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Linux Kernel 2.4.10

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the download-compile-reboot-repeat dept.

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erinntriggs writes "Kernel 2.4.10 is out and available at the usual places." You know the drill people! Time to make bzImage and wreck those glorious uptimes.

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So... how's the VM these days? (4, Interesting)

1010011010 (53039) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338313)

I ask as a swap-laden 2.4.7 user...

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338324)

Why don't you find out for yourself right now, instead of just making a blatant first post attempt?

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (2)

be-fan (61476) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338350)

That's a stupid comment. If someone has been using the 2.4.10-preX series and can volunteer some information, isn't it easier if he just talks about it rather than making everyone go through the processes of trying it out?

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338372)

If someone has had a problem with swap since 2.4.7 which came out, when, in July, don't you think they would have been paying closer attention to the dev process, rather than bitching about it in public. I would only forgive that comment if the chap in question had a 16mb, 150mhz or less PC in which case he might have been brighter to stay with 2.2.x in the first place.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

1010011010 (53039) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338387)

Dr. Mr. Genius,

I'm beta-testing Redhat 7.2, which includes the 2.4.7 kernel. Fat lot of good my bug reports would be if I started switching out major components, like the kernel.

I would only forgive that comment if...

Bite me, bitch.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338492)

Sheesh, you just aren't a big enough lesbian...

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338343)

I ask as a swap-laden 2.4.7 user...

s/swap/bin/

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338483)

first post!

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (2)

Salamander (33735) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338346)

The ChangeLog [kernel.org] doesn't mention any VM changes, so I'd have to assume it still blows.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338354)

pre11:
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

... but what does that mean? Less suckage? Different suckage? What?

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

jrwilk01 (88081) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338366)

From the changelog:

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

It know its hard, but lets read before we post.

jrw

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (2)

1010011010 (53039) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338373)

major VM merge

Well, yeah, I read that. But what does it mean? Is MAME now part of the Linux virtual memory subsystem? Is it optimized for playing MP3s? What does this "major VM merge" contain, and what does it fix/break/improve?

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338395)

And "doesn't mention any VM changes" is still true to you?

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338403)

help i am a ill liderate pleez help

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (2)

Salamander (33735) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338507)

It know its hard, but lets read before we post.

I did read it, but I confess that I missed that one entry. I expected that if there were significant VM changes we'd see a whole list of entries like "fixed XXX bogosity from previous VM changes" instead of a single line.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

selmer (37218) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338370)

Under Pre11:
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge
Sounds like a major VM-change to me :-)

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

uhmmmm (512629) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338404)

What do you mean? From the Changelog, these concern VM:
  • VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup (pre13)
  • VM race fix and OOM tweak (pre12)
  • major VM merge (pre11)
  • update sysctl/vm documentation (pre8)

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

OiBoy (22100) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338425)

Check your glasses :)

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (3, Informative)

gallir (171727) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338449)

There are lot of changes in the VM. In fact it's almost entirely new with a big patch from Andrea Arcangeli.

Answering to another post, YES, it _should_ be better for listening MP3 files because the mmap used for most players should work nicely with the read-once technique.

Although cannnot be assure until is hard tested, Linus found several mistakes in the cache and page aging.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a kernel hacker (although I tried it ;-). I just knew it reading every day the linux-kernel mailing list.

The kernel mail list is full of VM stuff (2, Interesting)

akc (207721) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338455)

You only need to read last weeks kernel mailing list [indiana.edu] to see how much has changed with the VM and why.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (2)

Chops (168851) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338462)

It may or may not still blow (I haven't tried it), but there have been substantial changes. Andrea Arcangeli did a large rewrite in pre11 ("major VM merge.")

If you're looking for a stable VM, I've heard a handful of good things (like this [iu.edu] ) about 2.4.9-ac10. Alan's been much more cautious than Linus about merging VM changes.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

grahammm (9083) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338359)

The VM is greatly improved. It uses less swap, and swap is released rather than just accumlating.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

LinuxHam (52232) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338494)

Come to think of it, my laptop (ThinkPad 570) has been freaking out on me the last couple of days. I'll be using it when all of a sudden the hard disk activity will peg.. the system gets so loaded that sar statistics even stop.. twice now, after letting it run with a pegged hdd for a couple hours I've had to just shut it off hard.

