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Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac3

Aug 28, 2001, 06:37 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Cox)
Subject: Linux 2.4.9-ac3
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 23:25:42 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>


                 Intermediate diffs are available from

*       Ok this seems to be stable. The changes in ac3 are actually
*       all queued fixes from before the merge
*       The bits outstanding are the vm changes which I want to take
*       very slowly, and the min/max thing which needs to be dealt with.

o       Fix config glitch in drivers/video/Config.in    (Steven Cole)
o       Kaweth endian fixes                             (Brad Hards)
o       Update the MPT fusion drivers                   (Steve Ralston)
o       Possible floppy probe fix                       (Paul Gortmaker)
o       Add the KT266 agp to the table                  (Kris Kersey)
o       Start convering ia32 and x86_64 mtrr code       (Dave Jones)
o       Account ramdisk in out of memory code           (Russell King)
o       Possible fix for cardbus allocation failures    (Andreas Bombe)
o       Clean up other cases of const initdata          (Dave Jones)
o       Update the keyboard rate code to be more        (Dave Miller)
        flexible (needed for sparc)
o       Configure.help fixes                            (Steven Cole)
o       Pegasus USB driver fixes                        (Petko Manolov)
o       Fix i810 audio pops on speed changes            (Scott Herod)
o       GPIO driver for the ITE board                   (Hai-Pao Fan)
o       Philips Nino port update                (Steven Hill, Pavel Machek)

o       Last small bits of the PPC merge                (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix compile bugs in airport driver              (David Gibson)
o       ITE8172 ide updates                             (Steve L)
o       Add i2c drivers for the ITE board               (Hai-Pao Fan)
o       AC97 register naming fix                        (Ralf Baechle)
o       TI 3912 serial driver                   (Harald Koerfgen, Jim Pick,
                                                         Steven Hill)
o       ITE general updates                             (P Popov)
o       Remove double init of SGI streamable device     (Ralf Baechle)
o       Update SGI indy drivers                         (Ralf Baechle)
o       Qtronix keyboard driver updates                 (P Popov)
o       Add tx3192 frame buffer support                 (Steven Hill)
o       MIPS frame buffer updates                       (Ralf Baechle)
o       Move vino.h into driver directory               (Ralf Baechle)
o       Ocelot updates                  (Jun Sun, G Lonnon, S Kranz, Steve J)
o       DDB5 updates                                    (Jun Sun)
o       MIPS jazz update                                (Ralf Baechle)
o       SGI wd33c93 update                              (Ralf Baechle)
o       Baget updates                                   (Ralf Baechle)
o       SNI updates                                     (Ralf Baechle)
o       Alchemy Au1000 support                          (P Popov)
o       MIPS eval board updates         (Ralf Baechle, Carsten Langgaard)
o       Update Decstation serial support                (Maciej W. Rozycki)
o       NEC Vrc5477 audio driver                        (Steve L)
o       General MIPS32 updates          (Jun Sun, Ralf Baechle, Matt Porter,
                                         Kevin Kissell, Carsten Langgaard,
                                         Jan-Benedict Glaw)
o       MIPS scsi updates                               (Ralf Baechle)
o       Notifier signal oops fix                (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)

o       Merge the fat and iso changes from 2.4.9
o       Merge the sunrpc changes from 2.4.9
o       Merge (hopefully correctly) the nfs changes
o       Switch to the 2.4.9 emu10k1 driver
o       Merge vfs directory type changes
o       Merge other oddments
        - This leaves min/max and the vm/buffer changes
          both of which are pretty dubious anyway
o       lock_kiovec page unwind fix                     (Velizar B)
o       do_swap_page recheck pte before failing         (Linus, Jeremy Linton)
o       do_swap_page doesn't mkwrite when deleting      (Linus)
        | From 2.4.9 with extra comments etc            (Hugh Dickins)

o       Merge the majority of 2.4.9 except
        - min/max mess
        - fat/isofs changes
        - drm changes (some collisions with other
        - vm/buffer handling changes
        - emu10k1
        - vfs directory type changes
        - nfs/nfsd/sunrpc
        I'm trying to make sure I can keep this testable
        as 2.4.9 vanilla isnt being stable on my test sets=20
        This is basically a merge of all the "boring" bits.

