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    SubjectRe: status page?
    This is out of date but helpful. Dont mail me updates, find someone else to
    maintain it

    Should Be Fixed (Confirmation Wanted)
    IDE fails on some VIA boards (eg the i-opener)
    Floppy driver broken by VFS changes. Other drivers may be too
    (Stuff gets called after _close now - unload race possibly too)
    Fbcon races
    Fix all remaining PCI code to use pci_enable_device (mostly done)

    Capable Of Corrupting Your FS
    E820 memory setup causes crashes/corruption on some laptops[**VERY NASTY**]
    Use PCI DMA by default in IDE is unsafe (must not do so on via VPx x<3)

    Fix module remove race bug (mostly done - Al Viro)
    access_process_mm oops/lockup if task->mm changes (Manfred) [user can cause deliberately]

    Boot Time Failures
    AHA29xx driver appears to stomp other cards (may be BIOS)
    AHA27xx is broken (maybe 28xx too)
    Use PCI DMA 'lost interrupt' problem with some hw [which ?]
    (NEC Versa LX with PIIX tuning)
    HT6560/UMC8672 ide sets up stuff too early (before region stuff can be done)
    Crashes on boot on some Compaqs ? (may be fixed)
    Boot hangs on a range of Dell docking stations (Latitude)

    In Progress
    Dcache threading (Al Viro)
    Merge the network fixes (DaveM)
    Finish I2O merge (Intel/Alan)
    Exploitable leak in file locking (Willy)
    Restore O_SYNC functionality (Stephen) - core code and ext2 done

    Obvious Projects For People (well if you have the hardware..)
    pci_socket crash on unload
    DEFXX driver appears broken
    NCR5380 isnt smp safe
    DMFE is not SMP safe
    Make syncppp use new ppp code
    Fix SPX socket code
    Merge the 2.2 ServeRAID driver into 2.4
    Merge the current Compaq RAID driver into 2.4

    Fix Exists But Isnt Merged
    Update SGI VisWS to new-style IRQ handling (Ingo)
    64bit lockf support
    Support MP table above 1Gig (Ingo)
    Dont panic on boot when meeting HP boxes with wacked APIC table numbering (AC)
    Scheduler bugs in RT (Dimitris)
    HFS is still broken
    AIC7xxx doesnt work non PCI ? (Doug says OK, new version due anyway)
    Fix boards with different TSC per CPU and kill TSC use on them
    Floppy last block cache flush error
    TB Multisound driver hasnt been updated for new isa I/O totally.

    To Do
    mount crashes on Alpha platforms
    Check all devices use resources properly
    Tulip hang on rmmod/crashes sometimes
    Devfs races, Sockfs (removing NULL ->i_sb stuf) (Al Viro)
    Debian report that the gcc 2.95 possibly miscompiles fault.c or mm/remap.c
    (Perl script available from Arjan)
    Fix further NFS races (Al Viro)
    Test other file systems on write
    Audit all char and block drivers to ensure they are safe with the 2.3
    locking - a lot of them are not especially on the open() path.
    Stick lock_kernel() calls around driver with issues to hard to fix nicely
    for 2.4 itself
    PCMCIA/Cardbus hangs, IRQ problems. (Basically unusable - Hinds pcmcia code is reliable)_
    Keyboard/mouse problems (may be fixed ?)
    Fix mount failures due to copy_* user mishandling
    Fix default mount behaviour to disallow repeat mounting
    Check all file systems are either LFS compliant or error large files

    To Do But Non Showstopper
    Finish 64bit vfs merges (lockf64 and friends missing)
    Go through as 2.4pre kicks in and figure what we should mark obsolete for
    the final 2.4
    Union mount (Al Viro)
    Per Process rtsigio limit
    iget abuse in knfsd
    Some people report 2.3.x serial problems
    USB hangs on APM suspend on some machines
    PCMCIA crashes on unloading pci_socket
    ISAPnP IRQ handling failing on SB1000 + resource handling bug
    DVD-RAM is apparently not working for write currently (Rogier Wolff)
    Parallel ports should set SA_SHIRQ if PCI (eg in Plip)
    Devfs compiled in but not mounted causes crap for ->mnt_devname of root (Al Viro)

    Compatibility Errors
    Xterm broke in 2.3.99pre6 (FIONREAD/select loop)

    Probably Post 2.4
    per super block write_super needs an async flag
    addres_space needs a VM pressure/flush callback (Ingo)
    per file_op rw_kiovec

