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Subject2.6.4-mjb1
The patchset is meant to be pretty stable, not so much a testing ground.
Main differences from mainline are:

1. Better performance & resource consumption, particularly on larger machines.
2. Diagnosis tools (kgdb, early_printk, etc).
3. Updated arch support for AMD64 + PPC64.
4. Better support for sound, especially OSS emulation over ALSA.
5. Better support for video (v4l2, bttv, ivtv).
6. Kexec support.

I'd be very interested in feedback from anyone willing to test on any
platform, however large or small.

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/mbligh/2.6.4/patch-2.6.4-mjb1.bz2

Since 2.6.3-mjb2 (~ = changed, + = added, - = dropped)

Notes:

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Now in Linus' tree:

- early_printk
In a different form

- tcp_speedup Martin J. Bligh
Speedup TCP (avoid double copy) as suggested by Linus

- config_irqbal Keith Mannthey
Make irqbalance a config option

- pfn_to_nid Martin J. Bligh
Dance around the twisted rats nest of crap in i386 include.

- pfn_valid Martin J. Bligh
Fix pfn_valid to cope with memory holes

- no_numa_pc Martin J. Bligh
Disallow NUMA on PC subarch

- lazy-readahead-adapt Ram Pai
Improve the readahead algorithm

- smp_boot_id Martin J. Bligh
Fix panic if boot cpu's phys apicid doesn't match expected.

- mmu_context_to_struct Adam Litke
Prep to make hugetlb on PPC64 a dynamic area.


Dropped:

- implicit_huge_pages Adam Litke / wli / Brian T.
(need new version)

- hugetlb_dyn_as Adam Litke
(need new version)


New:

+ sysfs_backing_store1 Maneesh Soni
+ sysfs_backing_store2 Maneesh Soni
+ sysfs_backing_store3 Maneesh Soni
+ sysfs_backing_store4 Maneesh Soni
+ sysfs_backing_store5 Maneesh Soni
+ sysfs_backing_store6 Maneesh Soni
Make sysfs more efficient in its usage of lowmem

+ vgtod1 John Stultz
+ vgtod2 John Stultz
+ vgtod3 John Stultz
Vsyscall gettimeofday for ia32

+ objrmap_fixes Andrea
Fix up a few misc bugs in objrmap

~ ivtv Kevin Thayer / Steven Fuerst
Driver for ivtv (includes Hauppauge PVR 250 / 350)
Written by Kevin Thayer, ported to 2.6 by Steven Fuerst
New version 0.1.9

+ physnode_map Martin J. Bligh
Hack around problem of missing area in physnode_map

+ ioremap Martin / Andy Whitcroft
fix up ioremap & __ioremap for 4/4 split on x440

Pending:
local_balance_exec
reluctance in cross-node balance (less_bouncy)
sched tunables patch
emulex update
NUMA membinding API
x86_64 update
config_numasched
sched tunables (reinstante)
list_of_lists
Child runs first (akpm)
Netdump

Present in this patch:

-mjb Martin J. Bligh
Add a tag to the makefile

netpoll Jeff Garzik / mpm
Polled net drivers for kgdb et al.

kgdb Various
Stolen from akpm's 2.6.0-mm1, includes fixes

kgdboe_netpoll Matt Mackall et al.
Kgdb over ethernet support that works with the netpoll infrastructure

kgdboe_build_fix Andrew Morton
Fix kgdboe stuff so non-ia32 platforms build

kgdb_x86_64 Jim Houston
Support kgdb on x86_64

kgdb_gdb6_patches Jim Houston
Patches for gdb to support kgdb on x86_64, under scripts/kgdb/

ppc64_reloc_hide Anton Blanchard / Paul Mackerras
PPC 64 fixups

spinlock_inlining Andrew Morton & Martin J. Bligh
Inline spinlocks for profiling. Made into a ugly config option by me.

lockmeter John Hawkes / Hanna Linder
Locking stats.

lockmeter_ia64 Ray Bryant
Add a config option for lockmeter on ia64

oops_dump_preceding_code Andrew Morton
dump opcodes preceding and after the offending EIP.

