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Subject: Linux 2.4.8-ac3
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:48:15 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>


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o       Update ISDN cvs idents                          (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Update isdn experimental idents                 (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Add Compaq Phoenix 4.06 to irqsafe APM          (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Remove rockridge printk generating too much     (Mikael Pettersson)
        debug output
o       Add a needed include of delay.h                 (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Revert access DAC change                        (me)
        | Breaks in some cases
o       ARM documentation, credits, maintainer updates  (Russell King)
o       Atyfb build fixups                              (Stelian Pop)
o       Configure.help merges                           (Steven Cole)
o       Initial merge of dpt_i2o.c              (Deanna Bonds, Bob Pasteur,=20
                                                 Karen White, Mark Salyzyn)
o       Teach i2o_core to skip dpt cards                (me)
o       Sony Pi driver update                           (Stelian Pop)

o       Fix suspend/resume bugs in eepro100             (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix missing spec required delays in PCI PM      (me)
o       Disable PM on eepro100, it breaks even with     (me)
        those fixed
o       Resynchronize Configure.help                    (Steven Cole)
o       Further superblock handling updates             (Al Viro)
o       Fix various GPL misreferences           (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Updated A20 gate switching code to handle       (Peter Anvin)
        odd (Olivetti etc) and no legacy boxes
o       Fix expand_stack race                           (Manfred Spraul)
o       Fix a malloc failure path in ipc                (Manfred Spraul)
o       Revert 2.4.8 scsi_lib change (hangs ide-scsi    (Arjan van de Ven)
        on some drives)
o       Fix binfmt elf strlen->strnlen_user             (me)
o       Add additional checking to binfmt_elf           (me)
        | Last two based on Solar Designers 2.2 work
o       Make pnp_bios dock thread exit when it finds    (me)
        docking isnt supported
o       Ext3 file system updates                        (Andrew Morton,
                                                         Stephen Tweedie)
o       Merge common components of uhci drivers         (Brad Hards)
o       Remove crud from media Makefile                 (Keith Owens)
o       Fix build on Alpha                              (David Gilbert)
o       DRM warning/oops fix                            (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix i810 audio return funny                     (Laurent Pinchart)
o       Fix ldm partition checking                      (Richard Russon)
o       Agpgart typo fix                                (Mike Harris)
o       Revert emu10k changes in 2.4.8, wait until the  (me)
        maintainers actually have debugged code and
        want an update
o       Fix a compile fail case for the 53c700 driver (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       ARM core and video updates                      (Russell King)

o       Merge Linus 2.4.8
        - Skip VM changes for now
o       Fix sblive build problems                       (Rui Sousa)
o       Add Fernando Fuganti to credits                 (Fernando Fuganti)
O       Revert printk return change                     (Andrew Morton)
o       Add drm-4.0 to mod_subdirs                      (Brian Dushaw)
o       Bluez bluetooth updates                         (Maksim Krasnyanskiy)
o       Fix serverworks AGP memory leak                 (Hugh Dickins)
o       Update DRM 4.1 for Alpha AGPGart support        (Jay Estabrook,
                                                         Jeff Hartmann)
o       Fix depca crash on unload                       (Peter Denison)

o       Fix dumb bug in the bootflag handling code      (Randy Dunlap)
o       Compaq FC update (makefile clean too)           (Charles White)
o       Add Matt Domsch to the credits                  (Matt Domsch)
o       Update Randy Dunlap's contact info              (Randy Dunlap)
o       SA1100 updates                                  (Russell King)
o       Add PnP support to sf16i                        (Ladislav Michl)
o       Acorn drivers update                            (Russell King)
o       Fix clashing 'cams' symbol                      (Keith Owens)
o       Fix AGP memory leak on serverworks              (Jeff Hartmann)
o       Fix an off by one in shmem.c                    (Hugh Dickins)
o       Revert incorrect ATM change                     (Mike Westall)
o       DRM makefile fixes                              (Keith Owens)
o       Next batch of superblock work                   (Al Viro)
o       Fix in2k oopses                                 (Francois Romieu)
o       Add reboot by SMP reset                         (Matt Domsch)
o       Add pm support for laptops that resume the      (Matt Domsch)
        mouse port even if was disabled before..
o       Add DMI quirks for all modern dell systems      (Matt Domsch)
o       Inspiron 4000 needs irqs on for APM             (Arjan van de Ven)
o       YMFPCI fixes, big endian fixes                  (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Add winbond W83971D ac_97 codec to tables       (Andrey Panin)
o       pcnet32 oops fix and leak fix                   (Paul Gortmaker)
o       Use static inline in sound drivers              (me)
o       Fix DRM build/makefile bugs from merge  (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Avoid lp module being pinned down if console    (Tim Waugh)

