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Apr 10, 2001, 17:57 (6 Talkback[s])


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Subject: Linux 2.4.3-ac4
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 18:35:28 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>


Intermediate diffs are available from


This time it's almost entirely architecture merges to get ARM back on its feet and S/390 up and running sanely on 2.4


o       Fix corruption case in ext2 inode handling      (Ingo Molnar, Al Viro)
o       Merge user mode linux port                      (Jeff Dike)
o       Remove some surplus ifdefs from init/main.c     (me)
o       Update nwfpe                                    (Russell King)
o       Fix ps2esdi driver                              (Hal Duston)
o       Update ARM documentation                        (Russell King)
o       Update Symbios 53c8xx driver                    (Gérard Roudier)
o       ARM frame buffer update                         (Russell King)
o       Update ARM bootstrap code                       (Russell King)
o       Eicon driver fix                                (Armin Schindler)
o       Update S/390 Documentation                      (Utz Bacher, Carsten
o       Update S/390 math emulation                      Otte, Holger Smolinski
o       S/390 tape driver                                Martin Schwidefsky
o       PAGEX support for Linux/390 under VM             and probably others)
o       General S/390 fixes
o       Update S/390 tty drivers
o       Update S/390 irq handling
o       Update S/390 channel driver
o       Update S/390 include files
o       Update S/390 networking drivers
o       Update S/390 DASD drivers
o       Update S/390 mm to match generic mm changes
o       Update S/390 makefiles
o       Catch another subspecies of misidentifying CD   (Bob Mende Pie)
o       Fix bluesmoke formatting                        (Solar Designer)
o       Fix rx error handling in rtl8139                (Jeff Garzik)
o       Update paths to e2fsprogs                       (Steven Cole)
o       Fix proc alloc map locking                      (Tom Leete)
o       Console blanking fix (continued..)              (Mikael Pettersson)
o       ARM tools update                                (Russell King)
o       Update ARM includes                             (Russell King)
o       Update ARM sound drivers                        (Russell King)
o       Update the shark ARM support                    (Alexander Schulz)
o       Update SA1100 support                           (Russell King,
                                                         Nicolas Pitre)
o       Update ARM make and config files                (Russell King)
o       Update ARM mm/fault handling                    (Russell King)
o       Update ARM network driver config                (Russell King)
o       Misc ARM updates                                (Russell King)
o       Update ARM footbridge code                      (Russell King)
o       EBSA ISA bus fixups                             (Russell King)
o       Fix agp copy_from_user bug                      (Dawson Engler)
o       Correct devfs docs on /dev/sg                   (Herbert Xu)
o       /dev/sg doc update                              (Douglas Gilbert)


o       Fix console unblank from suspend bug            (Mikael Pettersson)
o       Fix unmap_buffer() race                         (Al Viro)
o       Add a proper dmi blacklist                      (me)
o       Fix alpha build for new mm changes              (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o       Resync setup-bus.c to pick up Alpha Noritake    (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o       Fix swap accounting for major faults            (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Add some bigendian support and voodoo5 support  (Ani Joshi)
        to tdfxfb
o       Fix failing build with CONFIG_VT=n              (Jason McMullan)
o       Fix some corner cases in iso9660 support        (Andreas Eckleder)
        for symlinks and XA attriubtes
o       Fix NTFS and quota sparc build problems on -ac  (Steve Ralston)
o       Resync to the Linus serial.c + B9600 fix        (me)
o       Avoid nasties with OHCI controller gets no IRQ  (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Pull problem lance change                       (Jeff Garzik)
o       Fix SMP lockup in usbdevfs                      (Tony Hoyle)
o       Firestream atm update                   (Patrick van de Lageweg)


o       Add the VIA C3 to the mtrr/setup code           (Dave Jones)
o       Report PAE mode oopses better                   (Ingo Molnar)
o       Fix zap_low_mappings on PAE                     (Hugh Dickins)
o       Tidy up parport resource handling, fix bug      (Tim Waugh)
o       Add series 6 backpack driver support            (Tim Waugh)
o       Make lockd use daemonize()                      (Paul Mundt)
o       Fix aicasm to specify -I flags needed on some   (Mads Jørgensen)
o       Add docbook manual on bus independant I/O       (Matthew Wilcox)
        | + a few additional notes I added
o       Make the VIA superIO driver honour the          (Tim Waugh)
        irq/dma settings passed
o       Update mpt fusion drivers                       (Steve Ralston)
o       Add reiserfs maintainer entries                 (Steven Cole)
o       Experimental driver for communcation class USB  (Brad Hards)
        | eg Broadcom and Ericsson USB cable modems
o       I2O updates, report SMART errors on i2o_block   (Boji Kannanthanam)
o       Fix shm locking, races on swapping, accounting  (Stephen Tweedie)
        and swapout of already mapped pages
o       Clean up REPORTING-BUGS                         (Steven Cole)
o       Fix ACM handling of CLOCAL                      (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       Fix sparc64 module_map/vfree bug                (Hugh Dickins)
o       Fix scsi race on requeued requests              (Mark Hemment)
o       Tulip driver update                             (Jeff Garzik)
o       Update bmac and gmac driver                     (Cort Dougan)
o       Winbond w9966cf webcam parport driver           (Jakob Kemi)