RH71, 2.4.9, and Ximian Gnome desktop. I use Red Carpet to keep everything up to date, and occasionally compile some things by hand when no updated RPM is available, like OpenSSH 2.9.2p2.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338367)

In 2.4.10-pre11 Linus changed a great deal of the VM subsystem and put in its place a new design (or implementation, I don't know for sure) by Andrea Arcangeli. There are some reports of much better behaviour with this new VM code. Check l-k mailing list archives, read the upcoming LWN report and try it for yourself :)

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (3, Informative)

XO (250276) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338429)

jesus the VM in 2.4.2-2.4.8 sucked BADLY. 2.4.9 shows marked improvement.

Tip: after boot, issue a swapoff on all your swap space, get your X up and running, and all your other stuff, then AFTER that, su root and swapon your swap devices.

Makes my system run a TON faster.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (1)

1010011010 (53039) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338487)

Wow, "swapoff -a" takes for-freaking-ever to run.

Re:So... how's the VM these days? (2)

marm (144733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338460)

The VM has been totally rewritten by Andrea Arcangeli using his idea of 'classzone' balancing, and was merged in at 2.4.10-pre11.

I've been using 2.4.10-pre13 for a couple of days and... it's AMAZING! All your swap problems will disappear, and for me at least, the VM system is ~3x faster than any 2.4 kernel before it, adn faster than any 2.2 kernel as well by some distance.

Go get it whilst it's hot! No longer must we look enviously at FreeBSD!

fp? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338316)

just maybe, this once?

Re:fp? (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338341)

now that's just sad.

Burn The Antichrist!!! (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338322)

WOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooOO-HOoooOoOooooooOoOOOoOoOoO ! ! ! !

European mirror (2, Informative)

DeadInSpace (320683) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338329)

For those in Europe, especially near/in the Netherlands:
ftp://galileo.luon.net/linux/

2.4.10 Changelog (0, Informative)

mnordstr (472213) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338335)

final:
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Al Viro: block devices..
- Andrea Arcangeli: fix list manipulation bogosity
- Trond Myklebust: 64-bit file locking fixes
- Brad Hards: USB CDC ethernet
- Chris Mason: reiserfs speedup
- Robert Love: re-merge AMD 761 GART support that was lost in -ac merge
- Adam Richter: check pci_module_init() return value

pre15:
- Jan Harkes: make Coda work with arbitrary host filesystems, not
just filesystems that use generic_file_read/write
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Hugh Dickins: swap device lock fixes - fix swap readahead race
- me, Andrea: more reference bit cleanups

pre14:
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Andrea Arcangeli: clean up/fix ramdisk handling now that it's in page cache
- Al Viro: follow up the above with initrd cleanups
- Keith Owens: get rid of drivers/scsi/53c700-mem.c file
- Trond Myklebust: RPC over TCP race fix
- Greg KH: USB update (ohci understands USB_ZERO_PACKET)
- me: clean up reference bit handling, fix silly GFP_ATOMIC allocation bug

pre13:
- Manfred Spraul: /proc/pid/maps cleanup (and bugfix for non-x86)
- Al Viro: "block device fs" - cleanup of page cache handling
- Hugh Dickins: VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup
- David Miller: sparc updates, soc driver typo fix, net updates
- Jeff Garzik: network driver updates (dl2k, yellowfin and tulip)
- Neil Brown: knfsd cleanups and fixues
- Ben LaHaise: zap_page_range merge from -ac

pre12:
- Alan Cox: much more merging
- Pete Zaitcev: ymfpci race fixes
- Andrea Arkangeli: VM race fix and OOM tweak.
- Arjan Van de Ven: merge RH kernel fixes
- Andi Kleen: use more readable 'likely()/unlikely()' instead of __builtin_expect()
- Keith Owens: fix 64-bit ELF types
- Gerd Knorr: mark more broken PCI bridges, update btaudio driver
- Paul Mackerras: powermac driver update
- me: clean up PTRACE_DETACH to use common infrastructure

