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SubjectLinux 2.4.17-rc1

Hi,

I've just copied 2.4.17-rc1 to ftp.kernel.org... Its mirroring yet,
probably.

Well, I want people with the "unfreeable" buffer/cache problem to confirm
with me that 2.4.17-rc1 is working ok.

The same change which should fix that problem also should make 2.4 a bit
less "swap happy".


rc1:

- Finish MODULE_LICENSE fixups for fs/nls (Mark Hymers)
- Console race fix (Andrew Morton/Robert Love)
- Configure.help update (Eric S. Raymond)
- Correctly fix Direct IO bug (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
- Turn off aacraid debugging (Alan Cox)
- Added missing spinlocking in do_loopback() (Alexander Viro)
- Added missing __devexit_p() in i82092
pcmcia driver (Keith Owens)
- ns83820 zerocopy bugfix (Benjamin LaHaise)
- Fix VM problems where cache/buffers didn't get
freed (me)

pre8:

- ext3 quota fix (Neil Brown)
- Add __devexit_p() to ISDN driver (Kai Germaschewski)
- Declare missing function on fdomain.h (Eyal Lebedinsky)
- Add Sony Vaio PCG-Z600NE to broken APM
reporting blacklist (Kai Germaschewski)
- ns83820 driver update (Benjamin LaHaise)
- pas16 driver cleanup (Alan Cox)
- disable console flush on secondary CPUs on
IA64 (Andrew Morton)
- fix typo on parport's ChangeLog (Tim Waugh)
- fix use count for multiple queued requests on
closed fd (Douglas Gilbert)
- Check return value of get_user() on
set_vesa_blanking (Jeff Garzik)
- Remove asm/segment.h include from nbd (Jeff Garzik)
- Guard sysrq.h against multiple inclusion (Jeff Garzik)
- Minor PCI skeleton changes (Jeff Garzik)
- Add via rhine MMIO to Configure.help (Jeff Garzik)
- Jeff Garzik is not the via82cxxx driver
maintainer anymore: "No time, no hardware". (Jeff Garzik)
- Remove old tulip documentation (Jeff Garzik)
- Avoid direct IO's "misunderstanding" of which
block device it should use (Masanori Goto)
- Remove mcheck_init() call from processor
dependant code and put it in unified codepath (Dave Jones)
- Netfilter bugfixes (Harald Welte)


pre7:

- More USB updates (Greg KH)
- Add missing checks on shmat() (Christoph Rohland)
- ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
- Add aacraid driver (Alan Cox)
- Actually apply some of the Alan's changes
which were on pre6 changelog. (silly me)
- Clean up t128 SCSI driver (Alan Cox)
- Clean up dtc SCSI driver (Alan Cox)
- Undo lcall patch from -pre6 (me)
- More ISDN updates (Kai Germaschewski)

pre6:

- ISDN fixes (Kai Germaschewski)
- Eicon driver updates (Kai Germaschewski)
- ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
- Fix multithread coredump deadlock (Manfred Spraul)
- Support /dev/kmem access to vmalloc space (Marc Boucher)
- ext3 fixes/enhancements (Andrew Morton)
- Add IT8172G driver to Config.in/Makefile (Giacomo Catenazzi)
- Configure.help update (Eric S. Raymond)
- Create __devexit_p() function and use that on
drivers which need it to make it possible to
use newer binutils (Keith Owens)
- Make PCMCIA compile without PCI support (Paul Mackerras)
- Use copy_user_highpage instead copy_highpage
on COW path. (David S. Miller)
- Cacheline align some more performance
critical spinlocks (Anton Blanchard)
- sonypi driver update (Michael C.B. Ashley/Bob Donnelly)
- direct render for some SiS cards (Torsten Duwe/Alan Cox)
- full handling of the NFSv3 'jukebox' feature (Trond Myklebust)
- NFS performance improvements (Trond Myklebust)
- More parport fixes (Tim Waugh)
- Fix lots of core NCR5380 bugs (Alan Cox)
- NCR5380/PAS driver update (Alan Cox)
- Add aacraid to the SCSI list (Alan Cox)
- fdomain driver fixes (Alan Cox)

pre5:

