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SubjectLinux 2.6.8-rc4

Hmm.. Not a huge amount of changes, but enough that I wouldn't have felt
comfortable releasing it as 2.6.8. I've been hoping to resolve the dcache
reports, and we found _one_ bug, but that one would likely not affect a
whole lot of people, so..

Some ARM updates, the i586 AES code rewrite, some ppc updates.. A large
portion of the patch actually ends up being cleaning up some /proc files
(thanks to Al for doing seq-file conversions) and me fixing some broken
calling conventions in sysctl and sound /proc handling.

The shortlog gives a reasonable picture of the changes.



Summary of changes from v2.6.8-rc3 to v2.6.8-rc4

Adrian Bunk:
o MTD: remove some kernel 2.0 and 2.2 #ifdef's
o MAINTAINERS: update MTD list

Alan Cox:
o HPT IDE update

Alex Williamson:
o Using CONFIG_IA64_HP_ZX1 on an sx1000 system setup w/ multiple NUMA
nodes (configured for cell local memory) currently crashes because
MAX_NUMNODES defaults to 1. The patch below sets up things to make
this work.

Alexander Viro:
o simple_read_buffer() helper function
o imm.c oops fix
o ppc64: Fix rtas file mess
o ppc: seq_file conversion for ppc_htab
o Fix ppc htab seq_file conversion
o Teach sscanf about 'hh' and 'll'
o mpoa patch done right

Andrew Morton:
o jbd: journal_head unmapping race fix

Andrey Panin:
o ppc64: fix free_irq()

Anton Blanchard:
o ppc64: various XICS fixes
o ppc64: fix PCI allocation warning
o ppc64: avoid speculative execution after rfid
o ppc64: set SMT thread priority to medium for all exceptions
o ppc64: fix chrp_progress mismerge
o ppc64: suppress 'store_purr' unused warning
o [ppc64] Fix SLB castout issue

Art Haas:
o sparc32: gcc-3.3 macro parenthesization fix for memcpy.S

Ben Dooks:
o [ARM PATCH] 1966/1: S3C2410 - Fix for serial driver compile error
o [ARM PATCH] 1968/1: S3C2410 - GPIO updates and access functions
o [ARM PATCH] 1971/1: BAST - default configuraiton update
o [ARM PATCH] 1972/1: IPAQ H1940 - fix serial clock base
o [ARM PATCH] 1988/1: S3C2410 - defconfig update to include all
o [ARM PATCH] 1989/1: S3C2410 - rename owner of VR1000 board and
update help
o [ARM PATCH] 1990/1: S3C2410 - fix mis-spelled time initialisation

Bjorn Helgaas:
o machvec.h
o cyclone.h, cyclone.c, acpi.c, Kconfig
o sba_iommu.c

Catalin Marinas:
o [ARM PATCH] 1964/1: Wrong cache block operations checking
o [ARM PATCH] 1965/1: gas only generates the c and f field bits for
the "msr [cs]psr, rN" instruction

Cornelia Huck:
o s390: common i/o layer changes

Dave Hansen:
o ppc64: move SPINLINE out of global menu
o ppc64: suppress unused var warning in get_irq_server()

Dave Jones:
o boolean typo in DVB

David S. Miller:
o [PKT_SCHED]: Move sch_atm over to qdisc_priv()
o Cset exclude:|ChangeSet|20040804202342|60209
o [NET]: Move sndmsg_page destruction back into TCP for now

David Woodhouse:
o NAND support in JFFS2 isn't experimental any more

Domen Puncer:
o remove unused #include <linux/version.h>

Geoffrey LEVAND:
o ppc32: fix ebony uart clock

Heiko Carstens:
o md multipathing fixes
o s390: zfcp host adapater

Hidetoshi Seto:
o Set up CMC/CPE polling *before* enabling CMCI/CPEI interrupts to
avoid situation where a flood of errors prevents boot.