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

pre10:
- Alan Cox: continued merging
- Mingming Cao: make msgrcv/shmat check the queue/segment ID's properly
- Greg KH: USB serial init failure fix, Xircom serial converter driver
- Neil Brown: nsfd/raid/md/lockd cleanups
- Ingo Molnar: multipath RAID personality, raid xor update
- Hugh Dickins/Marcelo Tosatti: swapin read-ahead race fix
- Vojtech Pavlik: fix up some of the infrastructure for x86-64
- Robert Love: AMD 761 AGP GART support
- Jens Axboe: fix SCSI-generic queue handling race
- me: be sane about page reference bits

pre9:
- Greg KH: start migration to new "min()/max()"
- Roman Zippel: move affs over to "min()/max()".
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA update (make sure not to IRQ-unmask a vt82c576)
- Jan Kara: quota bug-fix (don't decrement quota for non-counted inode)
- Anton Altaparmakov: more NTFS updates
- Al Viro: make nosuid/noexec/nodev be per-mount flags, not per-filesystem
- Alan Cox: merge input/joystick layer differences, driver and alpha merge
- Keith Owens: scsi Makefile cleanup
- Trond Myklebust: fix oopsable race in locking code
- Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update

pre8:
- Christoph Hellwig: clean up personality handling a bit
- Robert Love: update sysctl/vm documentation
- make the three-argument (that everybody hates) "min()" be "min_t()",
and introduce a type-anal "min()" that complains about arguments of
different types.

pre7:
- Alan Cox: big driver/mips sync
- Andries Brouwer, Christoph Hellwig: more gendisk fixups
- Tobias Ringstrom: tulip driver workaround for DC21143 erratum

pre6:
- Jens Axboe: remove trivially dead io_request_lock usage
- Andrea Arcangeli: softirq cleanup and ARM fixes. Slab cleanups
- Christoph Hellwig: gendisk handling helper functions/cleanups
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs dead code pruning
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update to 1.1.18
- firestream network driver: patch reverted on authors request
- NIIBE Yutaka: SH architecture update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC cleanups, PPC8xx update.
- me: reverse broken bootdata allocation patch that went into pre5

pre5:
- Merge with Alan
- Trond Myklebust: NFS fixes - kmap and root inode special case
- Al Viro: more superblock cleanups, inode leak in rd.c, minix
directories in page cache
- Paul Mackerras: clean up rubbish from sl82c105.c
- Neil Brown: md/raid cleanups, NFS filehandles
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (usb-2.0 support, visor fix, Clie fix,
pl2303 driver update)
- David Miller: sparc and net update
- Eric Biederman: simplify and correct bootdata allocation - don't
overwrite ramdisks
- Tim Waugh: support multiple SuperIO devices, parport doc updates

pre4:
- Hugh Dickins: swapoff cleanups and speedups
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Keith Owens: Makefile fixes
- Tom Rini: MPC8xx build fix
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs update
- Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader fix for ET_DYN
- Andrew Morton: reparent_to_init() for kernel threads
- Christoph Hellwig: VxFS and SysV updates, vfs_permission fix

pre3:
- Johannes Erdfelt, Oliver Neukum: USB printer driver race fix
- John Byrne: fix stupid i386-SMP irq stack layout bug
- Andreas Bombe, me: yenta IO window fix
- Neil Brown: raid1 buffer state fix
- David Miller, Paul Mackerras: fix up sparc and ppc respectively for kmap/kbd_rate
- Matija Nalis: umsdos fixes, and make it possible to boot up with umsdos
- Francois Romieu: fix bugs in dscc4 driver
- Andy Grover: new PCI config space access functions (eventually for ACPI)
- Albert Cranford: fix incorrect e2fsprog data from ver_linux script
- Dave Jones: re-sync x86 setup code, fix macsonic kmalloc use
- Johannes Erdfelt: remove obsolete plusb USB driver
- Andries Brouwer: fix USB compact flash version info, add blksize ioctls

pre2:
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Marcelo Tosatti: make bounce buffer allocations more robust (it's ok
for them to do IO, just not cause recursive bounce IO. So allow them)
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update (1.1.17)
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update (big re-org)
- Petko Manolov: USB pegasus driver fixes
- David Miller: networking and sparc updates
- Trond Myklebust: Export atomic_dec_and_lock
- OGAWA Hirofumi: find and fix umsdos "filldir" users that were broken
by the 64-bit-cleanups. Fix msdos warnings.
- Al Viro: superblock handling cleanups and race fixes
- Johannes Erdfelt++: USB updates

