Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.28-rc2


Full Changelog


Here goes the second release canditate of 2.4.28.

It contains a network update (which is composed of several
smaller changes – IPVS, SCTP, Netfilter), a collection of ACPI
bugfixes, a SMBFS client buffer overflow fix (which is very hard to
exploit – the attacker needs to control packets from the server),
amongst others.

This is going to be become 2.4.28 if nothing bad shows up.

Please help with testing!

Summary of changes from v2.4.28-rc1 to v2.4.28-rc2


  • [TCP]: Add /proc/net/tcp{,6} layout documentation


  • delkin_cb: new carbus IDE driver


  • [CRYPTO]: Add Tnepres cipher support

Aaron Grothe:

  • [CRYPTO]: Put khazad back into tcrypt table

Adrian Bunk:

  • add SCSI_SATA_ULI help text
  • Adrian Bunk CREDITS entry

Andrea Arcangeli:

  • [NET]: Accept should return ENFILE not EMFILE

Chris Wright:

  • compile fix for neighbour scalability backport
  • compile fix for neighbour scalability backport

David S. Miller:

  • [PKT_SCHED]: sch_netem.c needs linux/init.h
  • [AF_UNIX]: Remove spurious len test in unix_mkname
  • [CRYPTO]: Fix typo in Kconfig
  • [TG3]: Update driver version and reldate
  • [AF_PACKET]: Set VM_IO for mmap areas
  • [CRYPTO]: Delete MODULE_ALIAS line

Eric Sandeen:

  • fix for large direct I/O

Greg Banks:

  • [NET]: Fix race between neigh-timer_handler and

Harald Welte:

  • [NET]: Backport neighbour scalability fixes from 2.6.x
  • [NETFILTER]: fix ipt_ULOG bogus error messages

Ivan Kokshaysky:

  • Alpha: fixes for bootp/bootpz targets

James Morris:

  • [CRYPTO]: Add __init and __initdata to aes.c

Keith Owens:

  • Avoid oops in proc_delete_inode

Len Brown:

  • [ACPI] reserve IOPORTS for ACPI (David Shaohua Li) http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2641
  • [ACPI] boot option fixes from 2.6 “acpi_serialize”
    “acpi_wake_gpes_always_on” “acpi_osi=” http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2534
  • set acpi_gbl_leave_wake_gpes_disabled to FALSE for 2.4 because
    it would take a backport of big 2.6 changes to make this code work
    and 2.4 doesn’t support suspend/resume anyway.
  • [ACPI] Enter ACPI mode earlier Fixes two common boot failures
    due to buggy SMM BIOS code
  • [ACPI] fix build warnings
  • [ACPI] build fix
  • [ACPI] If BIOS disabled the LAPIC, believe it by default

Maciej W. Rozycki:

  • [NET]: Fix fddi_statistics for 64-bit
  • [IPV4]: Set ARP hw type correctly for BOOTP over FDDI
  • [IPV4]: Permit the official ARP hw type in SIOCSARP for

Marcelo Tosatti:

  • Jakub Bogusz: missing include in farsync WAN driver
  • mcp: Fix proc_delete_inode oops bug correction typo
  • Urban Widmark: Fix smbfs client overflow
  • Changed EXTRAVERSION to -rc2

Patrick Caulfield:

  • [DECNET]: Mark myself as maintainer

Patrick McHardy:

  • [PKT_SCHED]: Fix netem qlen accounting

Paul Fulghum:

  • serial receive lockup fix
  • usb serial write fix

Pete Zaitcev:

  • USB: update unusual_devs.h

Randy Dunlap:

  • [TG3]: tg3_nvram_read_using_eeprom cannot be __init

Sridhar Samudrala:

  • [SCTP] Adaption layer indication support
  • [SCTP] Update cwnd/ssthresh as per the sctpimpguide
  • [SCTP] When an address is deleted, update any transports that
    are caching it as a source adddress.
  • [SCTP] Fix HEARTBEAT_ACKs being sent to wrong dest. ip address
    in a multi-homing scenario after a failback.

Stephen Hemminger:

  • [PKT_SCHED]: netem: Use timer to handle packets not

Thomas Graf:

  • [PKT_SCHED]: Remove useless line in cbq_dump_class
  • [PKT_SCHED]: Make rate estimator work on all platforms
  • [PKT_SCHED]: CBQ; Destroy filters before destroying
  • [PKT_SCHED]: u32: Remove unused hgenerator field in
  • [PKT_SCHED]: Avoid duplicated TCA_STATS TLVs for HTB and
  • filemap.c compile fix

Wensong Zhang:

  • [IPVS]: Fix endian problem on sync message size

Özkan Sezer:

  • 2.6 backport: binfmt_elf memleak fix error handling
  • 2.6 backport: tun sign mishandling