-of-hpsb_alloc_host.patch
-ieee1394-shrink-tlabel-pools-remove-tpool-semaphores.patch
-ieee1394-remove-include-asm-semaphoreh.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-safer-last_orb-and.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-discard-return-value-of.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-optimize-dma-direction-of.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-safer-initialization-of.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-more-checks-of-status.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-convert.patch
-video1394-add-poll-file-operation-support.patch
-ieee1394-safer-definition-of-empty-macros.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-enable-auto-spin-up-for-all-sbp-2-devices.patch
-config_pm=n-slim-drivers-ieee1394-ohci1394c.patch
-the-scheduled-removal-of-drivers-ieee1394-sbp2cforce_inquiry_hack.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-handle-sbp2util_node_write_no_wait-failed.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-safer-agent-reset-in-error-handlers.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-recheck-node-generation-in-sbp2_update.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-better-handling-of-transport-errors.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-update-includes.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-prevent-rare-deadlock-in-shutdown.patch
-initialize-ieee1394-early-when-built-in.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-more-help-in-kconfig.patch
-ieee1394-nodemgr-fix-rwsem-recursion.patch
-ieee1394-nodemgr-grab-classsubsysrwsem-in.patch
-ieee1394-sbp2-dont-prefer-mode-sense-10.patch
-ieee1394-ohci1394-fix-endianess-bug-in-debug-message.patch
-ieee1394-ohci1394-more-obvious-endianess-handling.patch
-maintainers-updates-to-ieee-1394-subsystem.patch
-git-libata-all-ata_piix-build-fix.patch
-8139cp-trim-ring_info.patch
-8139cp-remove-gratuitous-indirection.patch
-8139cp-ring_info-removal-for-the-receive-path.patch
-8139cp-sync-the-device-private-data-with-its-r8169-counterpart.patch
-8139cp-removal-of-useless-bug_on-check.patch
-8139cp-pci_get_drvdatapdev-can-not-be-null-in-suspend-handler.patch
-8139cp-use-pci_device-to-shorten-the-pci-device-table.patch
-rtnetlink-fix-netdevice-name-corruption.patch
-fix-gregkh-pci-msi-blacklist-pci-e-chipsets-depending-on-hypertransport-msi-capability.patch
-watchdog-use-enotty-instead-of-enoioctlcmd-in-ioctl.patch
-hostap_cs-added-support-for-proxim-harmony-pci-w-lan.patch
-x86_64-mm-core-2-oprofile-identification.patch
-kernel-bug-fixing-for-kernel-kmodc.patch
-linux-magich-for-magic-numbers.patch
-linux-magich-for-magic-numbers-sparc-fix.patch
-knfsd-have-ext2-reject-file-handles-with-bad-inode-numbers-early.patch
-knfsd-have-ext2-reject-file-handles-with-bad-inode-numbers-early-tidy.patch
-knfsd-make-ext3-reject-filehandles-referring-to-invalid-inode-numbers.patch
-knfsd-make-ext3-reject-filehandles-referring-to-invalid-inode-numbers-tidy.patch
-pr_debug-check-pr_debug-arguments.patch
   Merged into mainline or a subsystem tree.

+add-headers_check-target-to-output-of-make-help.patch
+fix-make-headers_check-on-m68k.patch
+headers_check-clean-up-asm-parisc-pageh-for-user-headers.patch
+ext2-remove-superblock-lock-contention-in-ext2_statfs-2.patch
   Sent to Linus for 2.6.18.

+autofs4-zero-timeout-prevents-shutdown.patch
   Probably for 2.6.18.

+fix-longstanding-load-balancing-bug-in-the-scheduler.patch
   sched fix

+update-to-the-kernel-kmap-kunmap-api.patch
   Prepare to overload the kmap() API in probably-wrong ways.

+sound-core-use-seek_set-cur.patch
+opl4-use-seek_set-cur.patch
+gus-use-seek_set-cur.patch
+mixart-use-seek_set-cur.patch
   Sound stuff.

+cifs-use-seek_end-instead-of-hardcoded-value.patch
   CIFS cleanup

+git-cpufreq-sw_any_bug_dmi_table-can-be-used-on-resume.patch
   cpufreq fix

+gregkh-driver-driver-core-add-const-to-class_create.patch
+gregkh-driver-sysfs_symlink_in_root.patch
+gregkh-driver-class_device_interface.patch
+gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated.patch
+gregkh-driver-sound-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-ppp-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-ppdev-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-mmc-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-pcmcia-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-input-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-firmware-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-fb-device.patch
   Driver tree updates.

