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Subject[PATCHSET] Linux 2.4.20-pre6-jam1
Hi all...

Just some updates and a ton of bugfixes collected. At least it did not
blow up on my face.

Updates:
- pre6-aa0: this is not really a -aa, but pre5-aa2 rediffed.
- task_cpu, sched misc updates
- bproc 3.2

Enjoy at:
http://giga.cps.unizar.es/~magallon/linux/kernel/2.4.20-pre6-jam1.tar.gz

Perhaps some of the fixes (everything named 1X-xxxxx) are worthy and non
intrusive for next pre. Marcelo, would you mind taking a look at those ?

Current contents:

10-module-size-checks.bz2
Fixes two minor bugs in kernel/module.c related with module size checks.
Author: Peter Oberparleiter <oberpapr@softhome.net>

11-ide-probe-special.bz2
ide-probe fix.
Author: Erik Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org>

12-memparam.bz2
Fix mem=XXX kernel parameter when user gives a size bigger than what
kernel autodetected (kill a previous change)
Author: Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>,
Leonardo Gomes Figueira <sabbath@planetarium.com.br>

13-self_exec_id.bz2
Fix bad signaling between threads when ancestor dies.
Author: Zeuner, Axel <Axel.Zeuner@partner.commerzbank.com>

14-clone-detached.bz2
Fix a crash that can be caused by a CLONE_DETACHED thread.
Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

15-reiser-write.bz2
ReiserFS file write bug fix for 2.4
Author: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com>

16-xfs-vs-sched.bz2
Fix collision between new xfs and new scheduler.
Author: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de>

17-piix-tb.bz2
Back port piix ide fixup to 2.4.19.
Author: Hu Gang <hugang@soulinfo.com>

18-handle2dentry.bz2
Factor out duplicated code for handle2dentry conversation.
Author: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>

20-x86-split-group.bz2
Group common options under just one config option, and make them a bit
hierarchic.
Split PII from PPro in processor selection.

21-mem-barriers.bz2
Use specific machine level instructions for mb() for new
processors (P3,P4,Athlon).
Author: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@linux.realnet.co.sz>

22-gcc3-march.bz2
Add support for gcc3 code generation flags for specific processors

23-config-nr_cpus.bz2
Configure the max number of cpus at compile time (default was 32).
Saves memory footprint for kernel (around 240Kb in 32->2).
Author: Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>, Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>

30-smptimers-A0.bz2
Scalable timer implementation. Lock per-CPU instead of global.
Author: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
URL: http://redhat.com/~mingo/scalable-timers-patches/

40-sched-hints.bz2
Hint-based scheduling on top of O1 scheduler.
Author: Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>

41-task_cpu.bz2
42-task_cpu-aa.bz2
Implement "task_cpu()" and "set_task_cpu()" as wrappers for reading and
writing task->cpu. Optmize to dummy versions in UP.
-aa are additional changes for Andrea's tree.
Author: Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>

43-sched-misc.bz2
O1 scheduler miscellaneous updates.
Author: Robert Love <rml@tech9.net>

45-corefile-name.bz2
This patch will allow you to configure the way core files are named through
the /proc filesystem You can specify patterns, e.g. "core.%p" to get pid
appended, "%e.core" to get the name of the executable, or
"/var/core/core.%h" to get all yor core files in /var/core and have the
hostname appended.
Author: Jes Rahbek Klinke <jrk@evalesco.com>

50-ide-10-partial.bz2
IDE update, version convert.10. Partial because Promise driver is not
merged and is probably not functional.
Author: Andre Hedrick <andre@linux-ide.org>
URL: http://www.linuxdiskcert.org/

51-severworks-ide.bz2
Attempt to fix the ServerWorks problem sit certain disks and DMA.
Author: Martin Wilck <Martin.Wilck@Fujitsu-Siemens.com>

52-ide-cd-dma-3.bz2
Make reading audio from IDE CDROMs use DMA.
Author: Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>

60-bttv-0.7.97.bz2
61-bttv-doc-0.7.97.bz2
BTTV updates.
Author: Gerd Knorr <kraxel@bytesex.org>
URL: http://bytesex.org/bttv/

70-i2c-2.6.5-cvs.bz2
71-sensors-2.6.5-cvs.bz2
LM-Sensors update to 2.6.5-cvs tree.
URL: http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/

72-i2c-build.bz2
Add dmi_scan.o to export-objs.

80-bproc-3.2.0.bz2
Beowulf bproc SSI patches.
Author: Erik Arjan Hendriks <erik@hendriks.cx>
URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bproc

81-export-task_nice.bz2
Export task_nice() function for bproc.

90-make.bz2
Makes INSTALL_PATH=/boot and default VGA mode = 6.


--
J.A. Magallon <jamagallon@able.es> \ Software is like sex:
werewolf.able.es \ It's better when it's free
Mandrake Linux release 9.0 (Cooker) for i586
Linux 2.4.20-pre6-jam1 (gcc 3.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.0 3.2-1mdk))
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