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David Weinehall: Linux 2.0.40-pre1

Sep 13, 2001, 01:30 (7 Talkback[s])

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To:     Linux-Kernel Mailing List 
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] kernel v2.0.40-pre1

This is the first pre-patch of 2.0.40. It mainly cleans up some stuff
and adds a few useful scripts. I've also added an extra-version entry
to the KERNELRELEASE. If this causes any trouble, please let me know.

I intend to do quite some cleanup of the kernel-source; my goal is to
make it compile with gcc-3.x. This does _NOT_ mean that gcc-3.x will
produce a working kernel, at least not on x86, but the code needs
some fixups none-the-less; the #endif-fixes are the first changes in
this direction. Enjoy (?)

Later v2.0.40-prepatches will also see whitespace-fixes and fixes of
at least the most horrid uses of code-formatting. My reasoning here
is consistency and making it easier to use the v2.0-kernel for
educational purposes, and to simplify my own maintainance work. Feel
free to complain. I _might_ care, but I most probably won't :^)

This release is dedicated to all the victims of the terror-attacks
vs the United States on the 11th of September 2001.


o       Fixed the ordering of                   (Philipp Rumpf)
        watchdog initialising, to make sure
        hardware watchdogs takes precedence
        over the softdog driver
o       Fix the CREDITS-entry for               (Kai Petzke)
        Kai Petzke
o       Updated the MAINTAINERS-file a little   (me)
o       Fix "dumpable"-race                     (Solar Designer)
o       Fix theoretical exploit in printk       (Solar Designer)
o       Backported checkconfig.pl,              (me)

        checkhelp.pl and checkincludes.pl
        from v2.4
o       Backported support for tags and         (me)
o       Added an extra-version entry to         (me)
        the version#, to keep track of
        the prepatches etc.
o       Fix all occurences of                   (me)
        #endif BLABLA type; don't forget
        that it should be /* BLABLA */ !!!

David Weinehall
David Weinehall  /> Northern lights wander      
Maintainer of the v2.0 kernel   //  Dance across the winter sky