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Linux kernel 2.2.10ac11 released

Jul 19, 1999, 00:48 (5 Talkback[s])

Alan Cox is back from his vacation.

Alan Cox writes:

A lot of updates here. I've not chased down the lockd bug reports yet, nor
the umount nfsd bug that is trapped by the SLAB debugging. This mops up most
of the stuff while I've been occupied elsewhere. Chances are given the
number of updates there will be a few glitches in it. Have fun testing.


o       AHA1542 takes options as modules        (Chris Faulhaber)
o       Fix mremap                              (Petr Vandrovec)
o       Qlogic FC driver update                 (Chris Loveland)
o       Fix DMAsound overrun                    (Giuliano Pochini)
o       CDROM fixes                             (Jens Axboe)
o       The big raid update                     (Ingo Molnar)
        | Raid root etc. This leaves us with two lvm options, that'll obviously
        | get cleaned up shortly 8)
o       Workaround for the free_irq crash       (Patrick J. LoPresti)
        | Needs prettifying yet
o       Fix select back compatibility           (Mike Jagdis)
o       Semaphore Race Fix                      (Andrea Arcangeli)
o       ext2fs 2Gig limiting fixes              (Stephen Tweedie)
o       Fix swap space computation error        (Bernd Kaindl)
o       Fix NCPfs NULL pointer deref            (Petr Vandrovec)
o       NextStep CDROM support                  (Niels Jensen)
o       Assorted cleanups                       (Niels Jensen)
o       Allow loopfs as root                    (Andrew Bishop)
        | Yes this is sane with an initrd...
o       Lifeview Flykit support in bttv         (Oliver Neukum)
o       Changes file update                     (Chris Ricker)
o       Realtek free_irq fix                    (Daniel Kobras)
o       Fix portfw/mfw oops                     (Julian Anastasov)
o       Fix AHA1542CP translation               (Martin Braun)
o       SyncPPP priority fixes                  (Gergely Madarasz)
o       IP virtual server balancing             (Wensong Zhang and co)
o       TGA fb driver update                    (Martin Lucia)
o       Kupdated                                (Andrea Arcangeli)

o       ISI driver update + PCI support         (MultiTech)
o       Alpha SMP compile fix                   (Jim Gettys)
o       Changes file update                     (Chris Ricker)
o       Set page offset in dump header          (HirokazuTakahashi)
o       Try and avoid allocating ISA space when possible
        [This is an experiment to see if it fixes
         the sound stuff etc]                   (H J Lu)
o       YAM radio modem driver                  (Frederic Rible)
o       Maybe fix EATA-dma SMP race             (Marcelo Tosatti)

o       Squashed several of the memory check    (me)
        bugs reported on l/k
o       Fix IDE tape bugs                       (Gadi Oxman)
o       Fix memchr generic code                 (me)
o       Cleanup procfs warnings                 (Zack Weinberg)
o       Clean up copy_*_user in network devs    (Augusto Cesar Radtke)
o       Fix Zoltrix mute                        (Artur Skawina)
o       Compaq array driver                     (Charles White, Compaq)
        | I've hacked it about a little to fix some
        | obvious minor things. I may have broken it - AC
o       Fix memory bug in AVM isdn driver       (Lars Heete)
o       FAT fix                                 (Al Viro)
o       IRQ optimisation                        (Andrea, Chuck ?)
o       Alpha clone() fixes                     (Richard Henderson)
o       Allow IRQ5 on Opti 924 PnP              (Torsten Duwe)
o       loop fixes                              (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix recvfrom 0 bytes address set        (Assar Westerlund)
o       MIPS ipc fix                            (Ralf Baechle)
o       Panasonic DVD ident                     (Nathan Laredo)

o       Speed up QlogicFC driver                (Chris Loveland)
o       Update GemTek radio driver              (Jonas Munsin)
o       Fixed fork race                         (Kanoj Sarcar)
o       SMP irq detection fix for com90xx       (Andrew Kroll)
o       Maui fixes                              (Andrew Kroll)
o       Alpha keyboard include fix              (Jeff Garzik)
o       memchr() for generic case               (Matthew Wilcox)
o       ioctl/immutable fix                     (Chris Evans)

o       Turn slab poisoning on properly         (Stephen Tweedie)
o       AIC7xxx update                          (Doug Ledford)
o       Fix Masquerading bits                   (Dave Miller)
o       Fix security hole in AX.25 stack        (Tomi Manninen)
o       Sparc patches                           (Dave Miller)
o       MSDOS lookup optimisations              (Al Viro)
o       Small net fixes                         (Eddie Dost)
o       Fix Null interface oops in Appletalk    (Adrian Sun)
o       Fix FIBMAP ioctl to require RAWIO cap   (Chris Evans)
o       Allow >8Gig disks on Qlogic controllers (Andries Brouwer)
o       Masquerade update                       (Juan Jose Ciarlante)
o       KNFSD updated                           (HJ Lu, David Woodhouse)
o       Sound documentation intro update        (Wade Hampton)
o       Fix ioremap to top of memory case       (Linus, backport from 2.3)