    Drivers In 2.2 not 2.4

    To Check
    Check O_APPEND atomicity bug fixing is complete
    Protection on isize (sct) [Al Viro mostly done]
    Mikulas claims we need to fix the getblk/mark_buffer_uptodate thing for
    2.3.x as well
    Network block device seems broken by block device changes
    VFS?VM - mmap/write deadlock (demo code seems to show lock is there)
    rw sempahores on page faults (mmap_sem)
    kiobuf seperate lock functions/bounce/page_address fixes
    Fix routing by fwmark
    Some FB drivers check the A000 area and find it busy then bomb out
    rw semaphores on inodes to fix read/truncate races ? [Probably fixed]
    Not all device drivers are safe now the write inode lock isnt taken on write
    File locking needs checking for races
    Multiwrite IDE breaks on a disk error [minor issue at best]
    ACPI/APM suspend issue - IDE related stuff ?
    NFS bugs are fixed
    Chase reports of SMB not working
    IRDA calls get random bytes before random is set up
    Some AWE cards are not being found by ISAPnP ??
    SHM segments not always being detached and destroyed right ?
    RAM disk contents vanishing on cramfs (block change) and bforget cases
    ACPI hangs on boot for some systems (Are there any cases left ?)

    Incredibly slow loopback tcp bug (believed fixed about 2.3.48)
    COMX series WAN now merged
    VM needs rebalancing or we have a bad leak
    SHM works chroot
    SHM back compatibility
    Intel i960 problems with I2O
    Symbol clashes and other mess from _three_ copies of zlib!
    PCI buffer overruns
    Shared memory changes change the API breaking applications (eg gimp)
    Finish softnet driver port over and cleanups
    via rhine oopses under load ?
    SCSI generic driver crashes controllers (need to pass PCI_DIR_UNKNOWN..)
    UMSDOS fixups resync (not quite done)
    Make NTFS sort of work
    Any user can crash FAT fs code with ftruncate
    AFFS fixups
    Directory race fix for UFS
    Security holes in execve()
    Lan Media WAN update for 2.3
    Get the Emu10K merged
    Paride seems to need fixes for the block changes yet
    Kernel corrupts fs and gs in some situations (Ulrich has demo code)
    1.07 AMI MegaRAID
    Merge 2.2.15 changes (Alan)
    Get RAID 0.90 in (Ingo)
    S/390 Merge
    NFS DoS fix (security)
    Merge the RIO driver
    Fix Space.c duplicate string/write to constants
    Elevator and block handling queue change errors are all sorted
    Make sure all drivers return 1 from their __setup functions (Done ?)
    Enhanced disk statistics
    Complete vfsmount merge (Al Viro)
    Merge removed-buf-open directory stuff into VFS (Al Viro)
    Problems with ip autoconfig according to Zaitcev
    NFS causes dup kmem_create on reload (Trond)
    vmalloc(GFP_DMA) is needed for DMA drivers (Ingo)
    TLB flush should use highest priority (Ingo)
    SMP affinity code creates multiple dirs with the same name (Ingo)
    Set SMP affinity mask to actual cpu online mask (needed for some boards) (Ingo)
    heavy swapping corrupts ptes (believed so)
    pci_set_master forces a 64 latency on low latency setting devices.Some
    boards require all cards have latency <= 32
    msync fails on NFS (probably fixed anyway)
    Find out what has ruined disk I/O throughput. (mostly)
    The netdev name changing stuff broke GRE
    put_user is broken for i386 machines (security) - sem stuff may be wrong too
    BusLogic crashes when you cat /proc/scsi/BusLogic/0 (Robert de Vries)
    Finish sorting out VM balancing (Rik Van Riel, Juan Quintela et al)
    Fix eth= command line
    8139 + bridging fails
    RtSig limit handling bug
    Signals leak kernel memory (security) [FIX in ac tree]
    TTY and N_HDLC layer called poll_wait twice per fd and corrupt memory
    ATM layer calls poll_wait twice per fd and corrupts memory
    Random calls poll_wait twice per fd and corrupts memory
    PCI sound calls poll_wait twice per fd and corrupts memory
    sbus audio calls poll_wait twice per fd and corrupts memory
    IBM MCA driver breaks on Device_Inquiry at boot
    SHM code corrupts memory (Russell)
    Linux sends a 1K buffer with SCSI inquiries. The ANSI-SCSI limit is 255.
    Linux uses TEST_UNIT_READY to chck for device presence on a PUN/LUN. The
    INQUIRY is the only valid test allowed by the spec.
    truncate_inode_pages does unsafe page cache operations
    Fix the ptrace code to be back compatible and add a new PTRACE call set for
    getting the PIII extra registers
    EPIC100 fixes
    Tlan and Epic100 crash under load
    Fix hpfs_unlink (Al Viro)
    exec loader permissions
    Locking on getcwd
    Loopback fs hangs

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