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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.0-ac2
Hello Alan,

right now and in the futur, will you patch 2.2.X or 2.4.X ?

Do you think 2.2.19 will be out one day or it is really stopped ?


Alan Cox wrote:
> 2.4.0-ac2
> o Clean up strip driver (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix fore atm makefile (Jan Rekorajski)
> o Fix m68k lance mismerge (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix tty documentation typos (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix ohci1394 build (Arjan van de Ven)
> o Remove dead lapbether inits (Hans Grobler)
> o Workaround the acpi recursive variable name (Bill Wendling)
> Makefile problem
> o Further minor S/390 merge (Ulrich Weigand)
> o Fix DRM build problem on ATI Rage 120/no AGP (Gareth Hughes)
> o Fix mac address setting in 8139too (Ben Greear)
> o AGP oops fix/ALi cleanup (Bill Crawford)
> o Further DECnet cleanups (Hans Grobler)
> o S/390 last fixes (Ulrich Weigand)
> o Fix missing arlan symbol (Hans Grobler)
> o Do basic IPX/SPX cleanups (Hans Grobler)
> 2.4.0-ac1
> o Resync with Linus
> o Fix serial compile bug (Bill Notthingham)
> o Clean up lapbether (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix endian handling in ne.c (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix root umount handling (Chris Mason &
> Al Viro)
> o Bring wan drivers up to scratch for 2.4 (Krzysztof Halasa)
> o SD module locking fix (Oliver Neukum)
> o Merge S/390 32/64bit ports (IBM)
> | some rough edges to tidy up yet - guys can
> | you change the DMA ifdefs to match 2.2 style..
> 2.4.0prerelease-ac6
> o Cleanup econet (Hans Grobler)
> o Further amateur radio cleanups (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix irda/SMP deadlocks (Marc Zyngier)
> o Further YAM fixes (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix rio500 locking bug (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
> o Fix isdn net leak on error (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
> o Fix proc_get_inode export (for comx) (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix locking error on get_swap_page (Marcelo Tosatti)
> o Fix further warnings, and other stuff new gcc (Arjan van de Ven)
> shows up
> o Add isapnp module device tables to drivers (Bill Nottingham)
> [Added to ns558, serial, ide-pnp, cadet,
> 3c509,3c515, aironet4500,ne,sb1000, aha1542,
> NCR5380, ad1816, awe_wave, sb, ixj]
> o Resync with Linus prepatch
> 2.4.0prerelease-ac5
> o Resync with Linus prepatch
> o One liner microcode driver fix (Tigran Aivazian)
> o Fix ACPI ksyms problems (Keith Owens)
> o Correctly resync ide-cd fixes (Byron Stanoszek)
> o Fix i2o block driver race (Arjan van de Ven)
> o Acorn makefile/driver fixes (Russell King)
> o Make cyberfb use pci_get_drvdata (Russell King)
> o Kill redundant ARM timer irq code (Russell King)
> o Remove some ARM hacks from fbmem.c (Russell King)
> o Fix config bugs with fusion, indenting (Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz)
> o Handle bootmem order changes in arm (Russell King)
> o SA1100 update (Russell King)
> o Handle ALI AGP flushes (??)
