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    SubjectSuper Kernel Sunday!

    In a widely anticipated move, Linux "headcase" Torvalds today announced
    the immediate availability of the most advanced Linux kernel to date,
    version 2.6.20.

    Before downloading the actual new kernel, most avid kernel hackers have
    been involved in a 2-hour pre-kernel-compilation count-down, with some
    even spending the preceding week doing typing exercises and reciting PI
    to a thousand decimal places.

    The half-time entertainment is provided by randomly inserted trivial
    syntax errors that nerds are expected to fix at home before completing
    the compile, but most people actually seem to mostly enjoy watching the
    compile warnings, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, scroll past.

    As ICD head analyst Walter Dickweed put it: "Releasing a new kernel on
    Superbowl Sunday means that the important 'pasty white nerd'
    constituency finally has something to do while the rest of the country
    sits comatose in front of their 65" plasma screens".

    Walter was immediately attacked for his racist and insensitive remarks
    by Geeks without Borders representative Marilyn vos Savant, who pointed
    out that not all of their members are either pasty nor white. "Some of
    them even shower!" she added, claiming that the constant stereotyping
    hurts nerds' standing in society.

    Geeks outside the US were just confused about the whole issue, and were
    heard wondering what the big hoopla was all about. Some of the more
    culturally aware of them were heard snickering about balls that weren't
    even round.



    Shortlog since 2.6.20-rc7. Fixes, fixes.

    There's a full ChangeLog together with the tar-ball and patches, but let
    me just summarize it as: "A lot of stuff. All over. And KVM."

    I tried rather hard to make 2.6.20 largely a "stabilization release".
    Unlike a lot of kernels lately, there aren't really any big fundamental
    changes to some core infrastructure area, and while we always have bugs, I
    really am hoping that we fixed many more than we introduced.

    Have fun. And remember: the thousandth decimal is, of course, 9. There
    *will* be a test on this afterwards.

    Adrian Bunk (1):
    [NETFILTER]: nf_conntrack_h323: fix compile error with CONFIG_IPV6=m, CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_H323=y

    Al Viro (12):
    netxen patches
    fix frv headers_check
    mca_nmi_hook() can be called at any point
    ide section fixes
    endianness bug: ntohl() misspelled as >> 24 in fh_verify().
    fork_idle() should be __cpuinit, not __devinit
    __crc_... is intended to be absolute
    efi_set_rtc_mmss() is not __init
    sanitize sections for sparc32 smp
    radio modems sitting on serial port are not for s390
    uml-i386: fix build breakage with CONFIG_HIGHMEM
    fix rtl8150

    Alan (3):
    pata_atiixp: propogate cable detection hack from drivers/ide to the new driver
    pata_via: Correct missing comments
    libata: Fix ata_busy_wait() kernel docs

    Andrew Morton (2):
    pci: remove warning messages
    revert blockdev direct io back to 2.6.19 version

    Auke Kok (1):
    e100: fix napi ifdefs removing needed code

    Avi Kivity (1):
    KVM: fix lockup on 32-bit intel hosts with nx disabled in the bios

    Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz (1):
    via82cxxx: fix typo ("cx7000" should be corrected to "cx700")

    Bob Breuer (1):
    [SPARC32]: Fix over-optimization by GCC near ip_fast_csum.

    Brian King (1):
    libata: Initialize nbytes for internal sg commands

    David C Somayajulu (1):
    [SCSI] qla4xxx: bug fixes

    Evgeniy Dushistov (1):
    MAINTAINERS: ufs entry

    Frédéric Riss (1):
    EFI x86: pass firmware call parameters on the stack

    Guillaume Chazarain (1):
    procfs: Fix listing of /proc/NOT_A_TGID/task

    Haavard Skinnemoen (1):
    Remove from MAINTAINERS

    Jean Delvare (1):
    via quirk update

    Jeff Garzik (1):
    x86-64: define dma noncoherent API functions

    Jens Osterkamp (1):
    spidernet : fix memory leak in spider_net_stop

    John Keller (1):
    Altix: more ACPI PRT support

    Kai Makisara (1):
    [SCSI] st: A MTIOCTOP/MTWEOF within the early warning will cause the file number to be incorrect

    Ken Chen (1):
    aio: fix buggy put_ioctx call in aio_complete - v2

    Lars Immisch (1):
    [NETFILTER]: SIP conntrack: fix skipping over user info in SIP headers

    Li Yewang (1):
    [IPV6]: fix BUG of ndisc_send_redirect()

    Linus Torvalds (3):
    Revert "[PATCH] mm: micro optimise zone_watermark_ok"
    Revert "[PATCH] fix typo in geode_configre()@cyrix.c"
    Linux 2.6.20

    Magnus Damm (1):
    kexec: Avoid migration of already disabled irqs (ia64)

    Matthew Wilcox (1):
    [SCSI] Fix scsi_add_device() for async scanning

    Michael Chan (1):
    [BNX2]: PHY workaround for 5709 A0.

    Mike Frysinger (1):
    alpha: fix epoll syscall enumerations

    Nagendra Singh Tomar (1):
    [SCSI] sd: udev accessing an uninitialized scsi_disk field results in a crash

    Neil Horman (1):
    [IPV6]: Fix up some CONFIG typos

    Patrick McHardy (5):
    [NETFILTER]: xt_connbytes: fix division by zero
    [NETFILTER]: SIP conntrack: fix out of bounds memory access
    [NETFILTER]: xt_hashlimit: fix ip6tables dependency
    [NET_SCHED]: act_ipt: fix regression in ipt action
    [NETFILTER]: ctnetlink: fix compile failure with NF_CONNTRACK_MARK=n

    Peter Korsgaard (1):
    net/smc911x: match up spin lock/unlock

    Randy Dunlap (2):
    [MAINTAINERS]: netfilter@ is subscribers-only
    sysrq: showBlockedTasks is sysrq-W

    Tejun Heo (1):
    ahci/pata_jmicron: fix JMicron quirk

    Vlad Yasevich (1):
    [SCTP]: Force update of the rto when processing HB-ACK
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