o Merge Linus 2.4.3 final, diff versus 2.4.3 (me)


o       Fix another modules race                        (me)
o       Add basic PM hooks to agpgart                   (me)
o       Update new xircom_cb driver                     (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix missing lock_kernel on truncate path        (Al Viro)
o       Update klsi usb ethernet ids                    (Brad Hards)
o       Fix missing permission check in shm code        (Matthew Klahn)
o       Add extra doupdate() calls to menuconfig        (Moritz Schulte)
o       Update wireless extensions                      (Jean Tourrilhes)
o       Fix cdda reading problem                        (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix potential oops in usb-uhci                  (David Brownell)


o       Rely on BIOS to setup apic bits on OSB4         (me)
o       Disable events when unloading cardbus yenta     (me)
        | Fixes shared irq unload hang
o       Fix x86 IPI replay problems                     (Stephen Tweedie)
o       Add ALS100 gameport support                     (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       Fix wrong path in comment in vesafb             (Andres Salomon)
o       Allow slab caches to force alignment always     (Ingo Molnar)
        and thus fix PAE+ slab poisoning
o       Fix problems in faulting raw I/O pages          (Stephen Tweedie)
o       Fix rawio error handling for raw I/O            (Stephen Tweedie)
        | + other oddments
o       Change default max printer ports to 8           (Tim Waugh)
o       Parport soft control state fixes                (Tim Waugh)
o       Fix cpu info compile                            (Constantine Gavrilov)
o       Set warning levels on reiserfs warn etc         (Paul Mundt)
o       Fix duplicate IOVIRT debug config help          (Steven Cole)
o       Revert mmap change that broke assumptions (and  (Martin Diehl)
        it seems SuS) 
o       Clean up fpu emu warnings on gcc 3.0cvs a bit   (me)


o       Fix es1370 build bug                            (me)
o       Fix sbpcd compile warnings                      (me)
o       Update usbnet driver                            (Oleg Drokin)
o       Update Alpha to pre8 vm changes                 (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o       Fix radeonfb config selections                  (Chris Lawrence)
o       Fix vmalloc mismerge                            (Various)
o       Fix n_r3964 console panic                       (Andrew Morton)
o       Update ibm camera drivers
o       Support 701b toshoboe fir
o       New xircom_cb driver            (Arjan van de Ven, Jeff Garzik,
                                         Don Becker, Doug Ledford)
o       Fix procfs mount point for binfmt_misc          (Al Viro)
o       Update hpt366 ide blacklist
o       Further ide blacklist updates
o       Smooth vm balancing                             (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Fix irda assert                                 (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Keep contrack cache sizes sane                  (Ben LaHaise)
o       Fix possible file truncate/write race           (Ben LaHaise)
o       Make bootmem panic sanely on out of memory      (Ben LaHaise)
o       Fix unload crash in pci_socket                  (me)
o       Revert previous wrong bootmem change            (Ben LaHaise)


o       Handle PCI/ISA simple MP tables via ELCR        (John William)
o       Fix get_sb_single                               (Al Viro)
o       Update es1370, es1371,esssolo                   (Thomas Sailer,
                                                         Tjeerd Mulder,
                                                         Nathanial Daw)
o       Update orinoco_cs                               (Jean Tourilhes)
o       Fix races found in the new kbd/console code     (Andrew Morton)
o       Remove dead timer.h docs                        (Tim Wright)
o       Update ppc to new generic mm changes            (Paul Mackerras)
o       Clean up mdacon                                 (Paul Gortmaker)
o       Remove duplicate configure.help texts           (Steven Cole)
o       Fix symbol export for shm_file_open             (Keith Owens)
o       First batch of pointer reference bug fixes      (Andrew Morton)
        from Stanford report
o       Fix de4x5 oops on Alpha XP1000                  (George France)
o       Chipsfb update                                  (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix higmem block_prepare_write crash            (Stephen Tweedie)
o       Bring PAE36 back up to date, handle x86 errata  (Ingo Molnar)
o       Fix ov511 crash if opened while loading         (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Merge Linus 2.4.3pre8
o       Update Advansys scsi driver                     (Bob Frey)


o       Fix build bug with tsc in ac23                  (me)
o       Update contact info for Phil Blundell           (Phil Blundell)
o       Update mm locking comments/rss locking          (Andrew Morton)
o       Update toshiba SMM driver                       (Jonathan Buzzard)
o       Update old adaptec driver to 5.2.4              (Doug Ledford)
o       CS46xx updates                                  (Tom Woller)
o       Quieten input layer printks a bit               (me)
o       Turn off APIC_DEBUG by default to cut noise down(me)
o       Add Orinoco PCMCIA wireless support             (David Gibson)
o       Go back to 2.4.3pre6 tulip                      (Jeff Garzik)
o       Fix double accounting of cpu time bug           (Kevin Buhr)
o       Drop ppp patch                                  (me)


