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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.17
I think the patch is botched.  Here is an output from patch -p0 < 
same patch command I used for all other kernels.

can't find file to patch at input line 4
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|diff -Naur -X /home/marcelo/lib/dontdiff linux-2.4.16/CREDITS linux/CREDITS
|--- linux-2.4.16/CREDITS Sun Nov 11 18:09:32 2001
|+++ linux/CREDITS Fri Dec 21 16:40:31 2001
File to patch:


Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject:
> Linux 2.4.17
> From:
> Marcelo Tosatti <>
> Date:
> Fri, 21 Dec 2001 14:45:52 -0200 (BRST)
> To:
> lkml <>
> To:
> lkml <>
> CC:
> Linus Torvalds <>
>Here it is...
>- Fix more loopback deadlocks (Andrea Arcangeli)
>- Make Alpha with Nautilus chipset and
> Irongate chipset configuration compile
> correctly (Michal Jaegermann)
>- Fix potential oops with via-rhine (Andrew Morton)
>- sysvfs: mark inodes as bad in case of read
> failure (Christoph Hellwig)
>- NTFS bugfixes (Anton Altaparmakov)
>- Fix Netfilter oops (Edward Killips)
>- Direct IO error handling fix (Masaroni Goto)
>- Fix loop device deadlock (Andrea Arcangeli)
>- Make some erroneously global spinlocks
> static (David C. Hansen)
>- Avoid i810 driver from oopsing with 830ME (Robert Love)
>- Reiserfs fixes (Oleg Drokin/Chris Mason)
>- Fix VM "not-swapping" issue with lowmem
> machines (Rik van Riel)
>- Make kernel try a bit harder to shrink caches
> instead swapping out (me)
>- Make NCR5380 compile builtin (Erik Andersen)
>- More __devexit_p fixes (Daniel T. Chen)
>- devfs bugfixes (Richard Gooch)
>- Finish MODULE_LICENSE fixups for fs/nls (Mark Hymers)
>- Console race fix (Andrew Morton/Robert Love)
>- update (Eric S. Raymond)
>- Correctly fix Direct IO bug (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
>- Turn off aacraid debugging (Alan Cox)
>- Added missing spinlocking in do_loopback() (Alexander Viro)
>- Added missing __devexit_p() in i82092
> pcmcia driver (Keith Owens)
>- ns83820 zerocopy bugfix (Benjamin LaHaise)
>- Fix VM problems where cache/buffers didn't get
> freed (me)
>- ext3 quota fix (Neil Brown)
>- Add __devexit_p() to ISDN driver (Kai Germaschewski)
>- Declare missing function on fdomain.h (Eyal Lebedinsky)
>- Add Sony Vaio PCG-Z600NE to broken APM
> reporting blacklist (Kai Germaschewski)
>- ns83820 driver update (Benjamin LaHaise)
>- pas16 driver cleanup (Alan Cox)
>- disable console flush on secondary CPUs on
> IA64 (Andrew Morton)
>- fix typo on parport's ChangeLog (Tim Waugh)
>- fix use count for multiple queued requests on
> closed fd (Douglas Gilbert)
>- Check return value of get_user() on
> set_vesa_blanking (Jeff Garzik)
>- Remove asm/segment.h include from nbd (Jeff Garzik)
>- Guard sysrq.h against multiple inclusion (Jeff Garzik)
>- Minor PCI skeleton changes (Jeff Garzik)
>- Add via rhine MMIO to (Jeff Garzik)
>- Jeff Garzik is not the via82cxxx driver
> maintainer anymore: "No time, no hardware". (Jeff Garzik)
>- Remove old tulip documentation (Jeff Garzik)
>- Avoid direct IO's "misunderstanding" of which
> block device it should use (Masanori Goto)
>- Remove mcheck_init() call from processor
> dependant code and put it in unified codepath (Dave Jones)
>- Netfilter bugfixes (Harald Welte)
>- More USB updates (Greg KH)
>- Add missing checks on shmat() (Christoph Rohland)
>- ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
>- Add aacraid driver (Alan Cox)
>- Actually apply some of the Alan's changes
> which were on pre6 changelog. (silly me)
>- Clean up t128 SCSI driver (Alan Cox)
>- Clean up dtc SCSI driver (Alan Cox)
>- Undo lcall patch from -pre6 (me)
>- More ISDN updates (Kai Germaschewski)
>- ISDN fixes (Kai Germaschewski)
>- Eicon driver updates (Kai Germaschewski)
>- ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
>- Fix multithread coredump deadlock (Manfred Spraul)
>- Support /dev/kmem access to vmalloc space (Marc Boucher)
>- ext3 fixes/enhancements (Andrew Morton)
>- Add IT8172G driver to (Giacomo Catenazzi)
>- update (Eric S. Raymond)
>- Create __devexit_p() function and use that on
> drivers which need it to make it possible to
> use newer binutils (Keith Owens)
>- Make PCMCIA compile without PCI support (Paul Mackerras)
>- Use copy_user_highpage instead copy_highpage
> on COW path. (David S. Miller)
>- Cacheline align some more performance
> critical spinlocks (Anton Blanchard)
>- sonypi driver update (Michael C.B. Ashley/Bob Donnelly)
>- direct render for some SiS cards (Torsten Duwe/Alan Cox)
>- full handling of the NFSv3 'jukebox' feature (Trond Myklebust)
