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Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.18-mm1

Sep 25, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Morton)

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

  • 2.6.18-rc7-mm1 had quite a lot of problems due to changes in the driver tree. All of those have been dropped from this patchset.

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-rc7-mm1:

origin.patch
git-acpi.patch
git-arm.patch
git-block.patch
git-cifs.patch
git-drm.patch
git-dvb.patch
git-geode.patch
git-gfs2.patch
git-ia64.patch
git-ieee1394.patch
git-intelfb.patch
git-jfs.patch
git-kbuild.patch
git-libata-all.patch
git-lxdialog.patch
git-magic.patch
git-mmc.patch
git-netdev-all.patch
git-ocfs2.patch
git-parisc.patch
git-pcmcia.patch
git-serial.patch
git-scsi-rc-fixes.patch
git-scsi-target.patch
git-watchdog.patch
git-xfs.patch
   git trees

-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
-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
-cifs-use-seek_end-instead-of-hardcoded-value.patch
-git-cpufreq-sw_any_bug_dmi_table-can-be-used-on-resume.patch
-git-magic-fixup.patch
-git-magic-fixup-2.patch
-mtd-maps-ixp4xx-partition-parsing.patch
-fix-the-unlock-addr-lookup-bug-in-mtd-jedec-probe.patch
-fs-jffs2-jffs2_fs_ih-removal-of-old-code.patch
-drivers-mtd-nand-au1550ndc-removal-of-old-code.patch
-e1000-disable-device-on-pci-error.patch
-drivers-returning-proper-error-from-serial-driver.patch
-omap1510-serial-fix-for-115200-baud.patch
-git-scsi-misc-nlmsg_multicast-fix.patch
-megaraid-gcc-41-warning-fix.patch
-aha152x-fix.patch
-x86-remaining-pda-patches.patch
-x86-restore-i8259a-eoi-status-on-resume.patch
-pci-mtd-switch-to-pci_get_device-and-do-ref-counting.patch
   Merged into mainline or a subsystem tree.

+rtc-lockdep-fix-workaround.patch
+i386-bootioremap--kexec-fix.patch
+do-not-free-non-slab-allocated-per_cpu_pageset.patch
+vidioc_enumstd-bug.patch
+backlight-fix-oops-in-__mutex_lock_slowpath-during-head-sys-class-graphics-fb0.patch
+cpu-to-node-relationship-fixup-take2.patch
+cpu-to-node-relationship-fixup-map-cpu-to-node.patch
+i386-fix-flat-mode-numa-on-a-real-numa-system.patch
+load_module-no-bug-if-module_subsys-uninitialized.patch
   Various fixes, many takked for 2.6.18.x

+git-block-fixup.patch
   Fix rejects in git-block.patch

+gregkh-driver-documentation-abi-devfs-is-not-obsolete-but-removed.patch
+gregkh-driver-device_bin_file.patch
-gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated.patch
-gregkh-driver-udev-devices.patch
-gregkh-driver-mem-devices.patch
-gregkh-driver-misc-devices.patch
-gregkh-driver-tty-device.patch
-gregkh-driver-vt-device.patch
-gregkh-driver-vc-device.patch
-gregkh-driver-raw-device.patch
-gregkh-driver-msr-device.patch
-gregkh-driver-cpuid-device.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
-gregkh-driver-usb-move-usb_device_class-class-devices-to-be-real-devices.patch
-gregkh-driver-usb-convert-usb-class-devices-to-real-devices.patch
-gregkh-driver-network-class_device-to-device.patch
-gregkh-driver-class_device_rename-remove.patch
+gregkh-driver-driver-core-fix-potential-deadlock-in-driver-core.patch
+gregkh-driver-driver-core-remove-unneeded-routines-from-driver-core.patch
+gregkh-driver-driver-core-don-t-call-put-methods-while-holding-a-spinlock.patch
-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
   Driver tree updates

+driver-core-fixes-make_class_name-retval-check.patch
+driver-core-fixes-device_register-retval-check-in.patch
+driver-core-fixes-sysfs_create_link-retval-check-in.patch
+driver-core-fixes-bus_add_attrs-retval-check.patch
+driver-core-fixes-bus_add_device-cleanup-on-error.patch
+driver-core-fixes-device_add-cleanup-on-error.patch
+driver-core-fixes-device_create_file-retval-check-in.patch
+driver-core-fixes-sysfs_create_group-retval-in-topologyc.patch
+sysfs-remove-duplicated-dput-in-sysfs_update_file.patch
+sysfs-update-obsolete-comment-in-sysfs_update_file.patch
   Fix various things in driver core.

-dvb-usb-vs-driver-tree.patch
   Dropped

+allow-rc5-codes-64-127-in-ir-kbd-i2cc.patch
+v4l-support-for-saa7134-based-avertv-hybrid-a16ar.patch
   DVB things.

