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    SubjectLinux 2.6.24-rc8

    I do hate doing -rc's for so long, but I hate releasing when not feeling
    it's simmered enough even more. And the changes since -rc7 are bigger than
    the changes between -rc6 and -rc7 were (partly probably because people
    were still on vacation between -rc6 and -rc7, so we had something of a
    small trickle come in afterwards).

    That said, the changes here really aren't that big, and the shortlog is
    fairly boring. So I'm pretty sure this is the last -rc, and the final
    2.6.24 will probably be out next weekend or so. But in the meantime, let's
    give this a final shakedown, and see if we can fix any last regressions
    still.

    (I also get the feeling that more people are already working on 2.6.25
    features, so it's not like delaying 2.6.24 will help past some point
    anyway, but let's give it a few more days).

    Anyway: drivers, networking, some arch updates, and ACPI. A fair number of
    really small commits. I honestly can't really improve on the appended
    shortlog - there isn't any over-arching theme, except for "lots of small
    boring fixes".

    Which is as it should be, of course.

    Linus

    ---
    Adrian Bunk (3):
    [NET]: Fix netx-eth.c compilation.
    scsi/qla2xxx/qla_os.c section fix
    OSS msnd: fix array overflows

    Akinobu Mita (1):
    xip: fix get_zeroed_page with __GFP_HIGHMEM

    Al Viro (4):
    xircom_cb endianness fixes
    de4x5 fixes
    endianness noise in tulip_core
    libata fixes for sparse-found problems

    Alan Cox (5):
    pl2303: Fix mode switching regression
    libata-sff: PCI IRQ handling fix
    pata_pdc202xx_old: Further fixups
    ACPI : Not register gsi for PCI IDE controller in legacy mode
    libata: correct handling of TSS DVD

    Alexey Starikovskiy (2):
    ACPI: EC: Enable boot EC before bus_scan
    ACPI: Make sysfs interface in ACPI power optional.

    Amos Waterland (1):
    [IPV4] ipconfig: Fix regression in ip command line processing

    Andrew Lutomirski (1):
    mac80211: return an error when SIWRATE doesn't match any rate

    Andrew Morton (2):
    [libata] pata_bf54x: checkpatch fixes
    [libata] core checkpatch fix

    Andy Wingo (1):
    macintosh: fix fabrication of caplock key events

    Anton Vorontsov (1):
    fs_enet: check for phydev existence in the ethtool handlers

    Atsushi Nemoto (2):
    [MIPS] Move inclusing of kernel/time/Kconfig menu to appropriate place
    [MIPS] Replace 40c7869b693b18412491fdcff64682215b739f9e kludge

    Auke Kok (1):
    [NET] Intel ethernet drivers: update MAINTAINERS

    Aurelien Jarno (1):
    [MIPS] Kconfig fixes for BCM47XX platform

    Benjamin Herrenschmidt (1):
    [POWERPC] Workaround for iommu page alignment

    Bernhard Walle (1):
    x86: fix RTC_AIE with CONFIG_HPET_EMULATE_RTC

    Björn Steinbrink (1):
    [FORCEDETH]: Fix reversing the MAC address on suspend.

    Bob Moore (1):
    ACPICA: fix acpi_serialize hang regression

    Brian Haley (1):
    [IPV6]: IPV6_MULTICAST_IF setting is ignored on link-local connect()

    Brice Goglin (1):
    [LRO] Fix lro_mgr->features checks

    Carmelo Amoroso (1):
    sh: Fix argument page dcache flushing regression.

    Chas Williams (1):
    [ATM]: [nicstar] delay irq setup until card is configured

    Christoph Hellwig (1):
    [XFS] fix unaligned access in readdir

    Christoph Lameter (1):
    quicklists: Only consider memory that can be used with GFP_KERNEL

    Dan Williams (1):
    md: fix data corruption when a degraded raid5 array is reshaped

