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Linux 2.5.4-pre3 Released

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ChangeSet@1.236, 2002-02-07 15:26:17-08:00, torvalds@penguin.transmeta.com
  update version
  TAG: v2.5.4-pre3

ChangeSet@1.235, 2002-02-07 15:22:30-08:00, torvalds@penguin.transmeta.com
  Merge athlon:v2.5/linux
  into penguin.transmeta.com:/home/penguin/torvalds/repositories/kernel/linux

ChangeSet@1.234, 2002-02-07 14:56:27-08:00, dhowells@redhat.com
  [PATCH] thread information block
  syscall latency improvement
   * There's now an asm/thread_info.h header file with the basic structure
     def and asm offsets in it.
   * There's now a linux/thread_info.h header file which includes the asm
     version and wraps some bitops calls to make convenience functions for
     accessing the low-level flags. 
   * The task_struct has had some fields removed (and some flags), and has
     acquired a pointer to the thread_info struct.
   * task_struct's are now allocated on slabs in kernel/fork.c, whereas
     thread_info structs are allocated at the bottom of the stack pages.
   * Some more convenience functions are provided at the end of linux/sched.h to
     access flags in other tasks (these are here because they need to access the

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 14:28:43-08:00, greg@soap.kroah.net
  Merge soap.kroah.net:/home/greg/linux/BK/gregkh-2.5
  into soap.kroah.net:/home/greg/linux/BK/usb-1

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 14:27:46-08:00, greg@soap.kroah.net
  Added driverfs support for the USB subsystem.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 14:23:40-08:00, greg@soap.kroah.net
  typo fix, fixing a compile time bug due to the change over to the new
  filesystem definition patches in -pre2 (changes pcihpfs_fs_type to 

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 14:15:13-08:00, greg@soap.kroah.net
  fix compile time bug in usbfs caused by a typo in the superblock changes.

ChangeSet@1.233, 2002-02-07 10:19:35-08:00, chris@wirex.com
  [PATCH] tkill ia64 syscall table entry
  minor nit, but it seems the tkill() patch added a sys_tkill entry without
  removing an ia64_ni_syscall entry.

ChangeSet@1.232, 2002-02-07 10:19:32-08:00, Matt_Domsch@dell.com
  [PATCH] BLKGETSIZE64 (bytes not sectors)
  Linus, below is a patch to return the size of a device in bytes, not
  in units of 512-byte sectors (which is incorrect per function
  definition).  Tim Pepper submitted an equivalent patch for 2.4.x, now
  included in 2.4.18-pre4.  Please apply.

ChangeSet@1.231, 2002-02-07 09:57:18-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (6/6) more ->get_sb()
  minixfs switched.

ChangeSet@1.230, 2002-02-07 09:57:14-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (5/6) more ->get_sb()
  sysvfs and v7 switched.
        * super.c: switched to ->get_sb()
        * ChangeLog: fixed dates ;-)

ChangeSet@1.229, 2002-02-07 09:57:09-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (4/6) more ->get_sb()
  we are done with nodev filesystems - removed dead code in super.c and

ChangeSet@1.228, 2002-02-07 09:57:04-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (3/6) more ->get_sb()

ChangeSet@1.227, 2002-02-07 09:57:00-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (2/6) more ->get_sb()


ChangeSet@1.226, 2002-02-07 09:56:55-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (1/6) more ->get_sb()
  smbfs switched to ->get_sb()

ChangeSet@1.225, 2002-02-07 09:46:57-08:00, vojtech@suse.cz
  [PATCH] Input drivers, step #3
  This patch updates the input core to the current version, fixing a bunch
  of bugs, adding hotplug support and a listing of available input devices
  in /proc. The later is very useful for troubleshooting.
  Vojtech Pavlik
  SuSE Labs

ChangeSet@1.224, 2002-02-07 09:35:22-08:00, torvalds@penguin.transmeta.com
  Merge master.kernel.org:/home/axboe/linus-merge-2.5
  into penguin.transmeta.com:/home/penguin/torvalds/repositories/kernel/linux

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 09:32:47-08:00, rml@tech9.net
  [PATCH] 2.5: bluetooth compile fix
  The llseek cleanup contained a typo in bluetooth/hci_vhci.c that
  prevents compile.  Thankfully it seems to be the only of this type.
        Robert Love

