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    SubjectLinux 2.6.31-rc8

    This should be the last -rc, and it's really been quieting down. There's
    131 commits there, and it's all pretty trivial. For example, in the
    dirstat below, most of the arch/x86 changes are due to some vmlinux.lds.S
    changes to fix problems with older binutils, not actual code changes. And
    on powerpc, it's all the ps3 defconfig update.

    8.7% arch/powerpc/configs/
    8.7% arch/powerpc/
    2.6% arch/sparc/configs/
    5.3% arch/sparc/kernel/
    2.8% arch/sparc/mm/
    11.2% arch/sparc/
    5.9% arch/x86/kernel/
    7.0% arch/x86/
    28.3% arch/
    2.6% drivers/acpi/
    3.5% drivers/input/
    7.6% drivers/net/
    13.5% drivers/scsi/mpt2sas/
    30.3% drivers/
    7.7% fs/9p/
    3.4% fs/ext3/
    8.6% fs/notify/inotify/
    21.4% fs/
    3.5% kernel/
    4.0% lib/
    3.0% net/9p/
    5.8% net/
    2.2% sound/core/
    3.2% sound/

    So apart from the trivial but somewhat bulky stuff like that, there's a
    sparc TLB loading upddate, there's a mpt2sas driver update, and there's
    the plan9 filesystem update. And there's a few fs/notify cleanups and
    fixes that will hopefully put the inotify problems behind us for good.
    Knock wood.

    The rest is pretty much one-liners with a couple of "few-liners".

    I'll be gone for the next week, but it should be quiet. But pester the
    usual suspects (aka "maintainers") about any bugs you see, and they'll fix
    it while I'm diving. And then we'll have a final release for labor day.

    Linus

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    Abhishek Kulkarni (10):
    9p: Check for error in return value of v9fs_fid_add
    9p: Fix possible inode leak in v9fs_get_inode.
    9p: minor comment fixes
    9p: Fix possible memleak in v9fs_inode_from fid.
    9p: Fix v9fs show_options
    9p: Fix possible regressions when ->get_sb fails.
    9p: Remove redundant inode uid/gid assignment
    9p: Add missing cast for the error return value in v9fs_get_inode
    net/9p: insulate the client against an invalid error code sent by a 9p server
    9p: remove unnecessary v9fses->options which duplicates the mount string

    Alek Du (1):
    PCI: check saved state before restore

    Alexander Beregalov (2):
    irda/au1k_ir: fix broken netdev_ops conversion
    irda/sa1100_ir: fix broken netdev_ops conversion

    Alexey Dobriyan (2):
    smc91x: fix compilation on SMP
    m68k: Fix redefinition of pgprot_noncached

    Amerigo Wang (2):
    timers: Drop write permission on /proc/timer_list
    x86: Fix an incorrect argument of reserve_bootmem()

    Andreas Mohr (1):
    net: Fix Micrel KSZ8842 Kconfig description

    Andrew Morton (1):
    arch/m68k/include/asm/motorola_pgalloc.h: fix kunmap arg

    Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz (1):
    ALSA: ali5451: fix timeout handling in snd_ali_{codecs,timer}_ready()

    Ben Nizette (1):
    favr32: improve touchscreen response

    Benjamin Herrenschmidt (1):
    lmb: Remove __init from lmb_end_of_DRAM()

    Bruno Prémont (1):
    ipv6: Fix commit 63d9950b08184e6531adceb65f64b429909cc101 (ipv6: Make v4-mapped bindings consistent with IPv4)

    Clemens Ladisch (2):
    sound: vx222: fix input level control range check
    sound: pcm_lib: fix unsorted list constraint handling

    Costantino Leandro (1):
    wmi: fix kernel panic when stack protection enabled.