o       Fix a nasty shared memory locking bug           (Stephen Tweedie)
o       Fix off by one bootmem memory corruptor         (Ben LaHaise)
o       Fix avmb1 oops on init                          (Carsten Paeth)
o       Fix isdn makefile bugs                          (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Clean up isdn minor checks                      (Julien Gaulmin)
o       Workaround PPP CCP negotiation bugs             (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Fix timer handling bug in ISDN                  (Henk-Jan Slotboom)
o       Fix i386 #ifdef bug with notsc disable          (Anton Blanchard)
o       Fix NMI docs                                    (Keith Owens)
o       Fix oops on out of memory in proc_symlink       (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix oops caused by devfs changes to soundcore   (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix rmmod crash on sundance alta                (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix potential crash in nsc-ircc.c               (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix memory leak in i810 audio                   (Doug Ledford)
o       Fix several compile warnings with gcc 3.0 cvs   (J Magallon)
o       Mark 60Hz modes in mac fb modes                 (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o       Chkconfig and ver_linux updates                 (Niels Jensen)
o       Fix ctrlfb dac timing                           (Takashi Oe)
o       Add vesa powerdown support for ctrlfb           (Takashi Oe)
o       Back out problem via bridge change              (me)
o       Fix bug in aironet4500_cs changes               (Arjan van de Ven)


o       Fix dereference after free in megaraid driver   (me)
o       Fix crash if we run out of memory during a link (me)
        follow [found by Stanford tools]
o       Fix crash if we run out of memory during
        block_truncate_page [found by Stanford tools]   (me)
o       Update Alpha to pre6 style pte/pmd_alloc        (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o       Fix ppp memory corruption                       (Kevin Buhr)
        | Bizzarely enough a direct re-invention of a 1.2 ppp bug
o       Fix heavy stack usage in tty_foo_devfs()        (Jeff Dike)
o       Make alloc_tty_struct always use kmalloc        (Andrew Morton)
o       Document task struct locking rules              (Andrew Morton)
o       Document SAK properly                           (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix SAK deadlocks                               (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix inline/type order for picky compiler tools  (Dave Jones)
o       Fix printk levels for various fs printks that   (Andrey Panin)
        lacked them
o       Next incarnation of the i810 audio driver       (Doug Ledford)
o       Add __init stuff to 3c515 driver        (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Add __init stuff to ppp layer           (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Remove duplicate NF_TARGET_TCPMSS config text   (Steven Cole)
o       Fix missing unlock_kernel in pcwd               (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix missing unlock_kernels in es1371            (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix missing unlock_kernels in es1370            (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix missing unlock_kernels in esssolo1          (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix missing unlock kernels in sonicvibes        (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix missing unlock kernels in fb mmap           (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools
o       Fix missing unlock_super in UFS code            (me)
        | Found by Stanford tools


o       Merge with Linus 2.4.3pre6
o       Close last known reiserfs tail bug              (Chris Mason)
o       Fix link order bug with iso8859_8 and cp1255    (Dan Aloni)
o       Generate generic CPU namings for 386/486        (Cesar Eduardo Barros)
o       First set of ISDN fixes from Stanford code      (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Allow up to 16 parallel ports by default        (Tim Waugh)
o       Use long delays on low speed usb hub ports      (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Update credits for assorted Australians         (Stephen Rothwell)
o       Fix ali_restore_regs thinko                     (Pavel Roskin)
o       Fix whiteheat usb driver bugs                   (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
o       Fix kfree in belkin_sa                          (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
o       Fix omninet copy*user bug                       (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
o       Fix modular atyfb                               (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o       Update joystick and input drivers               (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       Relax checksum enforcement on ISAPnP CSN        (Gunther Mayer)
o       Resync ids/comments with ISDN cvs               (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Update Harald Hoyer Credits entry               (Harald Hoyer)
o       Fix off by 2* mtrr handling bug                 (David Wragg)
o       Fix irda hang on boot                           (Dag Brattli)
o       FB device init updates                          (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o       Add it8712 misp eval board support              (P. Popov)
o       Update NEC DDB5476 eval board support           (Jun Sun)
o       Update NEC DDB5074 eval board support           (Ralf Baechle)
o       Add Karsten Merker and Michael Engel to credits (Ralf Baechle)
o       Update Baget port                               (Vladimir Roganov,
                                                         Gleb Raiko)
o       Add LVM ioctls to sparc64 ioctl32 convertor     (Patrick Caulfield)
o       Powerpc updates for openfirmware mm, python etc (Cort Dougan)
o       Add the casio qv digitalcamera to the usb
        unusual devices list                            (Harald Schreiber)
o       atyfb mode updates for powermac                 (Olaf Hering)
o       Fix khubd locking                               (Pete Zaitcev)
o       More on the great aic7xxx libdb game            (Nathan Dabney)
o       Further console handling updates                (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix i2o build problem when half modular         (Michael Mueller)
o       Fix off by one in prink <foo> check             (Mitchell Blank Jr)
o       Fix do_swap_page hang                           (Linus Torvalds)


