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Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 23:14:29 +0100
From: Alan Cox
Subject: Linux 2.4.0test1-ac6

These patches are versus 2.4.0-test1 from your favourite kernel mirror
(ftp.* The patches are in

The ac5/ac6 patches are really aimed mostly at folks actually fixing
drivers and in paticular hacking on the vm and buffer cache races. There
are things like broken and non fixed adaptec 29xx driver code and a
suspected memory leak to deal with.

o       Truncate_inode fixups                           (Juan Quintela)
o       Olympic driver fixes for PowerPC                (Mike Phillips)
o       Restore old style mem= behaviour                (Hibino Kei)
o       Fix use of abs on loff_t                        (Jakub Jelinek)
o       Fix x86 fpu code/new gcc incompatibility        (Jakub Jelinek)
o       Fix ambassador build with new gcc               (Jakub Jelinek)
o       Ext2 fixes for LFS and others                   (Ted Tso)
o       Fix unused 'page_exception' prototype           (Jan Niehusmann)
o       shmfs doesnt needed to be mounted for sysv      (Michael Riepe)
o       VIA ide driver fixes                    (Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz)
o       Fix ipx forwarding bugs                 (Alexandr S. Agranovsky)
o       Remove obsolete CONFIG_PROFILE from S/390       (Gael Queri)
o       Serial driver update                            (Ted T'so)
o       Add Supra 33.6i V+ Int modem to the serial pnp  (me)
o       EEpro100 updates                                (Anrey Savochim)
o       PCI resource cleanups for                       (Francois Romieu)
        eni             nicstar         zatm            stradis
        aec62xx         ali15x3         amd7409         cs5530
        hpt34x          hpt366          ide-dma         pdc202xx
        piix            trm290          pcilynx         de4x5
        iph5526         rtl8129         skfddi          lanstreamer
        olympic         yenta           3ware           53c7,8xx
        AM53C974        buslogic        advansys        aic7xxx
        atp870u         eata_dma        eata_pio        fdomain
        ips             qlogicfc        qlogicisp       tmscsim
        cmpci           emu10k          trident         ixj
        usb-ohci        clgengfb        matroxfb        pm2fb
        riva fb

        [A few haven't been merged. In paticular I belive it isnt required
         to pci_enable_device the video card is it ? - can a PCI guy answer
         that detail]
o       Updated FXSR/SSE handling code. Can folks       (Gareth Hughes)
        PIII crash on boot try this release
o       Make xconfig fix for old old tk         (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Add htmldocs target                             (Paul Gortmaker)
o       Tulip updates                                   (Jeff Garzik)
o       Drop questionable ide change                    (Andries Brouwer)
o       USB updates for input/hid devices               (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       USB updates for evdev                           (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       Fix incorrect printk in sr.c                    (me)

o       Page aging VM updates                           (Rik van Riel)
o       Fix fasync races/SMP issues                     (Manfred Spraul)
o       Handle menuconfig with on config.h              (Kurt Roeckx)
o       Fix ST-506 probing for IDE                      (Paul Gortmaker)
o       VIA audio needs PCI                             (Arjan van de Ven)
o fixes                          (David Weinehall)
o       Further sjcd compile fix                        (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Libc5 build fixes                               (Kurt Roeckx)
        (Modified by me)
o       Fix ide/makefile bug                            (Jeff Garzik)
o       Devfs registration for isdn tty                 (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Further devfs docs                              (Thierry Vignaud)
o       Further rio makefile fixups                     (Rogier Wolff)
o       Default config/link fixes                       (Niels Jensen)
o       Fix cqcam colour format                         (Claudio Matsuoka)
o       Shuffle mc146818 around for MIPS boxes          (Ralf Baechle)
o       IOC3 ethernet updatess                          (Ralf Baechle)
o       Parport printk tidy up                          (Gunther Mayer)
o       Make SOCK_ constants arch specific              (Ralf Baechle)
o       Parport author email updates                    (Tim Waugh)
o       Fix daisy chain on parport bug                  (Tim Waugh)
o       Thunderlan updates                              (Torben Mathiasen)
o       Fix nbd to work with devfs                      (David Carlson)
o       Remove escaped minixfs debugging printks        (Dave Cinege)
o       Parport locking fixes                           (Tim Waugh)
o       Fix SCSI to follow the rules on INQUIRY v TUR   (Paul Gortmaker)
        | This fixes the ibmmca driver for one
o       Fix missing unregister in cqcam                 (Claudio Matsuoka)
o       Quieten the APIC csum messages a bit            (Keith Owens)