o       Update usb network fixes                        (Herbert Xu)
o       HID id matching fix                             (Pete Zaitcev)
o       ARM i/o fixes                                   (Russell King)
o       ARM alignment trap fixes                        (Russell King)
o       ARM softirq fix                                 (Russell King)
o       Miscellaneous arm updates                       (Russell King)
o       Configure.help updates                  (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz,
                                                         Steven Cole)
o       Prefetchw macro fix                             (Andreas Franck)
o       Kill another bogus wbinvd macro in ACPI         (Dave Jones)
o       Switch PnPBIOS to spinlocks and irq off         (me)
o       Large PPC merge                                 (Paul Mackerras)
o       Remove surplus macintosh rtc printks            (Paul Mackerras)
o       Add modem power features to the mac serial      (Paul Mackerras)
o       Powerbook trackpad lockup fix                   (Paul Mackerras)
o       Adb updates                                     (Paul Mackerras)
o       Fix serial port base offsets                    (Paul Mackerras)
o       PPC sysctl code to use PPC32 not __powerpc__    (Paul Mackerras)
        | The latter is both 32 and 64 bit...
o       PowerMac pmu updates                            (Paul Mackerras)
o       S/390 3270 driver update                        (Richard Hitt)
o       MIPS docs update                                (Ralf Baechle)
o       Update mips maintainers entry                   (Ralf Baechle)
o       Update mips configure.help                      (Ralf Baechle)
o       Add some mips pci ids                           (Ralf Baechle)
o       DECstation turbochannel update                  (Maciej W. Rozycki,
                                                         Ralf Baechle)
o       MIPS64 update                                   (Ralf Baechle)

o       Remove bogus wbinvd macro in ACPI               (Dave Jones)
o       Fix highmem high page races                     (Ben LaHaise)
o       SCSI generic driver updates                     (Doug Gilbert)
o       Remove unneeded fusion init call                (Adam J Richter)
o       Fix init/const clashes in pci                   (Dave Jones)
o       Merge newer qlogic fc firmware set              (Ricky Beam)
o       Add NEC DV5800A to the blacklist for DMA        (Matt Domsch)
o       Add passive ISDN over USB support               (Frode Isaksen,
                                                         Kai Germaschewski)
o       Fix aha1542 flags type                          (Andi Kleen)
o       Macsonic kmalloc type fixes                     (Dave Jones)
o       lock clear_page_tables versus kswapd            (Ben LaHaise)
o       Honour PnPBIOS region reservations              (Gerd Knorr)
o       Made them __init and fixed problems when the    (me)
        resource declaration spanned 0x100
o       Fix a rio serial type warning                   (me)
o       Add another byteswapped Vaio BIOS               (Roger Luethi)
o       USB serial tidy ups                             (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o       Fix dev->actconfig changing in probe in USB     (Michael Stickel)
        causing later errors

o       Fix the USB device timeout problem              (Pete Zaitcev)
o       rio usb locking fixes                           (Oliver Neukum)
o       Fix vm86 v segment reload part 1                (Andi Kleen)
        | Still not all sorted yet
o       Airo driver update                              (Javier Achirica)
o       Fix bugs in usb skeleton driver                 (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o       Add support for USB clie serial devices         (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o       USB config fix for serial debug                 (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o       Add support for massworks id75 usb              (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
o       Rationalise lvm version numbers                 (A J Lewis)
o       LVM locking changes                             (Joe Thornber)
o       Pull pv flush out of lvm ioctls                 (Heinz Mauelshagen)
o       Switch to lv_v5_t structures/types in LVM               (Heinz Mauelshagen)
o       Defer LVM I/O when moving an extent             (Joe Thornber,
                                                         Andreas Dilger)
o       Fix bmap/blkszget issues in LVM                 (Andreas Dilger)
o       Tidy naming/devfs registrations for LVM         (Patrick Caulfield)
o       Protect LVM snapshot flag removal, don't
        extend or reduce dropped snapshots,=20
o       Handle ELF loader setup arg pages failures      (Evgeny Polyakov)
o       Add udelays to cmpci to see if it fixes         (me)
        the problems a few people have
o       Put config hooks in to make qlogicfc firmware   (me)
        optionally loadable for weird hardware
        | Needs a suitable firmware file adding ..
o       Update pci.ids for a couple of parisc things    (Helge Deller)
o       Irda warning fixes                              (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Squash smp race in dsbr100 driver               (Oliver Neukum)
o       Console locking fix on VT_DISALLOCATE race      (Jani Jaakkola,
                                                         Andrew Morton)
o       ipv4 raw socket oops fix                        (Octavian Cerna)
o       Actually use our msr register defines           (Dave Jones)
o       Correct polish translation info typos           (Steven Cole)
o       mm compile warning fix                          (Rik van Riel)
o       Updated 3ware driver                            (Adam Radford)
o       Add Sharp PC-RJ/AX to bad apm list              (Arjan van de Ven)