o       Add support for the GoHubs GO-COM232            (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
o       Remove cobalt remnants                          (Ralf Baechle)
o       First block of mm documentation                 (Rik van Riel)
o       Replace ancient Zoran driver with new one       (Serguei Miridonov,
                                Wolfgang Scherr, Rainer Johanni, Dave Perks)
o       Fix Alpha build                                 (Jeff Garzik)
o       Fix K7 mtrr breakage                            (Dave Jones)
o       Fix pcnet32 touching resources before enable    (Dave Jones)
o       Merge with Linus 2.4.3pre4


o       Typo fixes                                      (David Weinehall)
o       Merge first block of OHCI non x86 support       (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
o       Add Edgeport USB serial support                 (David Iacovelli,
                                                         Greg Kroah-Hartman)
o       Fix doorlock on scsi removables                 (Alex Davies)
o       Fix hang when usb storage thread died           (me)
o       Change watchdog disable setup                   (Ingo Molnar)
o       Fix bluetooth close and error bugs              (Narayan Mohanram)
o       mpt now has an assigned minor                   (me)
        | Remember to fix your /dev/mptctl if using MPT
o       Clean up 3270 ifdefs/printk a little            (me)
o       Fix NBD deadlocks and update it                 (Steve Whitehouse)
o       Fix sercon printk divide by zero bug            (Roger Gammans)
o       Remove cosine support from MIPS tree            (Ralf Baechle)
o       bust_spinlocks for Alpha                        (Jeff Garzik)
o       Hopefully fix the buslogic corruptions          (me)
        | This is a 'test if they went away' release not a 'its fixed' one.
o       Some mips makefile fixes                        (Ralf Baechle)
        | except mips/kernel/Makefile (I got .rej Ralf)
o       ARC firmware interface fixes                    (Harald Koerfgen)
o       DECstation console drivers                      (Michael Engel,
                                                         Karsten Merker,
                                                         Harald Koerfgen)
o       Fix ipx build bug                               (Anton Altaparmakov)
o       Fix ptrace race                                 (Stephen Tweedie)
o       Update include/config.h stuff, ver_linux        (Niels Jensen)
o       Add missing pci_enable_device to cs4281         (Marcus Meissner,
                                                         Thomas Woller)
o       Fix non PPC build of clgenfb                    (Andrew Morton)
o       Update CPU docs                                 (Dave Jones)
o       Add mips atlas/malta reference boards           (Carsten Langgaard)
o       Add gt91600 ethernet support                    (SteveL)
o       Add philips SAA9730 ethernet                    (Carsten Langgaard)
o       PCnet32 driver fixes                            (Carsten Langgaard)
o       MIPS fpu emulator       (Algorithmics, Ralf Baechle, Kevin Kissell, 
                        Carsten Langgaard, Harald Koerfgen, Maciej Rozycki)
o       mips network driver updates                     (Ralf Baechle)
o       Fix FC920 workarounds in i2o                    (me)
o       Fix i2o_block hang on exit, 0 event race        (me)
o       FIx i2o_core thread kill wakeup race            (me)
o       Backport 2.2 VIA 686a clock reset workaround    (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Further documentation updates                   (Matthew Wilcox)


o       Debian has another location for db3             (Marc Volovic)
o       Remove duplicated flush_tlb_page export on      (Elliot Lee)
o       Fix SB Live! build on SMP Alpha                 (Elliot Lee)
o       Fix disk corruption on qlogicisp and qlogicpti  (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix reporting of >4Gig of swap                  (Hugh Dickins)
o       Fix sign issues in mpt fusion                   (Andrew Morton)
o       CMS minidisk file system (read only)            (Rick Troth)
                        2.4 port                        (me)
o       Disable nmi watchdog by default                 (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix elsa_cs eject problems                      (Klaus Lichtenwalder)
o       Remove duplicate config entries                 (Steven Cole)
o       Fix further wrong license references    (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Add nmi watchdog disable for sysrq              (Andrew Morton)
o       Experimental test for serverworks/intel AGP     (me)
o       Fix ipx reference counting for routes           (Arnaldo Carvalho
                                                         de Melo)


o       Make the aic7xxx code handle multiple db3 paths (me)
o       Small further via updates                       (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       IDE tape updates for Onstream tape drives       (Marcel Mol)
o       Remove some bits of module.c that cant get      (Keith Owens
        executed                                         Andrew Morton)
o       Configure.help fixups                           (Steven Cole)
o       Add Cyrix MTRR data                             (Dave Jones)
o       Fix a slight bogon in the i386 Makefile         (Dave Jones)
o       Kill an escaped modversions.h                   (Keith Owens)
o       Further controlfb fixes                         (Takashi Oe)
o       Fix console driver oops in new locking          (Andrew Morton)
o       Add 'broken-psr' so you can command line tell   (Neale Banks)
        APM your BIOS is crap
o       Fix serial console                              (Dave Jones)
o       Fix megaraid kernel_version string              (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix off by one error in cpia                    (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix lost dmfe typo fix                          (Torsten Duwe)
o       Take kernel_lock for i_truncate method in       (Al Viro)
o       Fix i2c sign check bug                          (Andrew Morton)


