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SubjectLinux 2.4.5 versus -ac differences
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People have asked for a summary a few times, so I generated one while doing
the 2.4.5 + -ac merge and weeding out all the noise changes or stuff where
I could revert sanely to Linus code

Alan


Summary of changes for Linux 2.4.5-ac versus Linus 2.4.5

o Fix memory leak in wanrouter
o Fix memory leak in wanmain
o Use non atomic memory for linearising NFS buffers as they are
done in task context
o Fix dereference of freed memory in NetROM drivers
o Fix writing to freed memory in ax25_ip
o Support debugging of slab pools
o NinjaSCSI pcmcia scsi driver
o Raw HID device for USB peripheral buttons/controllers
o Updated NTFS
o RAMfs with resource limits
o NMI watchdog available on uniprocessor x86
o Update CMPCI drivers (not yet SMP safe)
o Configurable max_map_count
o Dynamic sysctl key registration
o SE401 USB camera driver
o Updated Zoran ZR3606x driver (replaces buz)
o w9966 parallel port camera driver (partially merged with Linus)
o Include headers in etags
o Don't delete empty directories on make distclean
o Fix halt/reboot handling on Alcor Alpha
o IDE driver support for Etrax E100
o IDE infrastructure support for IDE using non standard data transfers
o Run ~/bin/installkernel if present
o Support for out of order stores on x86 with this mode (IDT Winchip)
- worth 20% performance on them
o Configure level debugging menu
o Make BUG() default to an oops only - saves 70K
o Power management help for UP-APIC
o Work around 440BX APIC hang (eg the ne2000 SMP hang)
o Run time configurable APM behaviour (interrupts, psr etc)
o Smarter DMI parser - handles multiple use of names
o DMI layer has blacklist tables fixing Dell Inspiron 5000e crashes,
PowerEdge reboot problems , and IBM laptop APM problems
o PNPBios support
o Fix atomicity of IRQ error count
o Handle PCI/ISA boxes that don't list edge levels but have an ELCR
o Don't erroneously mangle settings on all VIA bridges - cures the
horrible performance problem in 2.4.5 vanilla with VIA
o Fix bootmem corruption on x86 boot
o Scan and retrieve multipliers for processors (not yet used to handle
the SMP cases where we need to disable tsc use)
o Support machine check on Athlon and Pentium
o Fix SUS violation with signal stacks
o Handle boxes where firmware resets the timer to 18Hz (this should
now not show false positives)
o Better OOPS formatting on x86
o Fix nasty problems with interrupts being disabled for long periods
in frame buffer drivers
o PAE mode alignment assumption fixes
o 32bit UID clean quota
o Fix quota deadlocks
o Fix TLB shootdown races
o Experimental merge of usermode Linux
o Fix memory leaks and othe rproblems with the iphase driver
o IBM AS/400 iSeries virtual drivers
o DAC960 null pointer checks
o CCISS driver leak fixes
o MPT fusion drivers for scsi and networking
o Handle out of memory allocating request queue entries and avoid oops
o Free the initial ramdisk correctly
o Small CD-ROM layer updates
o AGP power management hooks
o First basic applicom driver fixes
o Fix copy_from_user with interrupts off in cyclades driver
o Fix out of memory handling in DRM
o Clean up dsp56K driver
o Update generic serial driver with break support
o Clean up h8 driver namespace
o Fix keymap changing problems in console drivers
o Fix locking in machzwd
o Updated rio serial driver
o A2232 driver
o Fix serial driver mangling of some clone uarts
o Handle xircom serial port setup delay bug
o Updated sx driver for newer generic_serial
o W83877F watchdog driver
o ITE8172 IDE driver support
o Q40/Q60 IDE support
o Fix nodma handling bug in alim15x3
o hpt366 DMA blacklist
o IDE-CD updates
o Updated IDE DMA blacklist
o OOPS catch for sg reuse in IDE driver
o Support formatting of IDE floppies
o Support PIIX4U4 (851EM)
o Enable second port on promise pseudo raid
o Support nodma on pmac
o Support more PCI irq sharing on IDE
o IDE tape updates - DI-50 support,
o Much updated VIA IDE support
o video1394 updated to newer module API
o Support write on the input event driver
o Quieten mouse and keyboard input drivers
o Fix compile problem with pc110pad
o Fix memory leak in isdnppp
o LVM updates
o Fix plan b locking
o Fix saa5249 locking
o Fix stradis locking
