Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.0-test9-pre6

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 16:24:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Linus Torvalds torvalds@transmeta.com
To: Kernel Mailing List linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: test9-pre6
This should fix the VM deadlocks (knock wood), and adds the infrastructure
for better samba serving. And lots of small details...
 - pre1:
    - USB: OHCI controller unlink and bandwidth reclamation fixes
    - USB: storage update
    - sparc64: register window race. Non-deadlock rwlocks.
    - name clash in hamradio/pi2.c and hamradio/pt.c
    - epic100 credits, 8139too driver update, sr.c initcalls
    - acenic update
    - NFS sillyrename fixups
    - mktime(). Do it just once - not 16 times.
    - misc small fixes to random drivers by Tigran
    - IDE driver picks up master/slave relationships on its own.
    - truncate unmapped/uptodate case handled correctly
    - don't do notifier locking at low level: higher levels do (or
      should do) this already.
    - ACPI interpreter updates (and file renames - making this part big)
    - SysKonnect gigabit driver update
    - 3c59x driver update
    - pcmcia debounce logic. Ugh.
    - MM balancing (Rik Riel)
 - pre2:                                                                                        
    - "extern inline" -> "static inline".  It doesn't matter right now,
      but it's proactive for future gcc versions.
    - various net drvr updates and fixes
    - more initcall updates
    - PPC updates (including PPC-related drivers etc)
    - disallow re-mounting same filesystem in same place multiple times.
      Too confusing. And /etc/mtab gets strange.
    - Riel VM update
    - sparc updates
    - PCI bridge scanning fix: assign numbers properly
    - network updates
    - scsi fixes
 - pre3:
    - uninitialized == zero. Remove extra initializers.
    - block_prepare_write and block_truncate_page: if the page is
      up-to-date, then so are the buffer heads inside it once they
      are mapped..
    - SCSI initialization - move over to the modular case. No more
      double initialization.
    - Sync up with Alans 2.2.x driver changes
    - networking updates (iipv6 works non-modular etc)
    - netfilter update
    - adfs correct dentry operations
    - ARM update (including ARM drivers)
    - acenic driver update
    - floppy: we'd better hold the io_request_lock when playing with "CURRENT".
    - NFS cache coherency across file locking fix
    - NFS over TCP - handle TCP socket writability right..
    - USB updates
 - pre4:
    - more USB updates
    - continued SCSI cleanup                                                                  
 - pre5:
    - more drivers synced to Alan's 2.2.x changes
    - sis900 driver update
    - Andries: net device name allocation as in 2.2.x
    - pmac SCSI driver init update
    - ixj telephony driver fixes
    - _fput/__fput are no longer used.
    - more USB updates
    - codafs update
    - byteorder: use statement expressions instead of macros, to avoid argument re-use.
    - don't disallow Onstream ide-scsi devices
    - fix cardbus bridge resources..
    - Make SCSI initialization order be same as before.
 - pre6:
    - Add Camino chipset ID to eepro100 driver.
    - VM UP deadlock fix
    - codafs fixups
    - networking updates
    - USB uhci updates
    - makefile documentation update
    - emu10k stereo sound fix.
    - new PCI ids
    - more linux-2.2 driver sync-ups
    - VIA IDE driver bugfixes
    - update atp ISA net driver
    - file locking fixes
    - make the scsi-generic module work properly again.
    - careful memory ordering by Andrea..
    - alpha RTC year magic again..
    - broadcast I/O APIC interrupt MP-tables are legal..
    - samba 2.2 needs leases for efficient file sharing.  They are kind
      of like file locks with async IO notification.
    - teach st.c about some SCSI tapes that really aren't SCSI tapes (OnStream)
    - TUN/TAP driver: use proper device number (misc device, minor=200). 

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