Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.29-rc1


Full Changelog


Here goes the first release canditate of v2.4.29.

This time it contains a SATA update, bunch of network drivers
updates, amongst others.

More importantly it fixes a sys_uselib() vulnerability
discovered by Paul Starzetz:


Upgrade is recommended for users of v2.4.x mainline, distros
should be releasing their updates real soon now.

Summary of changes from v2.4.29-pre3 to v2.4.29-rc1


  • drivers/net/appletalk/Config.in depends on CONFIG_ATALK


  • [libata] use PIO mode for request sense
  • [libata] PIO error handling improvement
  • [libata] verify ATAPI DMA for a given request is OK


  • 8139cp: support for TTTech MC322


  • SATA support for Intel ICH7


  • 32 bit ltrace oops when tracing 64 bit executable [X86_64]


  • Computone driver update


  • 8390 Tx fix for non i386


  • [libata] add #include (fixes 2.4 alpha build)

Don Fry:

  • pcnet32: added pci_disable_device

Ganesh Venkatesan:

  • e1000: ITR does not default correctly on 2.4.x kernels
  • e1000: Fix for kernel panic when the interface is brought down
    while the NAPI enabled driver is under stress
  • e1000: Fix ethtool diagnostics — specifically for blade server
  • e1000: Enabling NETIF_F_SG without checksum offload is
  • e1000: remove a redundant assignment to a local nr_frags in
  • e1000: Synchronizing multicast table setup with transmit path –
  • e1000: fix tx resource cleanup logic
  • e1000: {set, get}_wol is now symmetric for 82545EM
  • e1000: Sparse cleanup – shemminger@osdl.org
  • e1000: Added workaround to prevent inadvertent gigabit waveform
    to be sent out on the wire due to init-time operations on the IGP
  • e1000: Applied eeprom fix where it was possible to
  • e1000: Applied smart speed fix where the code was forcing smart
    speed on all the time. Now it will honor the setting defined in the
  • e1000: Driver version number, white spaces, comments, device id
    & other changes
  • e1000: Documentation/networking/e1000.txt update

Ian Kent:

  • autofs4 add missing compat ioctls

Jean Delvare:

  • I2C: Cleanup a couple media/video drivers

Jeff Garzik:

  • [libata sata_nv] fix dev detect by removing sata-reset
  • [libata sata_uli] add 5281 support, fix SATA phy setup for

Marcelo Tosatti:

  • Changed VERSION to 2.4.29-rc1
  • Paul Starzetz: sys_uselib() race vulnerability

Margit Schubert-While:

  • prism54 sync with 2.6
  • prism54 fix resume processing
  • prism54 sparse fixes

Paul Mackerras:

  • PPC64 signal code cleanup

Pete Zaitcev:

  • USB: Add user defined IDs to ftdi

Ralf Bächle:

  • MIPS network drivers
  • NE2000 on Toshiba RBTX4927 fixes

Solar Designer:

  • Check for zero program header on load_elf_interp()

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