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 05:14:36-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Remove deprecated SIOCDEVPRIVATE ioctls from several net drivers.  The same capabilities have been accessible via SIOCxMIIxxx ioctls
  since their introduction in 2.4.x, and it's DaveM's intention to
  eventually remove SIOCDEVPRIVATE during the 2.5.x series.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 05:07:28-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  8139too net driver updates:

  * Support new clone board.
  * Count rx-lost-in-ring events.
  * Support ethtool-compatible bitmapped printk message enable number.
  * Support MII ethtool helper interface, and associated ioctls.
  * Replace some MII-related magic numbers with linux/mii.h constants.
  * Add in optional (and hopefully preferred... after testing) code
  for resetting RX DMA engine on error.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:58:37-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  fealnx net driver updates:
  * Support MII ethtool helper interface, and associated ioctls.
  * Replace some MII-related magic numbers with constants from linux/mii.h.
  * Remove deprecated SIOCDEVPRIVATE ioctls, SIOCxMIIxxx ioctl replacements
  have been in place since 2.4.x.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:53:50-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  8139cp net driver updates:
  * Support MII ethtool helper interface, and associated ioctls.
  * Remove unused CP_CHIP_VERSION constant.
  * Update to-do list in driver header.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:49:57-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  s/suser/capable/ cleanup for the LMC WAN driver.
  Contributed by one of the kernel janitors.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:48:26-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Fix kernel "taint" issue with mii.o helper module, by

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:45:09-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Additional media-related ethtool ioctls for net drivers
  ns82830, starfire.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:40:57-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  via-rhine net driver updates:
  * Support MII ethtool helper library, and associated ioctls.
  * Replace some MII-related magic numbers with constants from linux/mii.h.
  * Remove deprecated SIOCDEVPRIVATE ioctl usage, SIOCxMIIxxx is the
  supported (and already present) replacement.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:35:55-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  winbond-840 (tulip clone) net driver updates:
  * Support MII ethtool helper interface, and related ioctls.
  * Replace some MII-related magic numbers with constants.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:31:49-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  sundance net driver updates:
  * Properly identify 4-port server NIC.
  * Add new NIC to PCI ids list.
  * Fix multicast bug.
  Contributed by the vendor, D-Link.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:28:06-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Add basic ethtool ioctl support to pcmcia net drivers
  3c589_cs, aironet4500_cs, and fmvj18x_cs.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:24:15-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Update pci-skeleton net driver:
  Replace MII-related magic numbers with meaningful constants
  listed in linux/mii.h.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:20:57-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Jiffies wrap cleanup for the slip net driver.
  Contributor: somebody from lkml, Tim ?.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:12:28-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  epic100 now uses the MII ethtool helper lib, so link against it.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 04:03:34-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  epic100 net driver updates:
  * Fix wake-up sequence for some clone boards.
  * Support media-related ethtool ioctls, using MII ethtool helper lib.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 03:57:38-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Fix several bugs in DL2K Gigabit Ethernet driver, updating to 
  vendor revision 1.08.
  Contributed by the vendor, D-Link.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 03:51:21-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  de4x5 net driver endian-related fixes.
  Caught by Ralf and the mips crowd.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 03:43:39-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Obvious updates to the alpha port, for recent 2.5.[123] API changes.
  More changes are needed to the task struct/scheduler area before
  the alpha port will boot again; this flushes the easy stuff.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 03:39:29-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Set up 'bk ignore' for standard files created in an ia32 build.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 03:04:02-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Merge http://linux.bkbits.net/gkernel-2.5
  into rum.normnet.org:/spare/work/gkernel-2.5

ChangeSet@1.223, 2002-02-07 08:37:19+01:00, axboe@burns.home.kernel.dk
  Merge http://linux.bkbits.net/linux-2.5
  into burns.home.kernel.dk:/usr/local/kernel/BK/linux-2.5

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-06 23:17:34-08:00, torvalds@athlon.transmeta.com
  Fix up tree oddities that Al pointed out.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-07 02:01:35-05:00, jgarzik@rum.normnet.org
  Add support for basic ethtool ioctls to 3com net drivers,
  3c501, 3c503, 3c505, 3c507, 3c509, 3c515, 3c523, 3c527.

ChangeSet@, 2002-02-06 22:34:55-08:00, viro@math.psu.edu
  [PATCH] (9/9) more ->get_sb() stuff
  More ->get_sb() patches: nfs.  It still acts as nodev - what we want to
  (and can) do now is to give it enough smarts to recognize that same tree
  might be already mounted.
  We are almost done with nodev filesystems by now.