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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.8

Aug 11, 2001, 04:27 (22 Talkback[s])
From:   Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
Subject: Linux-2.4.8
Date:   10 Aug 2001 21:17:46 -0700      

Ok, this one has various VM niceness tweaks that have made some people
much happier. It also does a upgrade to the XFree86-4.1.x style DRM code,
which means that people with XFree86-4.0.x can no longer use the built-in
kernel DRM by default.

However, never fear. It's actually very easy to get the old DRM code too:
if you used to use the standard kernel DRM and do not want to upgrade to a
new XFree86 setup, just get the "drm-4.0.x" package from the same place
you get the kernel from, and do

- unpack the kernel
- cd linux/drivers/char
- unpack the "drm-4.0.x" package here
- mv drm new-drm
- mv drm-4.0.x drm

and you should be all set.

More detailed ChangeLog appended,



- Rik van Riel: free up swap cache on swapin when swap is full..
- Robert Love: merge emu10k sound driver.  This one is better ("Yeah,
   you actually get sound out of it")
- Jeremy Linton: swapin/swapoff race condition fix

- Jeff Hartmann: serverworks AGP gart unload memory leak fix
- Marcelo Tosatti: make zone_inactive_shortage() return how big the shortage is.
- Hugh Dickins: tidy up age_page_down()
- Al Viro: super block handling cleanups

- me: better dirty balancing
- me: sane and nice VM balancing
- David Miller: sparc and network updates
- Jeff Hartmann: upgrade DRM to XF86 4.1.x, drop support for 4.0.x

- Alan Cox: more merging
- L.C. Chang: new SiS IDE PCI id's.
- Maciej Rozycki: make MP table parsing more anal. Should fix broken P4 MP tables.
- Leonard Zubkoff: merge DAC960 completion changes
- Christoph Rohland: saner tmpfs mount-time limit behaviour (and remount)
- me: buffer.c logic update - faster and hopefully livelock-free

- David Mosberger: IA64 update
- Geert Uytterhoeven: cleanup, new atyfb
- Marcelo Tosatti: zone aging fixes
- me, others: limit IO requests sanely

- Ben Collins: 1394 updates
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Ion Badulescu: starfire driver update
- VM aging cleanups

- Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
- David Miller: sparc and network updates
- Andrea Arcangeli, Maksim Krasnyanskiy: tasklet fixes
- Stelian Pop: Motion Eye camera driver update
- Jens Axboe: DAC960 update

- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS error checking
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
- OGAWA Hirofumi: FAT update
- Alan Cox: driver + s390 update merge
- Richard Henderson: fix alpha sigsuspend error return value
- Marcelo Tosatti: per-zone VM shortage
- Daniel Phillips: generic use-once optimization instead of drop-behind
- Bjorn Wesen: Cris architecture update
- Anton Altaparmakov: support for Windows Dynamic Disks
- James Washer: LDT loading SMP bug fix

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