    Dave Dillow (1):
    IB/srp: Release transport before removing host

    Dave Young (1):
    [BLUETOOTH]: rfcomm tty BUG_ON() code fix

    David Brownell (1):
    spi_bitbang: always grab lock with irqs blocked

    David S. Miller (12):
    [NIU]: Missing ->last_rx update.
    [NIU]: Fix potentially stuck TCP socket send queues.
    [NIU]: Update driver version and release date.
    [NET]: Do not grab device reference when scheduling a NAPI poll.
    [NET]: Add NAPI_STATE_DISABLE.
    [NET]: Do not check netif_running() and carrier state in ->poll()
    [NETXEN]: Fix ->poll() done logic.
    [NET]: Fix drivers to handle napi_disable() disabling interrupts.
    [NET]: Stop polling when napi_disable() is pending.
    [NET]: Make ->poll() breakout consistent in Intel ethernet drivers.
    [SPARC]: Make gettimeofday() monotonic again.
    [SPARC64]: Fix build with SPARSEMEM_VMEMMAP disabled.

    David Smith (1):
    TPM: fix suspend and resume failure

    Dhananjay Phadke (1):
    netxen: fix byte-swapping in tx and rx

    Dmitri Vorobiev (1):
    [MIPS] Malta: Fix software reset on big endian

    Dmitry Baryshkov (1):
    Input: Handle EV_PWR type of input caps in input_set_capability.

    Dotan Barak (1):
    IB/mlx4: Fix value of pkey_index in QP1 completions

    Emil Medve (1):
    Fixed a small typo in the loopback driver

    Eric Dumazet (6):
    [IPV4] ROUTE: ip_rt_dump() is unecessary slow
    [XFRM]: xfrm_algo_clone() allocates too much memory
    [SOCK]: Adds a rcu_dereference() in sk_filter
    [IPV4] ROUTE: fix rcu_dereference() uses in /proc/net/rt_cache
    [DECNET] ROUTE: fix rcu_dereference() uses in /proc/net/decnet_cache
    [TOKENRING]: rif_timer not initialized properly

    Eric Sandeen (1):
    hfs: handle more on-disk corruptions without oopsing

    Evgeniy Polyakov (1):
    w1: decrement slave counter only in ->release() callback

    FD Cami (1):
    Update kernel parameter document for libata DMA mode setting knobs.

    FUJITA Tomonori (1):
    [SCSI] qla1280: fix 32 bit segment code

    Francois Romieu (1):
    r8169: fix missing loop variable increment

    George Kibardin (1):
    ide: fix cable detection for SATA bridges

    Gregor Jasny (1):
    V4L/DVB (6944a): Fix Regression VIDIOCGMBUF ioctl hangs on bttv driver

    Gwendal Grignou (1):
    sata_sil24: prevent hba lockup when pass-through ATA commands are used

    Hans Verkuil (2):
    V4L/DVB (6916): ivtv: udelay has to be changed *after* the eeprom was read, not before
    V4L/DVB (6999): ivtv: stick to udelay=10 after all

    Herbert Xu (3):
    [IPV4] raw: Strengthen check on validity of iph->ihl
    [ATM]: Check IP header validity in mpc_send_packet
    [CRYPTO] padlock: Fix alignment fault in aes_crypt_copy

    Ingo Molnar (2):
    block: fix blktrace timestamps
    x86: fix boot crash on HIGHMEM4G && SPARSEMEM

    Ivan Kokshaysky (1):
    gameport: don't export functions that are static inline

    Ivo van Doorn (2):
    rt2x00: Corectly initialize rt2500usb MAC
    rt2x00: Put 802.11 data on 4 byte boundary

    Jan Altenberg (1):
    [ARM] 4691/1: add missing i2c_board_info struct for at91rm9200

    Jan Engelhardt (1):
    [NETFILTER]: xt_helper: Do not bypass RCU

    Jarek Poplawski (2):
    [AX25] af_ax25: Possible circular locking.
    [VLAN]: nested VLAN: fix lockdep's recursive locking warning

    Jean Delvare (4):
    dmi-id: fix for __you_cannot_kmalloc_that_much failure
    snd_mixer_oss_build_input(): fix for __you_cannot_kmalloc_that_much failure with gcc-3.2
    i2c: Driver IDs are optional
    i2c-sibyte: Fix an error path

    Jeff Garzik (1):
    IDE: terminate ACPI DMI list

    Jens Axboe (2):
    loop: fix bad bio_alloc() nr_iovec request
    blktrace: kill the unneeded initcall

