Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.15-pre9


From: Linus Torvalds 
To: Kernel Mailing List 
Subject: Linux-2.4.15-pre9
Date:   21 Nov 2001 22:44:30 -0800      

David Mosberger noticed that SCHED_FIFO has been broken for a while, and
obviously very few people really cared, but it should be fixed now.

The USB update that I had originally documented as being part of pre8 was
actually in my in-file, and is _really_ there in pre9, along with a bonus
usbnet update.

I think I'm ready to hand this over to Marcelo.



 - David Brownell: usbnet update
 - Greg KH: USB and PCI hotplug update
 - Ingo/me: fix SCHED_FIFO for UP/SMP for good (flw).
 - Add back direct_IO now that it works again.

 - Richard Henderson: alpha update
 - Andrew Morton: fix ext3/minix/sysv fsync behaviour.

 - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates
 - Christoph Hellwig: UFS filesystem byteorder cleanups
 - me: modified Andrea VM page allocator tuning

 - Russell King: /proc/cpuinfo for ARM
 - Paul Mackerras: PPC update (cpuinfo etc)
 - Nicolas Aspert: fix Intel 8xx agptlb flush
 - Marko Myllynen: "Lindent" doesn't really need bash ;)
 - Alexander Viro: /proc/cpuinfo for s390/s390x/sh, /proc/pci cleanup
 - Alexander Viro: make lseek work on seqfiles

 - Greg KH: enable hotplug driver support
 - Andrea Arcangeli: remove bogus sanity check
 - David Mosberger: /proc/cpuinfo and scsi scatter-gather for ia64
 - David Hinds: 16-bit pcmcia network driver updates/cleanups
 - Hugh Dickins: remove some stale code from VM
 - David Miller: /proc/cpuinfo for sparc, sparc fork bug fix, network
   fixes, warning fixes
 - Peter Braam: intermezzo update
 - Greg KH: USB updates
 - Ivan Kokshaysky: /proc/cpuinfo for alpha
 - David Woodhouse: jffs2 - remove dead code, remove gcc3 warning
 - Hugh Dickins: fix kiobuf page allocation/deallocation

 - Mikael Pettersson: make proc_misc happy without modules
 - Arjan van de Ven: clean up acpitable implementation ("micro-acpi")
 - Anton Altaparmakov: LDM partition code update
 - Alan Cox: final (yeah, sure) small missing pieces
 - Andrey Savochkin/Andrew Morton: eepro100 config space save/restore over suspend
 - Arjan van de Ven: remove power from pcmcia socket on card remove
 - Greg KH: USB updates
 - Neil Brown: multipath updates
 - Martin Dalecki: fix up some "asmlinkage" routine markings

 - Alan Cox: more driver merging
 - Al Viro: make ext2 group allocation more readable

 - Ivan Kokshaysky: fix alpha dec_and_lock with modules, for alpha config entry
 - Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
 - Jeff Garzik: network driver updates, sysv fs update
 - Kai Mäkisara: SCSI tape update
 - Alan Cox: large drivers merge
 - Nikita Danilov: reiserfs procfs information
 - Andrew Morton: ext3 merge
 - Christoph Hellwig: vxfs livelock fix
 - Trond Myklebust: NFS updates
 - Jens Axboe: cpqarray + cciss dequeue fix
 - Tim Waugh: parport_serial base_baud setting
 - Matthew Dharm: usb-storage Freecom driver fixes
 - Dave McCracken: wait4() thread group race fix

 - me: fix page flags race condition Andrea found
 - David Miller: sparc and network updates
 - various: fix loop driver that thought it was part of the VM system
 - me: teach DRM about VM_RESERVED
 - Alan Cox: more merging

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