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Linux kernel pre-patch-2.0.39-4 released

May 01, 2000, 00:19 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 20:41:55 +0200 (CEST)
From: David Weinehall tao@acc.umu.se
To: Linux Kernel Developer Mailing-list linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
Subject: [Announcement] pre-patch-2.0.39-4

Sorry to all of you for taking so long for getting this one out.
This one addresses some more things in v2.0.38 that I considered
relatively safe to change. There are several persons that have
reported the ability to resource-starve or crash the kernel by
various methods. However, most of these things would demand quite
significant changes to the memory-management to be addressed, and
I will not carry out any such. There is a reason that there are
a v2.2 kernel series and soon also a v2.4 kernel series. I hope you
all can understand this point of view.

Most of v2.0.39 seems to be ready for release. Now is
a perfectly good time to yell "Snarfel!" if you consider this
opinion of mine to be totally beyond the edges of sanity.

What I'm most curious about to know is whether the Large-disk fixes
works properly for everyone (of course, any problems with the other
fixes should be reported too...) The only thing I am considering to
adding now is Andre Hedrick's ide-patch.

o       Large-disk fixes                        (Andries Brouwer)
o       Wavelan-driver cleanup & bugfixes       (Jean Tourrilhes)
o       Security-fixes                          (Solar Designer)
o       Quota-fixes                             (Jan Kara)
o       Fixed GPF using IPsec Masquerade        (Rudolf Lippan)
o       (s)size_t-patch for fs/proc/mem.c       (Me)

o       Fixed Config.in bugs in                 (Marc Martinez)
        drivers/net and drivers/isdn
o       int to (s)size_t in fs/proc/mem.c       (Michal Jaegermann)
o       Added IPX-routing of NetBIOS packages   (Jan Rafaj)

o       Fix for a bug in paride                 (Wolfram Gloger)
o       Fix an erroneous printk in ip_fw.c      (Todd Sabin)
o       Fix for IP multicast on WAN-adapters    (Matthew Grant)
o       Big updates to MAINTAINERS              (me)
o       Big updates to CREDITS                  (me)
o       Various updates in Documentation/*      (me)
o       Styled up all Configuration-files       (me)
        in a similar manner to newer
        v2.3 kernels
o       Updated CodingStyle to the one used     (me)
        in recent v2.3 kernels
o       Backported nls_8859-14                  (me)
o       Added support to sparse superblocks     (Theodore T'so)

o       Fix for the ping -s 65468 exploit       (Andrea Arcangeli + others)
o       Small updates to MAINTAINERS            (me)
o       Small updates to CREDITS                (me)
o       Update Documentation/Changes            (me)
        to mirror the needed binutils version