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SubjectLinux 2.4.27-pre2

Here goes the second pre release of 2.4.27.

It contains m68k/SPARC, XFS and networking updates, big PCI hotplug
update, gcc3 fixes, riva fixes, IDE update, amongst others.

Please read the detailed changelog

Summary of changes from v2.4.27-pre1 to v2.4.27-pre2

o [TG3]: Fix typo in TG3_TSO_FW_RODATA_ADDR definition

o Blue line in nVidia framebuffer (rivafb)

o [CRYPTO]: Add suuport for keyed digests
o [CRYPTO]: Add Michael MIC algorithm

o [XFS] Correct the (file size >= stripe unit) check inside xfs_iomap_write_delay. It was comparing the file size, in bytes, against the stripe unit size, in FSBs.

o [TG3]: Jumbo frames and FTQ reset patch
o [TG3]: Fix jumbo frame PHY programming

Andrea Arcangeli:
o Fix page-free-at-IRQ context BUG

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz:
o IDE PCI: fix support for PIO modes w/o IORDY flow control
o serverworks.c: fix DMA for OSB4 (Patrick Wildi)
o generic PCI IDE support for more Toshiba Piccolo chips (Daniel Drake)

Chas Williams:
o [ATM]: get atm_guess_pdu2truesize() right
o [ATM]: [nicstar] using dev_alloc_skb() (reported by Johnston,
o [ATM]: [fore200e] 0.3e version by Christophe Lizzi (
o [ATM]: [fore200e] make tasklet use configurable

Chris Wright:
o [IPV4]: Fix return value on MCAST_MSFILTER error case

Christoph Hellwig:
o [XFS] use kmem_alloc for noaddr buffers
o [XFS] kill the pagebuf vs xfs_buf confusion
o [XFS] really kill the pagebuf vs xfs_buf confusion
o [XFS] clarify pagebuf page lookup logic
o [XFS] cleanup pagebuf flag usage and simplify pagebuf_free
o [XFS] close external blockdevice after final flush

David S. Miller:
o [TG3]: Just completely delete the disabled FTQ reset code
o [SPARC64]: Kill cast as lvalue usage in pgd/pmd macros
o [SPARC64]: Fix rest of cast as lvalue usage in sparc64 code
o [TG3]: Kill 'force' arg to tg3_phy_reset, it is always set
o [TG3]: At start of tg3_phy_copper_begin, force phy out of loopback mode
o [TG3]: Do not allow illegal ethtool advertisement bits
o [SPARC64]: Export prom_palette
o [TG3]: Add missing 5704 BX workaround, and fix typo in autoneg fix
o [TG3]: Set GRC_MISC_CFG prescaler more safely
o [TG3]: Fix serdes cfg programming on 5704
o [TG3]: When link is down, set stats coalescing ticks to zero
o [TG3]: Wait a bit for BMSR/BMCR bits to settle in PHY setup
o [TG3]: Verify link advertisement correctly on 10/100 only chips
o [TG3]: All 5705 chips need PHY reset on link-down
o [TG3]: More PHY programming fixes
o [TG3]: Bump driver version and reldate
o [TG3]: Print list of important probed capabilities at driver load
o [TG3]: Two PHY fixes
o [TG3]: Kill uninitialized var warning
o [TG3]: Reset fixes
o [TG3]: Update driver version and release date
o [SPARC]: Use 64 for KERN_SPARC_SCONS_PWROFF to prevent 2.6.x conflicts
o [TG3]: Update driver version and reldate
o [TG3]: Undo comment typo fix, it was wrong
o [SPARC64]: Fix zero-extension issues wrt. {pgd,pmd}_val()
o [SPARC64]: Update defconfig

David Stevens:
o [IPV4]: Fix IGMP version number and timer printing for procfs

Dely Sy:
o SHPC and PCI Express hot-plug drivers for 2.4 kernel
o PCI Hotplug: SHPC & PCI-E hot-plug fixes

Eric Brower:
o [SPARC]: Add sysctl to control serial console power-off restrictions
o [SPARC64]: HDIO_DRIVE_TASK is a compatible ioctl

Eric Sandeen:
o [XFS] Use pgoff_t for page indices, and remove some other type confusion
o [XFS] New PFLAGS_RESTORE_FSTRANS macro to restore only FSTRANS state from saved state.