+gregkh-i2c-i2c-isa-plan-for-removal.patch
   i2v tree update

+git-geode-fixup.patch
   Fix rejects in git-geode.patch

+git-gfs2-fixup.patch
   Fix rejects in git-gfs2.patch

+ia64-kprobes-fixup-the-pagefault-exception-caused-by-probehandlers.patch
   ia64 fix

-stowaway-vs-driver-tree.patch
   Dropped

+wistron-fix-detection-of-special-buttons.patch
   input driver fix

+mmc-driver-for-ti-flashmedia-card-reader-source.patch
+mmc-driver-for-ti-flashmedia-card-reader-source-tidy.patch
+mmc-driver-for-ti-flashmedia-card-reader-source-alpha-fix.patch
+mmc-driver-for-ti-flashmedia-card-reader-source-vs-git-mmc.patch
+mmc-driver-for-ti-flashmedia-card-reader-kconfig-makefile.patch
   mmc driver

+git-netdev-all-fixup.patch
   Fix rejects in git-netdev-all.patch

-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
   Dropped, needs redoing.

+forcedeth-hardirq-lockdep-warning.patch
+e1000-account-for-net_ip_align-when-calculating-bufsiz.patch
   netdev updates

-git-net-fixup.patch
   Dropped.

-dev_change_name-debug.patch
   Dropped, unneeded.

-bluetooth-small-cleanups.patch
   Nacked.

-git-nfs-fixup.patch
   Dropped.

+revert-genirq-core-fix-handle_level_irq.patch
   Needed to make the parisc tree apply.

+git-parisc-fixup.patch
   Fix rejects in git-parisc.patch

+pcmcia-au1000_generic-fix.patch
   pcmcia fix

+ppc-fix-typo-in-cpm2h.patch
   ppc fix

+git-serial-fixup.patch
   Fix rejects in git-serial.patch

-gregkh-pci-pci-sort-device-lists-breadth-first.patch
-gregkh-pci-pci_bridge-device.patch
+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-set-hpp-values-before-starting-devices.patch
+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-initialize-ioapics-before-starting-devices.patch
+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-do-not-initialize-existing-ioapics.patch
+gregkh-pci-pci-add-pci_stop_bus_device.patch
+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-stop-bus-device-before-acpi_bus_trim.patch
+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-disable-bridges.patch
+gregkh-pci-pci-assign-ioapic-resource-at-hotplug.patch
+gregkh-pci-acpiphp-add-support-for-ioapic-hot-remove.patch
+gregkh-pci-ia64-pci-dont-disable-irq-which-is-not-enabled.patch
+gregkh-pci-pciehp-fix-wrong-return-value.patch
   PCI tree updates

-git-scsi-misc-fixup.patch
   Dropped.

+3w-xxxx-fix-ata-udma-upgrade-message-number.patch
+scsi-included-header-cleanup.patch
+pci-error-recovery-symbios-scsi-device-driver.patch
   SCSI updates

+gregkh-usb-usb-unusual_devs-entry-for-lacie-dvd-rw.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-unusual_dev-entry-for-sony-p990i.patch
-gregkh-usb-usb-introduce-usb_reenumerate_device.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-fix-root-hub-resume-when-config_usb_suspend-is-not-set.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-serial-support-alcor-micro-corp.-usb-2.0-to-rs-232-through-pl2303-driver.patch/ +gregkh-usb-usb-ftdi-elan-client-driver-for-elan-uxxx-adapters.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-u132-hcd-host-controller-driver-for-elan-u132-adapter.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-remove-unneeded-void-casts-in-core-files.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-dealias-110-code.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-ohci_usb-can-oops-on-shutdown.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-force-root-hub-resume-after-power-loss.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-ehci-update-via-workaround.patch
+gregkh-usb-usb-remove-otg-build-warning.patch
   USB tree updates

-revert-gregkh-usb-usbcore-remove-usb_suspend_root_hub.patch
   Dropped.

+xpad-dance-pad-support.patch
+xpad-dance-pad-support-tidy.patch
   USB updates

-x86_64-mm-via-force-dma-mask.patch
-x86_64-mm-iommu-setup-style.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-mcfg-type1-heuristic.patch
+x86_64-mm-restore-i8259a-eoi.patch
+x86_64-mm-core2-rep-good.patch
+x86_64-mm-mmconfig-fix-comment.patch
+x86_64-mm-amd-single-cpu-sync-rdtsc.patch
+x86_64-mm-remove-signal-map.patch
+x86_64-mm-ia32-signal-regparm.patch
+x86_64-mm-ia32-signal-style.patch
+x86_64-mm-unwind-signal-frame-detect.patch
+x86_64-mm-dont-leak-nt.patch
+x86_64-mm-early-scan-depends-on-pci.patch
+x86_64-mm-move-pci-direct-out-of-line.patch
+x86_64-mm-allow-disabling-early-pci-scans.patch
+x86_64-mm-fix-unw-pc-warning.patch
+x86_64-mm-i386-fix-unwind-disabled.patch
+x86_64-mm-add-64bit-jiffies-compares-for-use-with-get_jiffies_64.patch
+x86_64-mm-refactor-thermal-throttle-processing.patch
+x86_64-mm-make-the-jiffies-compares-use-the-64bit-safe-macros..patch
+x86_64-mm-add-a-cumulative-thermal-throttle-event-counter..patch
   x86_64 tree updates

-revert-x86_64-mm-detect-cfi.patch
-unwinder-warning-fixes.patch
-fix-x86_64-mm-i386-backtrace-ebp-fallback.patch
   Dropped.

