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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.27-rc8
On Mon, 29 Sep 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> So yet another week, another -rc. This one should be the last one: we're
> certainly not running out of regressions, but at the same time, at some
> point I just have to pick some point, and on the whole the regressions
> don't look _too_ scary. And -rc8 obviously does fix more of them.

unless there is news that I missed, the E1000 bricking bug is still out
there. that is a particularly nasty one.

David Lang

> Most of the changes since -rc7 are pretty small, and there aren't even a
> whole lot of them. The shortlog (appended) is just a couple of pages, and
> the diffstat is even smaller, but since the dirstat is a dense overview,
> I'll just put that here instead:
>
> 4.6% arch/m32r/kernel/
> 5.7% arch/m32r/
> 9.5% arch/mips/pci/
> 10.4% arch/mips/
> 4.2% arch/x86/kernel/
> 4.4% arch/x86/
> 26.0% arch/
> 3.5% drivers/usb/storage/
> 10.4% drivers/usb/
> 3.6% drivers/watchdog/
> 23.8% drivers/
> 11.5% fs/xfs/
> 13.5% fs/
> 3.7% kernel/
> 9.8% net/9p/
> 10.6% net/
> 5.4% scripts/kconfig/
> 5.9% scripts/
> 7.4% sound/soc/codecs/
> 8.4% sound/soc/
> 10.1% sound/
>
> and it's actually more spread out than usual. Arch and drivers are just
> half of the patch even when combined.
>
> Give it a try,
>
> Linus
>
> ---
> Adrian Bunk (5):
> m32r: remove the unused NOHIGHMEM option
> m32r: don't offer CONFIG_ISA
> m32r: export empty_zero_page
> m32r: export __ndelay
> m32r/kernel/: cleanups
>
> Adrian Hunter (2):
> UBIFS: TNC / GC race fixes
> UBIFS: remove incorrect assert
>
> Akinobu Mita (2):
> [WATCHDOG] ibmasr: remove unnecessary spin_unlock()
> ibmasr: remove unnecessary spin_unlock()
>
> Alan Cox (1):
> pcmcia: Fix broken abuse of dev->driver_data
>
> Alan Stern (2):
> USB: unusual_devs addition for RockChip MP3 player
> USB: revert recovery from transient errors
>
> Alex Chiang (1):
> [IA64] Ski simulator doesn't need check_sal_cache_flush
>
> Alexander Beregalov (1):
> UBIFS: fix printk format warnings
>
> Alexander Duyck (1):
> netdev: simple_tx_hash shouldn't hash inside fragments
>
> Andrea Righi (1):
> x86, oprofile: BUG scheduling while atomic
>
> Andreas Bombe (1):
> usb-serial: Add Siemens EF81 to PL-2303 hack triggers
>
> Andreas Herrmann (1):
> x86: c1e_idle: don't mark TSC unstable if CPU has invariant TSC
>
> Andrew Morton (2):
> Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt: fix softlockup_thresh description
> USB: drivers/usb/musb/: disable it on SuperH
>
> Andrew Vasquez (1):
> [SCSI] qla2xxx: Defer enablement of RISC interrupts until ISP initialization completes.
>
> Anti Sullin (1):
> atmel_serial: update the powersave handler to match serial core
>
> Atsuo Igarashi (1):
> kgdb: could not write to the last of valid memory with kgdb
>
> Aurelien Jarno (2):
> [MIPS] BCM47xx: Fix build error due to missing PCI functions
> [SSB] Initialise dma_mask for SSB_BUSTYPE_SSB devices
>
> Balbir Singh (1):
> mm owner: fix race between swapoff and exit
>
> Ben Dooks (1):
> [WATCHDOG] wdt285: fix sparse warnings
>
> Boaz Harrosh (2):
> [SCSI] qlogicpti: fix sg list traversal error in continuation entries
> scsi: fix fall out of sg-chaining patch in qlogicpti
>
> Borislav Petkov (1):
> ide-tape: fix vendor strings
>
> Bruno Randolf (2):
> [MIPS] au1000: Fix gpio direction
> [MIPS] au1000: Make sure GPIO value is zero or one
>
> Chris Adams (1):
> usb serial: ti_usb_3410_5052 obviously broken by firmware changes
>
> Craig Shelley (1):
> USB: SERIAL CP2101 add device IDs
>
> Daisuke Nishimura (1):
> memcg: check under limit at shrink_usage
>
> David Almaroad (1):
> usb: unusual devs patch for Nokia 5310 Music Xpress
>
> David Brownell (3):
> USB: ehci: fix some ehci hangs and crashes
> usb gadget: fix omap_udc DMA regression
> USB: fix EHCI periodic transfers
>
> David Howells (3):
> MN10300: Move asm-arm/cnt32_to_63.h to include/linux/
> MN10300: Make sched_clock() report time since boot
> ARM: Delete ARM's own cnt32_to_63.h
>
> David S. Miller (2):
> sparc64: Fix disappearing PCI devices on e3500.
