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Subjectkernel status, 4 Aug 2005

At kernel summit I pledged to put out weekly where-we're-at summaries,
mainly so that subsystem maintainers could get an estimate of when the next
major kernel release will be, so they can plan their merge windows.

Of course, I don't have a clue when the next release will be because the
timing is driven by perception-of-stability. But I can guess.

Current kernel version:


ETA for 2.6.13:

August 12-19

Status of subsystem trees:

3190002 git-acpi.patch
68299 git-alsa.patch
96 git-arm.patch
100 git-arm-smp.patch
31799 git-audit.patch
113 git-cpufreq.patch
14257 git-cryptodev.patch
107590 git-drm.patch
122 git-drm-via.patch
112 git-ia64.patch
109 git-input.patch
32153 git-ipsec.patch
4781 git-jfs.patch
41254 git-kbuild.patch
21659 git-libata-adma-mwi.patch
17964 git-libata-chs-support.patch
36338 git-libata-ncq.patch
21535 git-libata-passthru.patch
3944 git-libata-promise-sata-pata.patch
91 git-libata-upstream-fixes.patch
85 git-libata-upstream.patch
96 git-mmc.patch
7729 git-mtd.patch
255866 git-netdev-chelsio.patch
10606 git-netdev-e100.patch
1290162 git-netdev-ieee80211-wifi.patch
48220 git-netdev-sis190.patch
4899 git-netdev-smc91x-eeprom.patch
132 git-netdev-upstream-fixes.patch
178991 git-netdev-upstream.patch
955 git-net-gregkh-i2c-w1-netlink-callbacks-fix.patch
443989 git-net.patch
101 git-nfs.patch
119 git-ntfs.patch
1321859 git-ocfs2.patch
88683 git-scsi-block.patch
331078 git-scsi-misc.patch
121 git-scsi-rc-fixes.patch
34584 git-serial.patch
1890 git-sparc64.patch

That's all 2.6.14 material - no subsystem merges pending.

Open bugs:

This is based on my reading of what's real and of what's worth
attending to. Quite a few things get culled up-front.

There are several emailed bug reports which are probably live bugs but
they have gone stale hence I have asked the reporters to raise bugzilla
reports, so more post-2.6.12 bugs will appear as the reporters retest

I really don't want to have to track bugs which aren't in bugzilla. If
an emailed bug report comes in and we can address it within a few days
and a few emails then fine. If that doesn't happen I'll be asking
reporters to open bugzilla reports.

All bugs reported prior to the 2.6.12 release have been discarded.
I'll henceforth track bugs across succeeding major release, so this list
will just grow.

There are 60 bugs here. They're almost all post-2.6.12 regressions.
Longer-term we simply have to do better than this, else we'll stabilise
at a pretty buggy level. No matter what process changes we make, the
bottom line is that developers/maintainers will need to spend more of
their time working with reporters on fixing bugs.

If you wish to provide an update on one of the below bugs, please do it
in bugzilla if it's bugzilla-based. Or in reply to the original email
thread if it's email-based. Failing all that, please at least rewrite
the Subject: when replying so I don't lose my mind, thanks.

Lots of USB stuff, some ACPI and we seem to have broken parallel-IDE.


Looks like SELinux is removing IDR entries which don't exist.

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4768] New: Screen appears at mid-right section

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4769] New: PC104plus BT848 card stop working in

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4771] New: Linux + reiserfs + usrquota,

Re: 2.6.12-rc6-mm1

This is the

note: mono[26736] exited with preempt_count 1
scheduling while atomic: mono/0x10000001/26736

x86_64 bug.

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4773] New: 8139too module got "eth0: transmit

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4776] New: uhci_hcd: host controller halted,

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4777] New: Cyrix 6x86MX PR200+ incorrectly

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4779] New: amd64: raw1394 returns EINVAL

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4781] New: Conservative governor makes me lose my

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4791] New: ACPI + SERIO_I8042 bug/conflict

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4793] New: Battery reads result in high cpu usage

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4823] New: alsa modules snd_virmidi & snd_mpu401

variable used before set

Silly scsi bug.

2.6.12-rc6 mm->total_vm accounting imbalance?

Might be fixed

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4829] New: Problem with sym53c8xx_2 and target

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4831] New: Bad soundcard patches for Intel ICH4

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4851] New: x86-64 userspace random segfaults and

AACRAID failure with 2.6.13-rc1

Might be fixed

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4853] New: pf: Oops with Imation SuperDisk

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4860] New: sata_sx4 doesn't recognize Promise

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4866] New: motherboard ga-k8nf-9: ehci_hcd doesn't

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4869] New: Screen stays blank upon resume

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4880] New: dpt_i2o.c does not register itself with

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4888] New: kernel will only do audio when

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4916] New: USB mouse stops working after inserting

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4917] New: Lacie 250Go USB

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4919] New: APM resume: freeze at disk access

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4920] New: IDE CD Driver not able to read audio

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4929] New: problem with aic7xxx driver on 2.6.x

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4940] New: Repeatable Kernel Panic on Adaptec

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4944] New: uhci_hcd hangs on intel 810 when

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4950] New: battery state don't change

[Bug 4951] System freezes with SMP kernel on AMD X2 4600

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4962] New: ?

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4963] New: Encounter this Kernel oops while

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4965] New: Dual-head not working correctly with

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4966] New: ehci_hcd on x86_64 causes more than

.13 mptfusion changes.

mpt-fusion needs initrd rework and will break existing userspace.

sysfs double entry.

duplicate entries in /sys/devices/system/

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4968] New: sata_nv buffer I/O errors

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4971] New: dual head and 2.6.13rc4

Re: [linux-usb-devel] Fw: BUG: Kernel panic when disconnecting Edirol USB2 audio interface

2.6.13-rc4 - kernel panic - BUG at net/ipv4/tcp_output.c:918

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4974] New: ide2usb adapter do not working with usb

Re: 2.6.13-rc4 use after free in class_device_attr_show

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4978] New: Failed to allocate mem resource for AGP

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4981] New: changes in 2.6.12-rc1 causes ati-remote

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4982] New: Usenet gateway crashes under heavy

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4983] New: Paralell ZIP disappearing

Re: aio-fix-races-in-callback-path.patch added to -mm tree

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4992] New: Power off stops

lpfc: system freezing if FC connection is broken under load

MCE problem on dual Opteron

PROBLEM: reproductible oops, NFS, gigabit network, x86_64

b44 transmit timeout with kernel 2.6

[Bugme-new] [Bug 4998] New: "init 0" broken between 2.6.12 and

Regression: radeonfb: No synchronisation on CRT with linux-2.6.13-rc5

[Bugme-new] [Bug 5000] New: fan always on after waking from swsusp

Re: tungsten t5 doesn't sync anymore with kernel 2.6.12

[Bugme-new] [Bug 5001] New: USB: usblp must be unloaded before Scanner is available, MFP Epson CX3650 (& Epson CX6600)
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