    David Howells (1):
    AFS: Stop readlink() on AFS crashing due to NULL 'file' ptr

    David Rientjes (4):
    flex_array: fix get function for elements in base starting at non-zero
    flex_array: fix flex_array_free_parts comment
    flex_array: declare parts member to have incomplete type
    flex_array: convert element_nr formals to unsigned

    David S. Miller (10):
    sparc: Fix cleanup crash in bbc_envctrl_cleanup()
    sparc64: Sign extend length arg to truncate syscalls when compat.
    sparc: Use page_fault_out_of_memory() for VM_FAULT_OOM.
    sparc32: Kill trap table freeing code.
    sparc32: Update defconfig.
    sparc64: Update defconfig.
    pkt_sched: Convert qdisc_watchdog to tasklet_hrtimer
    pkt_sched: Convert CBQ to tasklet_hrtimer.
    pkt_sched: Fix bogon in tasklet_hrtimer changes.
    sparc64: Validate linear D-TLB misses.

    Dmitry Torokhov (1):
    Input: wacom - don't use on-stack memory for report buffers

    Dongdong Deng (3):
    netpoll: warning for ndo_start_xmit returns with interrupts enabled
    drivers/net: fixed drivers that support netpoll use ndo_start_xmit()
    smc91x: let smc91x work well under netpoll

    Eric Paris (4):
    IMA: iint put in ima_counts_get and put
    inotify: seperate new watch creation updating existing watches
    inotify: do not BUG on idr entries at inotify destruction
    inotify: fix locking around inotify watching in the idr

    Eric Van Hensbergen (1):
    9p: update documentation pointers

    Eric W. Biederman (1):
    inotify: Ensure we alwasy write the terminating NULL.

    Florian Fainelli (1):
    [WATCHDOG] ar7_wdt: fix path to ar7-specific headers

    Frans Pop (2):
    ACPI processor: force throttling state when BIOS returns incorrect value
    acpi processor: remove superfluous warning message

    Geert Uytterhoeven (2):
    m68k,m68knommu: Wire up rt_tgsigqueueinfo and perf_counter_open
    powerpc/ps3: Add missing check for PS3 to rtc-ps3 platform device registration

    Geoff Levand (1):
    powerpc/ps3: Update ps3_defconfig

    Goldwyn Rodrigues (1):
    ocfs2/dlm: Wait on lockres instead of erroring cancel requests

    Hendrik Brueckner (1):
    [S390] set preferred console based on conmode

    Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski (1):
    rtl8187: always set MSR_LINK_ENEDCA flag with RTL8187B

    Hugh Dickins (1):
    mm: fix hugetlb bug due to user_shm_unlock call

    Ingo Molnar (1):
    tracing: Fix too large stack usage in do_one_initcall()

    James Bottomley (1):
    module: workaround duplicate section names

    Jan Beulich (3):
    i386: Fix section mismatches for init code with !HOTPLUG_CPU
    x86: add vmlinux.lds to targets in arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile
    x86: Fix build with older binutils and consolidate linker script

    Jan Kara (4):
    ocfs2: Handle quota file corruption more gracefully
    ocfs2: Don't oops in ocfs2_kill_sb on a failed mount
    ocfs2: Add missing lock name
    ext3: Improve error message that changing journaling mode on remount is not possible

    Jeremy Fitzhardinge (3):
    x86: make sure load_percpu_segment has no stackprotector
    xen: rearrange things to fix stackprotector
    xenfb: connect to backend before registering fb

    Jiri Kosina (1):
    Input: iforce - support new revision of ACT LABS Force RS

    Jiri Olsa (1):
    tracing: handle broken names in ftrace filter

    Jiri Slaby (1):
    NET: llc, zero sockaddr_llc struct

    Johannes Berg (1):
    mac80211: fix todo lock

    John Holland (1):
    [ARM] Kirkwood: enable eSATA on QNAP TS-219P

    John W. Linville (1):
    orinoco: correct key bounds check in orinoco_hw_get_tkip_iv

