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SubjectRe: test10-pre6
On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 11:58:03PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> Thanks to everybody who has been testing.
>
> pre6 has tons of small fixes, the most noticeable of which are
>
> (a) the new compiler requirements (sorry, but it turned out that 2.7.2.3
> really is too subtly broken with named structure initializers that
> are very heavily used these days inside the kernel)
>
> Suggested stable compiler: gcc-2.91.66, aka egcs-1.1.2, which is the
> one most vendors have been shipping for a long time, and while sure
> to be buggy too has not been found to be seriously so at least yet.
>
> Other modern gcc versions may well work too.
>
> (b) various PCI fixes that used to make 2.4.0 completely unboot/usable on
> certain machines (ALI chipsets with certain PIRQ routing tables and
> laptops with some docking bridges. Oh, and PIIX4 chipsets with USB
> enabled and certain other magic things going on).
>
> Let's hope that there aren't too many more of these. The ALI one in
> particular was "interesting" to chase down. More interesting than I
> personally need in my old age.
>
> The rest of the changes should be mostly unnoticeable.
>
> Still known: the same old "page->mapping = NULL" thing that has not seen
> an acceptable fix yet. If it wasn't for that, I'd have called this test10

Almost ready to ship. I have not seen this bug show up here in any 2.4
kernel I have tested. Wonder if it's specific to certain hardware
(Paging or stale TLB bug?).

> already and be done with it. Super-Al to the rescue (and no, that was not
> a reference to the current sad state of US politics).

(not meant to offend) Al Gore's definition of a family unit in America
is the same as Clinton's -- a family can be defined as a man and a goat.
There's some web sites showing that in 1988 and 1989, Al Gore was an
extreme right wing conservative. Things have sure changed ....

:-)