o       Fix up USB merge mess                           (Pete Zaitcev)
        | Fixes a possible USB deadlock
o       IRDA update                                     (Dag Brattli)
o       Merge DRM for XFree 4.1.x                       (XFree86 and others)
o       Update freevxfs idents                          (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix a bug in access() checks on X_OK with       (Christoph Hellwig)
        DAC ovveride
o       Add another intel bios ident with bad $PIR      (Arjan van de Ven)

o       Print warnings about buggy 440GX $PIR tables    (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Update ARM softirq code                         (Russell King)
o       Compaq FC controller update                     (Charles White)
o       Update ARM integrator platform                  (Russell King)
o       Miscellaneous ARM fixes                         (Russell King)
o       ARM io function updates                         (Russell King)
o       Remove duplicate Configure.help items           (Steven Cole)
o       Update ARM shark platform                       (Russell King)
o       ARM anakin platform                             (Russell King)
o       Allow swap < 2*ram                              (Rik van Riel)
o       Set page format bit for scsi-2 tape             (Kai Makisara)
o       Fix compile with shmfs disabled                 (Christoph Rohland)
o       RME Hamerfall audio driver                      (Guenter Geiger)
o       Further UML fixes                               (Jeff Dike)
o       Syncppp fix                                     (Bob Dunlop)
o       Farsync update                                  (Bob Dunlop)
o       UML network driver update                       (Jeff Dike)
o       Revert aic7xxx makefile changes                 (Keith Owens)
o       DaveJ has received enough Rise cpu reports      (Dave Jones)
o       Clean up building without procfs            (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Riscom compile fix                          (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)

o       Kill accidental bit of S/390 merge I meant      (Bill Nottingham)
        to skip (hotplug should be working again now)
o       Fix host_info_lock namespace on ieee1394        (Keith Owens)
o       Fix duplicate rio serial init                   (Keith Owens)
o       Fix dead init_zoran_cards symbol                (Keith Owens)
o       Don't define EXPORT_SYMTAB in cmpci             (Keith Owens)
o       Don't define EXPORT_SYMTABL in sisfb            (Keith Owens)
o       Fix warnings in ess_solo1                       (me)
o       Fix deadlock in moxa mxser driver               (Christophe Barb=E9)
o       First of many needed devfs race fixes           (Al Viro)
o       Windows 2000 vfat name mapping fix              (Wolfram Pienkoss)
o       Clean up ubd, CONFIG_IOMEM->CONFIG_MAPPER       (Jeff Dike)
o       Fix a UML crash, make uml devices pluggable     (Jeff Dike)
o       Use page cache in hostfs, fix UML stat64 bits   (Jeff Dike)
o       Complete UML ppc support merge                  (Chris Emerson)
o       Complete UML Configure.help                     (Bill Stearns)
o       Add rep nop so the poor old Pentium IV doesnt
        go thermal slowdown every long mdelay           (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix various invalid Config script items         (Christoph Hellwig)
o       SYS5fs BSD style symlink support (SCO etc)      (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix PnPBIOS reporting on io v mem               (Andrey Panin)
o       Fix atyfb compilation problems with vaio bits   (Keith Owens)
o       Make HP support in AMI Megaraid run time        (Michael Johnson)
o       Fix an ext3 buffer credit accounting bug        (Andrew Morton)
o       Add hardware volume control support to ALi      (Matt Wu)
o       Clean up the above a little for non ALi, fix    (me)
        rmmod crash
o       Adaptec scsi update (6.2.1)                     (Justin Gibbs)
        | + gcc 3.0 fixes
o       Handle broken PIV SMP tables                    (Maciej Rozycki)
o       Switch to static inline on ARM subtree          (Russell King)
o       SHMfs updates, race fix                         (Christoph Rohland)

