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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.3-rc3

Feb 15, 2004, 20:14 (2 Talkback[s])
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More merges, although most of them are architecture updates. IA64, ppc32/64, SuperH and ARM.

But also some cpufreq, watchdog and ACPI updates.



Summary of changes from v2.6.3-rc2 to v2.6.3-rc3

Alex Williamson:

  • ia64: sba_iommu perf tunning and new functionality

Andrew Morton:

  • acpi cpu_has_cpufreq() fix
  • acpi numa build fix
  • Fix buslogic for older gccs
  • selinux: Fix bugs in policy loading code
  • sh: Update defconfig
  • sh: Wrap fb_read/writeX() to __raw_read/writeX()
  • sh: RTC fixes
  • sh: preempt safe lazy fpu handling
  • sh: preempt fixes
  • sh: Fix hp680 board support
  • sh: hd64461 updates
  • sh: Add H8/300 support to sh-sci
  • sh: Misc build fixes
  • sh: hitfb updates (and accel)
  • sh: pvr2fb updates
  • Alpha: fix "extern inline" logic for core IO functions
  • swap extent merging fix
  • Make serial console work for any port
  • Fix fadvise() parameter checking
  • Suppress reiserfs page allocation wanring
  • ppc32: boot and platform fixes
  • ppc32: Fix compilation of IBM Spruce & !CONFIG_SERIAL_TEXT_DEBUG
  • ppc32: use todc time functions for PPC_PREP
  • ppc32: IBM 40x and 4xx fixes
  • ppc32: PPC4xx cleanup
  • ppc32: PPC44x MMU update/fixes
  • ppc32: Update IBM Spruce defconfig

Anton Blanchard:

  • Fix ppc64 build problem
  • add thread_info to oops output
  • various xmon cleanups
  • cleanup debugger hooks

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz:

  • fix build for CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=n

Benjamin Herrenschmidt:

  • Export OF device path for PCI devices
  • ppc32: Add CONFIG_PPC_PMAC64 when building for G5
  • ppc64: Start of PowerMac G5 merge, add all arch and include files
  • ppc64: Add the Kconfig & Makefile changes related to the PowerMac G5 merge
  • ppc64: Add some definitions relative to the G5 CPU and POWERMAC platform
  • ppc64: Add the head.S changes to boot a PowerMac G5
  • ppc64: Add support for PowerMacs in the OF client interface code (prom.c)
  • ppc32: Separate definitions for known vs unknown PowerMac G5 models
  • ppc64: Update the nvram driver to deal with PowerMac G5
  • ppc64: Add the PowerMac PCI support
  • ppc64: Add the G5 (IBM 970) CPU to the cputable
  • ppc64: Add support for PowerMac G5 interrupts
  • ppc64: Add the feature_call function pointer to machdep
  • ppc64: Remove duplicate (& incorrect) definition of kern_add_valid()
  • ppc64: Add a missing isync in __hash_page, alloc hash table on PowerMac G5
  • ppc64: xmon breakpoints are support on PowerMac G5 too
  • ppc64: Add support for z85c30 SCCs for low level console (PowerMac G5)
  • ppc64: Call the PowerMac G5 init routines
  • ppc64: Add CPU NAP mode in idle loop on PowerMac G5
  • ppc64: Add pciconfig_iobase syscall for 32 bits apps only
  • ppc64: Add SMP support for PowerMac G5
  • ppc64: Switch off use of polled mode in i2c driver
  • ppc64: fix build of pmac "mac-io" IDE driver on 64 bits kernel
  • ppc64: fix build of ADB driver
  • ppc64: Fix a refounting issue in macio_asic
  • ppc64: Fix build of via-pmu driver on 64 bits kernel
  • ppc64: Fix break handling in pmac_zilog driver, fixes for 64 bits kernel
  • ppc64: Add missing #include, warned on ppc32 and broke build on ppc64
  • ppc64: Don't build offb's code that relies on the BootX bootloader on ppc64
  • ppc64: Add defconfigs for pSeries and PowerMac G5
  • fix rivafb build on ppc64
  • New radeonfb
  • Fix typo in ppc32 build
  • Fix a link conflict between radeonfb and the radeon DRI
  • ppc64: export clear_user_page
  • Fix incorrect kfree in radeonfb

