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    SubjectLinux 2.1.131ac8

    Faster than a speeding bullet (except when talking to Solaris nfs servers)

    Stable as a rock (providing you dont run cdrecord)

    We're getting there ;)

    Ok its 2.1.131ac8 time

    I've included the full summaries as I've had a few mails asking for
    individual ones that people missed/lost/deleted/had eaten by their pet

    Job List:


    Differences between 2.1.131ac7 and 2.1.131ac8

    o IRDA update (Dag)
    o MCA 53c9x update (Tymm)
    o Some misc cleanups (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
    | not all applied
    o Parport cleanp/update (Tim Waugh)
    o Digiboard PCI sign bug (HoraPe)
    o CheckConfig cleanups (Nils Jensen)
    o ip checksum is egcs friendly (Bernd Schmidt)
    o A few more of Arjan's compile fixes (Arjan)
    o NFS writeback fixes (Trond)
    o Shared memory compatibility glitch with libc5 (me)
    | Also stuck in the DIPC used constants so we dont borrow them
    | by accident.
    o Posix locking bugs (Jamie Lokier)
    o VM go faster stripes (Stephen Tweedie)

    Differences between 2.1.131ac6 and 2.1.131ac7

    o Forward ported the Multitech ISI driver to 2.1.x (me)
    o VFAT rename fix (Alexander Viro)
    o Makefile fix for misc modules only (Nick Holloway)
    o Small swapping fix (Stephen Tweedie)
    o Masq fix (Juanjo)
    o Config cleanups (Riley, me, others)
    o 3c509 registers its IRQ by device name as do other net devs
    (Joeri van Dooren)
    o Fix warning in init.c (Nils Jensen)
    o SCSI disk fixed bug when using certain numbers of drives (Jirka)
    o Initio SCSI driver (Initio & Bas Vermeulen)
    o RCPCI45 driver forward ported (me)

    Differences between 2.1.131ac5 and 2.1.131ac6

    o fixes for irda/KERNELD->KMOD (Niels Jensen)
    o Opti 924 sound driver improvements (Torsten Duwe)
    o COSA driver update (Yenya)
    o SMP deadlock (Amnon Shiloh)
    o Missing lock; on btrl for scheduler (Ingo Molnar)
    o Memory check is now done after parsing user line, also MB not Mb
    (assorted pedants)
    o Updated ipchains url (Rusty)
    o Incorrect printk in NCR5380 driver (Mark Cooke)
    o More compile configuration fixes (Arjan/me)

    Differences between 2.1.131ac4 and 2.1.131ac5

    o IRDA merge (Dag)
    | For those wondering 'feature freeze', you'll note that the
    | actual kernel impact of these patches on the existing code is
    | 3 lines. Two of which are #ifdef and #endif....
    o Assorted compile fixes - especially for Alpha (various)
    o Further rmdir cleanups (Alexander Viro)
    o VM updates (Rik,Stephen)
    o IDE reset/assorted timer wrap fixes (Jens Axboe)
    o knfsd cache handling bug fix (David Mansfield)
    o Masq update (Juanjo)
    o Message queues can be bigger and are tunable via /proc (Peeter Joot)
    | Note - this has libc compatibility issues but only if you set the
    | queue sizes bigger than 64K. So the as shipped kernel is back
    | compatible. (if its not shout now)
    o Moved some PCI ethernet drivers into the PCI section
    o ps/aux preprocessor tweak
    o Extra SMC card added to pci defs
    o Another bunch of compile combination fixes from Arjan (not all he
    sent are in but most)
    o CONFIG_SMP (Michael Chastain)