    Joonwoo Park (1):
    pps: fix incorrect verdict check

    Julia Lawall (1):
    [S390] drivers/s390: put NULL test before dereference

    Julien TINNES (1):
    ipv4: make ip_append_data() handle NULL routing table

    Kashyap, Desai (9):
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: Introduced check for enclosure_handle to avoid crash
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: Expander fix oops saying "Already part of another port"
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: Raid 10 Value is showing as Raid 1E in /va/log/messages
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: Excessive log info causes sas iounit page time out
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: fix infinite loop inside config request
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: fix crash due to Watchdog is active while OS in standby mode
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: fix oops because drv data points to NULL on resume from hibernate
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: Bump driver version 01.100.04.00
    [SCSI] mpt2sas: fix config request and diag reset deadlock

    Krzysztof Hałasa (1):
    E100: fix interaction with swiotlb on X86.

    Kyle McMartin (1):
    dma-debug: Fix check_unmap null pointer dereference

    Linus Torvalds (2):
    tty: make sure to flush any pending work when halting the ldisc
    Linux 2.6.31-rc8

    Marek Vasut (2):
    Input: ucb1400_ts - enable ADC Filter
    pxaficp-ir: remove incorrect net_device_ops

    Martin Michlmayr (1):
    [ARM] Kirkwood: __init requires linux/init.h

    Mathieu Desnoyers (1):
    sparc: sys32.S incorrect compat-layer splice() system call

    Michael Brunner (1):
    thermal_sys: check get_temp return value

    Michel Dänzer (1):
    drm/radeon/kms: Fix radeon_gem_busy_ioctl harder.

    Mimi Zohar (2):
    kernel_read: redefine offset type
    ima: hashing large files bug fix

    Minchan Kim (1):
    mm: fix for infinite churning of mlocked pages

    Oleg Nesterov (1):
    clone(): fix race between copy_process() and de_thread()

    Patrick McHardy (1):
    netfilter: xt_quota: fix wrong return value (error case)

    Pavel Revak (1):
    Input: ucb1400_ts - enable interrupt unconditionally

    Peter Zijlstra (2):
    perf tools: Check perf.data owner
    perf_counter: Fix typo in read() output generation

    Petri Gynther (1):
    ibm_newemac: emac_close() needs to call netif_carrier_off()

    Randy Dunlap (1):
    net: fix ks8851 build errors

    Roel Kluin (3):
    yellowfin: Fix buffer underrun after dev_alloc_skb() failure
    m68k: count can reach 51, not 50
    m68k: cnt reaches -1, not 0

    Rusty Russell (2):
    virtio: net refill on out-of-memory
    module: fix BUG_ON() for powerpc (and other function descriptor archs)

    Sebastian Andrzej Siewior (2):
    avr32/lib: fix unaligned memcpy()
    avr32/lib: fix unaligned memcpy where len < 4

    Sebastian Ott (1):
    [S390] cio: fix double free after failed device initialization

    Simon Kagstrom (1):
    [ARM] Orion NAND: Make asm volatile avoid GCC pushing ldrd out of the loop

    Stephen Kitt (1):
    Input: joydev - decouple axis and button map ioctls from input constants

    Suresh Siddha (2):
    x86, pat: Allow ISA memory range uncacheable mapping requests
    clockevent: Prevent dead lock on clockevents_lock

    Tao Ma (1):
    ocfs2: release the buffer head in ocfs2_do_truncate.

    Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo (2):
    leds: fix multiple requests and releases of IRQ for GPIO LED Trigger
    leds: after setting inverted attribute, we must update the LED

    Theodore Ts'o (1):
    ext3: Update Kconfig description of EXT3_DEFAULTS_TO_ORDERED

    Trond Myklebust (1):
    NFSv4: Fix an infinite looping problem with the nfs4_state_manager

    Wan ZongShun (1):
    net: Rename MAC platform driver for w90p910 platform

    Yinghai Lu (1):
    acpi: don't call acpi_processor_init if acpi is disabled

    Zhaolei (1):
    ftrace: Unify effect of writing to trace_options and option/*
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