Alan Cox: First draft list of 2.3.x “Things to fix”

Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 16:39:01 +0000 (GMT)
From: Alan Cox [email protected]
To: [email protected]

The order is approximate priority. It may also not be totally accurate.
Suggestions/fixes welcome.

Multiwrite IDE breaks on a disk error
Poll on > 16000 file handles fails
Restore O_SYNC functionality
Merge the network fixes - there is a ton of backed up stuff to do asap
ISA DMA is no longer allocating correctly aligned data
vmalloc(GFP_DMA) is needed for DMA drivers
VM needs rebalancing
NFSD fixes for path walking to regenerate dentries
Fix eth= command line
Check O_APPEND atomicity bug fixing is complete
Protection on isize  (sct)
Merge 2.2.13/14 changes 
Get RAID 0.90 in
PAE36 failures
USB HID merge
Mikulas claims we need to fix the getblk/mark_buffer_uptodate thing gor
 2.3.x as well
PIII/Athlon/MMX/etc acceleration merge from 2.2.x-ac
Merge arcnet update (DONE)
Fix SPX socket code
AHA152x isnt smp safe (FIXED)
NCR5380 isnt smp safe
isofs break on 4Gig disk (FIXED ?)
Finish 64bit vfs merges (stat64 etc) (DONE ??)
Make syncppp use new ppp code
Fbcon races
Fix all remaining PCI code to use new resources and enable_Device
Stackable fs ?? (Erez)
Get the Emu10K merged
Test PMC code on Athlon
Fix module remove race bug (-- not in open so why did I see crashes - --)
Per Process rtsigio
Maybe merge the ibcs emulation code
VFS?VM - mmap/write deadlock
initrd is bust
rw sempahores on page faults (mmap_sem)
kiobuf seperate lock functions/bounce/page_address fixes
per super block write_super needs an async flag
addres_space needs a VM pressure/flush callback
per file_op rw_kiovec
enhanced disk statistics
Fix routing by fwmark
put_user appears to be broken for i386 machines