> o Merge some of the PPC changes (Cort Dougan)
> 2.4.0prerelease-ac4
> o DecNET updates (Steve Whitehouse)
> o Devices.txt typo fix (Roberto Nibali)
> o Fix 15-23bit direct colour in logos (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Correct framebuffer device.txt (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Small mkiss fixes (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix write off end of disk bug (Jari Ruusu)
> 2.4.0prerelease-ac3
> o Fix cs46xx driver crash (David Huggins-Daines)
> 2.4.0prerelease-ac2
> o Fix further CVS gcc compile warnings (Rich Baum)
> 2.4.0prerelease-ac1
> o Merge with Linux prerelease
> 2.4.0test13pre7-ac1
> o Merge Linus pre7
> o Fix eepro100 on machines with unsigned char (Russell King)
> o Give the FIQ on the ARM its own handlers (Russell King)
> o Update ARM mm code (Russell King)
> o Fix ARM optimisations (Russell King)
> o Update arm initd patch (Russell King)
> o Improve ARM I/O operations (Russell King)
> o ARM boot code updates (Russell King)
> o ARM scsi driver updates (Russell King)
> o Update ARM makefiles to new style (Russell King)
> o Add missing sections to arm link script for glue(Russell King)
> o Update ARM io includes (Russell King)
> o Clean up frame pointer printing on ARM traps (Russell King)
> o Update ARM machine definitions (Russell King)
> o Move the ARM task unmapped base definition (Russell King)
> o Remove ARM specific hacks from char/mem.c (Russell King)
> o Fix BIOS32 code for ARM (Russell King)
> o Back out bogus SMP halt change (Andi Kleen)
> o Update logo palette handling (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Drop out the compiler selector (2.96/7 seem to work)
> 2.4.0test13pre6-ac1
> o Merge Linus pre6
> 2.4.0test13pre5-ac1
> o Merge Linus pre5
> 2.4.0test13pre4-ac2
> o Further quota build fix (Jarno Paananen)
> o Fix various combinations that don't build (Arjan van de Ven)
> o Further Fusion driver updates (Steve Ralston)
> o Alpha makefile fixes (Dave Gilbert)
> 2.4.0test13pre4-ac1
> o Merge Linus pre4
> o Fix network register/hotplug/publish problems (Andrew Morton)
> o Hopefully fix quotaless compile (me)
> o Help for irda options question (Steven Cole)
> 2.4.0test13pre3-ac4
> o Fix frame size on toshoboe (Christian Gennerat)
> o Quota fixes/updates (Jan Kara)
> o Fix keyspan usb config (Hugh Blemings)
> o Fix module handling in usb serial (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
> o Fix sparc64 build of fusion drivers (Eddie Dost)
> o Clean up config.h includes (Niels Jensen)
> 2.4.0test13pre3-ac3
> o Fix the patch file. Some stuff got corrupted.
> 2.4.0test13pre3-ac2 adds
> o Resync with the powerpc folks (Cort Dougan)
> o Parport experimental label fix (Tim Waugh)
> o Make uhci return the same error code as the (David Brownell)
> other USB hub controllers
> o Merge Fusion drivers (Steve Ralston)
> 2.4.0test13pre3-ac1 adds
> o Fix leak in link() syscall (Christopher Yeoh)
> o Fix ramfs deadlock (Al Viro)
> o Fix udf deadlock (Al Viro)
> o Improve parport docs (Tim Waugh)
> o Document some of the macros (Tim Waugh)
> o Fix ppa timing issues (Tim Waugh)
> o Mark the parport fifo code as experimental (Tim Waugh)
> o Resynch ppa changelog (Tim Waugh)
> | Tim please double check as I got offsets
> o Add documentation to the PCI api (Jani Monoses)
> o Fix inode.c documentation (Jani Monoses)
> o Fix ext2 modular build (Jeff Raubitschek)
> o Fix bug in scripts/ matching (Matthew Wilcox)
> o Update SiS video drivers (Can-Ru Yeou)
> o Yamaha audio doc fix (Pavel Roskin)
> o Fix timeout problms with rocktports at 249 days
> 2.4.0test12-ac1 adds
> o ARM bootup/initd fixes (Russell King)
> o Fix ymf_sb setup bug (Pavel Roskin)
> o Correctly print names of md10+ (me)
> [Based on code from Roberto Ragusa]
> o Fix sound crashes in various drivers (Tjeerd Mulder)
> o Update epic100 to new pci api (Francois Romieu)
> o Fix IOC/SIOC ioctl problems in ac97 code (Dick Streefland)
> To merge
> o Fix Ruffian Alpha boot (Ivan Kokshaysky)
> o Bridge handling patches needed for Alpha (Ivan Kokshaysky /
> Richard Henderson)
> o Epic100 update
> o Support mixed pnp and legacy sb cards
> o Hopefully fix the bugs in the FAT and HPFS file systems that
> caused fs corruption
