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SubjectLinux v2.6.8


The major patches since -rc4 were some sparc64 and parsic updates, but
there's some network driver and SATA updates and a few ARM patches too.
And a use-after-free fix in MTD.

Linus


Summary of changes from v2.6.8-rc4 to v2.6.8
============================================

<jwboyer:infradead.org>:
o Restore physmap configure-time settings according to user requests

<sm0407:nurfuerspam.de>:
o cdrom: MO-drive open write fix

Aaron Grothe:
o [CRYPTO]: Add Khazad algorithm

Andrew Chew:
o [libata sata_nv] support for hardware, bug fixes
o [libata] unmap MMIO region _after_ last possible usage

Andrew Morton:
o bk-netdev-axnet_cs-fix
o bk-netdev-hp-plus-fix

Catalin Marinas:
o [ARM PATCH] 2012/1: Use -malignment-traps instead of
-mshort-load-bytes if gcc supports it

Dave Hansen:
o 4kstacks: fix compile with gcc 2.95

David S. Miller:
o [SPARC64]: Eliminate costly sdivx from gettimeofday
o [SPARC64]: Implement tlb flush batching just like ppc64
o [SPARC64]: Need flush_tlb_pending() in switch_to()
o [SPARC64]: Kill TLB rtrap debug code
o [SPARC64]: Update defconfig
o [SPARC64]: Always record actual PC when kernel profiling
o [SPARC64]: Make clear_user_page more leight weight
o [SPARC64]: Fix up copy_page just like clear_page
o [SPARC64]: Remove memcpy Ultra3 PCACHE patching trick
o [SPARC64]: Use saner local label names in Ultra3 copies
o [SPARC64]: More entropy in add_timer_randomness
o [SPARC64]: Fix spitfire bugs in tlb flush and copy_page changes
o [SPARC64]: Kill swapper_space test in arch/sparc64/mm/tlb.c
o [SPARC64]: Change TIF_BLKCOMMIT into a fault code
o [SPARC64]: Update defconfig
o [SPARC64]: Fix non-SMP build

David Woodhouse:
o Fix use-after-free bug in MTD partitioning code
o Cosmetic MTD changes -- update email address and idents
o M-Systems DiskOnChip driver update
o RedBoot flash partitioning: use vmalloc for buffer
o Export new mtd_erase_callback() function
o Fix MTD partitioning modular build

Eugene Surovegin:
o [IPSEC]: Add missing flow_cache_genid update to
xfrm_policy_delete()

Jens Axboe:
o export kblockd_schedule_work()
o setup queue before elevator_init()

Linus Torvalds:
o Be a bit more anal about allowing SCSI commands to be sent
o Pass done file pointer to block device ioctl's
o Allow non-root users certain raw commands if they are deemed safe
o Linux 2.6.8

Marc Singer:
o [ARM PATCH] 2001/1: lh7a40x IDE cleanup
o [ARM PATCH] 2002/1: lh7a40x Timer fixup

Margit Schubert-While:
o prism54 Clarification to Viro's patch
o prism54 URGENT - Fix IRQ handling
o prism54 Fix memory leaks
o prism54 Fix supported rates reporting

Martin Devera:
o [PKT_SCHED]: Fix borrowing fairness in htb

Mathieu LESNIAK:
o wrong mac address with netgear FA311 ethernet card

Matthew Wilcox:
o Remove fcntl f_op
o PA-RISC update
o lasi_82596 update

Neil Brown:
o Fix unsigned underflow in xdr decoding

Patrick McHardy:
o [PKT_SCHED]: Disable local bh's when grabbing qdisc_tree_lock in
tc_dump_tfilter

Pawel Sikora:
o [NET]: Kill stray NET_FASTROUTE references

Roger Luethi:
o via-rhine: Really call rhine_power_init()

Russell King:
o [PCMCIA] pd6729: add MODULE_DESCRIPTION and MODULE_AUTHOR, fix
comment style

Simon Kelley:
o Atmel wireless bigendian fix

Stephen Hemminger:
o [VLAN]: Propagate ethtool/mii ioctls to the real device
o [VLAN]: Mirror real devices carrier and hotplug state
o [VLAN]: Use RCU for group operations
o [VLAN]: Fix device refcount bug
o [BRIDGE]: Fix problems with filtering and defragmentation

Tom Rini:
o Remove CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_MANY_PORTS from Ebony / Ocotea
o ppc32: Fix warning on CONFIG_PPC32 && CONFIG_6xx

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