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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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