pre1:
- Jeff Hartmann: DRM AGP/alpha cleanups
- Ben LaHaise: highmem user pagecopy/clear optimization
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA IDE driver update
- Herbert Xu: make cramfs work with HIGHMEM pages
- David Fennell: awe32 ram size detection improvement
- Istvan Varadi: umsdos EMD filename bug fix
- Keith Owens: make min/max work for pointers too
- Jan Kara: quota initialization fix
- Brad Hards: Kaweth USB driver update (enable, and fix endianness)
- Ralf Baechle: MIPS updates
- David Gibson: airport driver update
- Rogier Wolff: firestream ATM driver multi-phy support
- Daniel Phillips: swap read page referenced set - avoid swap thrashing

-= KARMA WHORE =- (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338352)

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Re:2.4.10 Changelog (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338496)

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Re:Dick sucking (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338342)

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Re:Dick sucking (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338355)

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Changelog (0, Redundant)

felipeal (177452) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338340)

From the [kernel.org]
changelog file:

final:
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Al Viro: block devices..
- Andrea Arcangeli: fix list manipulation bogosity
- Trond Myklebust: 64-bit file locking fixes
- Brad Hards: USB CDC ethernet
- Chris Mason: reiserfs speedup
- Robert Love: re-merge AMD 761 GART support that was lost in -ac merge
- Adam Richter: check pci_module_init() return value

pre15:
- Jan Harkes: make Coda work with arbitrary host filesystems, not
just filesystems that use generic_file_read/write
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Hugh Dickins: swap device lock fixes - fix swap readahead race
- me, Andrea: more reference bit cleanups

pre14:
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Andrea Arcangeli: clean up/fix ramdisk handling now that it's in page cache
- Al Viro: follow up the above with initrd cleanups
- Keith Owens: get rid of drivers/scsi/53c700-mem.c file
- Trond Myklebust: RPC over TCP race fix
- Greg KH: USB update (ohci understands USB_ZERO_PACKET)
- me: clean up reference bit handling, fix silly GFP_ATOMIC allocation bug

pre13:
- Manfred Spraul: /proc/pid/maps cleanup (and bugfix for non-x86)
- Al Viro: "block device fs" - cleanup of page cache handling
- Hugh Dickins: VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup
- David Miller: sparc updates, soc driver typo fix, net updates
- Jeff Garzik: network driver updates (dl2k, yellowfin and tulip)
- Neil Brown: knfsd cleanups and fixues
- Ben LaHaise: zap_page_range merge from -ac

pre12:
- Alan Cox: much more merging
- Pete Zaitcev: ymfpci race fixes
- Andrea Arkangeli: VM race fix and OOM tweak.
- Arjan Van de Ven: merge RH kernel fixes
- Andi Kleen: use more readable 'likely()/unlikely()' instead of __builtin_expect()
- Keith Owens: fix 64-bit ELF types
- Gerd Knorr: mark more broken PCI bridges, update btaudio driver
- Paul Mackerras: powermac driver update
- me: clean up PTRACE_DETACH to use common infrastructure

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

pre10:
- Alan Cox: continued merging
- Mingming Cao: make msgrcv/shmat check the queue/segment ID's properly
- Greg KH: USB serial init failure fix, Xircom serial converter driver
- Neil Brown: nsfd/raid/md/lockd cleanups
- Ingo Molnar: multipath RAID personality, raid xor update
- Hugh Dickins/Marcelo Tosatti: swapin read-ahead race fix
- Vojtech Pavlik: fix up some of the infrastructure for x86-64
- Robert Love: AMD 761 AGP GART support
- Jens Axboe: fix SCSI-generic queue handling race
- me: be sane about page reference bits

