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SubjectLinux 2.4.25-pre5


Here is -pre5.

This version fixes the "memory filled with unfreeable inodes" problem
which occurs on high memory machines in some workloads. That is the last
big problem 2.4 VM had with highmem I believe.

It contains a few other important fixes:
- fixes a SMP deadlock introduced during 2.4.23 (which could hang the
machine on high filesystem activity).
- fixes a memory allocation deadlock in USB

Amongst others.

Please test it!

Detailed changelog follows

Summary of changes from v2.4.25-pre4 to v2.4.25-pre5

o ia64 update

o Add AGP support for Radeon IGP 345M

o Fix ext3/quota deadlock

o i2c cleanups:
o i2c cleanup: saa7146.h should include i2c-old.h, not i2c.h
o i2c cleanup: i2c-core fixes

o [ACPI] fix smpboot.c mis-merge

o Cset exclude:|ChangeSet|20040109135735|05388
o Fix microcode update compilation error
o Fix Makefile typo

o [PPC64] Improved NVRAM handling
o [PPC64] Buffer error log entries in NVRAM

o microcode update

o USB ioctl fixes (vicam.c, w9968cf.c)

o [PPC64] Fix a compile warning that becomes an error with gcc 3.4

o SiS Framebuffer driver update

o ips SCSI driver update

Adrian Bunk:
o fix CONFIG_DS1742 entry
o remove REPORT_LUNS from cpqfcTSstructs.h
o disallow modular CONFIG_COMX

Alan Cox:
o Fix USB hangs
o Minimal fix for the R128 drivers

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz:
o create /proc/ide/hdX/capacity only once

Ben Collins:
o [IEEE1394]: Fix bug in updating configrom

David Engebretsen:
o [PPC64] Distribute processing of hypervisor events over all processors

David Woodhouse:
o Fix SMP deadlock in __wait_on_freeing_inode() (introduced during 2.4.23)

Hugh Dickins:
o tmpfs readdir does not update dir atime

Paul Mackerras:
o [PPC64] Remove some unnecessary code from arch/ppc64/kernel/prom.c
o [PPC64] Make /dev/sda3 the default root device (rather than sda2)
o [PPC64] Add functions to update and manage flash ROM under Linux on pSeries
o [PPC64] Update defconfig and the example configs

Pete Zaitcev:
o Unhork ymfpci broken by hasty janitors

Rik van Riel:
o Reclaim inodes with highmem pages when low on memory

Tom Rini:
o PPC32: Add support for the CPCI-405 board
o PPC32: Fix cross-compilation from Solaris or Cygwin
o PPC32: s/CONFIG_SMC2_UART/CONFIG_8xx_SMC2/g to match the code

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