Chas Williams:

  • [ATM]: prevent userspace compilation errors with glibc-kernheaders
  • [ATM]: [he] unconditionalize extra pci reads to flush posted writes
  • [ATM]: [clip] delay /proc/net/atm/arp creation

Christoph Hellwig:

  • [XFS] make sure i_size_write is called under i_sem
  • back out fbdev sysfs support

Dave Jones:

  • [CPUFREQ] Silence powernow-k7 when built as a module
  • [CPUFREQ] fix up CPU detection in p4-clockmod <Dominik Brodowski>
  • [CPUFREQ] Geode register fixes
  • [CPUFREQ] Fix an oops unloading p4-clockmod
  • [CPUFREQ] convert powernow-k8 to use frequency tables [1/5] Add a struct cpufreq_frequency_table, fill it with content, and use it for
  • [CPUFREQ] convert powernow-k8 to use frequency tables [2/5]
  • [CPUFREQ] convert powernow-k8 to use frequency tables [3/5] Keep *ppst local to the only function which needs it any longer.
  • [CPUFREQ] convert powernow-k8 to use frequency tables [4/5] Remove the *ppst table, and remove an unneccessary forward-declaration
  • [CPUFREQ] convert powernow-k8 to use frequency tables [5/5] Move the table verification to an extra function.
  • [CPUFREQ] powernow-k8 printk cleanups from Pavel
  • [CPUFREQ] Pentium-4-M detection fix for speedstep-lib From Dominik..
  • [CPUFREQ] Fix deadlock in userspace governor
  • [CPUFREQ] Fix off-by-1000 error in longhaul
  • [CPUFREQ] Remove bogus scaling from longhaul driver freqency tables

Dave Kleikamp:

  • JFS: rename should update mtime on source and target directories
  • JFS: Threads should exit with complete_and_exit

David Mosberger:

  • ia64: Based on patch by Stephane Eranian: Make fpswa version info available via /proc/efi/fpswa, rather than printing it at boot time.
  • ia64: Fix some more warnings caused by casts used as l-values
  • ia64: Update defconfig
  • ia64: Correct init_task.rbs_bot value (not that it matters)
  • ia64: Drop some unneeded __KERNEL_SYSCALL__ defines (found by Dave Jones) and an unnecessary include of <linux/config.h>.
  • ia64: Update toolchain-flags with a check for working .align inside a now that there is a fixed GAS.

David S. Miller:

  • [SPARC64]: Fix exception remaining length calcs in VIS copy routines
  • Cset exclude: davem@nuts.davemloft.net|ChangeSet|20040212080313|45938

Ingo Molnar:

  • open writecount scalability cleanup

Jack Steiner:

  • ia64: Enable cpu_vm_mask maintenance and improve SN2 TLB flushing

James Simmons:

  • framebuffer GPM corruption fix

Jeff Garzik:

  • Bump libata, ata_piix to version 1.0
  • Cset exclude: jgarzik@redhat.com|ChangeSet|20040213172720|60184

Jens Axboe:

  • DVD-R capability flag set incorrectly, /proc formatting fix

Jeroen Vreeken:

  • [AX25]: Fix locking in ax25_rt_free()

Jesse Barnes:

  • ia64: kill misc. warnings

Joe Thornber:

  • dm: block size bug with 64 bit devs

Jun Nakajima:

  • Remove the assumption that the number of the sibling is 2

Keith M. Wesolowski:

  • [SPARC32]: Take parisc atomic_t implementation so they are full 32-bits
  • [SPARC32]: Stub DMA routines to fix the build
  • [SPARC32]: Mask PIL in local_irq operations

Keith Owens:

