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Andrea Arcangeli: Linux 2.4.8pre8aa1

Aug 10, 2001, 21:27 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Arcangeli)
Date:   Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:49:31 +0200
From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>
Subject: 2.4.8pre8aa1

Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 00_alpha-iommu_fixup-1

        Really reserve the last mbytes of 32bit pci space for cypress magics.

Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 00_alpha-sg_fill-1

        When splitting one virtual consecutive sg slot into many physically
        consecutive slots update the dma_length of ex-leader and ex-mergers
        correctly.

Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 00_debug-vm-lru-mm-corruption-1

        Add debugging code, during heavy load a BUG() triggered in DEBUG_ADD_PAGE
        in page_launder while removing a buffer from the inactive_dirty,
        despite we cleared the inactive_dirty bitflag from the page->flags
        some other bitflag was still set, this could be random memory corruption
        but it could also be a race condition in the vm. Unfortunately the
        printk in BUG() clobbered %eax so I couldn't see the contents of page->flags
        from the bugreport so now I'm printing page->flags explicitly before
        BUG() so next time we'll see if page->flags was just random or in which
        other list the page was supposed to be too.

Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 00_drm_vm-1

        Never use page->virtual directly, always use page_address(page)
        to get that information, so we keep saving ram when highmem is
        not selected and on 64bit archs in general.

Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 00_module-oops-1

        Andi extracted the module_oops code from -ac, ready to be applied
        to mainline.

Only in 2.4.8pre6aa1: 40_blkdev-pagecache-10
Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 40_blkdev-pagecache-11

        Fixed trivial rejects, fsync_no_super lines.

Only in 2.4.8pre6aa1: 50_uml-2.4.7-3.bz2
Only in 2.4.8pre8aa1: 50_uml-2.4.7-5.bz2

        Picked new -5 revision from sourceforge.

Andrea