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SubjectLinux 2.4.4-ac2
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This release is mostly meant for further eyes to check for merge errors. It
boots but thats about all I'd guarantee. I plan to do just the fixups for
2.4.4 bugs and then back out some of the existing changes that don't help
much - notably some of the VM tuning isnt gaining us anything but multiple
bad implementations.

2.4.4-ac2
o Remove some spurious whitespace differences (me)
between trees
o Make the VIA timer reload check test avoid (me)
tripping on a timer as it rolls back to zero
o Drop dasdfmt man page changes (dos ^M noise) (me)
o Drop experimental iee1284 pnp module loading (me)
o Revert pcnet32 chance causing compile errors (me)
o Remove wrong __init in sunhme (Dave Miller)
o Fix overlarge udely in aironet4500 (Arjan van de Ven)
o Remove non existant parameter from aironet4500 (Keith Owens)
o Kill duplicate aic7xxx include (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Fix pci2220i scsi compile bug (Matt Domsch)
o Fix module exception race on Alpha (Andrea Arcangeli)
o Disable broken large vmalloc support on Alpha (Andrea Arcangeli)
o Remove dead ia64 config entries (Steven Cole)
o Add kbuild list info to MAINTAINERS (Steven Cole)
o linux appletalk list has moved (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
o Revert wrong mount changes in 2.4.4 (Andries Brouwer)
o Revert drivers/scsi/scsi.c change in 2.4.4 (me)
that subtly broke about 15 drivers
o Fix typo in slab.h (Pavel Machek)
o More correct child favouring fork behaviour (Peter Österlund)
o Only apply pci fixups if there is a VIA 686B (Charl Botha)
o Fix GDT padding error introduced by PnPBIOS (Brian Gerst)
support
o Fix UML build without CONFIG_PT_PROXY (Jeff Dike)
o dmfe wasnt calling dev_alloc_skb (Tobias Ringstrom)
o Further Configure.help fixups (Steven Cole)
o Move pci_enable_device earlier in trident (Marcus Meissner)

2.4.4-ac1
o Merge with Linus 2.4.4
| This wasnt entirely trivial so this is the only
| stuff in this patch
| The following stuff has been switched to the Linus branch
| in the merge: uhci, dcache atomicity, raw I/O
2.4.3-ac14
o Merge read-only vxfs reading support (Christoph Hellwig)
o Fix missing return in broken_apm_power (Alex Riesen)
o Remove bogus rwsem hacks from usbdevice_fs.h (Alex Riesen)
o Fix umount/sync_inodes race (Al Viro)
o Make new xircom driver report when promisc used (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix acenic PCI flag set up (Phil Copeland)
o Make nfs smart about passing max file sizes (Trond Myklebust)
o Add initrd support to User Mode Linux (Jeff Dike)
o Fix timer irq race in User Mode Linux (Jeff Dike)
o Fix UML for semaphore changes (Jeff Dike)
o Update thw W9966 parallel port camera driver (Jakob Kemi)
o Further dmfe SMP fixups (Tobias Ringstrom)
o Kernel manual pages in man9 (Tim Waugh)
o Work around BIOSes that implement E801 sizing
but don't implement the CX/DX values part (Michael Miller)
o Fix atp driver build (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix irda poll handling (Dag Brattli)
o Remove unused buggy pdc202xx code (Arjan van de Ven)
o Clean up iphase ATM (Arnaldo Carvalho
de Melo)
o Setup slave PDC20265 controller on fasttrak (Arjan van de Ven)
as normal IDE
o Add __init/__initdata to most net driver (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
version info
o SDDR09 config entry was missing (Phil Stracchino)
o Configure.help NFS updates (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Netfilter updates (Rusty Russell and co)
o Update 2.4 ipconfig to support dhcp (Eric Biederman)
o es1371 setup updates/error check/pci bits (Marcus Meissner)
o Fix buzzing ymfpci (Nick Brown)
o Update nm256 audio driver (Marcus Meissner)
o Blacklist updates (Arjan van de Ven)