  • ia64: Avoid deadlock when using printk() for MCA and INIT records
  • ia64: mca.c cleanup - Delete all record printing code, moved to salinfo_decode in user space
  • ia64: mca.c cleanup - Mark variables and functions static where possible
  • ia64: mca.c cleanup - Delete dead variables and functions
  • ia64: mca.c cleanup - Reorder to remove the need for forward declarations and to consolidate related code
  • ia64: mca.c cleanup - Bjorn's printk cleanup
  • ia64: mca.c - pass irq_safe around
  • ia64: mca.c - Fix the "did we recover from MCA test" and move it up
  • ia64: Periodically forward MCA or INIT records to user-level
  • ia64: Delete redundant ia64_mca_check_errors()
  • ia64: Correct ifdef for srat_num_cpus

Kenneth W. Chen:

  • ia64: fix ld.a emulation
  • ia64: remove unused cpucount variable

Len Brown:

  • [ACPI] nforce2 timer lockup from Maciej W. Rozycki
  • [ACPI] NUMA build fix -- NR_MEMBLKS is now NR_NODE_MEMBLKS
  • [ACPI] delete mention of stale config option ACPI_HT_ONLY
  • [ACPI] don't register disabled processors -- it just confuses people
  • [ACPI] clarify error message in processor.c
  • [ACPI] interrupt over-ride fix from i386 (Maciej W. Rozycki)

Linus Torvalds:

  • Make <linux/compiler.h> a bit more palatable to user program inclusion.
  • Fix bogus mode bit testing by smbfs
  • This reverts the mmap address hint usage for now
  • ppc64: remove autogenerated file, and incorrect header inclusion
  • Fix "bus_for_each_dev()" and "bus_for_each_drv()", which did not correctly handle the "restart from this device/driver" case, and caused oopses with ieee1394.
  • Fix broken ppc64 kernel debugger call
  • Make G5 defconfig a bit saner. In particular, we want firewire and we do _not_ want the broken MACZILOG serial driver.
  • Remove stale "xmon.h" include
  • Linux 2.6.3-rc3

Marcel Holtmann:

  • [Bluetooth] Support for tracking the voice setting
  • [Bluetooth] Fix race for incoming connections
  • [Bluetooth] Fix error handling for not connected socket
  • [Bluetooth] Fix several copy_to_user() and reference counting glitches
  • [Bluetooth] Fix non-blocking socket race conditions

Martin Hicks:

  • ia64: Add EXPORT_SYMBOL for SN2 physical_node_map
  • ia64: don't call note_interrupt() for per-CPU irqs

Martin J. Bligh:

  • NUMA build fix drivers/acpi/numa.c is IA64 only for now -- enforce it.

Matthew Wilcox:

  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 watchdog-architecture-cleanup

Roman Zippel:

  • fix FB_RADEON_I2C dependency

Russell King:

  • [ARM] Use __attributeused__ rather than _attribute__((used))
  • [ARM] Allow sub-architectures to provide their own sched_clock()
  • [ARM] Fix couple of compiler warnings
  • [ARM] Add DMA mask for SA11x0 MCP device
  • [ARM] Improve help for CONFIG_ARM_THUMB

Rusty Russell:

  • Shut up about the damn modules already

Sridhar Samudrala:

  • [SCTP] Use __get_free_pages() to allocate ssnmap
  • [SCTP] Fix SCTP_INITMSG set socket option so that a parameter with 0 value will not change its current value.
  • [SCTP] Fix sctp_getladdrs()/sctp_getpaddrs() API so that the port value in the returned addresses is in network byte order.

Wim Van Sebroeck:

  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 shwdt-cleanup
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 watchdog-module_*-update
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 acquirewdt-cleanup
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 indydog-v0.3_update
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 i8xx_tco-v0.06_update
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 watchdog-Kconfig-patch
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 indydog-Kconfig+Makefile-patch
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 pcwd_pci-watchdog
  • [WATCHDOG] v2.6.2 arch-[m68k/sparc/sparc64]-Kconfig-patch