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Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.19-rc4-mm2

Nov 02, 2006, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.19-rc4/2.6.19-rc4-mm2/

  • This is a bit of a rush job. Mainly to test the updates to the driver tree, which do appear to have improved things.
  • There's a huge update here to the hrtimers and dynticks code which I was supposed to test to see if it fixes the Vaio-goes-deadly-slow problem, but I forgot to. But it does boot with hrtimers disabled...

    <quickly tests it>

    Nope, doesn't work.

  • Lots of fbdev updates. We haven't heard from Tony in several months, so I went on a linux-fbdev-devel fishing expedition.
  • `make headers_check' is known-broken on i386 (Rusty's fault, as always)

Boilerplate:

  • See the `hot-fixes' directory for any important updates to this patchset.
  • To fetch an -mm tree using git, use (for example)

    git fetch git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/smurf/linux-trees.git v2.6.16-rc2-mm1

  • -mm kernel commit activity can be reviewed by subscribing to the mm-commits mailing list.

    echo "subscribe mm-commits" | mail majordomo@vger.kernel.org

  • If you hit a bug in -mm and it is not obvious which patch caused it, it is most valuable if you can perform a bisection search to identify which patch introduced the bug. Instructions for this process are at

    http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/bisecting-mm-trees.txt

    But beware that this process takes some time (around ten rebuilds and reboots), so consider reporting the bug first and if we cannot immediately identify the faulty patch, then perform the bisection search.

  • When reporting bugs, please try to Cc: the relevant maintainer and mailing list on any email.
  • When reporting bugs in this kernel via email, please also rewrite the email Subject: in some manner to reflect the nature of the bug. Some developers filter by Subject: when looking for messages to read.
  • Semi-daily snapshots of the -mm lineup are uploaded to ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/mm/ and are announced on the mm-commits list.

Changes since 2.6.19-rc4-mm1:

origin.patch
git-acpi.patch
git-alsa.patch
git-cifs.patch
git-cpufreq.patch
git-drm.patch
git-dvb.patch
git-gfs2.patch
git-ia64.patch
git-ieee1394.patch
git-infiniband.patch
git-jfs.patch
git-libata-all.patch
git-mips.patch
git-mmc.patch
git-mtd.patch
git-netdev-all.patch
git-net.patch
git-ioat.patch
git-ocfs2.patch
git-pcmcia.patch
git-powerpc.patch
git-r8169.patch
git-pciseg.patch
git-s390.patch
git-scsi-misc.patch
git-scsi-target.patch
git-sas.patch
git-qla3xxx.patch
git-watchdog.patch
git-wireless.patch
git-cryptodev.patch
git-gccbug.patch
  git trees

-find_bd_holder-fix.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-allow-using-up-to-16-ubd-devices.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-document-some-struct-fields.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-var-renames.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-give-better-names-to-some-functions.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-change-ubd_lock-to-be-a-mutex.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-ubd_io_lock-usage-fixup.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-reformat-ubd_config.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-convert-do_ubd-to-a-boolean-variable.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-use-bitfields-where-possible.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-do-not-store-error-codes-as-fd.patch
-uml-ubd-driver-various-little-changes.patch
-uml-add-_text-definition-to-linker-scripts.patch
-uml-add-initcalls.patch
-taskstats-fix-sub-threads-accounting.patch
-ecryptfs-clean-up-crypto-initialization.patch
-ecryptfs-hash-code-to-new-crypto-api.patch
-ecryptfs-cipher-code-to-new-crypto-api.patch
-ecryptfs-consolidate-lower-dentry_opens.patch
-ecryptfs-remove-ecryptfs_umount_begin.patch
-ecryptfs-fix-handling-of-lower-d_count.patch
-md-check-bio-address-after-mapping-through-partitions.patch
-ia64-cpu-hotplug-fix-conflict-between-cpu-hot-add-and-ipi.patch
-ohci1394-shortcut-irq-printing.patch
-sata_nv-adma-ncq-support-for-nforce4-v7.patch
-ata_piix-clean-up-port-flags.patch
-libata-unexport-ata_dev_revalidate.patch
-libata-convert-post_reset-to-flags-in-ata_dev_read_id.patch
-libata-implement-presence-detection-via-polling-identify.patch
-ata_piix-apply-device-detection-via-polling-identify.patch
-ata_piix-strip-now-unneded-map-related-stuff.patch
-libata-revamp-blacklist-support-to-allow-multiple-kinds.patch
-sata_sis-fix-flags-handling-for-the-secondary-port.patch
-ata-generic-platform_device-libata-driver-take-2.patch
-ehea-kzalloc-gfp_atomic-fix.patch
-net-s2io-return-on-null-dev_alloc_skb.patch
-n2-fix-confusing-error-code.patch
-tokenring-fix-module_init-error-handling.patch
-add-weida-microdrive-into-ide-csc.patch
-pci-error-recovery-symbios-scsi-device-driver.patch
-scsi-iscsi-build-failure.patch
-x86_64-irq-reset-more-to-default-when-clear-irq_vector-for-destroy_irq.patch
  Merged into mainline or a subsystem tree

