Linux 2.4.18-pre4 Released


From:   Marcelo Tosatti 
To:     lkml 
Subject:        Linux 2.4.18-pre4
Date:   15 Jan 2002 19:56:38 -0200      

So here goes pre4. 


- Networking updates                            (David S. Miller)
- clgenfb update                                (Jeff Garzik)
- 8139cp: make it faster                        (Jeff Garzik)
- 8139too: fix bugs, add experimental RX reset  (Jeff Garzik)
- Add MII ethtool interface and change 
  several drivers to support that               (Jeff Garzik)
- Fix ramdisk corruption problems               (Andrea Arcangeli)      
- Correct in-kernel MS_ASYNC behaviour 
  on msync/fsync()                              (Andrew Morton)
- Fix PLIP problems                             (Niels Jensen)
- Fix problems triggered by the "fsx test" 
  on smbfs                                      (Urban Widmark)
- Turn on OOSTORE for IDT winchip               (from -ac tree)
- Fix iphase crash                              (from -ac tree)
- Fix crash with two mxser cards                (from -ac tree)
- Fix tty write block bug                       (from -ac tree)
- Add mono/stereo detect to gemtek pci radio    (from -ac tree)
- Fix sf16fmi crash on load                     (from -ac tree)
- add CP1250 (windows eastern european) 
  translation table                             (from -ac tree)
- cs46xx driver update                          (from -ac tree)
- Fix rare data loss case with RAID-1           (Ingo Molnar)
- Add 2.5.x compatibility for the kdev_t
  changes                                       (me)
- SPARC updates                                 (David S. Miller)


- Cris arch merge                               (Bjorn Wesen)
- Finish PPC merge                              (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
- Add Dell PowerEdge 2400 to 
  "use BIOS to reboot" blacklist                (Arjan van de Ven)
- Avoid potential oops at module unload with 
  cyclades driver                               (Andrew Morton)
- Gracefully handle SCSI initialization 
  failures                                      (Pete Zaitcev)
- USB update                                    (Greg KH)
- Fix potential oops while ejecting ide cds     (Zwane Mwaikambo)
- Unify page freeing codepaths                  (Benjamin LaHaise)
- Miata dma corruption workaround               (Richard Henderson)
- Fix vmalloc corruption problem on machines 
  with virtual dcaches                          (Ralf Baechle)
- Reiserfs fixes                                (Oleg Drokin)
- DiskOnChip driver update                      (David Woodhouse)
- Do not inherit page locking rules across 
  fork/exec                                     (Dave Anderson)
- Add DRM 4.0 for XFree 4.0 users convenience   (Christoph Hellwig)
- Replace .text.lock with .subsection           (Keith Owens)
- IrDA bugfixes                                 (Jean Tourrilhes)


- APIC LVTERR fixes                             (Mikael Pettersson)
- Fix ppdev ioctl oops and deadlock             (Tim Waugh)
- parport fixes                                 (Tim Waugh)
- orinoco wireless driver update                (David Gibson)
- Fix oopsable race in binfmt_elf.c             (Alexander Viro)
- Small sx16 driver bugfix                      (Heinz-Ado Arnolds)
- sbp2 deadlock fix                             (Andrew Morton)
- Fix JFFS2 write error handling                (David Woodhouse)
- Intermezzo update                             (Peter J. Braam)
- Proper AGP support for Intel 830MP chipsets   (Nicolas Aspert)
- Alpha fixes                                   (Jay Estabrook)
- 53c700 SCSI driver update                     (James Bottomley)
- Fix coredump mmap_sem deadlock on IA64        (David Mosberger)
- 3ware driver update                           (Adam Radford)
- Fix elevator insertion point on failed 
  request merge                                 (Jens Axboe)
- Remove bogus rpciod_tcp_dispatcher definition (David Woodhouse)
- Reiserfs fixes                                (Oleg Drokin)
- de4x5 endianess fixes                         (Kip Walker)
- ISDN CAPI cleanup                             (Kai Germaschewski)
- Make refill_inactive() correctly account 
  progress                                      (me)


- S390 merge                                    (IBM)
- SuperH merge                                  (SuperH team)
- PPC merge                                     (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
- PCI DMA update                                (David S. Miller)
- radeonfb update                               (Ani Joshi)
- aty128fb update                               (Ani Joshi)
- Add nVidia GeForce3 support to rivafb         (Ani Joshi)
- Add PM support to opl3sa2                     (Zwane Mwaikambo)
- Basic ethtool support for 3com, starfire
  and pcmcia net drivers                        (Jeff Garzik)
- Add MII ethtool interface                     (Jeff Garzik)
- starfire,sundance,dl2k,sis900,8139{too,cp},
  natsemi driver updates                        (Jeff Garzik)
- ufs/minix: mark inodes as bad in case of read
  failure                                       (Christoph Hellwig)
- ReiserFS fixes                                (Oleg Drokin)
- sonypi update                                 (Stelian Pop)
- n_hdlc update                                 (Paul Fulghum)
- Fix compile error on aty_base.c               (Tobias Ringstrom)
- Document cpu_to_xxxx() on kernel-hacking doc  (Rusty Russell)
- USB update                                    (Greg KH)
- Fix sysctl console loglevel bug on 
  IA64 (and possibly other archs)               (Jesper Juhl) 
- Update Athlon/VIA PCI quirks                  (Calin A. Culianu)
- blkmtd update                                 (Simon Evans)
- boot protocol update (makes the highest 
  possible initrd address available to the 
  bootloader)                                   (H. Peter Anvin)
- NFS fixes                                     (Trond Myklebust)

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