o       Possible usb -110 error fix                     (me)
o       Page laundering fix                             (Rik van Riel)
o       Add another vaio to the byteswap list           (Martin Mueller)
o       Fix typos in ide blacklist                      (Arjan van de Ven)
o       UMSDOS split directory entry handling           (Istvan Varadi)
o       Update Configure.help further                   (Steve Cole)
o       Fix bogus mtrr warning on dual pentiums         (Dave Jones)
o       Update scsi tape driver                         (Kai M=E4kisara)
o       Change memory probe constants on AWE32/64       (Dave Fennell)
o       Tiny endian reiserfs fix (just cosmetic)        (Jeff Mahoney)
o       Make the md resync delay message informative    (Corin Hartland-Swann)
        rather than scary
o       USB printer fixes                               (Oliver Neukum)
o       Add the SIS735 to the SiS AGP                   (Adrian)
o       Kill bogus export_objs entry in lib/Makefile    (Keith Owens)
o       VIA rhine fixes                                 (David Woodhouse)
o       Next set of superblock changes                  (Al Viro)
o       Don't reissue a pid that has a tgid matching    (Dave McCracken)
        it still in circulation

o       Fix double mount hang on scsi cdrom, i2o or lvm (Al Viro)
o       Fix oops in msdos/umsdos                        (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o       Fix qnxfs hang                                  (Serguei Tzukanov)
o       Add missing Alpha ksyms                         (Marc Zyngier)
o       USB oops fixes                                  (Pete Zaitcev)
o       Apply same fix to kaweth                        (me)
o       Fix off by one in pcigart                       (Andreas Schwab)
o       Fix dasd leak                                   (Al Viro)
o       page reactivate correction                      (Rik van Riel)
o       Add the 104K to the byteswapped minutes bug     (Daniel Caujolle-Bert)
o       Missing USB config items                        (Mike Castle)
o       Fix i2o systab send id order                    (Klaus Beyer)
o       VMA merging fixups                              (Ben LaHaise)
o       Update ntfs                                     (Anton Altaparmakov)
o       Speed up ext2 readdir/stat                      (Ted Tso)
o       Comment/docbook fixups                          (Dave Jones)
o       Add missing netif_wake_queue calls to USB       (Herbert Xu)
        network drivers
o       Fix cramfs to use kmap                          (Herbert Xu)
o       Fix NFS client atomic_dec_and_lock symbol       (Trond Myklebust)
o       Make wake_up_interrutible_sync usable in        (Jeremy Elson)
o       Update PPC for kbd_rate support                 (Paul Mackerras)
o       Next block of Configure.help tidying    (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Next block of superblock cleanup                (Al Viro)
o       Update hp scanner driver for USB                (Oliver Neukum)
o       Clean up ibm partition code                     (Al Viro)

o       Further small DRI/AGP updates                   (Jeff Hartmann)
o       Update master makefile to force offset.h/       (Andi Kleen)
        version.h/depend order (needed for x86-64)
o       Merge x86-64 architecture port code             (Andi Kleen and co)
o       Merge ixj update                                (Craig Southern)
o       Further ixj cleanup/merge tweaks                (me)
        | Ie don't blame him ;)
o       Grand config file cleanup                    (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz,
                                                        Steven Cole)
o       Add another byteswap vaio                       (Ray Lee)
o       Correct partition check oops fix                (Kevin Flemming)
o       via82cxx IDE DMA updates                        (Vojtech Pavlik)
        | Enable 8231/8233 support, handle slightly
        | out of spec PCI from 1.3GHz/12.5x Athlon
o       Rip min/max use entirely out of isdn            (Kai Germaschewski)
        | To handle 2.4.9 compat disaster
o       Update K6 bug url                               (Andr=E9 Dahlqvist)
o       Possible fix for trix ad1848 fail               (me)
o       Add pci quirk warning for AMD766 errata 22      (me)
        | Based on multiple "yes noapic fixed my
        | dual athlon" reports.

