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Linux 2.4.19-pre3 Released

Mar 12, 2002, 08:36 (7 Talkback[s])

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Hi, 

Here goes -pre3, with the new IDE code. It has been stable enough time in
the -ac tree, in my and Alan's opinion.

The inclusion of the new IDE code makes me want to have a longer 2.4.19
release cycle, for stress-testing reasons.

Please stress test it with huge amounts of data ;)

pre3:

- -ac merge (including new IDE)                         (Alan Cox)
- S390 merge                                            (IBM)
- More cciss fixes                                      (Stephen Cameron)
- Eicon SMP race fix                                    (Armin Schindler)
- w9966 driver update                                   (Jakob Kemi)
- Unify crc32 routine (removes lots of duplicated 
  code from drivers)                                    (Matt Domsch)
- Lanstreamer bugfixes                                  (Kent Yoder)
- Update scsi_debug                                     (Douglas Gilbert)
- MCE Configure.help update                             (Paul Gortmaker)
- Fix SMB NLS oops                                      (Urban Widmark)
- AGP Config.in update                                  (Daniele Venzano)
- Fix small thinko in UFS set_blocksize return handling (me)
- Avoid unecessary cache flushes on PPC                 (Paul Mackerras)
- PPP deadlock fixes                                    (Paul Mackerras)
- Signal changes for thread groups                      (Dave McCracken)
- Make max_threads be based on normal zone size         (Dave McCracken)
- ray_cs wireless extension fix                         (Jean Tourrilhes)
- irda bugfixes and enhancements                        (Jean Tourrilhes)
- USB update                                            (Greg KH)
- Fix through-8259A mode for IRQ0 routing on APIC       (Maciej W. Rozycki/Joe Korty)
- Add Dell Inspiron 2500 to broken APM blacklist        (Arjan van de Ven)
- Fix off-by-one error in bluesmoke                     (Dave Jones)
- Reiserfs update                                       (Oleg Drokin)
- Fix PCI compile without /proc support                 (Eric Sandeen)
- Fix problem with bad inode handling                   (Alexander Viro)
- aic7xxx update                                        (Justin T. Gibbs)
- Do not consider SCSI recovered errors as fatal errors (Justin T. Gibbs)
- Add Memory-Write-Invalidate support to PCI            (Jeff Garzik)
- Starfire update                                       (Ion Badulescu)
- tulip update                                          (Jeff Garzik)