Linux kernel 2.2.0ac2 released

Alan Cox writes:


This is primarily for people who want the large file array
support. Most of the other stuff I intend to submit on to Linus for
2.2.1/2.2.2 -> whenever

If you have a problem in 2.2.0ac2 verify you can duplicate it
with 2.2.0 before posting general bug reports if possible. Make
sure it is obvious if a bug report is about -ac2 to avoid any

Definitely let me know if you have any ac2 specific problems.
Don’t bother Linus unless 2.2.0 unpatched also breaks.


Differences between 2.2.0ac1 and 2.2.0ac2

Bug Fixes

  • Ingo’s fix for the “execute a core dump” crash
  • IRDA update
  • Endianness & other fbcon fixes
  • GUS setup
  • ESS build on Alpha (unknown symbol in modular build)
  • Baycom driver could lock parallel port
  • MegaRAID update
  • Midi timing fixes
  • Correct permissions on a write only sysctl


  • Erik Andersen moved address

Differences between 2.2.0 and 2.2.0ac1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the ESS compile problem
  • Changed the OPL3-SA contact as requested by Hannu
  • Small number of time wrap fixes
  • Xconfig/atyfb config fix
  • AFFS apparently didnt get the flag fixes when the other drivers
  • /proc/mem locking

Additional Features

  • Support for very large numbers of file handles per process
    (> 1024)
  • Better bw-qcam driver
  • NFS client understands pipes on file systems mounted via
  • Symbol name matching between versioned/unversioned modules

Additional Drivers

  • Qlogic Fibrechannel
  • Symbios 53c416


  • ADFS updated
  • Lots of ARM merges
  • Ted’s fsync change to ext2

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