Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test9-pre3
Sep 18, 2000, 23:13 (9 Talkback[s])
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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 15:58:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linus Torvalds firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: SCSI scanning
Ok, there's a test9-pre3 there now..
The SCSI stuff is pretty straightforward, and it works for me (and I also
built a kernel with all regular x86-capable SCSI drivers included, so the
others got at least that level of testing). But there are some non-x86
scsi drivers out there etc, so give it a whirl.
Basic approach: remove all #ifdef MODULE, and get rid of the hosts.c
hardcoded listing of SCSI devices - let SCSI controller drivers do their
- USB: OHCI controller unlink and bandwidth reclamation fixes
- USB: storage update
- sparc64: register window race. Non-deadlock rwlocks.
- name clash in hamradio/pi2.c and hamradio/pt.c
- epic100 credits, 8139too driver update, sr.c initcalls
- acenic update
- NFS sillyrename fixups
- mktime(). Do it just once - not 16 times.
- misc small fixes to random drivers by Tigran
- IDE driver picks up master/slave relationships on its own.
- truncate unmapped/uptodate case handled correctly
- don't do notifier locking at low level: higher levels do (or
should do) this already.
- ACPI interpreter updates (and file renames - making this part big)
- SysKonnect gigabit driver update
- 3c59x driver update
- pcmcia debounce logic. Ugh.
- MM balancing (Rik Riel)
- "extern inline" -> "static inline". It doesn't matter right now,
but it's proactive for future gcc versions.
- various net drvr updates and fixes
- more initcall updates
- PPC updates (including PPC-related drivers etc)
- disallow re-mounting same filesystem in same place multiple times.
Too confusing. And /etc/mtab gets strange.
- Riel VM update
- sparc updates
- PCI bridge scanning fix: assign numbers properly
- network updates
- scsi fixes
- uninitialized == zero. Remove extra initializers.
- block_prepare_write and block_truncate_page: if the page is
up-to-date, then so are the buffer heads inside it once they
- SCSI initialization - move over to the modular case. No more
- Sync up with Alans 2.2.x driver changes
- networking updates (iipv6 works non-modular etc)
- netfilter update
- adfs correct dentry operations
- ARM update (including ARM drivers)
- acenic driver update
- floppy: we'd better hold the io_request_lock when playing with "CURRENT".
- NFS cache coherency across file locking fix
- NFS over TCP - handle TCP socket writability right..
- USB updates