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SubjectLinux-2.4.14-pre8..

Ok, this is hopefully the last 2.4.14 pre-kernel, and per popular demand I
hope to avoid any major changes between "last pre" and final. So give it a
whirl, and don't whine if the final doesn't act in a way you like it to.

Special thanks to Andrea - we spent too much time tracking down a subtle
sigsegv problem, but we got it in the end.

Also, I was able to reproduce the total lack of interactivity that the
google people complained about, and while I didn't run the google tests
themselves, at least the load I had is fixed.

But most of the changes are actually trying to catch up with some of the
emails that I ignored while working on the VM issues. I hope the VM is
good to go, along with a real 2.4.14.

Linus

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pre8:
- Andrea: fix races in do_wp_page, free_swap_and_cache
- me: clena up page dirty handling
- Tim Waugh: parport IRQ probing and documentation fixes
- Greg KH: USB updates
- Michael Warfield: computone driver update
- Randy Dunlap: add knowledge about some new io-apics
- Richard Henderson: alpha updates
- Trond Myklebust: make readdir xdr verify the reply packet
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update
- Jens Axboe: make cpqarray and cciss play nice with the request layer
- Massimo Dal Zotto: SMM driver for Dell Inspiron 8000
- Richard Gooch: devfs symlink deadlock fix
- Anton Altaparmakov: make NTFS compile on sparc

pre7:
- me: reinstate "delete swap cache on low swap" code
- David Miller: ksoftirqd startup race fix
- Hugh Dickins: make tmpfs free swap cache entries proactively

pre6:
- me: remember to bump the version number ;)
- Hugh Dickins: export "free_lru_page()" for modules
- Jeff Garzik: don't change nopage arguments, just make the last a dummy one
- David Miller: sparc and net updates (netfilter, VLAN etc)
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs cleanups
- Jan Kara: quota initialization race
- Tigran Aivazian: make the x86 microcode update driver happy about
hyperthreaded P4's
- me: shrink dcache/icache more aggressively
- me: fix up oom-killer so that it actually works

pre5:
- Andrew Morton: remove stale UnlockPage
- me: swap cache page locking update

pre4:
- Mikael Pettersson: fix P4 boot with APIC enabled
- me: fix device queuing thinko, clean up VM locking

pre3:
- René Scharfe: random bugfix
- me: block device queuing low-water-marks, VM mapped tweaking.

pre2:
- Alan Cox: more merging
- Alexander Viro: block device module race fixes
- Richard Henderson: mmap for 32-bit alpha personality
- Jeff Garzik: 8139 and natsemi update

pre1:
- Michael Warfield: computone serial driver update
- Alexander Viro: cdrom module race fixes
- David Miller: Acenic driver fix
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Kai Germaschewski: ISDN update
- Tim Waugh: parport update
- David Woodhouse: JFFS garbage collect sleep

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