+revert-x86_64-mm-i386-pda-current.patch
+revert-x86_64-mm-i386-pda-smp-processorid.patch
+revert-x86_64-mm-i386-pda-vm86.patch
+revert-x86_64-mm-i386-pda-user-abi.patch
+revert-x86_64-mm-i386-pda-use-gs.patch
+revert-x86_64-mm-i386-pda-init-pda.patch
   Revert busted PDA patches.

+gfp_thisnode-for-the-slab-allocator-v2-fix-3.patch
   Fix gfp_thisnode-for-the-slab-allocator-v2.patch some more

+optional-zone_dma-in-the-vm-tidy.patch
   Clean up optional-zone_dma-in-the-vm.patch

+mm-micro-optimise-zone_watermark_ok.patch
+do_no_pfn.patch
+do_no_pfn-tweaks.patch
+mspec-driver.patch
+shared-page-table-for-hugetlb-page-v2.patch
+shared-page-table-for-hugetlb-page-v2-tidy.patch
+shared-page-table-for-hugetlb-page-v2-comments.patch
   Memory management updates

+remove-zone_dma-remains-from-avr32.patch
-avr32-mtd-unlock-flash-if-necessary.patch
   AVR32 updates

+m32r-fix-make-headers_check.patch
   m32r fix

-inode-diet-eliminate-i_blksize-and-use-a-per-superblock-default-vs-gfs2.patch
+inode-diet-eliminate-i_blksize-and-use-a-per-superblock-default-fix-fix.patch
+inode-diet-eliminate-i_blksize-and-use-a-per-superblock-default-xfs-fix.patch
   More work on
inode-diet-eliminate-i_blksize-and-use-a-per-superblock-default.patch

+ams-check-return-values-from-device_create_file.patch
   Update apple-motion-sensor-driver-2.patch (wrongly, apparently)

-mxser-upgrade-to-191.patch
   Dropped.

+ext3-inode-numbers-are-unsigned-long-fix.patch
   Fix ext3-inode-numbers-are-unsigned-long.patch

+submit-checklist-mention-headers_check.patch
+doc-lockdep-design-explain-display-of-state-bits.patch
+leds-turn-led-off-when-changing-triggers.patch
+directed-yield-cpu_relax-variants-for-spinlocks-and-rw-locks.patch
+directed-yield-direct-yield-of-spinlocks-for-powerpc.patch
+directed-yield-direct-yield-of-spinlocks-for-s390.patch
+synclink_gt-add-bisync-and-monosync-modes.patch
+synclink_gt-increase-max-devices.patch
+cciss-remove-unneeded-spaces-in-output-for-attached-volumes-resend.patch
+remove-superfluous-call-to-call-to-cdev_del.patch
+howto-mention-bughunting.patch
+isicom-correct-firmware-loading.patch
+jbd-16t-fixes.patch
+dontdiff-add-utsreleaseh.patch
   Misc updates and fixes

+clean-up-unused-kiocb-variables.patch
   AIO cleanup

+fs-cache-make-kafs-use-fs-cache-kconfig-fix.patch
   Fix fs-cache-make-kafs-use-fs-cache.patch some more

+nfs-use-local-caching-kconfig-fix.patch
   Fix nfs-use-local-caching.patch some more.

+afs-amend-the-afs-configuration-options.patch
   AFS config fix

+pci-mxser-pci-refcounts.patch
+mxser-make-an-experimental-clone.patch
   Prepare to generate a new mxser driver

+hisax-niccy-cleanup.patch
   ISDN driver cleanups

-sched-generic-sched_group-cpu-power-setup.patch
+sched-introduce-child-field-in-sched_domain.patch
+sched-cleanup-sched_group-cpu_power-setup.patch
   This patch was split up

+namespaces-exit_task_namespaces-invalidates-nsproxy.patch
   namespace fix

+provide-kernel_execve-on-all-architectures-fix-4.patch
   Fix provide-kernel_execve-on-all-architectures.patch even more

+replace-cad_pid-by-a-struct-pid.patch
+replace-cad_pid-by-a-struct-pid-fixes.patch
   Use `struct pid'

+documentation-fixes-in-intel810txt.patch
+radeonfb-supend-resume-support-for-acer-aspire-2010.patch
   fbdev updates

+integrity-service-api-and-dummy-provider-cleanup-use-of-configh.patch
+slim-main-patch-misc-cleanups-requested-at-inclusion-time.patch
+slim-main-patch-handle-failure-to-register.patch
+slim-main-patch-fix-bug-with-mm_users-usage.patch
+slim-secfs-patch-slim-correct-use-of-snprintf.patch
+slim-secfs-patch-cleanup-use-of-configh.patch
+slim-make-and-config-stuff-makefile-fix.patch
   Update the SLIM security module

-documentation-ioctl-messtxt-start-tree-wide-ioctl-registry.patch
-ioctl-messtxt-xfs-typos.patch
-post-halloween-doc.patch
   Dropped

All 2,040 patches:

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