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Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.25-pre6

Jan 16, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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Here goes -pre6.

This release came out so quickly because -pre5 contains a deadly mistake in one of the fs patches.

It contains SPARC/x86-64 updates, networking and crypto updates, amongst others.

Summary of changes from v2.4.25-pre5 to v2.4.25-pre6


  • [CRYPTO]: Clean up tcrypt module and allow it to be unloaded


  • [CRYPTO]: Add CAST6 (CAST-256) algorithm


  • Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre6


  • [CRYPTO]: Move ivsize from algorithm to tfm

Andi Kleen:

  • x86-64 update

Chas Williams:

  • [ATM]: br2684 incorrectly handles frames recvd with FCS (by Alex Zeffertt <ajz@cambridgebroadband.com>)
  • [ATM]: [nicstar] convert to new style pci module (by "Jorge Boncompte [DTI2]" <jorge@dti2.net>)
  • [ATM]: better behavior for sendmsg/recvmsg during async closes
  • [ATM]: refcount atm sockets

David S. Miller:

  • [SPARC64]: In early bootup, BUG() if cannot find TLB entry for remapping
  • [SPARC64]: Disable PCI ROM address OBP sanity check for now
  • [IPV4]: Print correct source addr in invalid ICMP msgs, from Dennis Jorgensen

David Stevens:

  • [IPV4/IPV6]: In MLD, add new filter first, then delete old one

David Woodhouse:

  • Do not leave inodes with stale waitqueue on slab cache

Harald Welte:

  • [NETFILTER]: Add config help texts for IP_NF_ARP{TABLES,FILTER}

Jean Tourrilhes:

  • NSC '39x support
  • VIA IrDA driver

Kurt Garloff:

  • [NETFILTER]: Align nulldevname properly in ip_tables

Marcel Holtmann:

  • [Bluetooth] Use R2 for default value of pscan_rep_mode
  • [Bluetooth] Set disconnect timer for incoming ACL links
  • [Bluetooth] Start inquiry if cache is empty
  • [Bluetooth] Change maintainer role of the Bluetooth subsystem