o       Uniprocessor APIC fixes for misdetect           (Mikael Pettersso)
o       Small ymf_pci fixes/updates                     (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Fix break support on sx serial                  (Rogier Wolff)
o       Kill another dead config.in entry               (Steven Cole)
o       Add bust spinlocks logic to S/390               (Neale Ferguson)
o       Fix ramdisk buffer only page bug                (Philipp Rumpf)
o       Mark ips scsi experimental until IBM ship a     (Adam Lackorzynski)
        proper 2.4 driver
o       Update lanstreamer to use module_init and more  (Mike Sullivan)
o       Switch to the updated irda fixes                (Jean Tourrilhes)
o       Vaio kaweth ethernet apparently has its own id  (Sven Anders)
o       d_validate clean ups                            (Petr Vandrovec)
o       Network further fixes from DaveM and co         (Dave Miller
        | This might fix the reported masuqerade crashes Alexey Kuznetsov
                                                         Werner Almesberger)
o       Acenic updates                                  (Jes Sorensen)


o       Add CyrixIII specific kernel configuration      (me)
        | Note there are CyrixIII problems with some distribution installers
        | because -m686 gcc output will not run on a model 6 cpu with no
        | cmov. 
o       Fix aic Makefile for older gnu make             (Keith Owens)
o       Assorted i2o updates/partition handling fixes   (Boji Kannanthanam)
o       Fix dcache problems with ncpfs                  (Petr Vandrovec)
o       Update via drivers to 3.22                      (Vojtech Pavlik)
o       Account for packet bytes on lmc driver          (Ernst Lehmann)
o       Atyfb rearrange                                 (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o       Fix sedlbauer_cs build bug add elsa_cs          (Than Ngo)
        |                       elsa_cs driver by       (Klaus Lichtenwalder)
o       Add support for the Fuji FinePix 1400Zoon       (Nate)
o       EISA initialisation changes for 3c59x           (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Assorted small net protocol updates             (Dave Miller)
o       Fix dvd physical read bug                       (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix ATM hang on SMP                             (Mike Westall)
        | more work left to do on atm_ioctl for someone
o       Changed get_addr and friends to atm_get_addr    (me)
o       Merge Linus 2.4.3pre3
o       Fix do_BUG for both cases this time             (me)
o       Fix prefetch for Athlon build
o       Fix an lvm oops case                            (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Remove dead config.in entry                     (Steven Cole)
o       Update reiserfs recommended tool revision       (Steven Cole)
o       Kill a few warnings                             (Keith Owens)


o       Fix the non build problem with do_BUG           (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix interface autocreation bug in ipx           (Arnaldo Carvalho
        Also fix pprop routing bugs, tctrl handling      de Melo)
        Fix wrong comments, fix ipx sysctl handling
        clean up code
o       Updated i810_audio.c                            (Doug Ledford)
o       Fix up printer status readback                  (Tim Waugh)
o       Add support for "ide=nodma" on command line     (Arjan van de Ven)
o       More spelling fixes                             (Dag Wieers)
o       Add pci vendor table to lanstreamer             (Mike Sullivan)
o       Do extra sanity checks on ext2 mount            (Andreas Dilger)
o       Multithreaded core dump handling                (Don Dugger)
        | This is fairly experimental so the more eyes
        | the better but it does sort out a very annoying weakness
o       Prefetch on lists for parisc and x86            (Arjan Van de Ven,
        | Work about 4% on scheduler performance on PIII Matthew Wilcox)
o       Natsemi power management changes                (Tjeerd Mulder)
o       Fix assorted smb bugs                           (Urban Widmark)
o       Fix a sisfb build problem                       (Andrew Morton)


o       Clean up mad16 detection stuff                  (Pavel Rabel)
o       Fix epca unload                                 (Andrey Panin)
o       Change null apic handling                       (Maciej Rozycki)
o       aicasm now uses db3                             (Sergey Kubushin)
o       Fix aic7xxx cross compile                       (Cort Dougan)
o       Merge small net driver fixups/config fixes      (Jeff Garzik)
o       Update symbios drivers                          (Gérard Roudier)
o       Rusty has moved                                 (Rusty Russell)
o       3c509/3c515 compile fixes                       (Jeff Garzik)
o       Console locking updates - should fix vesafb     (Andrew Morton)
        clock problems
o       Merge the serial.c 5.0.5 update                 (Jeff Garzik, 
                                                        Ted Ts'o)
o       Merge SiS framebuffer updates                   (Can-Ru Yeou)
o       Update ctrlfb                                   (Takashi Oe,
                                                         Michel Lanners)
o       Add epson 640U scanner to the usb scanner list  (Patrick Dreker)


