Linux kernel 2.2.2-pre2 released

Linus Torvalds writes:

There’s a new pre-2 on ftp.kernel.org in testing: this one
contains various small documentation updates and updates to
xconfig, but the important parts (and the smallest part of the
actual patch) are:

  • shared file lockup fix by Stephen Tweedie
  • my fix for the TCP bug that Ingo found
  • Ingo’s io-apic setup fixes, which should finally get rid of the
    spurious apic interrupts with some motherboards and the ExtINT
  • inode leak thing
  • SMP scheduler potential race condition fix
  • sound driver updates
  • partition and disk fixes (2kB blocksize media and some IDE disk
    geometry and irq detection issues).

None of the fixes are critical to most people, but all of them
_can_ be critical to people who have seen vulnerabilities in the
area. As such, if you’re happy with 2.2.1 there is no pressing
reason to test this patch out, but I hope to have the pre-patches
so that the final 2.2.2 can be left around for a while (CD-ROM
manufacturers etc would certainly prefer to not see lots of


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