    Jens Osterkamp (1):
    spidernet MAINTAINERship update

    Jeremy Kerr (2):
    ps3fb: prevent use after free of fb_info
    ps3fb: fix deadlock on kexec()

    Jesper Nilsson (4):
    CRIS: define __ARCH_WANT_SYS_RT_SIGSUSPEND in unistd.h for CRIS
    CRIS v10: correct do_signal to fix oops and clean up signal handling in general
    CRIS v10: kernel/time.c needs to include linux/vmstat.h to compile
    CRIS v10: driver for ds1302 needs to include cris-specific i2c.h

    Joe Perches (1):
    i2c: Spelling fixes

    Ken Chen (1):
    hugetlbfs: fix quota leak

    Ken'ichi Ohmichi (1):
    vmcoreinfo: add the array length of "free_list" for filtering free pages

    Kristoffer Ericson (2):
    Input: jornada680_kbd - fix default keymap
    Input: improve Kconfig help entries for HP Jornada devices

    Krzysztof Helt (2):
    3c509: PnP resource management fix
    s3c2410fb: fix incorrect argument type in resume function

    Len Brown (3):
    increase PNP_MAX_PORT to 40 from 24
    PM: ACPI and APM must not be enabled at the same time
    pnpacpi: print resource shortage message only once

    Li Zefan (1):
    [CONNECTOR]: Don't touch queue dev after decrement of ref count.

    Linus Torvalds (5):
    Revert "hda_intel suspend latency: shorten codec read"
    Use access mode instead of open flags to determine needed permissions
    Revert "writeback: introduce writeback_control.more_io to indicate more io"
    Fix ARM profiling/instrumentation configuration
    Linux 2.6.24-rc8

    Massimo Cirillo (1):
    cache invalidation error for buffered write

    Matheos Worku (1):
    [NIU]: Fix slowpath interrupt handling.

    Mathieu Desnoyers (1):
    Fix Blackfin HARDWARE_PM support

    Mattias Nissler (1):
    rt2x00: Allow rt61 to catch up after a missing tx report

    Michael Buesch (2):
    b43: Fix rxheader channel parsing
    ssb: Fix probing of PCI cores if PCI and PCIE core is available

    Michael Halcrow (1):
    eCryptfs: fix dentry handling on create error, unlink, and inode destroy

    Michael Neuling (1):
    [POWERPC] Fix CPU hotplug when using the SLB shadow buffer

    Mike Frysinger (1):
    x86: asm-x86/msr.h: pull in linux/types.h

    Mirko Lindner (1):
    [NIU]: Support for Marvell PHY

    NeilBrown (1):
    knfsd: Allow NFSv2/3 WRITE calls to succeed when krb5i etc is used.

    Nicolas Ferre (1):
    MAINTAINERS: email update and add missing entry

    OGAWA Hirofumi (1):
    fat: optimize fat_count_free_clusters()

    Ohad Ben-Cohen (1):
    [BLUETOOTH]: Always send explicit hci_ll wake-up acks.

    Olaf Hering (1):
    [POWERPC] efika: add phy-handle property for fec_mpc52xx

    Oleg Nesterov (1):
    fix the "remove task_ppid_nr_ns" commit

    Ondrej Zary (1):
    libata and starting/stopping ATAPI floppy devices

    Patrick McHardy (2):
    [MACVLAN]: Prevent nesting macvlan devices
    [NETFILTER]: bridge: fix double POST_ROUTING invocation

    Paul Mackerras (1):
    [POWERPC] Fix boot failure on POWER6

    Paul Moore (1):
    [NET]: Clone the sk_buff 'iif' field in __skb_clone()

    Paul Mundt (1):
    sh: Force __access_ok() to obey address space limit.

    Pavel Emelyanov (1):
    [NEIGH]: Fix race between neigh_parms_release and neightbl_fill_parms

    Ralf Baechle (2):
    [MIPS] Fix CONFIG_BOOT_RAW.
    [MIPS] Cacheops.h: Fix typo.

