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Linux 2.4.6-pre7 and pre8 Are Out

Jun 30, 2001, 11:57 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Peter Rasmussen for this link. ]

Linux 2.4.6-pre7 and pre8 came out yesterday, June 29th.

Mirror list

 - me: fix GFB_BUFFER thinkos. Make buffer syncing more efficient.
   Make sure we don't leave buffers on the LOCKED list forever
 - David Miller: networking and sparc updates

 - Patrick Mochel: PCI documentation, and PM cleanups
 - mtd: export nand ECC functions
 - Jes Sorenson: acenic driver update
 - Alan Cox: fix vxfs merge boo-boo
 - me: undo page_launder() LRU changes, they have nasty side effects
 - wanrouter: fix error code

 - Jeff Garzik: net driver updates, PCI PM induced cleanups
 - Me: do ACPI first, so that it doesn't mess up existing device driver
   configurations.  Notably it used to completely destroy PCMCIA on some
   Sony VAIOs. 
 - Paul Mackerras: powermac drivers and MAINTAINERS update
 - NIIBE Yutaka: SuperH update
 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB driver updates
 - Russell King: ARM update
 - Alan Cox: merging, merging, merging

 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (bluetooth and serial)
 - Andrew Grover: ACPI update for _real_ this time.
 - Neil Brown: md update
 - Keith Owens: kbuild script fix, do_softirq versioning fix
 - David Miller: sparc and portability updates

 - Chris Mason: ReiserFS pre-allocation locking bugfix
 - David Miller: fix bitops users (requires "long" alignment)
 - Andrey Savochkin: file locking failure case SMP lock fix
 - Urban Widmark: smbfs update (avoid unnecessary flushing, make NetApp
 - Andrew Grover: ACPI update
 - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates
 - Maciej Rozycki: IO-APIC level trigger problem workaround
 - Rusty Russell: ipt_unclean fix
 - Richard Gooch: devfs update

 - remember to increment the version number
 - Chris Mason: reiserfs mark_journal_new and bh leak fix
 - Richard Gooch: devfs update
 - Alexander Viro: further FS cleanup (superblock list)
 - David Woodhouse: MTD update
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN update (stanford checker fixes etc)
 - Rich Baum: gcc-3.0 warning fixes
 - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates
 - Geert Uytterhoeven: m68k fbdev logo merge glitch fix
 - Andrea Arcangeli: fix signal return path
 - David Miller: Sparc updates
 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB update
 - Carsten Otte, Andries Brouwer: don't clear blk_size unconditionally
   on partition check
 - Martin Frey: alpha Sable irq fix
 - Paul Mackerras: PPC softirq update
 - Patrick Mochel: PCI power management infrastructure
 - Robert Siemer: miroSOUND driver update
 - Neil Brown: knfsd updates, including ability to export ReiserFS filesystems
 - Trond Myklebust: NFS readdir fixup, don't update atime on client
 - Andrew Morton: truncate_inode_pages speedup
 - Paul Menage: make inode quota count all inodes..

 - Takanori Kawano: brlock indexing bugfix
 - Ingo Molnar, Jeff Garzik: softirq updates and fixes
 - Al Viro: rampage of superblock cleanups.
 - Jean Tourrilhes: Orinoco driver update v6, IrNET update
 - Trond Myklebust: NFS brown-paper-bag thing
 - Tim Waugh: parport update
 - David Miller: networking and sparc updates
 - Jes Sorensen: m68k update.
 - Ben Fennema: UDF update
 - Geert Uytterhoeven: fbdev logo updates
 - Willem Riede: osst driver updates
 - Paul Mackerras: PPC update
 - Marcelo Tosatti: unlazy swap cache
 - Mikulas Patocka: hpfs update

 - Andreas Dilger: make ext2fs react more gracefully to inode disk
 - Andrea Arkangeli: fix up alpha compile issues
 - Ingo Molnar: io-apic MP table parsing update and softirq latency
 - Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
 - Richard Henderson: alpha rawhide irq handling fixes
 - Marcelo, Andrea, Rik: more VM issues
 - Al Viro: fix various ext2 directory handling checks by biting the
   bullet and using the page cache.