Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test11-pre3
Nov 12, 2000, 12:19 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 19:22:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Linus Torvalds firstname.lastname@example.org
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Drivers, drivers, drivers. IrDA and ISDN. PPC.
The most interesting part is probably the exclusive wait-queue patch.
David Miller noticed that exclusivity doesn't nest correctly the way we
used to do it: being on multiple wait-queues would potentially cause lost
wake-up events if a non-exclusive waiter got mistaken for an exclusive one
because the exclusive bit was a per-process thing.
Moving the exclusivity bit from the process into the wait-queue cleaned up
the interfaces and also made it nest properly.
No known uses were actually buggy, but at least one case was apparently ok
only by pure luck.
- James Simmons: vgacon "printk()" deadlock with global irq lock.
- don't poke blanked console on console output
- Ching-Ling: get channels right on ALI audio driver
- Dag Brattli and Jean Tourrilhes: big IrDA update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC updates
- Randy Dunlap: USB ID table support, LEDs with usbkbd, belkin
- Jeff Garzik: pcnet32 and lance net driver fix/cleanup
- Mikael Pettersson: clean up x86 ELF_PLATFORM
- Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz: sound and drm driver init fixes and
- Al Viro: Jeff missed some kmap()'s. sysctl cleanup
- Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
- Alan Cox: SCSI driver NULL ptr checks
- David Miller: networking updates, exclusive waitqueues nest properly,
SMP i_shared_lock/page_table_lock lock order fix.
- Stephen Rothwell: directory notify could return with the lock held
- Richard Henderson: CLOCKS_PER_SEC on alpha.
- Jeff Garzik: ramfs and highmem: kmap() the page to clear it
- Asit Mallick: enable the APIC in the official order
- Neil Brown: avoid rd deadlock on io_request_lock by using a
private rd-request function. This also avoids unnecessary
request merging at this level.
- Ben LaHaise: vmalloc threadign and overflow fix
- Randy Dunlap: USB updates (plusb driver). PCI cacheline size.
- Neil Brown: fix a raid1 on top of lvm bug that crept in in pre1
- Alan Cox: various (Athlon mmx copy, NULL ptr checks for
- Al Viro: fix /proc permission check security hole.
- Can-Ru Yeou: SiS301 fbcon driver
- Andrew Morton: NMI oopser and kernel page fault punch through
both console_lock and timerlist_lock to make sure it prints out..
- Jeff Garzik: clean up "kmap()" return type (it returns a kernel
virtual address, ie a "void *").
- Jeff Garzik: network driver docs, various one-liners.
- David Miller: add generic "special" flag to page flags, to be
used by architectures as they see fit. Like keeping track of
cache coherency issues.
- David Miller: sparc64 updates, make sparc32 boot again
- Davdi Millner: spel "synchronous" correctly
- David Miller: networking - fix some bridge issues, and correct
IPv6 sysctl entries.
- Dan Aloni: make fork.c use proper macro rather than doing
get_exec_domain() by hand.
- me: make PCMCIA work even in the absense of PCI irq's
- me: add irq mapping capabilities for Cyrix southbridges
- me: make IBMMCA compile right as a module
- me: uhhuh. Major atomic-PTE SMP race boo-boo. Fixed.
- Andrea Arkangeli: don't allow people to set security-conscious
bits in mxcsr through ptrace SETFPXREGS.
- Jürgen Fischer: aha152x update
- Andrew Morton, Trond Myklebust: file locking fixes
- me: TLB invalidate race with highmem
- Paul Fulghum: synclink/n_hdlc driver updates
- David Miller: export sysctl_jiffies, and have the proper no-sysctl
- Neil Brown: RAID driver deadlock and nsfd read access to
execute-only files fix
- Keith Owens: clean up module information passing, remove
- Jeff Garzik: network (and other) driver fixes and cleanups
- Andrea Arkangeli: scheduler cleanup.
- Ching-Ling Li: fix ALi sound driver memory leak
- Anton Altaparmakov: upcase fix for NTFS
- Thomas Woller: CS4281 audio update