>- NFS performance improvements (Trond Myklebust)
>- More parport fixes (Tim Waugh)
>- Fix lots of core NCR5380 bugs (Alan Cox)
>- NCR5380/PAS driver update (Alan Cox)
>- Add aacraid to the SCSI list (Alan Cox)
>- fdomain driver fixes (Alan Cox)
>- 8139too fixes (Andreas Dilger)
>- sym53c8xx_2 update (Gerard Roudier)
>- loopback deadlock bugfix (Jan Kara)
>- Yet another devfs update (Richard Gooch)
>- Enable K7 SSE (John Clemens)
>- Make grab_cache_page return NULL instead
> ERR_PTR: callers expect NULL on failure (Christoph Hellwig)
>- Make ide-{disk-floppy} compile without
> PROCFS support (Robert Love)
>- Another ymfpci update (Pete Zaitcev)
>- indent NCR5380.{c,h}, g_NCR5380.{c,h}, plus
> NCR5380 fix (Alan Cox)
>- SPARC32/64 update (David S. Miller)
>- Fix atyfb warnings (David S. Miller)
>- Make bootmem init code correctly align
> bootmem data (David S. Miller)
>- Networking updates (David S. Miller)
>- Fix scanning luns > 7 on SCSI-3 devices (Michael Clark)
>- Add sparse lun hint for Chaparral G8324
> Fibre-SCSI controller (Michael Clark)
>- Really apply sg changes (me)
>- Parport updates (Tim Waugh)
>- ReiserFS updates (Vladimir V. Saveliev)
>- Make AGP code scan all kinds of devices:
> they are not always video ones (Alan Cox)
>- EXPORT_NO_SYMBOLS in floppy.c (Alan Cox)
>- Pentium IV Hyperthreading support (Alan Cox)
>- Added missing tcp_diag.c and tcp_diag.h (me)
>- Enable ppro errata workaround (Dave Jones)
>- Update tmpfs documentation (Christoph Rohland)
>- Fritz!PCIv2 ISDN card support (Kai Germaschewski)
>- Really apply ymfpci changes (Pete Zaitcev)
>- USB update (Greg KH)
>- Adds detection of more eepro100 cards (Troy A. Griffitts)
>- Make ftruncate64() compliant with SuS (Andrew Morton)
>- ATI64 fb driver update (Geert Uytterhoeven)
>- Coda fixes (Jan Harkes)
>- devfs update (Richard Gooch)
>- Fix ad1848 breakage in -pre2 (Alan Cox)
>- Network updates (David S. Miller)
>- Add cramfs locking (Christoph Hellwig)
>- Move locking of page_table_lock on expand_stack
> before accessing any vma field (Manfred Spraul)
>- Make time monotonous with gettimeofday (Andi Kleen)
>- Add MODULE_LICENSE(GPL) to ide-tape.c (Mikael Pettersson)
>- Minor cs46xx ioctl fix (Thomas Woller)
>- Remove userland header from bonding driver (David S. Miller)
>- Create a SLAB for page tables on i386 (Christoph Hellwig)
>- Unregister devices at shaper unload time (David S. Miller)
>- Remove several unused variables from various
> places in the kernel (David S. Miller)
>- Fix slab code to not blindly trust cc_data():
> it may be not valid on some platforms (David S. Miller)
>- Fix RTC driver bug (David S. Miller)
>- SPARC 32/64 update (David S. Miller)
>- W9966 V4L driver update (Jakob Jemi)
>- ad1848 driver fixes (Alan Cox/Daniel T. Cobra)
>- PCMCIA update (David Hinds)
>- Fix PCMCIA problem with multiple PCI busses (Paul Mackerras)
>- Correctly free per-process signal struct (Dave McCracken)
>- IA64 PAL/signal headers cleanup (Nathan Myers)
>- ymfpci driver cleanup (Pete Zaitcev)
>- Change NLS "licenses" to be "GPL/BSD" instead
> only BSD. (Robert Love)
>- Fix serial module use count (Russell King)
>- Update sg to 3.1.22 (Douglas Gilbert)
>- ieee1394 update (Ben Collins)
>- ReiserFS fixes (Nikita Danilov)
>- Update ACPI documentantion (Patrick Mochel)
>- Smarter atime update (Andrew Morton)
>- Correctly mark ext2 sb as dirty and sync it (Andrew Morton)
>- IrDA update (Jean Tourrilhes)
>- Count locked buffers at
> balance_dirty_state(): Helps interactivity under
> heavy IO workloads (Andrew Morton)
>- USB update (Greg KH)
>- ide-scsi locking fix (Christoph Hellwig)
>- Change USB maintainer (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
>- Speeling fix for rd.c (From Ralf Baechle's tree)
>- Updated URL for bigphysmem patch in v4l docs (Adrian Bunk)
>- Add buggy 440GX to broken pirq blacklist (Arjan Van de Ven)
>- Add new entry to Sound blaster ISAPNP list (Arjan Van de Ven)
>- Remove crap character from (Niels Kristian Bech Jensen)
>- Backout erroneous change to lookup_exec_domain (Christoph Hellwig)
>- Update osst sound driver to 1.65 (Willem Riede)
>- Fix i810 sound driver problems (Andris Pavenis)
>- Add AF_LLC define in network headers (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
>- block_size cleanup on some SCSI drivers (Erik Andersen)
>- Added missing MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in some (Andreas Krennmair)
> modules
>- Add ->show_options() to super_ops and
> implement NFS method (Alexander Viro)
>- Updated i8k driver (Massimo Dal Zoto)
>- devfs update (Richard Gooch)
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