        Correct release of ac3

o       Detect Intel Cascades                           (Dragan Stancevic)
o       RIO build fix                                   (Arjan van de Ven)
o       VIA audio driver docs                           (Jeff Garzik)
o       VIA audio update                                (Jeff Garzik)
o       Add VGA16fb irq fix from 2.2                    (Jeff Garzik)
o       PCI enable devices for                          (Jeff Garzik)
        IXJ telephony   audio skeleton  serial_cb       rocketport
        mxser           pci joystick    cmpci           i2o
        epca            rio             clgfb
o       Fix toshboe dupe Makefile entries               (Jeff Garzik)
o       Tidy netdevice inlines                          (Jeff Garzik)
o       ACPI fixup tidying                              (Jeff Garzik)
o       Zab has moved                                   (Jeff Garzik)
o       Remove extra ifdefs on atm stuff                (Jeff Garzik)
o       Make menuconfig use HOSTCC everywhere           (Niels Jensen)
o       Make cpu types/docs consistent and correct      (Niels Jensen)
o       CD Door locking fix                             (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix MSR build with gcc 2.7.2                    (H Peter Anvin)
o       Small PCI and include changes                   (Grant Grundler)
o       usbfs fixes                                     (Johannes Erdfelt)
o       quieten usb audio messages                      (Pavel Machek)
o       pegasus updates                                 (Petko Manolov)
o       ACM fix                                         (Pavel Machek)
o       Fix maestro compile bug                         (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix atm missing symbols                         (Francois Romieu)
o       Poll fixes                                      (Manfred Spraul)
o       Convert ide to new format build files           (Pavel Machek)
o       Remove dead drivers/block comment               (Niels Jensen)
o       Fix module load/unload races                    (Jeff Garzik)
        eni             agpgart         fore2000e       atmtcp
        aztcd           cm206           mcd             optcd
        sjcd            xd              z2ram
o       NCR539x fixes for MCA. Random include fix       (Francois Romieu)
o       Remove dup md partition format fix              (Brian Kress)

o       Add yet another obscure SB variant to the       (Armin Groesslinger)
        PnP table
o       SiS7018/Trident updates                         (Ollie Lho)
o       SiS900 update                                   (Ollie Lho)
o       I2O updates, fix SMP i2o lan                    (Auvo Hakkinen)
o       USB audio fixes                                 (Thomas Sailer)
o       Further APM updates, fix SMP power off          (Stephen Rothwell)
o       Remove extra version.h from clgenfb     (Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
o       Clean up wdt_pci driver                         (Jeff Garzik)
o       Fix config stuff further                (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Do PCI cleanup on SCSI                          (Jeff Garzik)
        3w-xxxx         AM53C974        BusLogic        Advansys
        AIC7xxx         DMX3191d        EATA            EATA-dma
        EATA-pio        FDomain         GDTH            Ini9100
        IniA100         IPS             MegaRAID        PCI2000
        PCI2200i        Qla1280         QlogicFC        QlogicISP

        Maintainers please double check changes to your drivers are ok

o       Do PCI cleanup on NET                           (Jeff Garzik)
        Aironet4500     DEFXX           DMFE            IPH5526
        IOC3-Eth        Toshoboe        Lance           NE
        PCnet32         RCPCI45         Roadrunner      RTL8129
        SK98            Tlan            Lanstreamer     Olympic

        Maintainers please check likewise

o       Statically init the i2o config semaphore        (Juha Sievanen)
o       Fix the eth= command line and extend it         (Pekka Riikonen)
o       Rip out the 2.2 GHOST hack for DVD's            (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix VCD playing on some Plextor drives          (Jens Axboe)
o       Intel 840 GART support                          (Tony Hoyle)
o       Clean up initio resource handling               (Thomas Graichen)
o       Fix COMX compile problems                       (Francois Romieu)
o       Fix incorrect altstk over exec inheritence      (Bruno Haible)
o       Support etherexpress 10 isa (82595FX)           (Aristeu Filho)
o       Fix proc reporting of md                        (Brian Kress)
o       Reorder fs/locks.c but no function changes      (Matthew Wilcox)
o       Come out of APM suspend with interrupts off     (Andy Henroid)
o       Fix procfs sysctl to use structs                (Tigran Aivazian)
o       CPUID/MSR fix                                   (H Peter Anvin)

Base point differences between Alan's tree and Linus

o       Newer sk98 docs
o       Ramdisk defaults to 8192 for S390 (needs cleanup)
o       Debugging reminder on adbmouse
o       Format changes only on atarimouse
o       /proc fixes on kcapi
o       /proc fixes on sg
o       Maestro init cleanup
o       Semaphore for ixj cards
o       Version.h used in clgenfb
o       PLX PCI ids
o       Revert initrd change
o       Ksym fixes for RAID
o       Proc tidyup for ip_chains