o       Move the pci_enable_device for cardbus          (David Hinds)
o       Add Sony MSC-U01N to the unusual devices        (Marcel Holtmann)
o       Final smc-mca fixups - should now work          (James Bottomley)
o       Document kernel string/mem* functions           (Matthew Wilcox)
        | and I added a memcpy warning
o       Update VIA IDE driver to 3.21                   (Vojtech Pavlik)
        |No UDMA66 on 82c686, fix /proc and udma on
        |686b, fix dma disables
o       Allow sleeping in ctrl-alt-del callbacks        (Andrew Morton)
        |Fix i2o, dac960, watchdog, gdth hangs on exit
o       Fix binfmt_misc (and make the proc handling     (Al Viro)
        |a filesystem -
        |mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
o       Update the ACI support for sound/radio stuff    (Robert Siemer)
o       Add RDS support to miroRadio                    (Robert Siemer)
o       Remove serverworks handling. The BIOS is our    (me)
        best (and right now only) hope for that chip
o       Tune the vm behavioru a bit more                (Mike Galbraith)
o       Update PAS16 documentation                      (Thomas Molina)
o       Reiserfs tools recommended are now 0d not 0b    (Steven Cole)
o       Wan driver small fixes                          (Jeff Garzik)
o       Net driver fixes for 3c503, 3c509, 3c515,       (Jeff Garzik)
        8139too, de4x5, defxx, dgrs, dmfe, eth16i, 
        ewrk3, natsemi, ni5010, pci-skeleton, rcpci45,
        sis900, sk_g16, smc-ultra, sundance, tlan,
        via-rhine, winbond-840, yellowfin, wavelan_cs
o       Trim 3K off the aha1542 driver size     (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Trim 1K off qlogicfas                   (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Fix openfirmware/mm boot on ppc                 (Cort Dougan)
o       Fix topdir handling in Makefile                 (Keith Owens)
o       Minor fusion driver updates                     (Steve Ralston)
o       Merge Etrax cris updates                        (Bjorn Wesen)
o       Clgen fb copyright update                       (Jeff Garzik)
o       AGP linkage fix                                 (Jeff Garzik)
o       Update visor driver to work with minijam        (Arnim Laeuger)
o       Fix a usb devio return code                     (Dan Streetman)
o       Resync a few other net device changes with the
        submits Jeff sent to Linus                      (Jeff Garzik)
o       Add missing md export symbol                    (Mohammad Haque)


o       Fix NLS Config.in                               (David Weinehall)
o       Sort out one escaped revert from the megaraid   (me)
o       Resync with Linux 2.4.3pre1
        | Except tulip the network driver changes have
        | been used to replace the existing ones
o       Fix parport case where a reader could get stuck (Tim Waugh)
o       Add ALi15x3 to the list of isa dma hangs        (Angelo Di Filippo)
o       Fix nasty bug in IPX routing of netbios frames  (Arnaldo Carvalho
                                                         de Melo)
o       Misc code cleanups                              (Keith Owens)
o       Updated 3c527 driver                            (Richard Proctor)
o       Further tulip updates                           (Jeff Garzik)
o       i810_rng fixes (FIPS test, regions)             (Jeff Garzik)
o       Further cs89x0 cleanups                         (Andrew Morton)
o       Further USB hub updates                         (Dave Brownell)
o       Mall USB resource cleanup                       (Jeff Garzik)
o       Resync hp100 changes from Jeff Garzik           (Jeff Garzik)
o       PCI documentation update                        (Tim Waugh)
o       Fix irda crash                                  (Jean Tourrilhes)
o       PPC updates                                     (Cort Dougan)
o       Resync dmfe, hamachi, pci-skeleton and winbond  (Jeff Garzik)


o       Add ZF-Logic watchdog driver                    (Fernando Fuganti)
o       Add devfs support to USB printers               (Mark McClelland)
o       Fix baud rate handling on keyspan               (Paul Mackerras)
o       USB documentation update                        (Dave Brownell)
o       Fix disconnect leak                             (Randy Dunlap)
o       ARM constants/fixes                             (Russell King)
o       Includes for integrator ARM architecture        (Russell King)
o       Update NLS descriptions to be clearer           (Pablo Saratxaga)
o       Add iso-8859-13 (latvian/lithuanian)            (Pablo Saratxaga)
        iso-8859-4, cp1251 (windows cyrillic), cp1255
        (windows hebrew), and some alises
o       Merge 1.14 Megaraid driver                      (Venkatesh Ramamurthy)
o       Reapply other fixes this version dropped        (me)
o       Reformat and clean up ifdefs in 1.14 Megaraid   (me)
o       I/O apic locking fixes                          (Maciej Rozycki)
o       Print ioapic id to help debugging               (Maciej Rozycki)
o       Make the tpqic driver work                      (Hugh Dickins)
o       USB scanner updates                             (David Nelson)
o       Fix usbdevfs multimount                         (Al Viro)
o       Fix wrong calculation of path buffer size       (Hugh Dickins)
o       cs89x0 allocated far too much memory            (Hugh Dickins)


o       misc device fix (ps/2 and drm are now back)     (Tachino Nobuhiro)
        | Believe it or not my main test box used no misc
        | device files..
o       Radeon build without 8bit                       (Cha Young-Ho)
o       Fix oops in scc driver                          (Andrew Morton)
o       Add __setup for ISAPnP, update docs             (Jaroslav Kysela)
o       Update E820 table sanitizer                     (Brian Moyle)
o       i810 audio updates/mmap fixes                   (Doug Ledford)
o       Be paranoid about VIA chipset configurations    (Arjan van de Ven)
        | Fixing VIA disk corruption bugs take 2
o       Fix PPC request_irq problems, some fpu emu      (Cort Dougan)
        and timers
o       Allow scsi drivers to limit request sizes       (Jens Axboe,
        (and fixed by Tim)                               Tim Waugh)
o       Configure.help cleanups                         (Steve Cole)
o       Loop device fix of the day                      (Jens Axboe)
o       CDROM fixes                                     (Jens Axboe)
o       Reiserfs crash on fsync of dir fix      (Alexander Zarochentcev)


