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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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