pre9:
- Greg KH: start migration to new "min()/max()"
- Roman Zippel: move affs over to "min()/max()".
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA update (make sure not to IRQ-unmask a vt82c576)
- Jan Kara: quota bug-fix (don't decrement quota for non-counted inode)
- Anton Altaparmakov: more NTFS updates
- Al Viro: make nosuid/noexec/nodev be per-mount flags, not per-filesystem
- Alan Cox: merge input/joystick layer differences, driver and alpha merge
- Keith Owens: scsi Makefile cleanup
- Trond Myklebust: fix oopsable race in locking code
- Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update

pre8:
- Christoph Hellwig: clean up personality handling a bit
- Robert Love: update sysctl/vm documentation
- make the three-argument (that everybody hates) "min()" be "min_t()",
and introduce a type-anal "min()" that complains about arguments of
different types.

pre7:
- Alan Cox: big driver/mips sync
- Andries Brouwer, Christoph Hellwig: more gendisk fixups
- Tobias Ringstrom: tulip driver workaround for DC21143 erratum

pre6:
- Jens Axboe: remove trivially dead io_request_lock usage
- Andrea Arcangeli: softirq cleanup and ARM fixes. Slab cleanups
- Christoph Hellwig: gendisk handling helper functions/cleanups
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs dead code pruning
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update to 1.1.18
- firestream network driver: patch reverted on authors request
- NIIBE Yutaka: SH architecture update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC cleanups, PPC8xx update.
- me: reverse broken bootdata allocation patch that went into pre5

pre5:
- Merge with Alan
- Trond Myklebust: NFS fixes - kmap and root inode special case
- Al Viro: more superblock cleanups, inode leak in rd.c, minix
directories in page cache
- Paul Mackerras: clean up rubbish from sl82c105.c
- Neil Brown: md/raid cleanups, NFS filehandles
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (usb-2.0 support, visor fix, Clie fix,
pl2303 driver update)
- David Miller: sparc and net update
- Eric Biederman: simplify and correct bootdata allocation - don't
overwrite ramdisks
- Tim Waugh: support multiple SuperIO devices, parport doc updates

pre4:
- Hugh Dickins: swapoff cleanups and speedups
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Keith Owens: Makefile fixes
- Tom Rini: MPC8xx build fix
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs update
- Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader fix for ET_DYN
- Andrew Morton: reparent_to_init() for kernel threads
- Christoph Hellwig: VxFS and SysV updates, vfs_permission fix

pre3:
- Johannes Erdfelt, Oliver Neukum: USB printer driver race fix
- John Byrne: fix stupid i386-SMP irq stack layout bug
- Andreas Bombe, me: yenta IO window fix
- Neil Brown: raid1 buffer state fix
- David Miller, Paul Mackerras: fix up sparc and ppc respectively for kmap/kbd_rate
- Matija Nalis: umsdos fixes, and make it possible to boot up with umsdos
- Francois Romieu: fix bugs in dscc4 driver
- Andy Grover: new PCI config space access functions (eventually for ACPI)
- Albert Cranford: fix incorrect e2fsprog data from ver_linux script
- Dave Jones: re-sync x86 setup code, fix macsonic kmalloc use
- Johannes Erdfelt: remove obsolete plusb USB driver
- Andries Brouwer: fix USB compact flash version info, add blksize ioctls

pre2:
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Marcelo Tosatti: make bounce buffer allocations more robust (it's ok
for them to do IO, just not cause recursive bounce IO. So allow them)
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update (1.1.17)
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update (big re-org)
- Petko Manolov: USB pegasus driver fixes
- David Miller: networking and sparc updates
- Trond Myklebust: Export atomic_dec_and_lock
- OGAWA Hirofumi: find and fix umsdos "filldir" users that were broken
by the 64-bit-cleanups. Fix msdos warnings.
- Al Viro: superblock handling cleanups and race fixes
- Johannes Erdfelt++: USB updates

pre1:
- Jeff Hartmann: DRM AGP/alpha cleanups
- Ben LaHaise: highmem user pagecopy/clear optimization
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA IDE driver update
- Herbert Xu: make cramfs work with HIGHMEM pages
- David Fennell: awe32 ram size detection improvement
- Istvan Varadi: umsdos EMD filename bug fix
- Keith Owens: make min/max work for pointers too
- Jan Kara: quota initialization fix
- Brad Hards: Kaweth USB driver update (enable, and fix endianness)
- Ralf Baechle: MIPS updates
- David Gibson: airport driver update
- Rogier Wolff: firestream ATM driver multi-phy support
- Daniel Phillips: swap read page referenced set - avoid swap thrashing

-= KARMA WHORE =- (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338371)

YOU ARE A HUGE KARMA WHORE. YOU HAD THAT SHIT WAITING, AND 10 SECONDS AFTER THE STORY POSTS, YOU MAKE A BLATANT GRAB FOR USELESS, POINTLESS, KARMA.

