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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.5

May 26, 2001, 02:19 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)
Date:   Fri, 25 May 2001 18:28:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
Subject: Linux-2.4.5

Ok, I applied Andrea's (nee Ingo's) version, as that one most clearly
attacked the real deadlock cause. It's there as 2.4.5 now.

I'm going to be gone in Japan for the next week (leaving tomorrow
morning), so please don't send me patches - I won't be able to react to
them anyway. Consider the -ac series and the kernel mailing list the
regular communications channels..


Please use a mirror.
 - Alan Cox: camera conversion missed parts
 - Neil Brown: md graceful alloc failure
 - Andrea Arkangeli: more alpha fixups, bounce buffer deadlock avoidance
 - Adam Fritzler: tms380tr driver update
 - Al Viro: VFS layer cleanups

 - Johannes Erdfelt: OHCI hash-chain corruption fix, USB updates
 - Richard Henderson, Ivan Kokshaysky: alpha PCI iommu fixes
 - Tim Waugh: parport changelogs and printk levels
 - Andrew Morton: vmalloc off-by-one (overly sensitive) test
 - Al Viro: VFS layer cleanups
 - Cort Dougan: PPC updates (big bootloader re-org)
 - Alan Cox: more merges, remove phillips camera conversion code
 - Andrea Arkangeli: alpha fixups
 - OGAWA Hirofumi: big-sector support with FAT
 - Neil Brown: more md fixes

 - Al Viro: fs cleanups
 - David Miller: sparc semaphores
 - Christoph Hellwig: VxFS update
 - Asit Mallick: set machine check bit with set_in_cr4
 - Richard Henderson: fix alpha pci_controller_num(), sg_fill, SRM poweroff.
 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
 - Cort Dougan: bitkeeper Id's on the ppc side
 - Matt Chapman: NFS file locking SMP lock fix
 - Alan Cox: further merging

 - Russell King: ARM updates
 - Al Viro: more init cleanups
 - Cort Dougan: more PPC updates
 - David Miller: cleanups, pci mmap updates
 - Neil Brown: raid resync by sector
 - Alan Cox: more merging with -ac
 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
 - Tobias Ringstrom: dmfe.c network driver update
 - Trond Myklebust: NFS client updates and cleanups

 - Al Viro: sanity-check user arguments, zero-terminated strings etc.
 - Urban Widmark: smbfs update (server/client cache coherency etc)
 - Rik van Riel, Marcelo Tosatti: VM updates
 - Cort Dougan: PPC updates
 - Neil Brown: raid1/5 failed drive fixups, NULL ptr checking, md error cleanup
 - Neil Brown: knfsd fix for 64-bit architectures, and filehandle resolveir
 - Ken Brownfield: workaround for menuconfig CPU selection glitch
 - David Miller: sparc64 MM setup fix, arpfilter forward port
 - Keith Owens: Remove obsolete IPv6 provider based addressing
 - Jari Ruusu: block_write error case cleanup fix
 - Jeff Garzik: netdriver update

 - David Miller: network syncup (better TCP page fault handling by Andrea etc)
 - Tim Hockin: moxa driver fixes
 - Alexander Viro: clean up process reaping procedures, make /proc use
   the proper fields to notice that the process is gone, gone, gone.
 - Justin Gibbs: aic7xxx driver update to 6.1.13.
 - me: fix PCI allocation so that it doesn't stomp on unknown memory
 - Jeff Garzik: 8139too net drvr fix
 - Nigel Gamble: merge page fault interrupt gate from preemtible kernel.
   Fixes problem noticed by Brian Gerst.
 - Jean Tourrilhes: Orinoco / Airport support diff. Mucho cleanups.

 - Al Viro: clean up driver "invalidate_device()" mess
 - Andries Brouwer: make sd.c work with USB Dane-Elec CompactFlash Card
 - me: fix nasty lazy kernel page table update problem
 - me: undo fork changes. Too many user-level bugs and unresolved issues.
 - Peter Anvin: iso9660 cleanups
 - Alan Cox: big merge
 - Johannes Erdfelt: UHCI pci DMA setup fix