> o Fix cramfs vanishing data bug
> o Power management locking fixes
> o filemap posix compliance fix
> o Fix pte handling race
> o Remove unneeded inits to 0 in ide code (Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz)
> o IDE documentation fixes (Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz)
> Submitted to Linus
> o Add the powermac extras to the input and (Franz Sirl)
> keyboard drivers
> scripts in 2.4test
> o Fix kd_mksound declaration (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o SMC token ring driver update (Jay Schulist)
> o Update USB documentation (Greg Kroah-Hartmann)
> o Cleanup ramdisk namespace (Jeff Garzik)
> o Ramdisk missing blkdev_put
> Merged by Linus from -ac or direct
> o Add clocking option to maestro (broken laptop (me)
> stuff again)
> o Put back the module locking in soundcore (David Schleef)
> that someone disabled
> o Abyss driver cleanup (Jeff Garzik)
> o Fix most of the tq changes (Mohammad A. Haque)
> o DOC1000 driver fixes (David Woodhouse)
> o Switch tvaudio and msp3400 to use up_and_exit (David Woodhouse)
> o usb-uhci was using constants not flags for (Jeff Garzik)
> pci interface
> o Small fix for kdoc (Tim Waugh)
> o Fix nubus build (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o atari/sun3lance update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Amiga gayle pcmcia fixups (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fixes for amiga scsi drivers (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Simplify amiga irq handling code (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Amiga sound/fb driver update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Amiga/Mac/Atari keyboard driver changes (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Integrate atari stram with bootmem (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Restore atafb_fix that someone deleted (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o m68k include updates for 64bit structs (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Add driver for MVME147 onboard scsi (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Enable Q40 ide interface (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Replace init with initdata in places on m68k (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o MMU code changes for m68k (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o dma_addr_t and other minor updates for m68k (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o m68k ptrace update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix pmc551 when used without bugfix enabled (David Woodhouse)
> o Fix endianness on ftl layer (David Woodhouse)
> o Fix atm build (Markus Kossmann)
> o Update 8139too driver (Jeff Garzik)
> o Fix readdir returns on procfs (Matt Kraai)
> o Make SET_MODULE_OWNER macro safer (Jeff Garzik)
> o Hisax needed __init (Jeff Garzik)
> o APM updates, fix the Dell 5000e check for APM=m (Stephen Rothwell)
> o Fix module initialization oops (Keith Owens)
> o Clean up Abyss driver (Jeff Garzik)
> o Fix raid linking order (Neil Brown)
> o Cleanup console_verbose() duplication
> o Radio driver cleanups
> o BTTV radio config option
> o Fix qcam VIDIOCGWIN bugs
> o 8390 seperate tx timeout path
> o Tulip crash fix on weird eeproms
> o ISAPnP hang on boot port fix
> o Maestro pci_enable fix
> o Fix function prototype in wacom drivr
> o Fix SCSI / PCI dependancies (Jeff Garzik)
> o m68k config fixes (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix dquot overflow/recovery (Jan Kara)
> o Make uid16 macros safer (Andreas Schwab)
> o Fix missing Config doc and sound doc error (Thierry Vignaud)
> o APM update (Stephen Rothwell)
> o Fix SMP build on x86 (Steven Cole)
> o Maestro ioctl locking fix (Zach Brown)
> o Make console_* static inline not extern (Jeff Garzik)
> o Work arounds for broken Dell laptop APM (me)
> o Fix aha1542 memory scribbles (Phil Stracchino)
> o Fix ide scsi printk (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Update EATA driver and Ultrastor driver (Dario Ballabio)
> o Clean up printk formatting in a few drivers (me)
> o Documentation for CONFIG_TOSHIBA
> o Updated version of Rusty's kernel-hacking doc
> o Updated SubmittingDrivers
