Linus Torvalds: Linux-2.4.14-pre8

[ Thanks to Joel Sloan
for this link. ]

Date:   Sat, 3 Nov 2001 17:44:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Linus Torvalds 
Subject: Linux-2.4.14-pre8..

Ok, this is hopefully the last 2.4.14 pre-kernel, and per popular demand I
hope to avoid any major changes between "last pre" and final. So give it a
whirl, and don't whine if the final doesn't act in a way you like it to.

Special thanks to Andrea - we spent too much time tracking down a subtle
sigsegv problem, but we got it in the end.

Also, I was able to reproduce the total lack of interactivity that the
google people complained about, and while I didn't run the google tests
themselves, at least the load I had is fixed.

But most of the changes are actually trying to catch up with some of the
emails that I ignored while working on the VM issues. I hope the VM is
good to go, along with a real 2.4.14.


 - Andrea: fix races in do_wp_page, free_swap_and_cache
 - me: clena up page dirty handling
 - Tim Waugh: parport IRQ probing and documentation fixes
 - Greg KH: USB updates
 - Michael Warfield: computone driver update
 - Randy Dunlap: add knowledge about some new io-apics
 - Richard Henderson: alpha updates
 - Trond Myklebust: make readdir xdr verify the reply packet
 - Paul Mackerras: PPC update
 - Jens Axboe: make cpqarray and cciss play nice with the request layer
 - Massimo Dal Zotto: SMM driver for Dell Inspiron 8000
 - Richard Gooch: devfs symlink deadlock fix
 - Anton Altaparmakov: make NTFS compile on sparc

 - me: reinstate "delete swap cache on low swap" code
 - David Miller: ksoftirqd startup race fix
 - Hugh Dickins: make tmpfs free swap cache entries proactively

 - me: remember to bump the version number ;)
 - Hugh Dickins: export "free_lru_page()" for modules
 - Jeff Garzik: don't change nopage arguments, just make the last a dummy one
 - David Miller: sparc and net updates (netfilter, VLAN etc)
 - Nikita Danilov: reiserfs cleanups
 - Jan Kara: quota initialization race
 - Tigran Aivazian: make the x86 microcode update driver happy about
   hyperthreaded P4's
 - me: shrink dcache/icache more aggressively
 - me: fix up oom-killer so that it actually works

 - Andrew Morton: remove stale UnlockPage
 - me: swap cache page locking update

 - Mikael Pettersson: fix P4 boot with APIC enabled
 - me: fix device queuing thinko, clean up VM locking

 - René Scharfe: random bugfix
 - me: block device queuing low-water-marks, VM mapped tweaking.

 - Alan Cox: more merging
 - Alexander Viro: block device module race fixes
 - Richard Henderson: mmap for 32-bit alpha personality
 - Jeff Garzik: 8139 and natsemi update

 - Michael Warfield: computone serial driver update
 - Alexander Viro: cdrom module race fixes
 - David Miller: Acenic driver fix
 - Andrew Grover: ACPI update
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN update
 - Tim Waugh: parport update
 - David Woodhouse: JFFS garbage collect sleep


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