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Linux kernel 2.2.0pre7ac3 is released

Alan Cox writes:

I’ve put up 2.2.0pre7ac3 on
    ftp://ftp.linux.org.uk/pub/linux/alan/2.2pre/…

Differences between 2.2.0pre7ac2 and 2.2.0pre7ac3

  • Davem’s sparc patches merged. Might well work sparc now
  • NFS client over tcp works.
  • Dropped IPI counter remnant
  • More Config.help cleanup
  • matroxfb help improvements
  • Ted’s serial fix
  • 8390 versus PCMCIA fix
  • PPP ipv6 change
  • IPX crash fix (I hope)
  • Last bits of the ultimate make xconfig we hope (xconfig should
    now be nice for all)

Differences between 2.2.0pre7ac1 and 2.2.0pre7ac2

  • Fixed Config help bug in PCI stuff
  • NFS client over tcp might well work now
  • IP automatic route addition can be disabled
  • IPX bind to down interface sort of fixed.
  • Small sound clean ups on the SB/ESS stuff
  • Major bttv update – please test this hard
  • Make xconfig ought to work – give it a hammering
  • Updated RCPCI I2O lan driver
  • AHA15xx config info update
  • Typo fixes
  • Added dcache doc
  • APM update
  • Old HD driver fixed
  • Geometry fixes for IDE
  • UM8886 IDE controllers irq detection fixed
  • 3c59x byte counters
  • Remove remaining cern_hippi bits
  • ext2 fsync update
  • isofs fixes
  • de4x5 should compile ok now

Differences between 2.2.0pre7 and 2.2.0pre7ac1

  • Config help for Apollo and for INITIO scsi
  • Large fd arrays (100,000 per process!)
  • Console font handling fixes in 512 char mode
  • Lance allows compiling as a module
  • EEPro100 has byte counters
  • Some shaper bug work – still doesnt work in 2.2.0pre
  • Symbios 53c416 support
  • QlogicFC fibre channel controller support
  • Problems with certain numbers of disks fixed
  • PAS2 and SB sound fixes
  • Swap/page size header stuff handled right
  • NFS client knows about BSD style FIFO rule
  • Memory locking fixes for /proc
  • AVL tree VMA handling for speed when running debug tools
  • Root-dev sysctl works for both endians
  • IP masquerade bug fix for ICMP masq
  • NFS over TCP mostly works
  • Xconfig fixes
  • IPI counter on SMP
  • ver_linux script improvements

Oh yeah I left some I2O references in in error. Just say N to
those 8)

Alan