> o Added SubmittingPatches
> o Updated procfs docs
> o Updated initrd docs
> o Tidy network drivers module locking (Jeff Garzik)
> (Some in, a few to go)
> o Alpha PCI fixes (update resource not __init, (Ivan Kokshaysky)
> off by one on check)
> o Fix warning in rclan driver (Rasmus Andersen)
> o Clean up rcpci driver (new style pci etc) (Jeff Garzik)
> o Fix generic bitops bugs
> o Fix pcnet32 printk problems (Vojtech Pavlik)
> o Network driver check/request region fixes
> o MDAcon cleanup (Pavel Rabel)
> o Tidy up mad16 driver (Pavel Rabel)
> o ACPI updates (Andrew Grover)
> o Fix FPU emulation compile (Adam Richter)
> o M68K/PPC makefile fixes (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Work around a funny in the Solaris NFS client (Neil Brown)
> o Fix building of network modules (Peter Samuelson)
> o Fix media makefiles (me)
> o FPU emulator source set for m68k (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix m68k build with rmw disabled (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix sun3 scsi, mmu and includes (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o M68k setup update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Revert accidental amifb change (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Remove obsolete bits for q40 (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Tidy m68k includes (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o I2C bus driver updates (Frodo Looijaard)
> o Fix reference counting in ATM (Patrick van de Lageweg)
> o Update Changes to give correct modutils rev (Steven Cole)
> o Fix NLS bug for SMB
> o Fix xconfig/menuconfig problems with config (Andrzej Krzysztofowicz)
> o Add firestream ATM driver (Patrick van de Lageweg)
> o Rename block_til_ready in generic_serial (Patrick van de Lageweg)
> o Fix i810 tco locking (me)
> o Tidy riscom8 and sx namespace (Jeff Garzik)
> o Fix pcmcia ordering on socket remove (David Woodhouse)
> o Merge aha152x delay fixes
> o Fix warning in sim710 driver (Pavel Rabel)
> o Improve the ALSxxx sound driver documentation (Jonathan Woithe)
> o Tidy the tachyon 5526 driver (Rasmus Andersen)
> o Clean old old compile time config stuff from (Pavel Rabel)
> mad16 driver
> o Push Davicom support into the main tulip driver (Tobias Ringstrom)
> o Merge bttv 0.7.50 (Gerd Knorr)
> o Clean it up to use pci_pci_quirks properly (me)
> o OSST scsi driver for Onstream drives (Willem Riede)
> o Merge typo/doc fixes from 2.2.18
> o Further NetROM tidies (Hans Grobler)
> o Further rose fixes (Hans Grobler)
> o Documentation/script fixes (Tim Waugh)
> o BPQ ethernet tidy (Hans Grobler)
> o Updated AX.25 tidy (Hans Grobler)
> o Update credits to add Hans Grobler (Hans Grobler)
> o Handle TLB flush reruns caused by APIC rexmit (me)
> o Fix Yam driver for Linux 2.4test (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix AF_ROSE sockets for 2.4 (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix AF_NETROM sockets for 2.4 (Hans Grobler)
> o Tidy AF_AX25 sockets for 2.4 (Hans Grobler)
> o Teach kernel-doc about const (Jani Monoses)
> o First block of mkiss driver fixes (Hans Grobler)
> o Update acenic patches (Jes Sorensen)
> o Acenic update
> o Watchdog header to use __u32 etc (Eric Brower)
> o Correct md name printing (Luca Berra)
> o Add Steven Cole to the credits file (Steven Cole)
> o DC390 update (Kurt Garloff)
> o X.25 ifdef cleanups (Henner Eisen)
> o Update OSST driver to (Kurt Garloff)
> o Fix make xconfig failure on irda (Steven Cole)
> o Fix crashes on unload of msr and cpuid drivers
> o Remove crud from epca driver (me)
> o Merge support for CPU's >2Ghz from 2.2.18
> o Merge core loops_per_jiffy support
> o Merge first batch of driver fixes from 2.2.18
> o Make smp cpu halt synchronous (Andi Kleen)
> o Fix eepro module warnings (Aristeu Filho)
> o Fix most of the netfilter oops cases (David Miller)
> o Fix appletalk config entry (William McGonigle)
> o CCISS root= table (Charles White)
> o Rusty's fixes/review of unsafe set_bit usage
> (A few left to go)
> o RCPCI45 PCI cleanup fixes (mark 2) (Rasmus Andersen)
> o Fix 8139too signal handling and task scribble (Andrew Morton)
> o Fix signal handling for usermode helper (Shuu Yamaguchi)