o       Import safer bits of 2.4.8pre
        - skipped vm hackery, buffer hacks
        - skipped S/390 (my tree should be newer anyway)
o       Fix duplicates in ldm.h                         (Matthew Gardiner)
o       ARM updates                                     (Russell King)
o       Remove qlogicfc_asm (license clash question + we(Jes Sorensen, me)
        | are shipping qlogic release candidate not final
        | firmware.  Set card to use firmware in flash
o       Example iomem driver + fixes for UML            (Greg Lonnon)
o       Clean up unique UML machine id code             (Henrik Nordstrom)
o       Small UML bug fixes                             (Jeff Dike)
o       Fix UML uaccess macro bug                       (Jeff Dike)
o       Don't refuse unneccessarily on remount with     (Petr Vandrovec)
        data=3D option with ext3
o       tdfx driver cleanups                            (Paul Mundt)
o       Replace masq crash fixes with corrected and     (Rusty Russell)
        "official" versions.
o       Fix umsdos symlink bug                          (Delbert Matlock)
o       Switch JFFS to use completions                  (me)
o       Fix wrong unlock in try_tosyncunused_inodes   (Petr Vandrovec)
o       Update UML to compile again                     (Jeff Dike)
o       Clean up all drivers with clashing names for    (me)
        complete, wait_for_completion
o       Some gcc 3.0 warning cleanups
o       Add SCO AFS awareness (read only) to sysv       (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Netfilter crash fixes                           (Mark Boucher)
o       Second batch of superblock race/cleanup work    (Al Viro)

o       Resolve ext3 and superblock change incompat     (me, Al Viro)
        | Fixes hang on journal recovery
o       Fix freevxfs leak                               (Andries Brouwer)
o       Add another eepro100 ident                      (Matt Wilson)
o       Further tweakes to make rpm based on=20
        suggestions by Keith Owens                      (Keith Owens, me)
o       Fix ISA dma range check bug in cs89x0           (Paul)
o       Fix ISA dma range check on 3c505                (Paul)
o       Switch md driver to use completions             (Neil Brown)
o       Add more sanity checks to the dmi scanner       (me)
o       Fix hash sign assumptions in reiserfs           (Jeff Mahoney)
        | IMPORTANT: this makes things consistent, it also means
        | that if you have chars > 127 in file names _and_ you are
        | running unsigned char little endian default (probably a tiny tiny
        | number of mips users only) you will need to archive and recreate
        | those files. X86 users are _NOT_ affected.
o       Add the infrastructure for ac97_ops ready for   (me)
        digital audio etc

o       Fix inode cache shrinkage problems in 2.4.7     (Al Viro)
        | This should cure the problem where it gets=20
        | really slow over time. Its not the final fix
o       Make aironet compile again                      (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Fix an incredibly stupid i2o_scsi bug causing   (me)
        crashes with the adaptec 2100 and other stuff
o       Fix memory corruption if using gcc 3 and serial (Thomas Hood)
        probing fails
o       Fix out of memory handling with raid            (Neil Brown)
o       Fix a raid mishandling bug on errors            (Neil Brown)
o       Add promise 20268 software raid card idents     (me)
o       Fix leaktek winview601 problems                 (Leandro Lucarella)
o       Merge ntfs 1.1.16                               (Anton Altaparmakov)
o       Avoid panic when reiserfs attempts to mount     (Nikita Danilov)
        invalid superblock
o       Error rather than panic on journal replay I/O   (Chris Mason)
        error in reiserfs
o       Update atp870u driver                           (Wittman Lee)
o       First batch of superblock handling cleanup      (Al Viro)
o       Restore module oops dumping                     (Kai Germaschewski)
o       NFSD update                                     (Neil Brown)
o       Fix ieee1394 sleep with spinlock held           (Andi Kleen)
o       Add AMD 760-MP to the Agp table                 (me)
o       Rip out zillions of duplicated -ESPIPE          (Christoph Hellwig)
        llseek methods for a common one
o       Fix qlogic direction flag handling in 2.4       (Jeff Andre)
o       Clear inode->i-blocks on deletion in reisefs    (Nikita Danilov)
o       Merge rest of S/390 tty driver fixes            (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Finish adapting S/390 to new softirq code       (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Remove accidental duplicate block in Makefile   (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Update DASD drivers                             (Ulrich Weigand)
o       Further pnpbios fixes                           (Andrey Panin)
o       Switch pnp to use slab not malloc.h     (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o       Switch parport_cs to slab not malloc.h  (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o       Further config cleanups                         (Steven Cole)
o       Fix make spec with no .version                  (Keith Owens)
o       Further ipchains fixes                          (Rusty Russell)
o       Add procfs info option for reiserfs stats       (Nikita Danilov)
o       Remove dead code from the reiserfs tree         (Jeff Mahoney)
o       Quota updates                                   (Jan Kara)
o       FreeVxFS leak fixes, allow block sizes !=3D 1024        (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Improve serial_cs reporting                     (Jonathan Corbet)
o       Add v7 fs sanity checks to the sys5 fs code     (Linus Torvalds,
                                Christoph Hellwig, Al Viro, Andries Brouwer)

