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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.20-rc2
On 12/24/06, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> wrote:
>
> Ok,
> it's a couple of days delayed, because we've been trying to figure out
> what is up with the rtorrent hash failures since 2.6.18.3. I don't think
> we've made any progress, but we've cleaned up a number of suspects in the
> meantime.
>
> It's a bit sad, if only because I was really hoping to make 2.6.20 an easy
> release, and held back on merging some stuff during the merge window for
> that reason. And now we're battling something that was introduced much
> earlier..
>
> Now, practically speaking this isn't likely to affect a lot of people, but
> it's still a worrisome problem, and we've had "top people" looking at it.
> And they'll continue, but xmas is coming.
>
> In the meantime, we'll continue with the stabilization, and this mainly
> does some driver updates (usb, sound, dri, pci hotplug) and ACPI updates
> (much of the latter syntactic cleanups). And arm and powerpc updates.
>
> Shortlog appended.
>
> For developers: if you sent me a patch, and I didn't apply it, it was
> probably just missed because I concentrated on other issues. So pls
> re-send.. Unless I explicitly told you that I'm not going to pull it due
> to the merge window being over, of course ;)
>
> Linus

[shortlog snipped]

As already reported multiple times, including at -rc1 time...

still need this libata-sff.c patch:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=116343564202844&q=raw

to have my root device detected, ata_piix probe would otherwise
fail as described in this thread:

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.0/0690.html

Enjoy the holiday season,

--alessandro

"...when I get it, I _get_ it"

(Lara Eidemiller)
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