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Sep 04, 2000, 19:57 (11 Talkback[s])
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Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 19:53:14 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan Cox alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Linux 2.2.17

Ok Linux 2.2.17 official is now out. This is the same as 2.2.17pre20 without
the -pre20 id string

This is the version waiting Linus. Its in the queue for holy penguin pee so
either it will get peed on or I will get abuse from Linus depending whether
he likes it or not 8)

In the mean time I'm taking a break rescuing a rather buggy but otherwise
neat user space app. I'll start 2.2.18 in a couple of weeks.

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

o       Fix EIP/ESP printk thinko                       (Willy Tarreau)
o       Final small DAC960 adjustments for 2.2.17       (Leonard Zubkoff)
o       Improve AARP handling                           (Alistair Riddell)
o       Fix bug in the appletalk code                   (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Last minute fix to the CS4281                   (Tom Woller)
o       Mention CS4280 and use __initdata for data      (me)
o       Turn on the EAPD bit on the AD1885              (me)
o       Don't honour the status bit for audio on a      (Marcus Sundberg)
        440MX - it appears it doesnt work
o       Fix high cpu usage on i810 audio                (Marcus Sundberg)
o       Apply the same fix to the cs46xx                (Bill Nottingham)
o       Change the power/CD algorithm on the 46xx       (me)

o       Add Marcelo Tosatti to the credits              (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Fix a couple of kfree and follow the pointer
        bugs in the i810 audio driver                   (Bob Frey)
o       Vger is now vger.kernel.org everywhere          (Daniel Roesen)
o       Further 3c59x fixups                            (Andrew Morton)
o       Disable record on cs46xx for this release       (me)

o       Fix a race in the NFS code                      (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix a pair of arcnet resource leaks on error (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o       Fix PPC601 booting, bitops bug and oddments     (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix resource leaks on error in several drivers
                                                     (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o       Add SCR-2430 to cdroms we limit xfer sizes on   (Ron)
o       Fix a small error in the vfb driver             (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o       Fix further bonding driver bug                  (John Newbigin)
o       Irda should compile again
o       Fix irda parameter parser                       (Russell King)
o       Hold the external amp on the Voyetra card active
                while CD is an input                    (me)
o       HDLC driver fixes                               (Krzysztof Halasa)
o       Ksyms for external stuck task tracker module    (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix spurious setting of err in sockets          (Dave Miller)
o       Fix net_bh race from skb_dequeue                (??)
o       Fix cs46xx record bug                           (me)
o       Fix ac97 init wait error (doh..)                (me)

o       Added midi/dmfm support for the ALi sound       (me)
        | from code by Ching Ling Lee
        | blame me if it doesnt work
o       CS4281 experimental sound driver                (GW Boynton, Tom Woller)
        | cleaned up and maybe broken by yours truely
o       Fix bonding crash                               (John Newbigin)
o       Fix find_next_zero bit on Alpha                 (Jay Estabrook)
o       Fix find_next_zero_bit on Sparc                 (Dave Miller)
o       Qlogicfc fixes                                  (Chris Loveland)
o       Fix bttv norm setting in old driver             (Daniel Perez)
o       Start ESS solo with mic turned down to avoid    (me)

o       Thinkpad hacks and external amp support for     (Bill Nottingham, me
        CS46xx, also fix mono                            David Kaiser)
o       Actually fix i810 audio hangs and other stuff   (me)
o       Dave Jones addr change                          (Dave Jones)
o       Fix long standing vm hang bug                   (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Fix irda memory leak                            (Pontus Fuchs)
o       Minor further PPC fixes                         (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix PCI id ordering                             (Paul Mackerras)
o       3Ware corrected update                          (Adam Radford
                                                         Joel Jacobson)
o       Fix stale documentation in proc.txt             (Paonia Ezrine)
o       Fix the TCP/vm bug nicely                       (Andi Kleen)
o       Add 3c556 support to the 3c59x driver           (Andrew Morton)
o       Switch eepro100 to I/O mode pending investigation
                                                        (Andrey Savochkin)
o       Fix 'Donald Duck impressions' in ES1879 audio   (Bruce Forsberg)
o       CODA fs fixes for 2.2.17pre                     (Jan Harkes)
o       RIO serial driver update                        (Patrick van de Lageweg)
o       Minimal version of the at1700 fix               (Brian S. Julin)
        [From Hiroaki Nagoya's original stuff]
o       Typo fix in sysctl vm docs                      (Dave Jones)
o       DAC960 update to rev 2.2.7                      (Leonard Zubkoff)

o       Pull the 3ware update - causes oopses ?         (me)
o       Fix emu10k build error with no PCI              (Arjan van de Ven)
o       display7 LED driver                             (Eric Brower)
o       TLB multi-match bugs in sparc64                 (Dave Miller)
o       Fix CPP string concatenation in sparc ksyms     (Dave Miller)
o       Fix lost copyright credit to ALi in the
        trident.c driver                                (me)
o       Add alternate ALi ID to the trident driver      (me)
o       ATI video fixes for PPC                         (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
o       Further HDLC fixes                              (Krzysztof Halasa)
o       Fix sign handling bugs                          (Andrew Morton, me)
o       Fix wrong comment in fs/exec.c                  (Robert Love)

