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Linux kernel 2.2.3ac4 released

Mar 20, 1999, 23:07 (2 Talkback[s])

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Alan Cox writes:

Ok I've put up a 2.2.3ac4. The distribution site has changed. Its now
on ftp.* thanks to HPA and the guys at Transmeta.


ac4 is a big diff, but most of it shared with the Linus pre4, so the
actual scale of difference isnt as dramatic as it looks - its mostly the
long awaited Linus/DaveM/etc merge of sparc/sparc64/ppc

Differences between 2.2.3ac3 and 2.2.3ac4

o       msr definition cleaned up               (Philipp Rumpf)
o       Merged with Linus current pre4
        | This should mean sparc and ppc work out of the box
o       Another IP DoS fix                      (John McDonald)
        | Hopefully with this an ANK's routing fixes 2.2.3ac* contains
        | all the fixes to the DoS problems in 2.2.x (x<=3)
o       NFSD flushes cached handles             (G. Allen Morris III)
o       NTFS fixes                              (Al Viro)
o       Make "nolock" mean "lock on client only"(Matthew Grant)
        | We now match 2.0 behaviour
o       Merged the remaining NFS error changes
        from 2.2.3

Differences between 2.2.3ac2 and 2.2.3ac3

o       3c527 packet sending fix                (me)
o       I2O controllers flush cache on reboot   (me)
o       Waveartist driver might work on x86 now (me)
o       Put ppc header additions in the right 
        place (duh)
o       Misc doc fixes                          (various)
o       Fix the flock crash                     (Adrian Sun)
o       First set of IP routing fixes           (Alexey Kuznetsov)
        | People seeing the ENOBUFS problem can you
        | see if this fixes it
o       IDE update for flash removables         (Mark Lord)
o       Changes updates                         (Chris Ricker)
o       ICMP masquerading                       (Keith Owens)
        | This should fix the masquerade/hanging with low MTU
        | problems for the cases where its not the remote site buggy

Differences between 2.2.3ac1 and 2.2.3ac2

o       FIOASYNC corrected                      (Godmar Back)
o       Cleaner lp fix                          (Tim Waugh)
o       MSR defintion in one place              (Philipp Rumpf)
o       NBD thinko fix                          (Andries Brouwer)
o       Don't need to use ls in Makefile        (Zygo Blaxell)
o       Ultrasparc typo fix                     (Dave Jones)
o       Creat doesnt need to grab kernel lock   (Tigran A. Aivazian)
o       Amiga partition update                  (Hans-Joachim Widmaier)
        | Handles disks that have been attacked by Windows 95
        | Handles media with large block sizes
o       First phase of Sangoma merge            (Sangoma)
        | This is partial - need to sort a couple of items
        | with Sangoma for this.
o       Fixed the signal bug I let in           (me)
o       3Com 3c527/IBM HPerf Lan Adapter driver (me)
o       Experimental I2O layer                  (me)
        | Block & SCSI OSM's only. Tested on the Symbios 40920 only
o       AF_UNIX fixes                           (Andrea)
o       Vfork inherited wrong stats             (Andreas Schwab)
o       SMP safe ibmtr driver                   (Tim Hockin)
o       Digi EPCA driver update                 (Digi)
o       PPC semaphore stuff                     (Paul Mackerras)
o       Quota fixes with NFS etc                (Andrea)
o       CDROM Update                            (Jens Axboe)
o       2Gig RAM support for Alpha              (Richard Henderson et al)
o       Qlogic FC updates                       (Chris Loveland)
o       Roadrunner HIPPI update                 (Jes Sorenson)
o       Scsi generic updates                    (Douglas Gilbert)
o       SPX module bug fix                      (Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz)
o       bw-qcam allow port specification        (Billy Donahue)
o       Midi synth typo fix                     (Joseph H. Buehler)
o       Source route & Syn cookie fix           (Andi Kleen)

Linux 2.2.3ac1 contains

o       ARM updates - working to merge ARM with my tree then eventually I
        hope with Linus - tho that may be a 2.3 job

o       V7 file system tweaks to sys5 1K

o       Improved SCSI generic (still the mark 1 edition) - Douglas
        has some improvements in the pipeline before it goes to Linus

o       The Large file array patch. I still hope to feed this to Linus at
        some point

o       i386 security hole fix for ptrace. Its in the other architectures
        too. It only bites if you use capabilities. The bigger hole in
        /proc is fixed in 2.2.3

o       AMD K6 MSR/MTRR setup. The MSR is ready to go to Linus now, and
        will do so, the MTRR stuff I hope will get merged with Richard
        Gooch stuff once its untangled from devfs

o       ADFS update. Strictly for Acorn fans

o       CDROM updates. Heading Linuswards soon

o       Better bw-qcam driver.

o       Printing fixes. I assume Tim will send these to Linus himself when
        he's finally happy

o       3c509 update - for EISA etc - queued for Linus

o       Wavelan update - queued for Linus

o       cs89x0 module parameters - queued for Linus

o       Sealevel sync driver. Awaiting confirmation it works on the real
        board as well as my test rig

o       SCSI blacklist and AIC7xxx updates

o       Prototype ESS PCI and Yamaha PCI legacy mode drivers. Gus SMP fix

o       NTFS doesnt crash when you run out of memory

o       /proc/mem crash fixes for threaded abuse programs

o       NFS: Im still merging together Linus & Trond's code. Once Trond
        has all the nice stuff finally tuned up with Linus this will all
        become main tree stuff. Im just making sure it gets tested 8)

o       NFSroot argument bug

o       Misc include/time wrap bug fixes