+ecryptfs-cipher-code-to-new-crypto-api-fix.patch
+cleanup-read_pages.patch
+cifs-readpages-fixes.patch
+fuse-readpages-cleanup.patch
+gfs2-readpages-fixes.patch
+edac_mc-fix-error-handling.patch
+nfs4-fix-for-recursive-locking-problem.patch
+ipmi_si_intfc-sets-bad-class_mask-with-pci_device_class.patch
+init_reap_node-initialization-fix.patch
+printk-timed-ratelimit.patch
+schedule-removal-of-futex_fd.patch
+acpi_noirq-section-fix.patch
+swsusp-debugging.patch
+swsusp-debugging-doc.patch
+spi-section-fix.patch
+reiserfs-reset-errval-after-initializing-bitmap-cache.patch
+usb-hub-build-fix.patch
+remove-hotplug-cpu-crap-from-cpufreq.patch
+uml-fix-i-o-hang.patch
+uml-include-tidying.patch
+revert-iscsi-build-failure-use-depends-instead-of.patch
  2.6.19 queue

-lkdtm-module_param-fixes.patch
+lkdtm-cleanup-headers-and-module_param-module_parm_desc.patch
  Updated

+acpi-clear-gpe-before-disabling-it.patch
  ACPi fix

+hdspm-printk-warning-fix.patch
  ALSA fix

+gregkh-driver-w1-ioremap-balanced-with-iounmap.patch
+gregkh-driver-driver-core-add-notification-of-bus-events.patch
+gregkh-driver-driver-link-sysfs-timing.patch
+gregkh-driver-cleanup-virtual_device_parent.patch
+gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated.patch
+gregkh-driver-udev-compatible-hack.patch
+gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated-bus.patch
+gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated-PHYSDEV.patch
+gregkh-driver-config_sysfs_deprecated-class.patch
+gregkh-driver-vt-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-vc-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-misc-devices.patch
+gregkh-driver-tty-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-raw-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-i2c-dev-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-msr-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-cpuid-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-ppp-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-ppdev-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-mmc-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-firmware-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-fb-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-mem-devices.patch
+gregkh-driver-sound-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-network-device.patch
+gregkh-driver-put_device-might_sleep.patch
+gregkh-driver-sysfs-crash-debugging.patch
+gregkh-driver-kobject-warn.patch
+gregkh-driver-warn-when-statically-allocated-kobjects-are-used.patch
+gregkh-driver-uio.patch
+gregkh-driver-nozomi.patch
  Bring back the driver tree

+nozomi-warning-fixes.patch
+nozomi-irq-flags-fixes.patch
+call-platform_notify_remove-later.patch
+update-uio_interrupt.patch
  Fixes thereto

+dvb-dibx000_common-fix.patch
  DVB fix

+ps-2-driver-update-for-fujitsu-4-wire-touchscreen-on-hitachi-tablets.patch
+lifebook-learn-about-tabs.patch
  Input driver fixes

+via-pata-controller-xfer-fixes-fix.patch
  Fix via-pata-controller-xfer-fixes.patch

-nfs-fix-nfs_readpages-error-path.patch
  Dropped, unneeded

+auth_gss-unregister-gss_domain-when-unloading-module-fix.patch
  NFS fix

+pci-device-ensure-sysdata-initialised-v2.patch
  Fix for git-pciseg.patch

-x86_64-mm-i386-reloc-abssym.patch
-x86_64-mm-i386-reloc-cleanup-align.patch
  I suspect I droped these by accident - the x86_64 tree is a bit of a mess.

+x86_64-mm-paravirt-cpu-detect.patch
+x86_64-mm-clear-irq-vector.patch
+x86_64-mm-io-apic-reuse.patch
  x86_64 tree additions

-x86_64-irq-reuse-vector-for-__assign_irq_vector.patch
  Not sure where this went - the x86_64 tree is a bit of a mess.

-prep-for-paravirt-cpu_detect-extraction.patch
  I might have dropped this by accident too.