o Acenic driver updates
o aironet4500 cleanups, probe tables
o Ariadne updated to newer API
o Don't limit mtu to 68+ in arlan drivers
o Updated eepro100 driver
o Fix potential crash on downing a bpqether port
o Updated nsc-ircc driver
o Updated toshoboe driver
o Intel Panther LP486e ethernet driver
o Remove erroneous check in eth_change_mtu
o Alternative xircom_cb driver
o Avoid ibm tr being rebuilt each make
o Updated ibm token ring drivers
o Add 'static' to bits of ppp code
o Add pci probe table to roadrunner
o Fix memory leak in sk_ge
o sk_g16 updates
o sk_mca updates
o Add tools to generate starfire firmware
o Synclink driver can be compiled in
o Fix possible oops in lapbether
o Fix memory leak in lanmedia driver
o Fix SDLA_X25 warnings
o Fix syncppp negotiation loop bug
o GSC parallel port support
o PCMCIA parallel port support
o Support PnPBIOS probing for PC parallel ports
o Fix leak in PCMCIA bulkmem driver
o Fix leak in PCMCIA ds driver
o Add more cards to the ti list for the yenta pcmcia
o Updated 3ware scsi driver
o NCR 53c700 and 53c700/66 driver core
o Fix pci_enable/resource read order on buslogic
o Updated NCR53c8xx driver
o Updated SYM53c8xx driver
o Fix NCR53c406 warnings
o NCR dual MCA driver
o AIC7xxx pci probe table for hotplug
o Updated aic7xxx_old
o Fix resource leaks in dec esp driver
o Fix printk levels in dmx3191 driver
o Allow per device max sector counts. (2.4 workaround until 2.5 does
this in the block layer per device)
o Support SCSI2/SCSI3 extended LUN numbering
o Limit qlogicisp and qlogicpti to 64 sectors/write
o Fix missing EFAULT return in scsi proc
o Fix locking of scsi_unregister_host
o Fix leaks in scsi_ioctl
o Fix potential lost requests in scsi merges
o Fix leak on write when scsi driver has no proc write op
o Extend the scsi black/whitelist
o Fix locking/eject/rescan on removable scsi disk media
o Updated scsi generic driver
o Updated scsi cdrom driver
o Correct ac97 handling on sparc
o Fix use after kfree in cs4281
o Update ess solo to new PCI style and PM
o Update maestro to new PCI style and PM
o Add docking station support to maestro
o Update sonicvies to new PCI api
o Fix trident locking problems
o Fix buzzing on ymfpci
o Power management for ymfpci
o Fix leak/missized copy on xjack driver
o CDCEther driver
o ACM driver with fixed CLOCAL
o Updated USB audio drivers
o Fix locking/reporting in USB device list
o Allow dsbr100 to take a radio_nr option
o HP5300 series USB scanner driver
o Updated IBM cam driver
o Fix USB inode locking
o Driver for Kawasaki based USB ethernet
o Small ov511 fixes
o Updated USB storage drivers
o Entries for Sony MSC-U01N memory stick, Fujifilm FinePix 1400Zoom,
Casio QV Digial Camera
o USB Ultracam driver
o Fix derefence of freed memory in the USB code
o Generic USB host->host drivers for anchorchip 2270, ipaq, netchip
1080, and Prolific PL-2301/2
o Updated ATI frame buffer drivers
o Updated clgen and control frame buffer drivers
o Updated cyber2000 driver
o Documentation for fbcon driver
o Additional modes for titanium powerbook (1152x768)
o Updated matrxofb drivers
o Support __setup in mdacon
o Radeon console driver
o Handle out of memory on sun3 fb
o Updated tga/vesa fb
o CMS file system (basic R/O)
o JFFS journalling flash file system with compression
o Updated AFFS file system
o Threaded core dumps
o Fix security holes in binfmt_misc
o Allow flushing of low buffers only when we need bounce buffers
o Use brelse in cramfs
o Fix memory leaks in freevxfs
o Updated isofs
o Small lockd updates (experimental)
o Fix nfs alignment funnies
o Report correct SuS errors on some opens
o Add generic_file_open to get 64bit stuff right
o Locking on make_inode_number for procfs
o Report shmem size in shared memory proc field
o Fail lseek outside of allowed range for filesystem
o Fix select race with fdset growth
o Kernel message levels and handle oom on superblock/mount ops
o Updated frame buffer logos
o Prefetch support for AMD Athlon
o Support out of order stores in spinlocks on x86
o m68k bitop compile fixes
o Add truncatepage op to address operations
o shmem filesystem cleanups and updates
o Fix off by one on real time pre-emption in scheduler
o Use prefetches in scheduler and wakeups
o Support GFP_FAIL to avoid highmem deadlocks
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