- 8139too fixes (Andreas Dilger)
- sym53c8xx_2 update (Gerard Roudier)
- loopback deadlock bugfix (Jan Kara)
- Yet another devfs update (Richard Gooch)
- Enable K7 SSE (John Clemens)
- Make grab_cache_page return NULL instead
ERR_PTR: callers expect NULL on failure (Christoph Hellwig)
- Make ide-{disk-floppy} compile without
PROCFS support (Robert Love)
- Another ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
- indent NCR5380.{c,h}, g_NCR5380.{c,h}, plus
NCR5380 fix (Alan Cox)
- SPARC32/64 update (David S. Miller)
- Fix atyfb warnings (David S. Miller)
- Make bootmem init code correctly align
bootmem data (David S. Miller)
- Networking updates (David S. Miller)
- Fix scanning luns > 7 on SCSI-3 devices (Michael Clark)
- Add sparse lun hint for Chaparral G8324
Fibre-SCSI controller (Michael Clark)
- Really apply sg changes (me)
- Parport updates (Tim Waugh)
- ReiserFS updates (Vladimir V. Saveliev)
- Make AGP code scan all kinds of devices:
they are not always video ones (Alan Cox)
- EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS in floppy.c (Alan Cox)
- Pentium IV Hyperthreading support (Alan Cox)
pre4:

- Added missing tcp_diag.c and tcp_diag.h (me)

pre3:

- Enable ppro errata workaround (Dave Jones)
- Update tmpfs documentation (Christoph Rohland)
- Fritz!PCIv2 ISDN card support (Kai Germaschewski)
- Really apply ymfpci changes (Pete Zaitcev)
- USB update (Greg KH)
- Adds detection of more eepro100 cards (Troy A. Griffitts)
- Make ftruncate64() compliant with SuS (Andrew Morton)
- ATI64 fb driver update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
- Coda fixes (Jan Harkes)
- devfs update (Richard Gooch)
- Fix ad1848 breakage in -pre2 (Alan Cox)
- Network updates (David S. Miller)
- Add cramfs locking (Christoph Hellwig)
- Move locking of page_table_lock on expand_stack
before accessing any vma field (Manfred Spraul)
- Make time monotonous with gettimeofday (Andi Kleen)
- Add MODULE_LICENSE(GPL) to ide-tape.c (Mikael Pettersson)
- Minor cs46xx ioctl fix (Thomas Woller)

pre2:

- Remove userland header from bonding driver (David S. Miller)
- Create a SLAB for page tables on i386 (Christoph Hellwig)
- Unregister devices at shaper unload time (David S. Miller)
- Remove several unused variables from various
places in the kernel (David S. Miller)
- Fix slab code to not blindly trust cc_data():
it may be not valid on some platforms (David S. Miller)
- Fix RTC driver bug (David S. Miller)
- SPARC 32/64 update (David S. Miller)
- W9966 V4L driver update (Jakob Jemi)
- ad1848 driver fixes (Alan Cox/Daniel T. Cobra)
- PCMCIA update (David Hinds)
- Fix PCMCIA problem with multiple PCI busses (Paul Mackerras)
- Correctly free per-process signal struct (Dave McCracken)
- IA64 PAL/signal headers cleanup (Nathan Myers)
- ymfpci driver cleanup (Pete Zaitcev)
- Change NLS "licenses" to be "GPL/BSD" instead
only BSD. (Robert Love)
- Fix serial module use count (Russell King)
- Update sg to 3.1.22 (Douglas Gilbert)
- ieee1394 update (Ben Collins)
- ReiserFS fixes (Nikita Danilov)
- Update ACPI documentantion (Patrick Mochel)
- Smarter atime update (Andrew Morton)
- Correctly mark ext2 sb as dirty and sync it (Andrew Morton)
- IrDA update (Jean Tourrilhes)
- Count locked buffers at
balance_dirty_state(): Helps interactivity under
heavy IO workloads (Andrew Morton)
- USB update (Greg KH)
- ide-scsi locking fix (Christoph Hellwig)

pre1:

- Change USB maintainer (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
- Speeling fix for rd.c (From Ralf Baechle's tree)
- Updated URL for bigphysmem patch in v4l docs (Adrian Bunk)
- Add buggy 440GX to broken pirq blacklist (Arjan Van de Ven)
- Add new entry to Sound blaster ISAPNP list (Arjan Van de Ven)
- Remove crap character from Configure.help (Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
- Backout erroneous change to lookup_exec_domain (Christoph Hellwig)
- Update osst sound driver to 1.65 (Willem Riede)
- Fix i810 sound driver problems (Andris Pavenis)
- Add AF_LLC define in network headers (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
- block_size cleanup on some SCSI drivers (Erik Andersen)
- Added missing MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in some (Andreas Krennmair)
modules
- Add ->show_options() to super_ops and
implement NFS method (Alexander Viro)
- Updated i8k driver (Massimo Dal Zoto)
- devfs update (Richard Gooch)


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