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Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.23-pre1

Aug 29, 2003, 14:45 (0 Talkback[s])


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Here goes the first -pre of 2.4.23. It contains a bunch of updates spread all over, most notably networking.

There are still pending patches in my queue, but I though "Ok, enough patches for a -pre. "

Detailed changelog below

Summary of changes from v2.4.22 to v2.4.23-pre1


  • [netdrvr airo] Missing defines (only for documentation)
  • [netdrvr airo] MAC type changed to unsigned
  • Missing lines for Wireless Extensions 16
  • MIC support with newer firmware
  • Safer unload code
  • Fix adhoc config


  • [net] export alloc_netdev
  • [netdrvr bonding] embed stats struct inside bonding private struct


  • [IPV6]: Missing break in switch statement of rawv6_getsockopt()
  • [IPV4]: /proc/net/pnp dumps items marked initdata


  • [VLAN]: Fix OOPS on module removal


  • [NET]: Set NLM_F_MULTI in answer of RTM_GETADDR dump answer


  • [TG3]: Recognize Altima AC1001 device IDs


  • [wireless airo] Fixes unregistering of PCI cards
  • [wireless airo] Replaces task queues by simpler kernel_thread


  • [SPARC64]: Fix cdrom ioctl32 translations


  • [NET]: Fix hang/memleak in pktgen



  • pcwd.c: fix oops on unload
  • Cset exclude: m.c.p@wolk-project.de|ChangeSet|20030825183254|28555
  • Cset exclude: m.c.p@wolk-project.de|ChangeSet|20030825194257|34486
  • Fix possible IRQ handling SMP race: Kudos to TeJun Huh
  • Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre1


  • [netdrvr 8139cp] fix h/w vlan offload


  • [NET]: Make sure interval member of struct tc_estimator is signed


  • AGPGART support for Intel 7x05 chipsets (backported from 2.6)


  • [NET]: Remove dead comment from dummy.c driver


  • [netdrvr 8139too] fix resume behavior, by correctly saving/restoring pci state.


  • [NET]: Flush hw header caches on NETDEV_CHANGEADDR events


  • [IPV4]: Add IP Virtual Server to 2.4.x

Alexey Kuznetsov:

  • [IPV4]: IP options were not updated while forwarding multicasts
  • [PKT_SCHED]: More reasonable PSCHED_JSCALE for various values of HZ
  • [IPV4]: Fix rt_score() and usage when purging rtcache hash chains

Andi Kleen:

  • Compile fix for ACPI in 2.4.22/x86-64

Anton Blanchard:

  • [NET]: Add missing memory barriors for __LINK_STATE_RX_SCHED handling

Arjan van de Ven:

  • Fix asm constraint bug in arch/i386/kernel/pci-pc.c

Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo:

  • irqreturn_t compatibility with 2.6

Ben Collins:

  • [SPARC64]: In pci_common.c:find_device_prom_node() recognize PCI_DEVICE_ID_SUN_TOMATILLO
  • [SPARC64]: In clock_probe(), treat m5819p just like m5819

Benjamin Herrenschmidt:

  • [NET]: Do not call request_irq with spinlock held in sungem.c

Chas Williams:

  • [ATM]: export try_atm_clip_ops not atm_clip_ops_mutex

Christoph Hellwig:

  • fix copy_namespace()
  • use list_add_tail in buffer_insert_list
  • reserve a sysctl number for XFS (pagebuf)

Dave Kleikamp:

  • JFS: If unicode conversion fails, operation should fail
  • JFS: Make error return codes negative
  • JFS: K&R to ANSI conversions for fs/jfs/jfs_dmap.c and jfs_xtree.c
  • JFS: add nointegrity mount option (Karl Rister)

David S. Miller:

  • [SPARC64]: Add Ultra-IIIi/Jalapeno support
  • [SPARC64]: Add JIO/Tomatillo PCI controller support
  • [SPARC64]: Read processor number correctly on Ultra-IIIi/Jalapeno
  • [SPARC64]: In ISA support, is interrupt-map exists use it
  • [SPARC64]: Finalize TOMATILLO/JIO support, help from bcollins@debian.org
  • [TG3]: Support OBP firmware mac-addresses on sparc64
  • [SPARC64]: Sanitize PCI controller handling to support Tomatillo better
  • [SPARC64]: Pass correct args to data_access_exception() in unaligned.c
  • [SPARC64]: Make sure to reject all PCI DAC dma masks
  • [SPARC64]: In schizo driver, if virtual-dma property exists, respect it
  • [ATM]: Remove -g option from driver directory CFLAGS
  • [SPARC64]: More tomatillo PCI controller fixes
  • [TG3]: More Sun onboard 5704 fixes
  • [TG3]: Only call tg3_init_rings() after hardware has been reset
  • [SPARC64]: Fix AFSR error reporting for Cheetah+/Jalapeno
  • [SPARC64]: Missing cheetah+ ASI defines
  • [SPARC64]: Fix unused variable warnings when using iounmap()
  • [SPARC64]: Do not make sparc_{cpu,fpu}_type a NR_CPUS array
  • [NET]: Export neigh_changeaddr
  • [SPARC64]: Add some missing PCI error reporting
  • [TG3]: Fix AC1001 typo in pci_ids.h
  • [NET]: Include asm/uaccess.h in net/core/ethtool.c

Harald Welte:

  • [NETFILTER]: Backport iptables AH/ESP fixes from 2.6.x
  • [NETFILTER]: Fix uninitialized return in iptables tftp
  • [NETFILTER]: NAT optimization
  • [NETFILTER]: Conntrack optimization (LIST_DELETE)

Hideaki Yoshifuji:

  • [IPV6]: Fix typo in linux/ipv6.h

Ion Badulescu:

  • [netdrvr tulip] add pci id for 3com 3CSOHO100B-TX

Jack Hammer:

  • ServeRAID 6.10 Driver Update

Jeff Garzik:

  • [ia32] Via, Intel cpu capabilities update
  • [hw_random] add combined Intel+AMD+VIA h/w RNG driver
  • [NET]: Backport ethtool_ops from 2.6.x
  • [ia32] mention that X86_VENDOR_ID is tied to NCAPINTS, in a comment in arch/i386/kernel/head.S.

John Stultz:

  • Do not clear SMI pin at bootup
  • Handle clustered XAPIC in set_ioapic_affinity()

Keith M. Wesolowski:

  • [SPARC]: Trap table alignment for HyperSPARC

Krishna Kumar:

  • [IPV6]: Reporting of prefix routes via rtnetlink

Marc-Christian Petersen:

  • Cleanup kmem_cache_reap()
  • Fix initrd with netboot
  • Cleanup DRM submenu
  • Replace bogus and obsolete "#if __SMP__" -> CONFIG_SMP
  • Allow console switching after kernel panic()
  • Unblank console if panic()
  • Handle get_block errors correctly in block_read_full_page()
  • LVM Update v1.0.5 to v1.0.7
  • Avoid potentially leaking pagetables into the per-cpu queues
  • Proper APIC with HyperThreading

Martin Devera:

  • [NET]: Fix bugs in sch_htb packet scheduler

Mikael Pettersson:

  • [ia32] adjust X86_VENDOR_ID offset in head.S, due to new NCAPINTS
  • 2.4.22 local APIC updates 1/3: remove incorrect blacklist rules
  • 2.4.22 local APIC updates 2/3: add lapic/nolapic options
  • 2.4.22 local APIC updates 3/3: disable APIC_BASE on reboot

Patrick McHardy:

  • [NET]: Fix no_cong_thresh sysctl

Randy Dunlap:

  • [NET]: Audit copy_from_user checks in pktgen

Robert Olsson:

  • [NET]: Remove some debugging from pktgen

Rusty Russell:

  • [NETFILTER]: Fix masquerade routing check, backport to 2.4 by kurd@cp.rtfm.se

Stelian Pop:

  • sonypi driver update
  • meye driver updates

Stephen Hemminger:

  • [BRIDGE]: Mailing list is at osdl.org now
  • [VLAN]: Allow it to compile with VLAN_DEBUG enabled

Willy Tarreau:

  • Fix amd67x_pm.c crash with no chipsets / CONFIG_HOTPLUG
  • make log buffer length selectable