> sparc64: Fix missing devices due to PCI bridge test in of_create_pci_dev().
>
> Eric Van Hensbergen (1):
> 9p: fix put_data error handling
>
> Felipe Balbi (1):
> usb: musb: fix include path
>
> Filip Joelsson (1):
> USB: Fixing Nokia 3310c in storage mode
>
> Gaetan Carlier (1):
> usb: ftdi_sio: add support for Domintell devices
>
> Geoff Levand (1):
> USB: fix hcd interrupt disabling
>
> Greg Kroah-Hartman (1):
> PCI: fix compiler warnings in pci_get_subsys()
>
> Haavard Skinnemoen (1):
> ALSA: ASoC: Fix at32-pcm build breakage with PM enabled
>
> Henrik Rydberg (1):
> Input: bcm5974 - switch back to normal mode when closing
>
> Ingo Molnar (1):
> timers: fix build error in !oneshot case
>
> Jack Tan (1):
> [MIPS] Fixe the definition of PTRS_PER_PGD
>
> James Bottomley (1):
> [SCSI] Fix hang with split requests
>
> Jaroslav Kysela (1):
> USB: ftdi_sio: Add 0x5050/0x0900 USB IDs (Papouch Quido USB 4/4)
>
> Jason Wessel (4):
> kgdb, x86, arm, mips, powerpc: ignore user space single stepping
> kgdb, x86_64: gdb serial has BX and DX reversed
> kgdb, x86_64: fix PS CS SS registers in gdb serial
> kgdboc,tty: Fix tty polling search to use name correctly
>
> Jay Lan (1):
> [IA64] kexec fails on systems with blocks of uncached memory
>
> Jean Delvare (2):
> i2c: Fix mailing lists in two MAINTAINERS entries
> ALSA: ASoC: Fix another cs4270 error path
>
> Jeremy Katz (1):
> x86: disable apm on the olpc
>
> Joerg Roedel (2):
> AMD IOMMU: set iommu sunc flag after command queuing
> AMD IOMMU: protect completion wait loop with iommu lock
>
> Jonathan Steel (1):
> kexec: fix segmentation fault in kimage_add_entry
>
> Julia Lawall (1):
> 9p: introduce missing kfree
>
> Julien Brunel (1):
> 9p: use an IS_ERR test rather than a NULL test
>
> Kevin Lloyd (3):
> USB Storage: Sierra: Non-configurable TRU-Install
> USB Serial: Sierra: Device addition & version rev
> USB Serial: Sierra: Add MC8785 VID/PID
>
> Kirill A. Shutemov (1):
> smb.h: do not include linux/time.h in userspace
>
> Kristoffer Ericson (1):
> Input: jornada720_ts - fix build error ( LONG() usage )
>
> Lachlan McIlroy (2):
> [XFS] Fix extent list corruption in xfs_iext_irec_compact_full().