2.4.3-ac13
o Switch to NOVERS symbols for rwsem (me)
| Called from asm blocks so they can't be versioned
o Fix gcc 2.95 building on rwsem (Niels Jensen)
o Fix cmsfs build (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Fix rio build/HZ setup (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
o Fix PPP filtering dependancy in config (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
2.4.3-ac12
o Rewrite the i2o post handling code to fix (me)
DMA memory scribbles
o Handle IOP constipation in the i2o_block layer (me)
o Fix bugs in the i2o table query causing reboots (me)
in i2o_proc on the DPT card
o Add quirks for i2o cards that handle large I/O (me)
queues badly [Promise supertrak100]
o Add cache heuristics to the I2O block driver (me)
| We don't cache large writes (assume seq)
| We writeback small writes (random, metadata)
o Disable use of writeback caching if there is (me)
no battery backup
o Merge Linus 2.4.4pre6
o Further semaphore fixes (David Howells)
o Correct 'void main' to 'int main' in rtc doc (Jesper Juhl)
o Hopefully fix bugtraq reported netfilter ftp
flaw
o Fix unistd.h for ARM (Russell King)
o Fix pre-emption of rt tasks (Nigel Gamble)
o Fix revalidation bugs in cciss/cpqarray (Charles White)
when rereading partitions
o Acenic updates (Jes Sorensen)
o Fix MAINTAINERS sort order (David Woodhouse)
o Restore DVDRAM fix with cdrom init fix too (Jens Axboe)
o Fix irda disconnect timeout bug (Dag Brattli)
o Experimentally reap dead swap harder (Dave Miller)
o Remove dead low mtu checks from drivers (Arnaldo Carvalho de
Melo)
o Add missing sk_chk_filter export (Byeong-ryeol Kim)
o Quieten pci printks, send them to log (Arjan van de Ven)
o Hopefully fix fastrak oops (me)
2.4.3-ac11
o Merge Linus 2.4.4pre5
o Back out problem dvdram changes
o Make reiserfs use daemonize (Chris Mason)
o Fix lvm map buglet (Jens Axboe)
o tms380 driver fixes (Adam Fritzler)
o Fix up duplicate configs and other glitches (Steven Cole)
o Fix pcnet32 printk format bug (me)
o ISDN driver further small update/fixes (me)
o Fix bounce buffer deadlock on bh allocs (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix fbmem merge glitch (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o Version string cleanups on net devices (Jeff Garzik)
o Update ext2 documentation (Andreas Dilger)
o Add MCE support for AMD Athlon/Duron (Dave Jones)
o Further SDLA tidying (me)
o Update Configure.help maintainers (Steven Cole, Eric
Raymond)
o Tulip update (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix sound config to use right symnames (Eric Raymond)
o Further dmfe fixes (Tobias Ringstrom,
Frank Davis
Jeff Garzik)
o Parport probe cleanups (Tim Waugh)
o Fix a few configure items (Eric Raymond)
o Fix cmsfs nonbuild (me)


2.4.3-ac10
o Merge Linus 2.4.4pre4
o Apply the i960 quirk to the DPT I2O controllers (me)
o Etrax100 updates (Bjorn Wesen)
o Fix skge memory leak (Jes Sorensen)
o Handle reiserfs log overflow error (Chris Mason)
o Merge JFFS2 (compressing log flash file system) (David Woodhouse)
o Merge contributed help texts for options (Eric Raymond,
Steven Cole)
o Further screen blanking fixes (Mikael Pettersson)
o Further binfmt elf DLINFO fixes/alignment (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
o Fix reboot notifier unregister in aic7xxx (Arjan van de Ven)
o Fix orinoco_cs build on powerpc (David Gibson)
o Neomagic audio didn't call pci_enable_device (Marcus Meissner)
o Remove superblock file size setting for 2Gb (Al Viro)
default size file systems
o Merge UML gprof support (Jeff Dike)
o Clean up UML slip code (Jeff Dike)
o Allow UML attach to already running debuggers (Jeff Dike)
o Reorder frame buffer probes (Geert Uytterhoeven)
o Add __init calls to bluesmoke.c (Dave Jones)
o Add missing pci_enable_device to toshoboe (Marcus Meissner)
o Updated AFFS file system (Roman Zippel)
o DVD-RAM fixes (Jens Axboe)
o Further sundance driver fixes (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix qlogicfc warning (Dave Miller)
o Fix sign handling error in scsi_ioctl (me)
| Found by the Stanford validator
o Fix sign handling error in af_decnet (me)
| Found by the Stanford validator
o Fixed I2O posts to be uninterruptible (me)
o Stop IDE layer eating Supertrak slave PDC20265 (me)
o Work around the DPT I2O controller exploding
when asked to quiesce. (me)

2.4.3-ac9
o Fix ac8 pnpbios build bug (me)
o Fix ac8 sysrq build bug (me)
o Fix uml for new semaphores (Jeff Dike)
o Attempt to flush low memory buffers when short
of bounce space on highmem machines (Marcelo Tosatti)
o Kill old filesystem_setup function (Al Viro)
o Small pnp bios tidy up (me)

