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Linux 2.4.17-rc2 Released

Dec 19, 2001, 06:43 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Norman Zhang for this link. ]

FROM: Marcelo Tosatti
DATE: 12/18/2001 12:26:03'
SUBJECT:  Linux 2.4.17-rc2 

So here it goes 2.4.17-rc2... as expected, bugfixes only.


- Fix potential oops with via-rhine             (Andrew Morton)
- sysvfs: mark inodes as bad in case of read 
  failure                                       (Christoph Hellwig)
- NTFS bugfixes                                 (Anton Altaparmakov)
- Fix Netfilter oops                            (Edward Killips)
- Direct IO error handling fix                  (Masaroni Goto)
- Fix loop device deadlock                      (Andrea Arcangeli)
- Make some erroneously global spinlocks 
  static                                        (David C. Hansen)
- Avoid i810 driver from oopsing with 830ME     (Robert Love)
- Reiserfs fixes                                (Oleg Drokin/Chris Mason)
- Fix VM "not-swapping" issue with lowmem 
  machines                                      (Rik van Riel)
- Make kernel try a bit harder to shrink caches
  instead swapping out                          (me)
- Make NCR5380 compile builtin                  (Erik Andersen)
- More __devexit_p fixes                        (Daniel T. Chen)
- devfs bugfixes                                (Richard Gooch)