o       Fix loop over loop crash                        (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix radeon build problems                       (ISHIKAWA Mutsumi)
o       Stop two people claiming the same misc dev id   (Philipp Rumpf)
o       capable not suser on sx.c                       (Rob Radez)
o       Fix an ixj build combination bug        (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Add integrator to ARM machines                  (Russell King)
o       ARM include/constant cleanups                   (Russell King)
o       Update ARM vmlinuz.in                           (Russell King)
o       ARM i2c fixes                                   (Russell King)
o       ARM scsi updates                                (Russell King)
o       ARM header updates                              (Russell King)
o       Handle E820 bios returns with overlaps          (Brian Moyle)
o       Fix a sparc64 include build bug         (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Loop race fix                                   (Jens Axboe)
o       s_maxbytes wasnt set for old style compat       (Chris Dukes)
        mounts in reiserfs
o       Fix the fact we dont see all busses on some     (Don Dupuis)
        Compaq machines
o       Fix missing watchdog configure.help             (Jakob Ostergaard)
o       Fix oom deadlock (hopefully)                    (Rik van Riel)
o       Fix binfmt_aout sign handling bug               (Andrew Morton)


o       Fusion driver updates                           (Steve Ralston)
o       Olympic fix                                     (Andrew Morton)
o       Work around hardware bug in older Rage128       (Gareth Hughes)
o       Handle broken PIV MP tables with a NULL ioapic
o       Use capable in esp serial driver                (Rob Radez)
o       Use capable not suser in console                (Rob Radez)
o       Small networking fixups                         (Dave Miller)
o       Fix make menuconfig breakage                    (Keith Owens)
o       Enable cmpxchg8 on Rise P6                      (Dave Jones)
o       Fix wakeup losses on cpu_allowed using tasks    (Manfred Spraul)
o       Maestro3 now works with > 256Mb of ram          (Zach Brown)
o       Opl3sa2 isapnp=0 handling was wrong             (Jérôme Augé)
        | I've fixed it a little differently however
o       Turn off slow kmem chain check if not doing     (Ingo Molnar, me)
        slab debugging
o       Fix cpu speed checking code                     (Mikael Pettersson)
o       Make bus computation more accurate              (me)
o       Advantech watchdog driver                       (Marek Michalkiewicz)
o       dz.c serial clean up                            (Rob Radez)
o       Fix MSG_TRUNC for OOB TCP                       (Ingo Molnar)
o       Fix oops on unconfigured loop                   (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Drop nbd ll_rw_blk change                       (Linus has spoken ;))
o       pci resource api                                (Jeff Garzik)
o       Further Natsemi updates                         (Don Becker, 
                                                         Jeff Garzik)
o       Switch aurora serial to capable()               (Rob Radez)
o       Radeon frame buffer                             (Ani Joshi)


o       Remove incorrect modules doc changes            (Keith Owens)
o       Fix elf.h defines                               (Keith Owens)
o       Add 0x2B mtrr decode for intel/cyrix III        (me)
o       Make bigmem balancing somewhat saner            (Mark Hemment)
o       Update irda                                     (Dag Brattli)
o       New FIR dongle support                          (Dag Brattli)
o       3ware driver updates                            (Adam Radford)
o       Further reiserfs tail conversion fixes          (Chris Mason)
o       Fix tpqic02 to use capable                      (Rob Radez)
o       Set last_rx on comtrol hostess driver           (Arnaldo Carvalho 
                                                         de Melo)
o       Raid Oops fix                                   (Neil Brown)
o       Fix last_rx/skb refs on cyc_x25                 (Arnaldo Carvalho 
                                                         de Melo)
o       Fix last_rx/skb refs on 3c589                   (Arnaldo Carvalho 
                                                         de Melo)
o       Highmem fixes for deadlock                      (Andrea Arcangeli,
                                                         Ingo Molnar)
o       Another minor tulip fix                         (Jeff Garzik)
o       Fix hinote and maybe other ps/aux hangs         (me, Mark Clegg)
o       Fix resource handling on 53c7xxx                (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix scsi_register failure handling on AMD scsi  (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix resource handling on aha1740                (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix resource handling on blz1230                (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix resource handling for dec_esp driver        (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix resource handling for fastlane scsi         (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix scsi_register failure on qlogic_fas         (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix scsi_register failure on qlogicfc           (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix irq alloc failure leak on sun3x_esp         (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix wd7000 init failures                        (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix nbd device                                  (Steve Whitehouse)
o       Fix try_atomic_semop                            (Manfred Spraul)
o       Parport fixes                                   (Tim Waugh)
o       Starfire start/stop if fix                      (Ion Badulescu)
o       Fix raw.c off by one bug                        (Tigran Aivazian)
o       USB hub kmalloc wrong size corruption fix       (Peter Zaitcev)


