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    SubjectLinux 2.4.25-pre5

    Hi,

    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
    ============================================

    <bjorn.helgaas:hp.com>:
    o ia64 Configure.help update

    <davej:redhat.com>:
    o Add AGP support for Radeon IGP 345M

    <jack:ucw.cz>:
    o Fix ext3/quota deadlock

    <khali:linux-fr.org>:
    o i2c cleanups: Config.in
    o i2c cleanup: saa7146.h should include i2c-old.h, not i2c.h
    o i2c cleanup: i2c-core fixes

    <len.brown:intel.com>:
    o [ACPI] fix smpboot.c mis-merge http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1706

    <marcelo:logos.cnet>:
    o Cset exclude: rtjohnso@eecs.berkeley.edu|ChangeSet|20040109135735|05388
    o Fix microcode update compilation error
    o Fix Makefile typo

    <moilanen:austin.ibm.com>:
    o [PPC64] Improved NVRAM handling
    o [PPC64] Buffer error log entries in NVRAM

    <nitin.a.kamble:intel.com>:
    o microcode update

    <rtjohnso:eecs.berkeley.edu>:
    o USB ioctl fixes (vicam.c, w9968cf.c)

    <sfr:au1.ibm.com>:
    o [PPC64] Fix a compile warning that becomes an error with gcc 3.4

    <thomas:winischhofer.net>:
    o SiS Framebuffer driver update

    <xose:wanadoo.es>:
    o ips SCSI driver update

    Adrian Bunk:
    o fix CONFIG_DS1742 Config.in 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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