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Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.23-pre4

Sep 12, 2003, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])


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Here goes -pre4, which contains networking update, IA64 update, PPC update, USB update, bunch of knfsd fixes, amongst others.

And finally merge most important part of -aa VM. Those changes are fixing some OOM deadlocks, give us better per-zone balancing and better reclaiming. The OOM killer has been removed.

I've been using it on my 256MB desktop: performance feels much better, but it needs extensive testing, so please help.

Summary of changes from v2.4.23-pre3 to v2.4.23-pre4


  • ia64: IA-32 compatibility patch: FP denormal handling


  • ia64: Correct NR_CPUS/cpu_online test order in CMC/CPE polling


  • ia64: Remove partial semtimedop32 stuff from upstream
  • ia64: Merge to newer ACPI CA
  • ia64: sys_ia32.c needs linux/quotacompat.h
  • ia64: tlb.c whitespace cleanup to follow 2.5
  • ia64: make cpu_relax() a barrier to be consistent with 2.5
  • ia64: kernel/acpi.c: Whitespace changes to follow 2.5
  • ia64: MCA: pass GP physical address to SAL
  • ia64: minor bugfixes and whitespace cleanup to follow 2.5
  • ia64: MCA: Find correct offset of OEM data (from Keith Owens)
  • ia64: sal.h: Backport spelling and other trivial changes from 2.5
  • ia64: Comment changes to fix "correctable" usage
  • ia64: Fix check for binutils that supports "hint" instructions
  • ia64: Update configs for upstream changes
  • ia64: Use ARRAY_SIZE(), fix formatting, remove static initializers to zero
  • ia64 unwind: (unw_access_ar): initialize struct pt_regs *pt before using it to get AR_CSD & AR_SSD
  • ia64: Update defconfig to new generic config
  • ia64: initialize bootmem early for acpi_table_init()
  • ia64: Use $(CC), not $(AS), when checking for "hint @pause" support in binutils
  • ia64: Clarify ACPI available_cpus handling
  • ia64: TRIVIAL: Remove extraneous '`'
  • ia64: minstate.h: whitespace changes to reduce diffs with 2.5
  • ia64: Fix minstate comments
  • ia64: fix SAVE_RESET so OS INIT handler works again
  • ia64: Remove AIC7XXX driver from ski defconfig
  • 2.4 HCDP early printk support


  • [ATM]: In atm_getaddr() do not copy_to_user() with locks held


  • Implement LCD display support in atyfb driver


  • fix current->user->processes leak in reparent_to_init()


  • ia64: 9/3/2003 SGI update


  • [CRYPTO]: Add alg. type to /proc/crypto output


  • unusual_devs.h entry


  • [BRIDGE]: kfree --> kfree_skb


  • Mehmet Ceyran/Alan Cox: Longer i810_audio.c retries
  • aa VM merge: Per-zone watermark changes, add lower_zone_reserve_ratio
  • aa VM merge: page reclaiming logic changes: Kills oom killer
  • aa VM merge: Page accounting helpers changes
  • aa VM merge: tunables
  • aa VM merge: Kill PF_MEMDIE
  • aa VM merge: Fixup page reclaiming changes patch
  • Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre4
  • Cset exclude: root@macp.eti.br|ChangeSet|20030912113656|10550


  • smpboot.c, acpi.c

Alan Cox:

Alex Williamson:

  • ia64: Use PAL_HALT_LIGHT in cpu_idle
  • ia64: New CMC/CPE polling
  • ia64: Update to CMC/CPE polling

Arjan van de Ven:

  • LSB compliance fix in mprotect

Arun Sharma:

  • ia64: translate F_GETLK64/F_SETLK64 to F_GETLK/F_SETLK
  • ia64: fix memory leak in sys32_execve path

Chas Williams:

  • [ATM]: If clip isn't a module don't __MODDECUSE_COUNT()
  • [ATM]: #define'ing pci_pool_create() breaks CONFIG_MODVERSION
  • [ATM]: Backport lane/mpoa module locking cleanup from 2.6.x