James Morris:
o Drop asm i586 AES code
o Re-implemented i586 asm AES

Jens Axboe:
o multipath readahead fix
o adjust SG reserved size automatically
o Export blk_queue_resize_tags
o allow broken apps to include kernel header

Jesse Barnes:
o sgi_io_init.c
o generic_defconfig update. I just ran 'make oldconfig' against the

Johannes Stezenbach:
o dvb: missing includes

John Engel:
o ppc64: 32-bit ptrace geteventmsg fix

John Lenz:
o [ARM PATCH] 1974/1: add INITTIME macro to collie machine structure

Kevin Hilman:
o [ARM PATCH] 1986/1: bootpImage/ARM: add ability to run from
non-zero address

Linus Torvalds:
o Fix shrink_dcache_anon() LRU list accesses
o Make the new simple_read_from_buffer() take a const src buffer
without complaints.
o Add infrastructure for the VFS layer to mark files seekable
o Add pread/pwrite support bits to match the lseek bit
o Add "nonseekable_open()" helper functions for nonseekable file
o Teach sendfile() to honour non-seekable source files
o Mark tty's as being non-seekable, and remove the now unnecessary
tests at read/write time.
o Character device tape drivers are non-lseekable
o Mark the sunrpc cache control file nonseekable, and remove the
run-time tests for it.
o The seq_file code already disabled pread/pwrite access, no need for
the mtrr code to check any more.
o Fix up a couple of drivers - notable sg - for nonseekability
o Make sysctl pass the pos pointer around properly
o Remove ESPIPE logic from drivers, letting the VFS layer handle it
o ppc64: add user annotations to rtc driver
o Fix up sound driver proc-reading interfaces
o Revert FAT NLS changes
o mips: fix up some straggling sysctl functions
o Fix up drivers that access file->f_pos directly
o read/write: pass down a copy of f_pos, not f_pos itself
o Linux 2.6.8-rc4

Luca Tettamanti:

Martin Schwidefsky:
o s390: core changes

Matt Porter:
o ppc32: clean up PPC44x mmu_mapin_ram()
o ppc32: remove pci-dma.c
o ppc32: add PPC4xx DMA engine library

Neil Brown:
o knfsd: fix some signed ints that should be unsigned

Nishanth Aravamudan:
o s390: msleep vs. schedule_timeout

Patrick McHardy:
o [PKT_SCHED]: Fix locking in __qdisc_destroy rcu-callback
o [PKT_SCHED]: Refcount qdisc->dev for __qdisc_destroy rcu-callback
o [PKT_SCHED]: remove unneccessary checks for qdisc->dev
o [PKT_SCHED]: Remove useless noop_qdisc assignments in destroy
o [PKT_SCHED]: Use double-linked list for dev->qdisc_list
o [PKT_SCHED]: Fix q_idx calculation in tc_dump_qdisc

Paul Mackerras:
o Remove ppc32 proc_rtas.c
o Restore PPP filtering
o ppc64: pci_dn cleanups

Peter Tiedemann:
o s390: ctc driver changes

Roland McGrath:
o fix /proc printing of TASK_DEAD state

Russell King:
o [SERIAL] replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()
o [FB] replace schedule_timeout() with msleep()
o [ARM] Remove unnecessary CONFIG_CPU_32 preprocessor conditional
o [ARM] Fix sparse warnings in nwfpe
o [ARM] Eliminate io.c sparse warnings/ gcc 3.4 errors
o [ARM] Fix sparse warnings in ds1620.c
o [ARM] Fix nwbutton sparse warnings
o [ARM] Fix nwflash sparse warnings
o [ARM] Fix wdt977 sparse warnings
o [ARM] Fix two makefile problems

Rusty Russell:
o [NET]: Add skb_iter functions

Sam Ravnborg:
o kbuild: Remove LANG preset in top-level Makefile

Stephen Hemminger:
o [PKT_SCHED]: netem limit not returned correctly
o [BRIDGE]: rmmod device while bridge is down fails
o [PKT_SCHED]: Cache align qdisc data

Thomas Spatzier:
o s390: qeth performance

Tom Rini:
o ppc32: Fix 'mktree' on 64bit hosts
o ppc32: Fix building of certain CPU types

Tony Luck:
o Provide comand line keyword "nomca" to turn off mca processing in

William Lee Irwin III:
o sparc32: turbosparc flush warnings
o sparc32: sparc32 init_idle()
o sparc32: sun4d cpu_present_map is a cpumask_t
o sparc32: smp_processor_id() BITFIXUP fixes
o sparc32: reinstate smp_reschedule_irq()
o sparc32: remove references to start_secondary()
o sparc32: define cache_decay_ticks
o sparc32: remove unused variable in dvma.c
o sparc32: sun4 does not support SMP
o sparc32: make CONFIG_SMP depend on CONFIG_BROKEN

Yanmin Zhang:
o init.c, pgalloc.h

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