2.4.3-ac8
o Restore wan router features backed out by the (me)
sangoma stuff Linus merged
o Clean up #ifdefs in Sangoma code a bit (me)
o Fix missing kmalloc return checks in Sangoma (me)
o Fix d_flags bit setting in knfsd (Mikael Pettersson)
o Turn on winchip MCE (Dave Jones)
o IRDA USB driver fixups (Dag Brattli,
Philipp Rumpf, Jean Tourrilhes)
o Tidy up cpu capability mask reporting (Rogier Wolff)
o Refix icmp gcc warnings (Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz)
o Remove 2.0 ioremap hacks from ISDN layer (Kai Germaschewski)
o Fix request_region ranges on hisax/bkm_a8 (Roland Klabunde)
o Add rx fifo overlfow handling to pci hisax (Werner Cornelius)
o Hysdn driver updates (Ulrich Albrecht)
o Rewrite cisco hdlc keepalive code (Bjoern Zeeb,
Kai Germaschewski)
o Document CONFIG_TMSISA (Jochen Friedrich)
o Fix emu10k memory leak (Hugh Dickins)
o Fix i810 audio SMP lockups (Doug Ledford)
o Merge binfmt_elf changes for PPC (Benjamin Herrenschmidt)
o Make sysrq keybindings a clean API (Crutcher Dunvant)
| I think I caught all the sysrq updates from after
| the patch was written and got them right - please check
o Merge PnP bios enumeration and PnP BIOS (Christian Schmidt,
parport support (Tom Lees, David Hinds, Gunther Mayer)
o Bit more experimental work on fixing bounce (Marcelo Tosatti, me)
buffers
2.4.3-ac7
o Updated VIA quirk handling for the chipset (Andre Hedrick,
flaws George Breese)
| Experimental version removed
| VIA users should check this kernel -carefully-!!!!
o Remove KT7 dma kill (me)
| See above note
o Merge Linus 2.4.4pre3
o Fix winchip1 oops in mtrr from previous change (me)
o Add winchip3 support to mtrr/oostore (me)
o Fix the Zoran driver build (me)
| This is still not up to date with the master copy
| that is intentional - first things first.
o Fix CONFIG_WINCHIP kernel crash on cpu with (me)
fxsave
o Fix UML options help bug (Jeff Dike)
o Fix pte corruption in user mode linux (Jeff Dike)
o Fix gdb and terminal initialisation in UML (Jeff Dike)
o UML code cleanup (Jeff Dike)
o Fix saved register corruption in UML (Jeff Dike)
o Add pci_disable_device (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix a slight bug in the parport help (Tim Waugh)
o Hopefully fix the sb1000 driver irq support (James Anderson)
o Fix missing signal lock in keventd (Manfred Spraul)
o Fix module build with io debugging on (Markus Kossmann)
o Fix dcache flag atomicty (Al Viro)
o Make cs4281 use pci_set_dma_mask, clean up (Jeff Garzik)
wrappers
o Use pci_set_dma_mask on maestro3 (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix 3270 driver build bug (Dick Hitt)
o Fix accidental sb driver bug revert (Jeff Garzik)
o Clean up PCI dependancies in sound drivers (Jeff Garzik)
o Update synclink driver (Paul Fulghum)
o rtl8139 driver update (Jeff Garzik)
o Update ps/2 esdi fixes to correct DMA access (Hal Duston)
o More aha1542 code marked __init (Matthias Hanisch)
o More random.c code marked __init (Matthias Hanisch)
2.4.3-ac6
o Remove tables.h include from fatfs_syms (OGAWA Hirofumi)
o Update UML (Jeff Dike)
o Protect more __KERNEL__ only stuff from (Phil Copeland)
asm-alpha/io.h
o Fix sound/Config.in bug with ARM (Russell King)
o Update network drivers for ARM bits (Russell King)
| 8390, pcnet_cs, tulip
o Fix umount cleanups (Al Viro)
o Merge aic7xxx driver 6.11 (Justin Gibbs)
o Added support for the pentium machine check (me)
| Also including thermal check
o Add support for the winchip machine check (me)
o Fix mtrr support of the WinChip2 (me)
| Existing code set uncachable not write gathering on winchip2
o Support weak ordering mode on winchip cpus (me)
2.4.3-ac5
o Merge Linus 2.4.4pre1
o New rwsem implementation (David Howells)
o Fix rwsem compile problem (me)
o Fix bust_spinlocks build fail if !CONFIG_VT (me)
o Merge Linus 2.4.4pre2 except for ipv6
o Fix the corner case non zeroing bug in (me)
copy_from_user for x86