4g4g Ingo Molnar
Provide a 4G/4G user/kernel split for 32 bit memory lushes.

4g_zap_low_mappings Martin Lorenz
stop zap_low_mappings from being __init

4g4g_locked_copy Dave McCracken
Fix locking bug in 4/4 split

lotsa_sds Badari
Enable lots of scsi disks

build_options_on_oops Andrew Morton
Print out the build options when we oops.

sched_domains Nick Piggin
sched_domains code

confighz Andrew Morton / Dave Hansen
Make HZ a config option of 100 Hz or 1000 Hz

config_page_offset Dave Hansen / Andrea
Make PAGE_OFFSET a config option

numameminfo Martin Bligh / Keith Mannthey
Expose NUMA meminfo information under /proc/meminfo.numa

partial_objrmap Dave McCracken
Object based rmap for filebacked pages.

disable preempt Martin J. Bligh
I broke preempt somehow, temporarily disable it to stop accidents

aiofix2 Mingming Cao
fixed a bug in ioctx_alloc()

percpu_real_loadavg Dave Hansen / Martin J. Bligh
Tell me what the real load average is, and tell me per cpu.

per_node_rss Matt Dobson
Track which nodes tasks mem is on, so sched can be sensible.

gfp_node_strict Dave Hansen
Add a node strict binding as a gfp mask option

irqbal_fast Adam Litke
Balance IRQs more readily

kcg Adam Litke
Acylic call graphs from the kernel. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
kcg_gcc_detect Adam Litke
Detect older gcc versions that don't work with mcount, and crap out

numa_mem_equals Dave Hansen
mem= command line parameter NUMA awareness.

autoswap Con Kolivas
Auto-tune swapiness

emulex driver Emulex
Driver for emulex fiberchannel cards

multiple_emulex Mike Anderson
Allow multiple Emulex cards

protocol254 Paul Mackerras / Omkhar
Allow protocol 254

slabtune Dave McCracken
Take slab in bigger bites on larger machines

topdown Bill Irwin
Turn userspace upside down for fun & profit

stacktrace Adam Litke
Stack backtracing via frame pointers

fasync_lock_rcu Manfred Spraul
Use RCU for fasync_lock

aio-retry Suparna, Janet, et al.
4g4g-aio-hang-fix
aio-retry-elevated-refcount
aio-splice-runlist
aio-wait-page
aio-fs_read
aio-upfront-readahead
O_SYNC-speedup
aio-O_SYNC
gang_lookup_next
aio-gang_lookup-fix
aio-O_SYNC-short-write
aio-read-immediate
Filesystem AIO support

kexec Eric Biederman et al.
Exec a kernel for breakfast today.


lockmeter_notsc Martin J. Bligh
Lockmeter does not require CONFIG_X86_TSC.

tiocgdev Gerd Knorr

distribute_boot_allocs Manfred Spraul
Distribute boot allocations across NUMA nodes

vma_statistics Martin J. Bligh
Provide per VMA stats

schedstats Rick Lindsley
Provide lotsa scheduler statistics

irq_vector James Cleverdon
Fix irq vector limits for Summit

aio_cancel_fix Chris Mason
AIO support

aio_pipe Chris Mason
AIO support

raw Badari
Support many raw devices.

ivtv Kevin Thayer / Steven Fuerst
Driver for ivtv (includes Hauppauge PVR 250 / 350)
Written by Kevin Thayer, ported to 2.6 by Steven Fuerst
Version 0.1.9

sysfs_backing_store1 Maneesh Soni
sysfs_backing_store2 Maneesh Soni
sysfs_backing_store3 Maneesh Soni
sysfs_backing_store4 Maneesh Soni
sysfs_backing_store5 Maneesh Soni
sysfs_backing_store6 Maneesh Soni
Make sysfs more efficient in its usage of lowmem

vgtod1 John Stultz
vgtod2 John Stultz
vgtod3 John Stultz
Vsyscall gettimeofday for ia32

objrmap_fixes Andrea
Fix up bugs in objrmap

physnode_map Martin J. Bligh
Hack around problem of missing area in physnode_map

ioremap Martin / Andy Whitcroft
fix up ioremap & __ioremap for 4/4 split on x440


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