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Linus Torvalds: 2.4.0-test11-pre7 [Updated with Changelog]

Nov 18, 2000, 21:50 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 17:21:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Linus Torvalds 
To: Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: BUG: isofs broken (2.2 and 2.4)
There's a test11-pre7 there now, and I'd really ask people to check out
the isofs changes because slight worry about those is what held me up from
just calling it test11 outright.
It's almost guaranteed to be better than what we had before, but anyway..


Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 07:48:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Linus Torvalds torvalds@transmeta.com
To: Miles Lane 
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Please send Changelog info and patch notices for the test and -pre releases.
On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Miles Lane wrote:
> I haven't seen any announcements of recent test and test-pre releases.
> Can you begin sending those again, please?
You can actually get them off kernel.org these days: Peter Anvin set up a
system whereby when I upload a changelog it automatically gets added to
the web-site (main page, bottom).
 - pre7:
    - Kai Germaschewski: more ISDN cleanups and small fixes.
    - Al Viro: fix ntfs_new_inode() that he broke. Cleanups.
    - various: handle !CONFIG_HOTPLUG properly
    - David Miller: sparc and networking
    - me: more iso9660 fixes.
    - Neil Brown: fix rd and RAID on highmem machines
    - Vojtech Pavlik: input driver fixes
    - David Woodhouse: module unload races - up_and_exit()
 - pre6:
    - Intel: start to add Pentium IV specific stuff (128-byte cacheline
    - David Miller: search-and-destroy places that forget to mark us
      running after removing us from a wait-queue.
    - me: NFS client write-back ref-counting SMP instability.
    - me: fix up non-exclusive waiters
    - Trond Myklebust: Be more careful about SMP in NFS and RPC code
    - Trond Myklebust: inode attribute update race fix
    - Charles White: don't do unaligned accesses in cpqarray driver.
    - Jeff Garzik: continued driver cleanup and fixes
    - Peter Anvin: integrate more of the Intel patches.
    - Robert Love: add i815 signature to the intel AGP support
    - Rik Faith: DRM update to make it easier to sync up 2.2.x
    - David Woodhouse: make old 16-bit pcmcia controllers work
      again (ie i82365 and TCIC)
 - pre5:
    - Rasmus Andersen: add proper "" for sound drivers
    - David Miller: sparc64 and networking updates
    - David Trcka: MOXA numbering starts from 0, not 1.
    - Jeff Garzik: sysctl.h standalone
    - Dag Brattli: IrDA finishing touches
    - Randy Dunlap: USB fixes
    - Gerd Knorr: big bttv update
    - Peter Anvin: x86 capabilities cleanup
    - Stephen Rothwell: apm initcall fix - smp poweroff should work
    - Andrew Morton: setscheduler() spinlock ordering fix
    - Stephen Rothwell: directory notification documentation
    - Petr Vandrovec: ncpfs capabilities check cleanup
    - David Woodhouse: fix jffs to use generic isxxxx() library
    - Chris Swiedler: oom_kill selection fix
    - Jens Axboe: re-merge after sleeping in ll_rw_block.
    - Randy Dunlap: USB updates (pegasus and ftdi_sio)
    - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN ppp header compression fixed
 - pre4:
    - Andrea Arcangeli: SMP scheduler memory barrier fixup
    - Richard Henderson: fix alpha semaphores and spinlock bugs.
    - Richard Henderson: clean up the file from hell: "xor.c"
 - pre3:
    - 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
      serial converter.
    - 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.
 - pre2:
    - 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
      scsi_register etc).
    - 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.
 - pre1:
    - 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
      version handy
    - 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