o       Hopefully fix esd and other i810 audio hangs    (me)
o       Further fixes for the Alpha tree                (Jay Estabrook)
o       Further bond cleanup/init fix                   (Daniel Roesen)
o       Fix initio redefine warnings                    (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix warnings due to printk types                (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix warnings due to missing prototypes          (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix i2o warnings, code cleanup                  (Arjan van de Ven, me)
o       Fix warnings from missed includes               (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix ip2serial config ioctl bug                  (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Update ipmasqadm tool locations                 (Rob Hudson)
o       Fix yamaha build problems                       (me)
o       Change varesearch -> valinux in the kernel      (H J Lu)
o       Add /lib/modules/foo/build link as per l/k      (Ted Ts'o)
o       Bring the SX rio and generic_serial in line     (Patrick)
        with 2.4.test
o       3ware controller fixes/updates                  (Adam Radford
                                                         Joel Jacobson)
o       Fix appletalk kmalloc warnings                  (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
o       Fix imm/ppa handling with PCI ports             (Gunther Mayer)
o       Fix 16bit handling bug in NCPfs                 (Petr Vandrovec)
o       Fix isofs offset by one error                   (Mikael Pettersson)
o       Add byte counters to ewrk3                      (Nathan Hand)
o       SMBFS clean ups, fix OS/2 rename                (Urban Widmark)
o       HDLC driver bug backout                         (Krzysztof Halasa)
o       Powermac pmu and gmac fixes                     (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix i2o block scan for multi drives             (Boji Kannanthanam)
o       Fix frag handling oddity on ipchains            (Jan Echternach)
o       Fix emu10k as non module                        (Mikael Pettersson)
o       Scsi command raw requires RAWIO cap             (Oliver Xymoron)
o       IDE command raw or hwif add requires RAWIO      (various)
o       Fix isofs 2048 byte alignment bug               (Go Taniguchi)
o       Fix most remaining UMSDOS flaws                 (Matija Nalis)

o       Fix compile errors on userhelper                (Several people)
o       Small Alpha update/fixes                        (Jay Estabrook)
o       Add bootup documentation                        (H Peter Anvin)
o       S/390 partial merge of updates                  (Martin Schwidefsky)
o       Bonding driver fixes                            (Andreas Steinmetz)
o       Geert changed address                           (Geert Uytterhoeven)

o       Fix PC300 X.21 support                          (Ivan Passos)
o       Smart2 driver minor fixes, one new card id      (Charles White)
o       Fix PS/2 reconnect lockup on SMP                (David Nelson)
o       Fix duplicate PCI ids                           (Tim Waugh)
o       Fix 100Mbit fdx on DEC45x driver                (Phil Ezolt, Bill Carr)
o       Cyclades serial fixes                           (Ivan Passos)
o       Additional scsi blacklist entries               (Matt Domsch)
o       Allow ppp deflate to be compiled in             (Paul Gortmaker)
o       Fix i2o block multidrive bug I added in pre10   (Boji Kannanthanam)
o       Hopefully fix the scsi error handler/initrd bug (me)
o       Small sparc power handling bugfix               (Dave Miller)
o       Directory testing fix if CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH    (Wojciech Purczynski)
o       Export exec_usermodehelper, clean up baycom     (Thomas Sailer)

o       Tlan driver update                              (Torben Mathiasen)
o       Ext2 error message typo                         (Andreas Dilger)
o       Updated Yamaha PCI audio driver                 (Daisuke Nagano)
o       Small PPP oops fixes                            (Paul Fulghum)
o       SMBFS compile fix                               (Urban Widmark)
o       Small cisco hdlc/lmi fixes                      (Krzysztof Halasa)
o       Fix hdlc mode switch                            (Ivan Passos)
o       Fix fbmem driver bug with size checks           (Petr Vandrovec)
o       Merge the Emu10K driver                         (Rui Sousa and co)
o       Synclink driver updates                         (Paul Fulghum)
o       Appletalk SMP locking fixes                     (Jens-Uwe Mager)
o       Don't offer Toshiba Laptop for non x86          (Francis Galiegue)
o       Further PPC minor merges                        (Paul Mackerras)

o       Fix up the eepro driver further         (Aristeu Sergio Rozanski Filho)
o       Update URL for Japanese Configure.help          (Goto Masanori)
o       Remove tty driver sleep race                    (Andrea Arcangeli)
        | this backs out a fix but a fix we no longer need
o       Tim Waugh moved                                 (Tim Waugh)
o       Urban Widmark becomes new smbfs maintainer      (Urban Widmark)
        | Also cleanup debug stuff
o       Fix several cs46xx bugs                         (Tom Woller, me)
o       Fix INET=n compile failure                      (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Handle i2o boot volumes sanely                  (Boji Kannanthanam,

o       Fix toshiba driver to work compiled in          (me)
o       Fix scsi sg driver panics with some cards       (Douglas Gilbert)
o       Fix select() handling bugs in DoubleTalk driver (Jim Van Zandt)
o       Alpha fixes for fbcon. matroxfb and pm2fb       (Jay Estabrook)
o       Further TCP fixes (please give these a good
                beating)                                (Alexey Kuznetsov)
o       Add some delays to cs46xx to try and fix the    (me)
        'only works on 2nd load' bug some people see

o       Fix sparc64 sym53c8xx breakage                  (Dave Miller)
o       Further PPC merge updates                       (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix the I/O slowdown in 2.2.17pre7              (Marcelo Tosatti)

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)

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