-revert-gregkh-driver-class_device_rename-remove.patch
-revert-gregkh-driver-network-class_device-to-device.patch
-revert-gregkh-driver-tty-device.patch
-revert-gregkh-driver-mem-devices.patch
   It became untenable to revert so many things.

-more-driver-core-fixes-for-mm.patch
-yet-further-driver-core-fixes-for-mm.patch
-return-code-checking-for-make_class_name.patch
   Some of these were broken by driver-tree changes.

+gregkh-driver-input-device-a3d-fix.patch
+gregkh-driver-input-device-more-fixes.patch
+gregkh-driver-input-device-even-more-fixes.patch
+gregkh-driver-input-device-even-more-fixes-2.patch
+gregkh-driver-fb-device-fixes.patch
+more-driver-tree-fixes.patch
   Fix driver-tree mess.

+dvb-usb-vs-driver-tree.patch
   More.

-gregkh-i2c-i2c-isa-plan-for-removal.patch
   Dropped due to rejects.

+hdapsc-inversion-of-each-axis.patch
   hdaps fix

+stowaway-keyboard-support-update.patch
+stowaway-vs-driver-tree.patch
   Fix stowaway-keyboard-support.patch

+hdrcheck-permission-fix.patch
   Fix `make headercheck'

-revert-libata-ignore-cfa-signature-while-sanity-checking-an-atapi-device.patch
-redo-libata-ignore-cfa-signature-while-sanity-checking-an-atapi-device.patch
   Unneeded.

+git-magic.patch
+git-magic-fixup.patch
+git-magic-fixup-2.patch
   Consolidate magic numbers.

-tulip-update-tulip-version.patch
   Unneeded

-tulip-update-winbond840c-version.patch
   Merged, I think.

+ip100a-fix-tx-pause-bug-reset_tx-intr_handler.patch
+ip100a-change-phy-address-search-from-phy=1-to-phy=0.patch
+ip100a-correct-initial-and-close-hardware-step.patch
+ip100a-solve-host-error-problem-in-low-performance.patch
   Net driver updates

+net-ipv6-bh_lock_sock_nested-on-tcp_v6_rcv.patch
   lockdep fix

+revert-allow-file-systems-to-manually-d_move-inside-of-rename.patch
   Revert a patch which is also in the OCFS2 tree.

+git-parisc-powerpc-fix.patch
   Fix broken changes to core IRQ code which are (logically) in the parisc tree.

+8250-uart-backup-timer.patch
   Serial fix.

+gregkh-pci-msi-rename-pci_cap_id_ht_irqconf-into-pci_cap_id_ht.patch
+gregkh-pci-pci_bridge-device.patch
   PCI tree updates

+pci-quirks-update.patch
   PCI fixes

-fix-panic-when-reinserting-adaptec-pcmcia-scsi-card.patch
   Dropped

+bodge-scsi-misc-module-reference-count-checks-with-no-module_unload.patch
+scsi-remove-seagateh.patch
+scsi-seagate-scsi_cmnd-conversion.patch
+aha152x-fix.patch
   SCSI stuff.

+revert-gregkh-usb-usbcore-remove-usb_suspend_root_hub.patch
   Revert broken USB patch

+gregkh-usb-usbcore-add-autosuspend-autoresume-infrastructure-2.patch
+microtek-usb-scanner-scsi_cmnd-conversion.patch
   USB stuff

+x86-remaining-pda-patches.patch
   Fix PDA patches in x86_64 tree.

+cleanup-radix_tree_derefreplace_slot-calling-conventions-warning-fixes.patch
   Fix cleanup-radix_tree_derefreplace_slot-calling-conventions.patch

-page-migration-replace-radix_tree_lookup_slot-with-radix_tree_lockup.patch
   Dropped.