o       Pull Linus buffer.c/mem fixes into 2.4.8-ac     (Rik van Riel)
o       Make writeout smoother on zone specific         (Marcelo Tosatti)
o       Fix an md oops                                  (Neil Brown)
o       AD1848 isapnp handling                          (Miguel Freitas)
o       sr_ioctl capacity reporting fix                 (Jens Axboe)
o       Starfire update                                 (Ion Badulescu)
o       cmpci update                                    (Carlos Gorges)
o       UDF update, fix delete BUG() trap               (Ben Fennema)
o       Move nmi defines so asm/irq.h isnt required     (Russell King)
o       Add experimental requirement to intermezzo   (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o       Fix missing include                             (Tom Rini)
o       Small eepro100 test updates                     (Arjan van de Ven)
o       Reiserfs transaction tracking update            (Chris Mason)
        | Speeds up O_SYNC and fsync
o       Update vfs_permission, handle root exec         (Christoph Hellwig)
o       First piece of the CyberPro 5050 audio merge    (Peter W=E4chtler)
o       Tidy i810_audio cornercases of OSS compliance   (Laurent Pinchart)
o       IDE cdrom blacklist updates for DMA             (Matt Domsch)
o       Merge some i810 updates                         (Doug Ledford)
o       Fix bug in i810 device removal                  (me)
        | fortunately nobody yet has multiple ICH audio in one box 8)
o       Natsemi gige driver                             (Ben LaHaise)
o       Allow more I/O addresses on msnd_pinnacle       (Steve Sycamore)
o       Correct sys_tz definition                       (Andi Kleen)
o       Remove unused prototypes from md                (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix flags wrong types in usb                    (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix assorted wrong flags, add x86_64 defines    (Andi Kleen)
o       Fix flags types in i2o                          (Jes Sorensen)
o       Add another vaio byteswap case                  (Stelian Pop)
o       Add devfs support to usb scanner                (Yves Duret)
o       Fix an ess solo warning                         (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix flags types in 3ware driver                 (Jes Sorensen)
o       Fix generic serial warnings                     (Christoph Hellwig)
o       Fix flag types in firewire drivers              (Jes Sorensen)
o       Fix flag types in dz serial                     (Jes Sorensen)
o       Extend short name handling in fat based fs's    (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o       Fix flag types in n_r3964                       (Jes Sorensen)
o       x86_64 ifdef hooks for raid and fbcon           (Andi Kleen)

o       Next batch of IDE driver updates                (Andre Hedrick)
        | qd6580 driver becomes a qd65xx driver
        | 80pin cable detect for serverworks on Dell
        | Mode5 on SIS chipsets
o       Handle ARM mmap were FIRST_USER_PGD_NR is not   (Russell King)
o       Make the sl82c105.c code common between ARM     (Paul Mackerras)
        and PPC
o       Update cisco hdlc handling in the isdn layer    (Bjoern Zeeb)
o       Add called party number to isdn tty emulation   (Jan Oberlaender,
                                                         Kai Germaschewski)
o       Eicon warning fix                               (Kai Germaschewski)
o       Tiny agp cleanup in severworks code             (Mike Harris)
o       Switch to 2.4.8 nr_free_buffer_pages            (Rik van Riel)
o       Change bootmem bitmap setup                     (Rik van Riel)
o       Unlazy the queue movement when we touch
        inactive cache pages (VM balance assumed this)  (Rik van Riel)
o       Update the orinoco drivers                      (David Gibson)
o       Update natsemi driver (experimentally anyway)   (Tim Hockin)
o       Update hpt366 blacklists                        (Kevin Fleming)
o       Reclaim buffer cache into inactive list when    (Rik van Riel)
        it is too large
o       Documentation tidy ups                          (Steven Cole)
o       Switch map_user_kiobuf to use down_read         (Ben LaHaise)

o       ADFS date/time computation fix                  (Russell King)
o       Add ALS120 ident to ns558 joystick              (Filip Van Raemdonck)
o       Make Reiserfs endian and alignment safe         (Jeff Mahoney)
        | Fixes IA64 indirect alignment, S390 alignment
        | Big endian
        | Update inode generator
o       Enable input drivers on ARM                     (Russell K
o       Add intermezzo file system kernel side          (Peter Braam and co)
o       First blocks of ppc64 merge     (Paul Mackerras, Anton Blanchard,
                                         Tom Gall and the IBM PPC 64 team)
o       Fix return value bug in mac nvram driver=09
o       Make oom killer kill all threads of a set       (Eric Lammerts)

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
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