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Linux 2.4.4-pre7 Released

Apr 26, 2001, 03:30 (14 Talkback[s])

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From the changelog:

 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
 - David Howells: more rw-sem stuff
 - David Miller: network callback cleanups and fixes
 - Jan Harkes: make Coda use the proper VFS layer interfaces, so that it can use
   "non-traditional-unix" filesystems without inode numbers for backing store.

 - Chris Mason: daemonize reiserfs commit thread
 - Alan Cox: syncup (AFFS might even work, and official VIA workarounds)
 - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates
 - Paul Mackerras: PPP update
 - David Howells: more rw-sem cleanups, updates. Slowly getting somewhere.

 - Mike Phillips: olympic driver update
 - Alan Cox: continued resyncing (lots of small stuff, big NTFS merge from Anton)
 - Martin Dalecki: cleanup (remove unused and unnecessary get_hardblocksize)
 - Chris Mason: fix potential reiserfs journal overflow
 - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates
 - David Miller: sparc fixes, some network cleanups

 - David Miller: sparc rw semaphores moved over
 - Alan Cox: yet more resyncs
 - NIIBE Yutaka: Super-H driver update
 - David Howells: more rw-sem cleanups, updates
 - USB updates
 - Al Viro: filesystem init cleanup

 - Hui-Fen Hsu: sis900 driver update
 - NIIBE Yutaka: Super-H update
 - Alan Cox: more resyncs (ARM down, but more to go)
 - David Miller: network zerocopy, Sparc sync, qlogic,FC fix, etc.
 - David Miller/me: get rid of various drivers hacks to do mmap
   alignment behind the back of the VM layer. Create a real
   protocol for it.

 - Ingo Molnar/Al Viro: don't use bforget() on ext2 (and minix) metadata
   where we may not be the only owner of the buffer! FS corruption.
 - Andi Kleen: IPv6 packet re-assembly fix.
 - David Howells: fix up rwsem implementation
 - Alan Cox: more merging (S/390 down, ARM to go).
 - Jens Axboe: LVM and loop fixes

 - Bob Tracy: Cyrix MTRR setup fix (don't make it twice as big as asked
 - Trond Myklebust: rpciod needs to be PF_MEMALLOC to avoid deadlocks on
   memory allocation when writing out NFS data under low memory conditions.
   Fix up BKL and RPC interactions.
 - Jeff Garzik: tulip network driver update
 - fix truncate to call down to the filesystem with the kernel lock.
 - David Mosberger: ia64 update
 - David Mosberger: simplify ELF program header generation.
 - Alan Cox: merge from -ac series
 - Jeff Garzik: make serial.c recognize modem devices properly