+have-power-use-add_active_range-and-free_area_init_nodes-ppc-fix.patch
   Fix have-power-use-add_active_range-and-free_area_init_nodes.patch

+page-invalidation-cleanup.patch
+slab-fix-kmalloc_node-applying-memory-policies-if-nodeid-==-numa_node_id.patch
+slab-fix-kmalloc_node-applying-memory-policies-if-nodeid-==-numa_node_id-fix.patch
+condense-output-of-show_free_areas.patch
+add-numa_build-definition-in-kernelh-to-avoid-ifdef.patch
+disable-gfp_thisnode-in-the-non-numa-case.patch
+gfp_thisnode-for-the-slab-allocator-v2.patch
+gfp_thisnode-for-the-slab-allocator-v2-fix.patch
+add-node-to-zone-for-the-numa-case.patch
+add-node-to-zone-for-the-numa-case-fix.patch
+get-rid-of-zone_table.patch
+get-rid-of-zone_table-fix.patch
+do-not-allocate-pagesets-for-unpopulated-zones.patch
+zone_statistics-use-hot-node-instead-of-cold-zone_pgdat.patch
+deal-with-cases-of-zone_dma-meaning-the-first-zone.patch
+introduce-config_zone_dma.patch
+optional-zone_dma-in-the-vm.patch
+optional-zone_dma-for-i386.patch
+optional-zone_dma-for-x86_64.patch
+optional-zone_dma-for-ia64.patch
+remove-zone_dma-remains-from-parisc.patch
+remove-zone_dma-remains-from-sh-sh64.patch
   MM updates

+frv-fix-fls-to-handle-bit-31-being-set-correctly.patch
+frv-implement-fls64.patch
+frv-optimise-ffs.patch
   FRV updates

+alchemy-delete-unused-pt_regs-argument-from-au1xxx_dbdma_chan_alloc.patch
   MIPS fix

+avr32-dont-leave-dbe-set-when-resetting-cpu.patch
+avr32-make-prot_write-prot_exec-imply-prot_read.patch
+avr32-remove-set_wmb.patch
+avr32-use-parse_early_param.patch
+avr32-fix-exported-headers.patch
+avr32-fix-__const_udelay-overflow-bug.patch
+avr32-mtd-static-memory-controller-driver-try-2.patch
+avr32-mtd-at49bv6416-platform-device-for-atstk1000.patch
+avr32-mtd-unlock-flash-if-necessary.patch
   AVR32 udpates

-i386-print-stack-size-in-oops-messages.patch
   Dropped due to rejects against x86_64 tree

+x86-restore-i8259a-eoi-status-on-resume.patch
   x86 fix

+split-i386-and-x86_64-ptraceh.patch
+split-i386-and-x86_64-ptraceh-fix.patch
+make-uml-use-ptrace-abih.patch
   UML work

+inode-diet-eliminate-i_blksize-and-use-a-per-superblock-default-vs-gfs2.patch
   Fix gfs2 for inode-diet-eliminate-i_blksize-and-use-a-per-superblock-default.patch

-sanitize-3c589_cs.patch
   Dropped.

+blockdevc-check-errors-fix.patch
   Fix blockdevc-check-errors.patch

+serial-fix-up-offenders-peering-at-baud-bits-directly.patch
+remove-the-old-bd_mutex-lockdep-annotation.patch
+new-bd_mutex-lockdep-annotation.patch
+codingstyle-cleanup-for-kernel-sysc.patch
+allow-proc-configgz-to-be-built-as-a-module.patch
+add-config_headers_check-option-to-automatically-run-make-headers_check.patch
+add-config_headers_check-option-to-automatically-run-make-headers_check-nobble.patch
+pci-via82cxxx_audio-use-pci_get_device.patch
+pci-cs46xx-oss-switch-to-pci_get_device.patch
+#pci-mxser-pci-refcounts.patch
+pci-piix-use-refcounted-interface-when-searching-for-a-450nx.patch
+pci-serverworks-switch-to-pci-refcounted-interfaces.patch
+pci-sis5513-switch-to-pci-refcounting.patch
+pci-mtd-switch-to-pci_get_device-and-do-ref-counting.patch
+pci-via-switch-to-pci_get_device-refcounted-pci-api.patch
+mbcs-use-seek_set-cur.patch
+eicon-isdn-removed-unused-definitions-for-os_seek_.patch
+vfs-use-seek_set-cur.patch
+proper-flags-type-of-spin_lock_irqsave.patch
   Misc

+add-missing-page_copy-export-for-ppc-and-powerpc.patch
   Fix nfs-use-local-caching-12.patch

-r-o-bind-mount-clean-up-ocfs2-nlink-handling.patch
+r-o-bind-mount-clean-up-ocfs2-nlink-handling-2.patch
   Updated due to changes in git-ocfs2.patch

