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Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.21-rc6

May 29, 2003, 01:20 (6 Talkback[s])

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Here goes -rc6. I've decided to delay 2.4.21 a bit and try Andrew's fix for the IO stalls/deadlocks.

Please test it.

Summary of changes from v2.4.21-rc5 to v2.4.21-rc6


  • IDE correctness

Andi Kleen <>:

  • x86-64 fix for the ioport problem

Andrew Morton <>:

  • Fix IO stalls and deadlocks

Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo@freak.distro.conectiva>:

  • Add missing via82xxx PCI ID
  • Backout erroneous fsync on last opener at close()
  • Changed EXTRAVERSION to -rc6