o       Add "make rpm" target                           (me)
        | Remember to install not upgrade kernel rpms
        | as you will want to keep old ones around too
o       Fix FPU emulation breakage                      (Brian Gerst)
o       Fix minix subpartition handling                 (Andries Brouwer)
o       Add another odd vaio bios to the apm list       (Robert Dunlop)
o       Further Configure.help updates                  (Steven Cole)
o       Update usb configure and help texts             (Brad Hards)
o       Fix kmem read loop bug                          (Hugh Dickins)
o       Two warning fixes                               (Art Haas)
o       Fix missing icmp errors for udp                 (Alexey Kuznetsov)
o       Fix 3c59x module load problem                   (Hugh Dickins)
o       Update pwc driver                               (Nemosoft Unv)
o       Remove old non kernel code from reiserfs tree   (Nikita Danilov)
o       Remove unneeded reiserfsck code from tree       (Nikita Danilov)
o       Replace checks in CONFIG_REISERFS_CHECK with    (Nikita Danilov)
        cleaner macros
o       Add const's correct formatting/typechecking     (Nikita Danilov)
o       Clean up do_reiserfs_warning macro              (Jeff Mahoney)
o       Add Randolph Chung to CREDITS                   (Matthew Wilcox)
o       Merge some pa risc tree Configure.help          (Matthew Wilcox)
o       Update the pa risc tree docs                    (Matthew Wilcox)
o       Add pa-risc keyboard drivers    (Debacker Xavier, Marteau Thomas,
                                         Djoudi Malek, Philipp Rumpf,=20
                                         Alex deVries)
o       Update lasi ethernet drivers for pa-risc
o       Correct acenic check for parisc to hppa
o       HPPA port requires pci-setup
o       Add headers for som binary loader               (Matthew Wilcox)

o       Update motion eye driver, fix stack and hang    (Hugh Dickins)
o       Fix sigsuspend bug on Alpha                     (Richard Henderson)
o       CRIS port updates                               (Bjorn Wesen)
o       Add support for Win2K dynamic disk partitions   (Richard Russon,
                                                         Anton Altaparmakov)
o       ISDN multilink fix                              (Karsten Keil)
o       HFC PCI support is now ITU approved             (Werner Cornelius)
o       Update sonypi driver                            (Stelian Pop)
o       Fix sleep with irq disabled bug in act2000      (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Farsync driver cleanups                         (Bob Dunlop)
o       Remove surplus tty=3D=3DNULL checks in isdn tty (Rob Radez,
                                                         Kai Germaschewski)
o       Remove sleep with irq disabled in icn driver    (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Remove sleep with irq disabled bug in isdnloop  (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Remove bcopy and duplicate snprintf from eicon  (me)
o       Remove bzero from eicon driver, use skb_purge   (Armin Schindler)
o       Updated NinjaScsi driver                        (YOKOTA Hiroshi)
o       Fix a jffs2 memory leak                         (David Woodhouse)
o       Updated bttv driver. Corruption on close fixes  (Gerd Knorr)
o       Audio driver for bt878 tv chip onboard audio    (Gerd Knorr)
o       Correct nvram byte range limit                  (Aaron Rendahl)
o       Include linux/smp_lock in shmem                 (Clemens)
o       Add DMI/apm support for broken bioses reporting (Marc Boucher)
        battery life wrong endian
o       Fix dumb bug in the sbf code                    (me)
o       Fix pnp shutdown oops                           (me)