Jeff


>
> Linus
>
> -----
>
> - pre6:
> - Jeremy Fitzhardinge: autofs4 expiry fix
> - David Miller: sparc driver updates, networking updates
> - Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer: buffer overflow in sg_proc_dressz_write
> - Ingo Molnar: wakeup race fix (admittedly the window was basically
> non-existent, but still..)
> - Rasmus Andersen: notice that "this_slice" is no longer used for
> scheduling - delete the code that calculates it.
> - ALI pirq routing update. It's even uglier than we initially thought..
> - Dimitrios Michailidis: fix ipip locking bugs
> - Various: face it - gcc-2.7.2.3 miscompiles structure initializers.
> - Paul Cassella: locking comments on dev_base
> - Trond Myklebust: NFS locking atomicity. refresh inode properly.
> - Andre Hedrick: Serverworks Chipset driver, IDE-tape fix
> - Paul Gortmaker: kill unused code from 8390 support.
> - Andrea Arcangeli: fix nfsv3d wrong truncates over 4G
> - Maciej W. Rozycki: PIIX4 needs the same USB quirk handling as PIIX3.
> - me: if we cannot figure out the PCI bridge windows, just "inherit"
> the window from the parent. Better than not booting.
> - Ching-Ling Lee: ALI 5451 Audio core support update
>
> - pre5:
> - Mikael Pettersson: more Pentium IV cleanup.
> - David Miller: non-x86 platforms missed "pte_same()".
> - Russell King: NFS invalidate_inode_pages() can do bad things!
> - Randy Dunlap: usb-core.c is gone - module fix
> - Ben LaHaise: swapcache fixups for the new atomic pte update code
> - Oleg Drokin: fix nm256_audio memory region confusion
> - Randy Dunlap: USB printer fixes
> - David Miller: sparc updates
> - David Miller: off-by-one error in /proc socket dumper
> - David Miller: restore non-local bind() behaviour.
> - David Miller: wakeups on socket shutdown()
> - Jeff Garzik: DEPCA net drvr fixes and CodingStyle
> - Jeff Garzik: netsemi net drvr fix
> - Jeff Garzik & Andrea Arkangeli: keyboard cleanup
> - Jeff Garzik: VIA audio update
> - Andrea Arkangeli: mxcsr initialization cleanup and fix
> - Gabriel Paubert: better twd_i387_to_fxsr() emulation
> - Andries Brouwer: proper error return in ext2 mkdir()
>
> - pre4:
> - disable writing to /proc/xxx/mem. Sure, it works now, but it's still
> a security risk.
> - IDE driver update (Victroy66 SouthBridge support)
> - i810 rng driver cleanup
> - fix sbus Makefile
> - named initializers in module..
> - ppoe: remove explicit initializer - it's done with initcalls.
> - x86 WP bit detection: do it cleanly with exception handling
> - Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo: memory leaks in drivers/media/video
> - Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz: video init functions get __init
> - David Miller: get rid of net/protocols.c - they get to initialize themselves
> - David Miller: get rid of dev_mc_lock - we hold dev->xmit_lock anyway.
> - Geert Uytterhoeven: Zorro (Amiga) bus support update
> - David Miller: work around gcc-2.7.2 bug
> - Geert Uytterhoeven: mark struct consw's "const".
> - Jeff Garzik: network driver cleanups, ns558 joystick driver oops fix
> - Tigran Aivazian: clean up __alloc_pages(), kill_super() and
> notify_change()
> - Tigran Aivazian: move stuff from .data to .bss
> - Jeff Garzik: divert.h typename cleanups
> - James Simmons: mdacon using spinlocks
> - Tigran Aivazian: fix BFS free block calculation
> - David Miller: sparc32 works again
> - Bernd Schmidt: fix undefined C code (set/use without a sequence point)
> - Mikael Pettersson: nicer Pentium IV setup handling.
> - Georg Acher: usb-uhci cpia oops fix
> - Kanoj Sarcar: more node_data cleanups for [non]NUMA.
> - Richard Henderson: alpha update to new vmalloc setup
> - Ben LaHaise: atomic pte updates (don't lose dirty bit)
> - David Brownell: ohci memory debugging (== use separate slabs for allocation)
>
> - pre3:
> - update email address of Joerg Reuter
> - Andries Brouwer: spelling fixes, missing atari brelse(), breada() fix
> - Geert Uytterhoeven: used named initializers for "struct console".
> - Carsten Paeth: ISDN capifs - iput() only once.
> - Petr Vandrovec: VFAT short name generation fix
> - Jeff Garzik: i810_rng cleanup, and i815 chipset added.
> - Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz: clean up some remaining old-style Makefiles
> - Dave Jones: x86 setup fixes (recognize Pentium IV etc).
> - x86: do the "fast A20" setup too in setup.S
> - NIIBE Yutaka: update SuperH for the global page table (vmalloc) change.
> - David Miller: sparc updates (vmalloc stuff still pending)
> - David Miller: CodaFS warnings and 64-bit warnings in pci_size()
> - David Miller: pcnet32 - correct NULL test
> - David Miller: vmlist lock -> page_table_lock clarification
> - Trond Myklebust: Ouch. rpcauth_lookup_credcache() memory corruption bug
> - Matthew Wilcox: file locking cleanups
> - David Woodhouse: USB audio spinlock fixes
> - Torben Mathiasen: tlan driver cleanups
> - Randy Dunlap: Yenta: CACHE_LINE_SIZE is in dwords, not bytes.
> - Randy Dunlap: more USB updates
> - Kanoj Sarcar: clean up the NUMA interfaces (pg_data instead of nodes)
> - "save_fpu()" was broken. Need to clear pending errors: save_init_fpu().
>
> - pre2:
> - remember to change the kernel version ;)
> - isapnp.txt bugfix
> - ia64 update
> - sparc update
> - networking update (pppoe init, frame diverter, fix tcp_sendmsg,
> fix udp_recvmsg).
> - Compile for WinChip must _not_ use "-march=i686". It's a i586.
> - Randy Dunlap: more USB updates
> - clarify the Firewire AIC-5800 situation. It's not supported yet.
> - PCI-space decode size fix. This is needed for some (broken?) hardware
> - /proc/self/maps off-by-one error
> - 3c501, 3c507, cs89x0 network drivers drop unnecessary check_region
> - Asahi Kasei AK4540: new codec ID. Yamaha: new PCI ID's.
> - ne2k-pci net driver documentation update
> - Paul Gortmaker: delete paranoia check in rtc_exit
> - scsi_merge: memset the right amount of memory.
> - sun3fb: old __initfunc() not supported any more.
> - synclink: remove unnecessary task state games
> - xd.c: proper casting for 64-bit architectures
> - vmalloc: page table update race condition.
>
> - pre1:
> - Roger Larsson: ">=" instead of ">" to make the VM not get stuck.
> - Gideon Glass: brw_kiovec() failure case oops fix
> - Rik van Riel: better memory balancing and OOM killer
> - Ivan Kokshaysky: alpha compile fixes
> - Vojtech Pavlik: forgotten ENOUGH macro in via82cxxx ide driver
> - Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo: acpi resource leak fix
> - Brian Gerst: use mov's instead of xchg in kernel trap entry
> - Torben Mathiasen: tlan timer being added twice bug
> - Andrzej Krzysztofowicz: config file fixes
> - Jean Tourrilhes: Wavelan lockup on SMP fix
> - Roman Zippel: initdata must be initialized (even if it is to zero:
> gcc is strange)
> - Jean Tourrilhes: hp100 driver lockup at startup on SMP
> - Russell King: fix silly minixfs uninitialized error bug
> - (various): fix uid hashing to use "uid_t" instead of "unsigned short"
> - Jaroslav Kysela: isapnp timeout fix. NULL ptr dereference fix.
> - Alain Knaff: fdformat should work again.
> - Randy Dunlap: USB - fix bluetooth, acm, printer, serial to work
> with urb->dev changes.
> - Randy Dunlap: USB whiteheat serial driver firmware update.
> - Randy Dunlap: USB hub memory corruption and pegasus driver update
> - Andre Hedrick: IDE Makefile cleanup
>
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