> [XFS] Remove xfs_iext_irec_compact_full()
>
> Liam Girdwood (1):
> ALSA: ASoC: maintainers - update email address for Liam Girdwood
>
> Linus Torvalds (2):
> Fix NULL pointer dereference in proc_sys_compare
> Linux 2.6.27-rc8
>
> Luis R. Rodriguez (1):
> ath9k: disable MIB interrupts to fix interrupt storm
>
> Marc Dionne (1):
> x86: prevent stale state of c1e_mask across CPU offline/online, fix
>
> Marcel Holtmann (3):
> [Bluetooth] Fix I/O errors on MacBooks with Broadcom chips
> [Bluetooth] Fix wrong URB handling of btusb driver
> [Bluetooth] Fix USB disconnect handling of btusb driver
>
> Marin Mitov (1):
> Documentation/DMA-mapping.txt: update for pci_dma_mapping_error() changes
>
> Michael Kerrisk (1):
> sys_paccept: disable paccept() until API design is resolved
>
> M?rton N?meth (1):
> cdrom: update ioctl documentation
>
> Nick Piggin (1):
> mm: tiny-shmem fix lock ordering: mmap_sem vs i_mutex
>
> Oliver Neukum (1):
> USB: update of Documentation/usb/anchors.txt
>
> Otavio Salvador (1):
> USB: serial: add ZTE CDMA Tech id to option driver
>
> Peter Korsgaard (1):
> USB: fsl_usb2_udc: fix VDBG() format string
>
> Rakib Mullick (1):
> sched: fix init_hrtick() section mismatch warning
>
> Ralf Baechle (2):
> [MIPS] IP27: Switch to dynamic interrupt routing avoding panic on error.
> Swarm: Fix crash due to missing initialization
>
> Randy Dunlap (1):
> kernel-doc: allow structs whose members are all private
>
> Ravikiran G Thirumalai (1):
> x86: fix 27-rc crash on vsmp due to paravirt during module load
>
> Richard Nauber (1):
> USB: Fix the Nokia 6300 storage-mode.
>
> Roland Dreier (1):
> IPoIB: Fix crash when path record fails after path flush
>
> Sebastian Siewior (1):
> UBIFS: create the name of the background thread in every case
>
> Senthil Balasubramanian (2):
> ath9k: connectivity is lost after Group rekeying is done
> ath9k: Fix IRQ nobody cared issue with ath9k
>
> Sitsofe Wheeler (1):
> PCI: Fix pcie_aspm=force
>
> Sven Wegener (1):
> i2c-dev: Return correct error code on class_create() failure
>
> Takashi Iwai (2):
> ALSA: fix locking in snd_pcm_open*() and snd_rawmidi_open*()
> ALSA: remove unneeded power_mutex lock in snd_pcm_drop
>
> Tejun Heo (7):
> 9p: implement proper trans module refcounting and unregistration
> 9p-trans_fd: fix trans_fd::p9_conn_destroy()
> 9p-trans_fd: clean up p9_conn_create()
> 9p-trans_fd: don't do fs segment mangling in p9_fd_poll()
> 9p-trans_fd: fix and clean up module init/exit paths
> ide: note that IDE generic may prevent other drivers from attaching
> sata_nv: reinstate nv_hardreset() for non generic controllers
>
> Thomas Gleixner (6):
> clockevents: prevent cpu online to interfere with nohz
> x86: prevent stale state of c1e_mask across CPU offline/online
> clockevents: prevent stale tick_next_period for onlining CPUs
> clockevents: check broadcast device not tick device
> clockevents: prevent mode mismatch on cpu online
> x86: prevent C-states hang on AMD C1E enabled machines
>
> Timur Tabi (1):
> ALSA: make the CS4270 driver a new-style I2C driver
>
> Tony Murray (1):
> USB: Correct Sierra Wireless USB EVDO Modem Device ID
>
> Uwe Kleine-K?nig (1):
> i2c-powermac: Fix section for probe and remove functions
>
> Wim Van Sebroeck (1):
> [WATCHDOG] unlocked_ioctl changes
>
> Yasuyuki Kozakai (1):
> netfilter: ip6t_{hbh,dst}: Rejects not-strict mode on rule insertion
>
> born.into.silence@gmail.com (1):
> wireless: zd1211rw: add device ID fix wifi dongle "trust nw-3100"
>
> zippel@linux-m68k.org (2):
> kconfig: fix silentoldconfig
> kconfig: readd lost change count
>
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