-thinkpad_ec-new-driver-for-thinkpad-embedded-controller-access.patch
-hdaps-use-thinkpad_ec-instead-of-direct-port-access.patch
-hdaps-unify-and-cache-hdaps-readouts.patch
-hdaps-unify-and-cache-hdaps-readouts-fix.patch
-hdaps-correct-readout-and-remove-nonsensical-attributes.patch
-hdaps-remember-keyboard-and-mouse-activity.patch
-hdaps-limit-hardware-query-rate.patch
-hdaps-delay-calibration-to-first-hardware-query.patch
-hdaps-add-explicit-hardware-configuration-functions.patch
-hdaps-add-explicit-hardware-configuration-functions-fix.patch
-hdaps-add-explicit-hardware-configuration-functions-fix-fix.patch
-hdaps-add-new-sysfs-attributes.patch
-hdaps-power-off-accelerometer-on-suspend-and-unload.patch
-hdaps-stop-polling-timer-when-suspended.patch
-hdaps-simplify-whitelist.patch
   Dropped.

+s390-update-fs3270-to-use-a-struct-pid.patch
   Fix s390 for pid patches in -mm.

+knfsd-replace-two-page-lists-in-struct-svc_rqst-with-one-fix.patch
   Fix knfsd-replace-two-page-lists-in-struct-svc_rqst-with-one.patch

+scheduler-numa-aware-placement-of-sched_group_allnodes.patch
   sched tweak.

+ecryptfs-versioning-fixes.patch
+ecryptfs-versioning-fixes-tidy.patch
   ecryptfs fixes

+namespaces-utsname-implement-clone_newuts-flag-fix.patch
   Fix namespaces-utsname-implement-clone_newuts-flag.patch

+rename-the-provided-execve-functions-to-kernel_execve-headers-fix.patch
   Fix rename-the-provided-execve-functions-to-kernel_execve.patch some more

+ide-fix-crash-on-repeated-reset-tidy.patch
   Clean up ide-fix-crash-on-repeated-reset.patch

+dm-support-ioctls-on-mapped-devices-fix-with-fake-file.patch
+dm-fix-alloc_dev-error-path.patch
+dm-snapshot-fix-invalidation-enomem.patch
+dm-snapshot-allow-zero-chunk_size.patch
+dm-snapshot-fix-metadata-error-handling.patch
+dm-snapshot-make-read-and-write-exception-functions-void.patch
+dm-snapshot-fix-metadata-writing-when-suspending.patch
+dm-snapshot-tidy-snapshot_map.patch
+dm-snapshot-tidy-pending_complete.patch
+dm-snapshot-add-workqueue.patch
+dm-snapshot-tidy-pe-ref-counting.patch
+dm-snapshot-fix-freeing-pending-exception.patch
+dm-mirror-remove-trailing-space-from-table.patch
+dm-mpath-tidy-ctr.patch
+dm-mpath-use-kzalloc.patch
+dm-add-uevent-change-event-on-resume.patch
+dm-add-debug-macro.patch
+dm-table-add-target-preresume.patch
+dm-crypt-add-key-msg.patch
+dm-crypt-restructure-for-workqueue-change.patch
+dm-crypt-restructure-write-processing.patch
+dm-crypt-move-io-to-workqueue.patch
+dm-crypt-use-private-biosets.patch
+dm-use-private-biosets.patch
+dm-extract-device-limit-setting.patch
+dm-table-add-target-flush.patch
   Device mapper updates

+statistics-infrastructure-exploitation-zfcp-sched_clock-fix.patch
   Fix statistics-infrastructure-exploitation-zfcp.patch

+genirq-msi-restore-__do_irq-compat-logic-temporarily.patch
   Kludge around genirq MSI bugs.

+rcu-credits-and-maintainers.patch
   RCU update

-nozomi-pci_module_init-conversion.patch
   Collaterally damaged by driver tree fun.

+pr_debug-check-pr_debug-arguments-arm-fix.patch
+pr_debug-check-pr_debug-arguments.patch
   Fix pr_debug patches in -mm.

+mprotect-patch-for-use-by-slim.patch
+integrity-service-api-and-dummy-provider.patch
+integrity-service-api-and-dummy-provider-compilation-warning-fix.patch
+slim-main-patch.patch
+slim-main-patch-socket_post_create-hook-return-code.patch
+slim-secfs-patch.patch
+slim-make-and-config-stuff.patch
+slim-debug-output.patch
+slim-fix-security-issue-with-the-task_post_setuid-hook.patch
+slim-secfs-inode-i_private-build-fix.patch
+slim-documentation.patch
   New security feature.

-input_register_device-debug.patch
   Dropped due to rejects.

All 1979 patches:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc7/2.6.18-rc7-mm1/patch-list