Geert Uytterhoeven:
o [NET]: Make pktgen depend upon procfs
o NCR53C9x unused SCp.have_data_in
o M68k TLB fixes
o Amiga A2065 Ethernet debug

Grant Grundler:
o [TG3]: Fix comment typo

Harald Welte:
o [NETFILTER]: Add more debug info to TFTP helper

Hideaki Yoshifuji:
o [IPV6]: Mark MLDv2 report as known
o [IPV6]: Use IANA icmpv6 type for MLDv2 report

Jakub Bogusz:
o rivafb 16bpp text background colour fix

Jamal Hadi Salim:
o [NET_SCHED]: Check for NULL opt in dsmark_init

Jeff Garzik:
o [TG3]: Dump NIC-specific statistics via ethtool

Jon Oberheide:
o [CRYPTO]: ARC4 config help clarification

Marcel Holtmann:
o [Bluetooth] Allow normal users to release the previous created TTY
o [Bluetooth] Fix race in RX complete routine of the USB drivers
o [Bluetooth] Make use of request_firmware() for the 3Com driver
o [Bluetooth] Add UART protocol id's for 3-Wire and H4DS

Marcelo Tosatti:
o Andrew Morton: __free_pages_ok() stress testing
o Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre2

Matt Porter:
o ppc32: fix head_44x.S copyrights

Nathan Scott:
o [XFS] Fix a very hard-to-hit, small-block-size only corruption
o [XFS] Fix delayed write buffer handling to use the correct list interfaces, add validity checks, remove unused code, fix comments.
o [XFS] Make buffer error checking consistent, add a value range check
o [XFS] Return the right error code on an ACL xattr version mismatch
o [XFS] Allow xfsbufd flush intervals to take immediate effect after changing the flush sysctl value. Fix from Bart Samwel.
o [XFS] Clear the superblock dirty flag after flushing the log in sync_super.
o [XFS] Fix vmtruncate abuse in the XFS setattr ATTR_SIZE operation
o [XFS] make return value type for read() really ssize_t
o [XFS] Define a new superblock field for more feature bits
o [XFS] Fix debug builds - need sb_features2 details in the endian translation code.
o Remove a bk ignored XFS cvs directory, accidentally added
o Fix typo in delayed allocate buffer count reporting (sysrq-m)
o Minor updates to XFS documentation
o [XFS] Fix fsync regression resulting from moving data flushing out from under the IOLOCK.
o [XFS] Remove extraneous vmtruncate call, missed in earlier merge
o [XFS] Remove xfs_iaccess checks on security extended attribute namespace, done outside the filesystem.

Russell Cattelan:
o [XFS] Fix for the xfs dir2 rebalance bug

Rusty Russell:
o [NETFILTER]: Missing ip_rt_put in ipt_MASQUERADE

Sridhar Samudrala:
o [SCTP] Fix typo in entry name of the remove_proc_entry() call
o [SCTP] Update sctp_ulpevent structure to include assoc pointer and
o [SCTP] Avoid the use of constant SCTP_IP_OVERHEAD to determin the max data size in a SCTP packet.
o [SCTP] Cleanup sctp_packet and sctp_outq infrastructure
o [SCTP] Partial Reliability Extension support
o [SCTP] Propagate error from sctp_proc_init. (Olaf Kirch)

Stephen C. Tweedie:
o fix O(N^2) dquot sync behaviour

Takayoshi Kochi:
o PCI Hotplug: acpiphp unable to power off slots

Takayoshi Kouchi:
o PCI Hotplug: acpiphp cleanup patch for 2.4.23-pre4

William Lee Irwin III:
o Joel Becker: Fix summit crash: cpu_present_to_apicid() bound checking

Zwane Mwaikambo:
o fix module load with gcc3.3.3
o Fix typo in include/linux/compiler.h

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