+paravirtualization-header-and-stubs-for.patch
+paravirtualization-patch-inline-replacements-for.patch
+paravirtualization-patch-inline-replacements-for-fix.patch
+paravirtualization-more-generic-paravirtualization.patch
+paravirtualization-allow-selected-bug-checks-to-be.patch
+paravirtualization-allow-disabling-legacy-power.patch
+paravirtualization-add-apic-accessors-to-paravirt-ops.patch
+paravirtualization-add-apic-accessors-to-paravirt-ops-tidy.patch
+paravirtualization-add-mmu-virtualization-to.patch
  hypervisor stuff

-make-x86_64-udelay-round-up-instead-of-down.patch
-i386-x86_64-comment-magic-constants-in-delayh.patch
  Dropped.

+mm-arch-do_page_fault-vs-in_atomic.patch
+mm-pagefault_disableenable.patch
+mm-kummap_atomic-vs-in_atomic.patch
  MM updates

+swsusp-freeze-filesystems-during-suspend-rev-2.patch
+swsusp-freeze-filesystems-during-suspend-rev-2-comments.patch
+swsusp-use-platform-mode-by-default.patch
  swsusp updates

+drivers-add-lcd-support-update-5.patch
+drivers-add-lcd-support-update6.patch
  LCD driver updates

+taskstats-cleanup-do_exit-path.patch
+taskstats-cleanup-signal-stats-allocation.patch
+taskstats-factor-out-reply-assembling.patch
+taskstats-use-nla_reserve-for-reply-assembling.patch
  taskstats cleanups and tweaks

+aio-use-prepare_to_wait.patch
+exar-quad-port-serial.patch
+exar-quad-port-serial-fix.patch
+fs-trivial-vsnprintf-conversion.patch
+hpfs-bring-hpfs_error-into-shape.patch
+drivers-cdrom-trivial-vsnprintf-conversion.patch
+vfs-extra-check-inside-dentry_unhash.patch
+correct-misc_register-return-code-handling-in-several-drivers.patch
+more-list-debugging-context.patch
  Misc

+log2-implement-a-general-integer-log2-facility-in-the-kernel-ppc-fix.patch
  build fix

+tty-switch-to-ktermios-nozomi-fix.patch
  Bring this back

+drivers-isdn-trivial-vsnprintf-conversion.patch
  ISDN cleanup

+patch-for-nvidia-divide-by-zero-error-for-7600.patch
+radeonfb-support-24bpp-32bpp-minus-alpha.patch
+pmagb-b-fb-fix-a-default-clock.patch
+video-get-the-default-mode-from-the-right-database.patch
+s3c2410fb-add-support-for-stn-displays.patch
+fbcmapc-mark-structs-const-or.patch
+various-fbdev-files-mark-structs.patch
+constify-and-annotate-__read_mostly.patch
+annotate-some-variables-in-vesafb.patch
+constify-vga16fbc.patch
+au1100fb-fix-to-remove-flickering.patch
+mbxfb-fix-hscoeff3-register-address.patch
+mbxfb-add-more-registers-bits.patch
+mbxfb-add-more-registers-to-debugfs.patch
+mbxfb-add-yuv-video-overlay-support.patch
+mbxfb-document-the-new-ioctl.patch
+atyfb-remove-fixme.patch
+atyfb-fix-compiler-warnings.patch
+atyfb-fix-sparse-warnings.patch
+atyfb-fix-blanking-level.patch
+atyfb-remove-pointless-aty_init.patch
+atyfb-fix-__init-and-__devinit.patch
+atyfb-remove-aty_cmap_regs.patch
+atyfb-improve-atyfb_atari_probe.patch
+atyfb-improve-power-management.patch
  fbdev updates
+highres-timer-core-fix-status-check.patch
+highres-timer-core-fix-commandline-setup.patch
+clockevents-smp-on-up-features.patch
+highres-depend-on-clockevents.patch
+i386-apic-cleanup.patch
+pm-timer-allow-early-access.patch
+i386-lapic-timer-calibration.patch
+clockevents-add-broadcast-support.patch
+acpi-include-apic-h.patch
+acpi-keep-track-of-timer-broadcast.patch
+i386-apic-timer-use-clockevents-broadcast.patch
+acpi-verify-lapic-timer.patch
+acpi-verify-lapic-timer-exports.patch
  Attempt to make the hrtimer code work on my laptop (I forgot to test it).

+kevent_user_wait-retval-fix.patch
  kevent fixlet.

All 1113 patches:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.19-rc4/2.6.19-rc4-mm2/patch-list