o       Add Epson 1240U scanners to usb scanner         (Joel Becker)
o       Fix eth= compatibility                          (Andrew Morton)
        | Should fix 3c509 problems for one
o       Add Pnp table to opl3sa2                        (Bill Nottingham)
o       Update loop driver fixes                        (Jens Axboe, Andrea
                                                         Arcangeli, Al Viro)
o       Fix busy loop in usb storage                    (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Add cardbus support to olympic                  (Mike Phillips)
o       Make BUG() configurable to save space           (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Add configurability to most kernel debugging    (various people)
        functions on x86
o       Richard Günther/binfmt_misc page move           (Richard Günther)
o       Fix de4x5 crash                                 (Nikita Schmidt)
o       Hopefully fix the smc-mca driver                (me)
o       Don't run the disk queue if we didnt launder    (Marcelo Tosatti)
        any pages
o       ALi 6 channel audio and sp/dif updates          (Matt Wu)
o       Fix USB thread wakeup scheduling                (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix alignment problems with uni16_to_x8         (Ivan Kokshaysky)


o       Fix Make xconfig failure                        (J Magallon)
o       Fix a typo in the ISDN docs                     (Jim Freeman)
o       Fix the 3ware driver a bit more                 (Ben LaHaise)
        | should now be usable
o       Update Dave Jones contact info                  (Dave Jones)
o       Revert wavelan inline->macro change             (Jean Tourillhes)
        | CVS gcc and 2.96-74 don't accidentally unline it now
o       Zerocopy TCP/IP patches                         (Dave Miller, 
                                                         Alexey Kuznetsov,
                                                         and many more)
o       Fix up command line options to old ncr driver   (Martin Storsjö)
o       NFS locking should call fs layer locking if     (Brian Dixon)
o       Fix cs46xx wakeup/poll problem                  (David Huggins-Daines)
o       Add some missing MTD config help texts          (Steven Cole,
                                                         David Woodhouse)
o       Fix Alpha build bug                             (Sven Koch)
o       Final i386/ptrace bit
o       Finish off the vmalloc/WP fixup                 (me)
o       Include file config.h fixes                     (Niels Jensen)
o       More dscc4 updates                              (Francois Romieu)


o       Add documentation for the fb interfaces         (Brad Douglas)
o       Work around apic disable_irq hardware bugs      (Maciej Rozycki)
o       Rage128 not "Rage 128"                          (Brad Douglas)
o       Make ioremap debugging conditional              (J Magallon)
o       Merge Ninja pcmcia scsi driver                  (YOKOTA Hiroshi)
o       Update 8139too docs                             (Jeff Garzik)
o       Tulip updates, merge bits from 0.92             (Jeff Garzik,
                                                         Don Becker)
o       Epic100 update                                  (Jeff Garzik)
o       Clean up Ariadne driver                         (Jeff Garzik)
o       Remove dead wavelan prototype                   (Jeff Garzik)
o       Remove unused arlan variable                    (Jeff Garzik)
o       Clean up lance public symbols                   (Jeff Garzik)
o       Switch fmv18x to spinlocks, fix other bits      (Jeff Garzik)
o       Clean up acenic global symbols                  (Jeff Garzik)
o       Fix IDE blocking kmalloc with irqs off          (Arjan van de Ven)
        | I've redone the code a bit so it might be wrong again 8)


o       Merge the loop device fixes                     (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix af_unix SYSCTL=n build failure              (Russell King)
o       Adjust the throttling point for write           (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix sunhme ioremap                              (Andrey Panin)
o       Fix disk change handling with removable sd      (Alex Davis)
o       Update/fix irq docs                             (Matthew Wilcox)
o       Update PPC gmac and ncr885e drivers             (Cort Dougan)
        | bmac patch dropped as it loses other fixes
o       Kai Petzke has moved                            (Kai Petzke)
o       Fix starfire driver so pump doesnt kill it      (Ion Badulescu)


o       Merge Linus 2.4.2 tree
        | We now have disagreeing ymfpci fixes. I've kept the ones
        | I tested for now.
o       Back out sr.c change                            (me)
o       Fix moxa smartio driver                         (Tom Mraz)
o       Hugh Blemings change of address                 (Hugh Blemings)
o       Allow more i2o config time for slow calls
o       Aty128fb updates                                (Brad Douglas,
                                                      Benjamin Herrenschmidt,
                                                         Michel Danzer,
                                                         Andreas Hundt)
o       Add "loop" name to the root dev names           (Barry Nathan)
o       Further spelling cleanups                       (Dag Wieers)
o       Remove bogus warning emissions from aha1740     (Nick Holloway)
o       Remove surplus assignment in vmalloc            (Francis Galiegue)
o       Remove unneeded ifdef in i386/kernel/irq.c      (Francis Galiegue)
o       Add door locking ioctl to ide-floppy            (Francis Galiegue)
o       Allow scsi disk opening O_NDELAY for removables (me)
o       Fix cosa compile warnings                       (me)
o       Clean up dumpable/setuid write ordering         (me)
o       Hopefully fix the 3ware crashes                 (me)

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Red Hat Kernel Hacker

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