    Randy Dunlap (4):
    V4L/DVB (7001): av7110: fix section mismatch
    cciss: section mismatch
    advansys: fix section mismatch warning
    uvesafb: fix section mismatch warnings

    Richard Purdie (3):
    Input: spitzkbd - fix suspend key handling
    Input: pass EV_PWR events to event handlers
    [ARM] 4735/1: Unbreak pxa25x suspend/resume

    Rod Whitby (1):
    pata_ixp4xx_cf: fix compilation introduced by ata_port_desc() conversion

    Roland McGrath (4):
    core dump: real_parent ppid
    acct: real_parent ppid
    show_task: real_parent
    remove task_ppid_nr_ns

    Russ Dill (3):
    [NET]: kaweth was forgotten in msec switchover of usb_start_wait_urb
    [NET]: mcs7830 passes msecs instead of jiffies to usb_control_msg
    [usb netdev] asix: fix regression

    Russell King (2):
    [ARM] pxa: silence warnings from cpu_is_xxx() macros
    [ARM] vfp: fix fuitod/fsitod instructions

    Rusty Russell (2):
    Don't blatt first element of prv in sg_chain()
    modules: de-mutex more symbol lookup paths in the module code

    Sean Hefty (1):
    MAINTAINERS: Update Sean Hefty's email address

    Sebastian Siewior (1):
    KEYS: fix macro

    Sergei Shtylyov (2):
    [MIPS] Alchemy: Fix use of __init code bug exposed by modpost warning
    trm290: do hook dma_host_{on,off} methods (take 2)

    Shaohua Li (1):
    ide: workaround suspend bug for ACPI IDE

    Stephen Hemminger (4):
    [TULIP]: NAPI full quantum bug.
    ip1000: menu location change
    sky2: large memory workaround.
    sky2: remove check for PCI wakeup setting from BIOS

    Steven Rostedt (1):
    Kick CPUS that might be sleeping in cpus_idle_wait

    Tejun Heo (8):
    sata_qstor: use hardreset instead of softreset
    libata-pmp: 4726 hates SRST
    libata-pmp: propagate timeout to host link
    libata: don't normalize UNKNOWN to NONE after reset
    ata_piix: ignore ATA_DMA_ERR on vmware ich4
    sata_sil24: fix stupid typo
    sata_sil24: freeze on non-dev errors reported via CERR
    libata: relocate sdev->manage_start_stop configuration

    Thomas Bogendoerfer (7):
    [MIPS] Fix IP32 breakage
    [MIPS] Assume R4000/R4400 newer than 3.0 don't have the mfc0 count bug
    Fix crash with FLAT_MEMORY and ARCH_PFN_OFFSET != 0
    [METH]: Fix MAC address handling.
    [MIPS] Wrong CONFIG option prevents setup of DMA zone.
    [MIPS] Cobalt: Fix ethernet interrupts for RaQ1
    [MIPS] Cobalt: Qube1 has no serial port so don't use it

    Thomas Gleixner (2):
    x86: fix do_fork_idle section mismatch
    futex: Prevent stale futex owner when interrupted/timeout

    Tony Lindgren (1):
    i2c-omap: Fix NULL pointer dereferencing

    Tony Luck (1):
    [IA64] Fix unaligned handler for floating point instructions with base update

    Trond Myklebust (1):
    NFSv4: Give the lock stateid its own sequence queue

    Venki Pallipadi (1):
    ACPI: Reintroduce run time configurable max_cstate for !CPU_IDLE case

    Vitaly Wool (1):
    [MIPS] pnx8xxx: move to clocksource

    Vlad Yasevich (3):
    [SCTP]: Fix the name of the authentication event.
    [SCTP]: Correctly handle AUTH parameters in unexpected INIT
    [SCTP]: Add back the code that accounted for FORWARD_TSN parameter in INIT.

    WANG Cong (1):
    [MIPS] Lasat: Fix built in separate object directory.

    Yasuyuki Kozakai (1):
    [NETFILTER]: ip6t_eui64: Fixes calculation of Universal/Local bit

    Zhao Yakui (1):
    ACPI: apply quirk_ich6_lpc_acpi to more ICH8 and ICH9

    dhananjay@netxen.com (4):
    netxen: update MAINTAINERS
    netxen: update driver version
    netxen: stop second phy correctly
    netxen: optimize tx handling

    maximilian attems (2):
    [IRDA]: irda_create() nuke user triggable printk
    [AX25]: Kill user triggable printks.
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