2.4.3-ac4
o Fix corruption case in ext2 inode handling (Ingo Molnar, Al Viro)
o Merge user mode linux port (Jeff Dike)
o Remove some surplus ifdefs from init/main.c (me)
o Update nwfpe (Russell King)
o Fix ps2esdi driver (Hal Duston)
o Update ARM documentation (Russell King)
o Update Symbios 53c8xx driver (Gérard Roudier)
o ARM frame buffer update (Russell King)
o Update ARM bootstrap code (Russell King)
o Eicon driver fix (Armin Schindler)
o Update S/390 Documentation (Utz Bacher, Carsten
o Update S/390 math emulation Otte, Holger Smolinski
o S/390 tape driver Martin Schwidefsky
o PAGEX support for Linux/390 under VM and probably others)
o General S/390 fixes
o Update S/390 tty drivers
o Update S/390 irq handling
o Update S/390 channel driver
o Update S/390 include files
o Update S/390 networking drivers
o Update S/390 DASD drivers
o Update S/390 mm to match generic mm changes
o Update S/390 makefiles
o Catch another subspecies of misidentifying CD (Bob Mende Pie)
o Fix bluesmoke formatting (Solar Designer)
o Fix rx error handling in rtl8139 (Jeff Garzik)
o Update paths to e2fsprogs (Steven Cole)
o Fix proc alloc map locking (Tom Leete)
o Console blanking fix (continued..) (Mikael Pettersson)
o ARM tools update (Russell King)
o Update ARM includes (Russell King)
o Update ARM sound drivers (Russell King)
o Update the shark ARM support (Alexander Schulz)
o Update SA1100 support (Russell King,
Nicolas Pitre)
o Update ARM make and config files (Russell King)
o Update ARM mm/fault handling (Russell King)
o Update ARM network driver config (Russell King)
o Misc ARM updates (Russell King)
o Update ARM footbridge code (Russell King)
o EBSA ISA bus fixups (Russell King)
o Fix agp copy_from_user bug (Dawson Engler)
o Correct devfs docs on /dev/sg (Herbert Xu)
o /dev/sg doc update (Douglas Gilbert)

2.4.3-ac3
o Fix console unblank from suspend bug (Mikael Pettersson)
o Fix unmap_buffer() race (Al Viro)
o Add a proper dmi blacklist (me)
o Fix alpha build for new mm changes (Ivan Kokshaysky)
o Resync setup-bus.c to pick up Alpha Noritake (Ivan Kokshaysky)
fixes
o Fix swap accounting for major faults (Marcelo Tosatti)
o Add some bigendian support and voodoo5 support (Ani Joshi)
to tdfxfb
o Fix failing build with CONFIG_VT=n (Jason McMullan)
o Fix some corner cases in iso9660 support (Andreas Eckleder)
for symlinks and XA attriubtes
o Fix NTFS and quota sparc build problems on -ac (Steve Ralston)
o Resync to the Linus serial.c + B9600 fix (me)
o Avoid nasties with OHCI controller gets no IRQ (Arjan van de Ven)
assigned
o Pull problem lance change (Jeff Garzik)
o Fix SMP lockup in usbdevfs (Tony Hoyle)
o Firestream atm update (Patrick van de Lageweg)

2.4.3-ac2
o Add the VIA C3 to the mtrr/setup code (Dave Jones)
o Report PAE mode oopses better (Ingo Molnar)
o Fix zap_low_mappings on PAE (Hugh Dickins)
o Tidy up parport resource handling, fix bug (Tim Waugh)
o Add series 6 backpack driver support (Tim Waugh)
o Make lockd use daemonize() (Paul Mundt)
o Fix aicasm to specify -I flags needed on some (Mads Jørgensen)
distributions
o Add docbook manual on bus independant I/O (Matthew Wilcox)
| + a few additional notes I added
o Make the VIA superIO driver honour the (Tim Waugh)
irq/dma settings passed
o Update mpt fusion drivers (Steve Ralston)
o Add reiserfs maintainer entries (Steven Cole)
o Experimental driver for communcation class USB (Brad Hards)
| eg Broadcom and Ericsson USB cable modems
o I2O updates, report SMART errors on i2o_block (Boji Kannanthanam)
o Fix shm locking, races on swapping, accounting (Stephen Tweedie)
and swapout of already mapped pages
o Clean up REPORTING-BUGS (Steven Cole)
o Fix ACM handling of CLOCAL (Vojtech Pavlik)
o Fix sparc64 module_map/vfree bug (Hugh Dickins)
o Fix scsi race on requeued requests (Mark Hemment)
o Tulip driver update (Jeff Garzik)
o Update bmac and gmac driver (Cort Dougan)
o Winbond w9966cf webcam parport driver (Jakob Kemi)
2.4.3-ac1
o Merge Linus 2.4.3 final, diff versus 2.4.3 (me)

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