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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.26-rc4
On Mon, 26 May 2008 11:41:35 -0700 (PDT), Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

>
> You know the drill by now: another week, another -rc.
>
> There's a lot of small stuff in here, most people won't even notice. The
> most noticeable thing is for all you 32-bit x86 people who use PAE
> (enabled by the HIGHMEM64G config option) due to having too much memory in
> your machine - mprotect() was broken due to some of the PAT fix/cleanup
> patches, causing the NX bit to be not set correctly.
>
> So if you had PAE enabled _and_ a recent enough CPU to have NX, but not
> recent enough to be 64-bit (or you were just perverse and wanted to run a
> 32-bit kernel despite having a chip that could do 64-bit and enough memory
> that you _really_ should have used a 64-bit kernel), you'd get various
> random program failures with SIGSEGV. It ranged from X not starting up to
> apparently OpenOffice not working if it did.
>
> But most of the changes, as usual, are in drivers, at 60%, with some DRI
> changes leading the way (fixing a number of other regressions, mainly by
> reverting the under-cooked vblank update). Network, MMC, USB, watchdog and
> IDE drivers also got updates.
>
> We had CIFS and NFS updates, and some arch updates as usual. The dirstat
> gives the overview:
>

I have this patchsets collected from LKML, that still apply ontop of -rc4.
Are they not so urgent or are they not needed any more ?

JBD[2] races
http://marc.info/?l=linux-ext4&m=121141319601650&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-ext4&m=121141319701660&w=2

libata EH timeout handling
http://marc.info/?l=linux-ide&m=121121761530723&w=2

alignment in block DMA
http://marc.info/?l=linux-ide&m=121125981930670&w=2

--
J.A. Magallon <jamagallon()ono!com> \ Software is like sex:
\ It's better when it's free
Mandriva Linux release 2008.1 (Cooker) for i586
Linux 2.6.23-jam05 (gcc 4.2.2 20071128 (4.2.2-2mdv2008.1)) SMP PREEMPT


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