> o Fix tty DoS bug (Andrew Morton)
> o Wireless include update (Jean Tourrilhes)
> o Resync mac ethernet drivers (Cort Dougan)
> o Remove bogus asserts in 8139too driver (Jeff Garzik)
> o Fix radio drivers (Russell Kroll)
> o Fix rcpci build error (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix incorrect preprocessor use in umsdos (Andreas Franck)
> o DRM makefile fix (Keith Owens)
> o IDE 2.4.0-prerelease*1231.patch (Andre Hedrick)
> o Fixes for CVS gcc and semaphores (Andreas Franck)
> o Better atm linking fix (Jan Rekorajski)
> o Macintosh IDE updates (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Update 68k ksyms (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix m68k keyboard ioctls (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix fbdev allow PM2 modular (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Update m68k ethernet drivers (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o 2.4 Y2K fixes for Amiga clock (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix sun/mac scsi drivers (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix fb init order (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix m68k miscellaneous stuff (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Update m68k lance driver (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix m68k asm constraints (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix m68k config (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Amiga serial update/serial console support (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Update m68k to use loops_per_jiffy (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Add support functions needed by gcc (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix amiga resource management (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fix raid buffer leak (Neil Brown)
> o Additional knfsd locking (Neil Brown)
> o Fix loops per jiffy oddments (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Fixed lost video patch in -ac (Geert Uytterhoeven)
> o Tidy up LAPB code (Hans Grobler)
> o Tidy up X.25 code (Hans Grobler)
> o General warning/minor bug fixes (Arjan van de Ven)
> o Remove extra codec reset from i810 audio (Anwar Payyoorayil)
> | should fix failed VRA on some boards
> o Fix page allocator recursion (Rik van Riel)
> o Fix CMOS locking for 2.4.x (Paul Gortmaker)
> o FAT cache locking for SMP ('manmower')
> o Skip older dm9100's from tulip driver (me)
> o Further iee1394 build fixes (Andreas Bombe)
> o Fix i810 divide by zero bug (Anwar)
> o Remove dead pi and pt drivers (Hans Grobler)
> o SCC driver update (Hans Grobler)
> o Adjust csr0 on tulip for known iffy chipsets (me)
> | Thanks to Don Becker and others for the chipset list
> | and knowing what the problem was.
> o 6pack cleanups (Hans Grobler)
> o Documentation cleanups (Hans Grobler)
> o Fix unchecked scsi_allocate_request in sg.c (me)
> | Spotted by Doug Gilbert
> o Fix compile bug in pcxx driver (me)
> o Fix spelling of pedant (Tim Waugh)
> o Fix mkiss build error (Hans Grobler)
> o Patches to fix warnings from gcc 2.97 cvs (Marcel Schmidt)
> Superceded by other fixes
> o Features is back to flags for compatibility (me)
> o MTRR updates (36bit etc)
> o Dont crash on boot with a dual cpu board holding a non intel cpu
> o CS46xx update
> o NFS atomic fixes (Trond Myklebust)
> o Fix O_SYNC for ext2fs (Stephen Tweedie)
> [ I believe so anyway ]
> o Disable PMC511 driver - its obviously broken (me)
> o kbuild documentation improvements (Neil Brown)
> o Fix ppa and imm hangs on io_request_lock (Tim Waugh)
> o Fix pport reverse/forward logic error (Tim Waugh)
> o ACPI updates (Andrew Grover)
> o E820 handling fixup (Andrea Arcangeli)
> o Fix missing memory barrier in bootp/dhcp code (Cort Dougan)
> o Fix ACPI driver wakeup races (David Woodhouse)
> o Fix drm makefiles (Peter Samuelson)
> o Link correctly with ACPI on ACPI_INTERPRETER off
> o Shared memory fixes (Christoph Rohland)
> o Fix bug in VFAT short name handling (Nicolas Goutte)
> o Clean up the i810 driver (Tjeerd Mulder)
> o Clean up misleading indenting in partition code (JAmes Antill)
> o Support kgcc autodetect
> Other
> ---
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