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Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 20:37:19 +0100
From: Alan Cox alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
To: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
Subject: Linux 2.2.17pre7

Ok I'm going for stabilising the oddments 2.2.16 got a bit wrong before
we move onwards. This even though a pre patch should be somewhat more
solid than 2.2.16. It contains just the important bug fixes

James Cloos is making diffs between 2.2.17pre versions are available at

o       Fix the rate adaption, default to 48KHz         (me)
        Correctly setup VRA bits. Variable speed
        now works on capable codecs (AD1881 etc)
o       Crystal Soundfusion 46xx driver                 (me)
        | Most of the work actually from the ALSA driver by Jaroslav
o       PC300 driver update                             (Ivan Passos)
o       Further PPC merges                              (Olaf Hering)
o       Further 3c59x/3c90x fixes                       (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix i810 potential oops                         (Vladimir V. Klenov)
o       Atari partition probe must be last (no magic)   (Michael Schmitz)
o       Merge aty128fb driver for PPC                   (Brad Douglas)
o       Fix the multiple ide directories in proc bug    (Shigeo 'Geo' Tanai)
o       Fix zImage build for chrp PPC                   (Olaf Hering)
o       Toshiba SMM driver for configuration utils      (Jonathan Buzzard)
o       Rename cp932 back                               (Yoshihiro Kajiki)
o       Fix endian bug in cp932 handling                (Yoshihiro Kajiki)

o       Fix some NTFS bugs, stop it touching win2K      (Anton Altaparmakov)
o       Wait for dirty buffers to sync sometimes        (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       AIC7xxx update (hopefully its happy now)        (Doug Ledford)
o       Put #!/bin/sh on the scripts from Menuconfig    (Wolfgang Sourdeau)
o       2.2 elevator wasnt coalescing enough            (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix ppc build problem                           (Andreas Tobler)
o       PPC video updates                       (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
o       List extra Athlon flags as in 2.3.*             (me)
o       Handle AMD Athlon L2 cache reporting errata     (me)

o       Fix alpha compile problems on lmc and dmfe      (me)
o       Fix sparc32 lockd translation                   (Dave Miller)
o       Fix HDLC problems with packet lengths           (Ivan Passos)
o       PMAC updates - should now build         (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
        video update rejected as too risky
o       Removed unused trashing var                     (Andrea Arcangeli)
o       Proper fix for the TCP crash case               (Andi Kleen)
o       Further small vm fixups                         (Rik van Riel)
o       Fix SCSI tape bugs                              (Kai Makisara)
o       Lanmedia driver fixes                           (Andrew Stanley-Jones)
o       ES1370/1371 GETOSPACE fixes                     (Thomas Sailer)
o       FAT CD fix                                      (Jens Axboe)
o       Further small shared irq 3c59x fix              (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix scripts/Configure comment handler           (Jun Hamano)

o       Winchip C6 has buggy TSC                        (Dave Jones)
o       TCP crash workaround for the problem seen by
        auctionwatch                                    (Alexey Kuznetsov)
o       VM improvements (mm-fix-3)                      (Andrea Arcangeli)
o       Revert parport change in pre2 for now           (me)

o       Fix possible hang in TCP code under high net/   (Mark Hemment)
        disk load
        | Im very interested to know if this fixes some of the
        | reported high load box totally hangs cases
o       Fix a sparc64 problem with SABRE
o       Bring the PPC port back into line (Cort Dougan, Paul Mackerras,
                                Benjamin Herrenschmidt, Henry Worth
        | Lots of PPC fixes, DMA sound suspend fix, GMAC ethernet,
        | PPC changes to de4x5 for new apple stuff, core99 fixes
        | adb, rth, macserial and media bay work
o       Require root for keymap reloading               (Stephen Thorne)
o       Fix a reported CD-ROM oops                      (Jens Axboe)
o       Give BSD behaviour for iovec overruns           (Ivan Kokshaysky)
        | Also should fix OSF emulation
o       Set file type on sockets in ext2                (Andreas Dilger)

o       Fix memory leak in appletalk drivers            (Hu Chengjun)
o       Fix bridge + rtl8139 bug                        (Jeff Garzik)
o       ICH audio hack for slow to reset codecs         (Vladimir V. Klenov)
o       One liner fix to the kswapd logic               (Rik van Riel)
o       Fix dtr on close bug in the SX serial driver  (Patrick van de Lageweg)
o       Fix saving of db6 on debug traps                (James Cownie)
o       Teach setup code about transmeta processors     (H Peter Anvin)
o       Fix some SMP races in parport                   (Tim Waugh)
o       Fix CDROMPLAYTRKIND, rpc2 region info query     (Jens Axboe)
o       Small AFFS fixes                                (Dave Jones)
o       Test fsuid before DAC_OVERRIDE in procfs        (Solar Designer)
o       Add Cyclades PC300 driver                       (Ivan Passos)
o       List Andries as partitioning maintainer         (Andries Brouwer)
o       Remove __LIBRARY__ from unistd.h syscall tests  (Erik Troan)
o       Resync 2.2 and 2.4 i810 drivers                 (me)
o       Upgrade aic7xxx driver to 5.1.30. This should   (Doug Ledford)
        fix the problems with EISA/VLB cards
o       Resync the ixj telephony driver with Quicknet   (me)
        | Word of warning: Stuff built against the 2.2 ixj
        | driver is back compatible. Stuff built against their
        | release we merged with is not as they clashed with
        | ioctls already allocated for other uses.

o       Fix the md failure to work                      (me)
o       Fix the Irix 6.x FIN foodfight bug              (Andi Kleen)
        | Someone needs to fix IRIX too
o       Fix the Alpha debugging printk                  (me)
o       Fix the 2.2.16 problem with some cdroms         (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix the i2o scsi crash on boot                  (me)
o       Fix yamaha audio when compiled in               (me)
o       Fix es1371 rev 8 cards                          (Thomas Sailer)
o       Don't listen for TCP on lockd port              (Trond Myklebust)
o       Fix sparc32 signal handling                     (Eddie d'Ost)
o       Fix sym53xxx sparc stuff                        (Dave Miller)
o       Fix crashes on unload/remove of initio scsi     (Thomas Graichen)
o       FIX eepro100 on sparc                           (Dave Miller)
o       Remove Alessandro from the maintainers          (Alessandro Rubini)
o       Fix erroneous cp932 code page data              (C Huang)