David Mosberger:

  • ia64: handle_fpu_swa() scaling fix
  • ia64: Backtraces of all processes on INIT, warning cleanup

Greg Kroah-Hartman:

  • USB: fix data toggle problem for pl2303 driver
  • USB: update usb-serial.h with spelling fixes and get and set functions
  • USB: backport some pl2303 B0 fixes
  • USB: fix oops when yanking a usb-serial device from the system with the port still opened
  • USB: fix copy_from_user call in acm.c
  • USB: fix copy_from_user call in aiptek.c
  • USB: fix copy_to_user call in uhci-debug.h
  • USB: fix copy_to_user call in mdc800 driver
  • USB: remove duplicated copy_from_user call in stv680 driver
  • USB: fix copy_to_user calls in vicam driver

Harald Welte:

Jack Steiner:

  • ia64: discontig/NUMA support
  • ia64: Add ia64_imva() and a few more ia64_tpa() uses
  • ia64: add support for non-identity mapped kernels
  • ia64: remove some SN1 remnants, add a bit more SN2 support

Jean Tourrilhes:

  • wireless extension update: 802.11a/802.11g fixes

Jens Axboe:

  • Add NEC iStorage to SCSI blacklist

Keith M. Wesolowski:

  • [SPARC32]: Ignore btfixups in .text.exit

Keith Owens:

  • ia64: Clean up several warnings (no functional change)
  • ia64: Correct typo in UNW_DPRINT() call
  • ia64: Fix more UNW_DPRINT() typos
  • ia64: Delete some generated ia64 files that were being left by make mrproper

Marc-Christian Petersen:

  • Fixup 'make xconfig' problem caused by fetchop Config.in change

Martin Hicks:

  • ia64: max user stack size of main thread configurable via RLIMIT_STACK

Matthew Wilcox:

  • ia64: return PCI domain for pci_controller_num()

Neil Brown:

  • knfsd: Lock client list while detaching locks
  • knfsd: Set d_op when creating a parent directory during nfsd fh->dentry conversion
  • knfsd: lockd fails to purge blocked NLM_LOCKs
  • Fix typo in umem.c
  • knfsd: Make sure nfs/tcp socket only gets closed
  • knfsd: Change name of a #define in nfsd to match 2.6
  • knfsd: Make sure nfsd replies from the address the request was sent to

Oleg Drokin:

  • [2.4] Rocketport driver compile fix

Paul Fulghum:

  • synclink update
  • synclinkmp update
  • synclink_cs update
  • n_hdlc update
  • synclink drivers fixup

Paul Mackerras:

  • PPC32: Handle single-stepped emulated instructions correctly
  • PPC32: Fix for highmem on machines with 64-bit PTEs (e.g. PPC440)
  • PPC32: Simplify VMALLOC_START, make it just a variable
  • PPC32: Fix a typo in the PPC 440GP support
  • PPC32: Fix a bug where TLB entries didn't get execute permission on 40x

Ralf Bächle:

  • avoid glibc conflict

Seth Rohit:

  • ia64: use "hint @pause" in cpu_relax() and spinlock contention
  • ia64: patch to use >256MB purges
  • ia64: Restructure pt_regs and optimize syscall path
  • ia64: Correct .unwabi for PT_REGS_SAVES (should be "3, 'i'")

Stephen Hemminger:

  • [BRIDGE]: Clear hw checksum flags when bridging

Stéphane Eranian:

  • ia64: Fix perfmon usage of rum/srsm and sum/ssm

Tom Rini:

  • PPC32: Add Magic SysRq support to MPC8260 platforms
  • PPC32: Minor bootwrapper fixups

Tony Luck:

  • ia64: cleaning up the INIT code (Backported from 2.5 by Bjorn Helgaas)
  • ia64: Trim granules correctly in efi_memmap_walk()