o       Alpha fixes and updates                         (Jay Estabrook)
        - ioremap fixes for AGP on Alpha
        - pci_iommu support for AGP on Alpha
        - AGP arch support code for Alpha UP1x00
        - Fix instruction fault bug with old Jensen/UDB
o       Further alpha pci iommu cleanups/fixes          (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o       Fix DAC960 for completion change                (Jens Axboe)
o       Fix data corruption on ide tape while reading   (Pete Zaitcev)
        near EOF
o       Switch up_andexit to completeand_exit         (David Woodhouse)
o       Fix crash on scsi request alloc failure in sd   (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Handle scsi register failure in ultrastor       (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Clean up ioremap as u32 stuff in ibmtr          (me)
o       Fix max_sector cleanup in paride                (Andrea Arcangeli)
o       Bring IDE floppy up to date with maintainer     (Gunther Mayer)
o       Remove escaped junk from Makefiles              (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix cs46xx checks on ioctl calls                (Simon Horman)
o       Update cpqfc driver                             (Charles White)
o       NTFS fixes                      (Anton Altaparmakov, Rasmus Andersen)
o       Further FATfs updates                           (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o       S/390 network driver updates                    (Ulrich Weigand + )
o       Core S/390 changes to get it building again     (Martin Schwidefsky)
o       Fix S/390 tree asm blocks to compile with their (       and
        newest gcc set
o       Update S/390 documentation                      (other IBM folks)
o       Update S/390 tape driver                        (       "       )
o       Update S/390 console driver                     (       "       )
o       Don't do net hotplug during booting             (       "       )
o       Remove tools stuff from S/390 tree              (       "       )
o       Update S/390 irq/softirq handling               (       "       )
o       Add shared kerne support for S/390 VM           (       "       )
o       Update cpqarray driver                          (Charles White)
o       Add missing barrier() calls in serial drivers   (me)
o       Fix menuconfig return code on small screen      (Herbert Xu)
o       Small UML fixups                                (Jeff Dike)
o       Add COW support to UML block driver             (Jeff Dike)
o       USB network driver updates/fixes                (David Brownell)
o       PnP parsing bug fix                             (Andrey Panin)
o       Fix UFS checking of NULL error cases            (Andreas Dilger)
o       Further shmem bits                              (Christoph Rohland)
o       Update the mmap changes to handle OSF emulation (Maciej Rozycki)
o       Fix failed register handling in g_NCR5380       (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Correct errors in devices.txt examples          (Andreas Dilger)
o       Synclink driver update                          (Paul Fulghum)
o       Fix scc region requests for latches             (Rob Turk)
o       Fix FB_ACTIVATE_NOW/VBL handling on aty128fb    (Andreas Hundt)
o       Correct CRTC_OFFSET_CNTL on aty128fb            (Andreas Hundt)
o       Add Devfs support to rio500                     (Gregory Norris
                                                         Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o       3c59x driver updates                            (Andrew Morton,
                                                         Donald Becker)
o       Fix ircomm handling with some mobile phones     (Andrea Arcangeli,
                                                         Dag Brattli)
o       Clean up resource handling in ibmtr driver      (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Handle out of memory for device alloc in gdth   (Rasmus Andersen)
o       Fix mixer leak in sb driver                     (Mike Galbraith)
o       Make printk use vsnprintf                       (Andrew Morton)
o       Fix bug in atm_do_connect_dev (bogus EINVALs)   (Germ=E1n Gonz=E1lez)
o       Add Sony DSC-575 to unusual devices usb list    (Denis Benoit)
o       Add gemtek pci radio card driver                (Vladimir Shebordaev)

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Red Hat Kernel Hacker
& Linux 2.2 Maintainer                        Brainbench MVP for TCP/IP
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