o       Handle corrupt EFS superblocks          (Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz)
o       Cyclades driver update                  (Ivan Passos)
o       Z85230 driver fixes                     (Daniel Marmier)
o       Merge 2.2.11pre1
o       Bounding set sysctl                     (Matthew Kirkwood)
o       Fix lvm + !proc compile case            (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Fix radiotrack2 compiled in case        (Jeremy Boulton)
o       Fix socket/glibc clash                  (David Woodhouse)
o       SPARC resync                            (Dave Miller)
o       Hash bucket fixes for TCP etc           (Dave Miller)
o       Enable SLAB poisoning so we can try 
        and get more clues on the disk problem
        a few folks see                         (me)
o       Merge a slightly cleaned up Buz driver  (Rainer Johanni, Dave Perks)
        | I 'cleaned' this a bit so mail me bugs first not them

o       Problems with new epic100 - backed out
o       Further small MIPS merges               (Ralf Baechle)
o       Fix sysctl for sysrq                    (Willy Tarreau)
o       Wait longer on bootup for keyboard      (priikone)
o       FAT16/FAT28 update                      (Al Viro)
o       Removable media disk change bug fix     (Giuliano Pochini)
o       Allow Masq to handle extended irc CTCP  (Scottie Shore)
o       Fix shared IRQ handling in serial.c     (David Hinds)
o       Fix "doubly enqueued task"              (Trond Myklebust)
o       Sysctl doc update                       (Peter Breitenloher)
o       DEPCA oversize packet fix               (Alexey Kuznetsov)

o       Merge with all the MIPS tree            (Ralf Baechle and co)
o       Trix sound driver takes "joystick=1"    (me)
o       Updated EPIC100 driver                  (Don Becker)
o       Updated NE2K PCI driver                 (Don Becker)
o       Updated RTL8139 driver                  (Don Becker)
o       Updated Tulip driver                    (Don Becker)
o       Updated VIA Rhine driver                (Don Becker)

o       SCSI cmd_len fix                        (?? off linux-kernel)
o       IN2000 SCSI fixes for newer binutils    (Alan Modra)
o       SMP scsi fixes                          (Marcelo Tosatti/me)
o       Tulip fix                               (Keith Owens)
o       Never oom init                          (Andrea Arcangeli)
o       Fix eepro100 ring alignment             (Jes Sorensen)
o       Make sysrq runtime configurable         (me)
o       Quota race fix updates                  (Jan Kara)
o       ARP crash fix                           (Alexey Kuznetsov)
o       Drop the problematic sangoma stuff      (me)
o       Fix an NFS rpc out of memory handler    (James Yarbrough)
o       Fix cadet data corruption bug           (Fredrick Gleason)
o       Large nbd size fix                      (??)
o       Shaper device stats                     (Jordi Murgo)

o       LVM support                             (Heinz Mauelshagen)
o       Fix scsi and bttv symbol problems       (me)
o       SCSI sleep handling bug fix             (Chris Loveland)
o       Qlogic update                           (Chris Loveland)
o       Now assume all ZIP IDE floppy firmware is
        funny. Testing seems to imply it is     (me)
o       Fix alpha compile bug                   (Daniel Frasnelli)

o       BTTV support for ultrasparc             (DaveM)
o       Tridge is smbfs maintainers             (Andy Tridgell)
o       Fix Coda includes                       (Arvind Sankar)
o       Fix mknod over knfsd                    (Pavel Krauz)

What is different between 2.2.10 and 2.2.10ac (main items)

o       System 5 file system supports V7 disk format
o       2Gig support or some alphas
o       Choose 1 or 2Gig support for X86
o       APM update
o       Large file arrays
o       Sparc 64 bttv TV card support
o       Mappable DMA memory driver for the G200 3D project
o       WDT watchdog configure options (command line yet to do)
o       IBM PCI token ring driver
o       ARLAN driver
o       Sealevel systems 4021 driver
o       SEEQ 8005 driver can be a module
o       SCSI-2 names known by the scsi loggers
o       Better handling of out of memory during scsi load/unload
o       SCSI error handler doesn't stop initrd unloads
o       Experimental sb mode enablers for ESS Maestro-1
o       Misc small sound fixes
o       ESS sound fixes (WIP)
o       VGA16 console support
o       Quota race fixes
o       Faster NFS client layer
o       Updated knfsd
o       Updated Sangoma drivers (seem to have bugs)
o       gethere trick for better network code generation
o       drop kernel lock on some performance critical user access paths
o       Multipath routing
o       Updated ksymoops package