    Differences between 2.1.131ac3 and 2.1.131ac4

    o AIC7xxx fix (indirectly Doug Ledford)
    o ad1816 sound update (Thorsten Knabe)
    o MAXMEM used is displayed if limited (Ingo)
    o Missing/extra restore flag/cli stuff cleaned up (Oleg Drokin)
    o Const cleanups for parport (Tim Waugh)
    o Serial double setup crash fix (Ted Tso)
    o Some netsyms changes for more compiles (Arjan/Me)
    o Config.h fixes (Niels Jensen)
    o tunelp location correction (Andrea Arcangeli)
    o nbd mods to start getting md over nbd workable (Pavel)
    o Some ide-scsi drivers do have LUN's - reverse the patch for that
    pending a better way to spot multilun ide
    o Alpha lock definiton fix when SMP=1
    o NCR MCA motherboard NCR539C94 SCSI support (Tym)

    Differences between 2.1.131ac2 and 2.1.131ac3

    o There is a boot option "noapic" for booting SMP machines that
    the IO APIC code doesnt work on. All IRQ's end up on CPU0 ala 2.0
    if this is set (Tigran Aivazian)
    o COSA bug fix (Yenya)
    o IDE drivers in ide-scsi have but one LUN (Dave Woodhouse)
    o Multisound updates (Andrew Veliath)
    o 8390 deadlock fix (me)
    o Updated bttv documentation slightly (me)
    o Unixware disk slices (Krzysztof G. Baranowski)
    o ARM merge (Russ King)
    o Kernel NFSD fixes (assorted)
    o Big file handle sets done right (Bill Hawes, Stephen Tweedie)
    o Updated DECnet project URL (Steve Whitehouse)
    o Fix for MTU problems in the z85230 driver. (me)
    o Sound could blow up when fed negative sizes. (Oleg Drokin)

    Differences between 2.1.131 and 2.1.131ac2

    o Current egcs assembler fixes (partially complete)
    o More time wrap fixes
    o Better CPU detection
    o SYS5 IPC cleanup
    o SYS5 shared memory size configurable
    o OpenBSD partitions
    o setuid directory bits not reset wrongly
    o Bridge has a nice /proc
    o Support for big file arrays (will be replaced by a nice solution
    from Bill Hawes/Stephen Tweedie next time)
    o Sysctl can tune rtsignal queues
    o Bogus icmp reporting is sysctl controllable
    o IPX networking autobinds.
    o Minor sunrpc fixes
    o make checkhelp
    o AVL tree for programs with large numbers of VMAs (eg netscape/X)
    o More configurations actually compile (not all Arjans stuff is done yet)
    o TDA9580 support in the tv driver
    o 8390 and 3c509 drivers are more SMP safe (bug in 8390 see bottom)
    o 8390 based cards dont crash on unload (ne2000/wd etc)
    o 8390 drivers with register maps are typed right (680x0 stuff)
    o v1.03 EPIC driver (the one Linus hates 8))
    o SMC token ring driver (doesnt work yet)
    o Work around for sound crashes with VIA chipsets
    o Parport doesnt hang on boot probe with a qcam-vc attached
    o SCSI supports IBM PS/2 bus ordering (backward to PC)
    o Updated lance driver
    o Can't generate files over 2Gig long on vfat/fat
    o ISOfs ident fixes/DVD size handling.
    o Some of the knfsd fixes (hopefully all merged for ac3)
    o SyncPPP mtu bug fix
    o COSA wan card driver (up to dual 10Mbit)
    o AD1816 series sound card support
    o Newer AWE32 driver
    o More modular sound docs (including an update)
    o OPL3SA2 crash bug fixed
    o NoName sound crash bug fix
    o Credit file updates
    o IRQ settable in busmouse/msbusmouse
    o SMP friendly 3c501 driver (sorry had to be done)

    --- drivers/net/8390.c~ Thu Dec 3 15:57:49 1998
    +++ drivers/net/8390.c Thu Dec 3 19:34:44 1998
    @@ -135,8 +135,8 @@
    extern inline void unlock_8390_page(struct device *dev)
    struct ei_device *ei_local = (struct ei_device *) dev->priv;
    - enable_irq(dev->irq);
    + enable_irq(dev->irq);
    #define lock_8390_page(x)
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