Moderators: look at his Previous Posts [slashdot.org] , this guy is a troll. Dont let him get karma, and troll at +2. And at the very least, Its redundant, as another troll has already posted this crap.

Are you Osama Bin Laden? (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338364)

The FBI are having trouble locating Osama and would like that everyone completes this questionairre to rule you out of investigation.

AM I OSAMA BIN LADIN?

You win a two week vacation in Florida, do you
A) spend two weeks laying on a beach, visiting theme parks and relaxing.
B) try to sell your tickets, go anyway and spend all your time trying to become as fat as everyone else there.
C) take control of the aircraft en route to Disneyland, divert to new york and crash into the brooklyn bridge?

You inherit a plot of land, do you
A) set up a fat camp to help jelly belly kids of the USA?
B) set up a holiday camp and try to make a fat wad of cash?
C) set up a death terrorist training camp to create the suicide bombers of tommorow?

You inherit your fathers million dollar fortune , do you
A) live moderatley and donate to charity?
B) get very fat, visit poor, undervelpoed countries and exploit sex trade workers?
C) Live in a cave in Afghanistan

a few friends offer to help you out if you need a favour do you
A) ask them to help you organise a communtiy event
B) ask them over to your house for a game of poker and then rig the game to rip them off?
C) ask them to stap a bomb to their backs and go sightseeing in manhatten

a building collapses after a terrorist attack in downtown NY, do you
A) feel sorry for the innocent loss of life
B) run into the street waving the stars and stripes and shouting 'USA USA USA'
C) jump up and down, beat your head and fire your AK-47 in the air

Answers
all A's - your not an american
all B's - your are an american
all C's - your Osama bin laden ( please go to your nearest police station )

Hmm... (1)

mortyr (516064) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338368)

Wreck my 450-day uptime or upgrade? Choices, choices.

Re:Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338406)

Isn't that the same thing?

Re:Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338421)

Upgrading sucks, choose to wreck your uptime instead...

This box is behind a firewall, right? (1)

Jeppe Salvesen (101622) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338477)

I'm not positive, but I believe close to ANY 450-day old kernel must have an exploit or two in it. Then again, if you're well protected, go with the flow and don't upgrade until your computer actually crashes.

Wooohooo, new kernel to try (1)

Linuckspimp (472012) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338374)

Wooohooo, new kernel to try

Changelog ^_^ (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338375)

final:
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Al Viro: block devices..
- Andrea Arcangeli: fix list manipulation bogosity
- Trond Myklebust: 64-bit file locking fixes
- Brad Hards: USB CDC ethernet
- Chris Mason: reiserfs speedup
- Robert Love: re-merge AMD 761 GART support that was lost in -ac merge
- Adam Richter: check pci_module_init() return value

pre15:
- Jan Harkes: make Coda work with arbitrary host filesystems, not
just filesystems that use generic_file_read/write
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Hugh Dickins: swap device lock fixes - fix swap readahead race
- me, Andrea: more reference bit cleanups

pre14:
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Andrea Arcangeli: clean up/fix ramdisk handling now that it's in page cache
- Al Viro: follow up the above with initrd cleanups
- Keith Owens: get rid of drivers/scsi/53c700-mem.c file
- Trond Myklebust: RPC over TCP race fix
- Greg KH: USB update (ohci understands USB_ZERO_PACKET)
- me: clean up reference bit handling, fix silly GFP_ATOMIC allocation bug

pre13:
- Manfred Spraul: /proc/pid/maps cleanup (and bugfix for non-x86)
- Al Viro: "block device fs" - cleanup of page cache handling
- Hugh Dickins: VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup
- David Miller: sparc updates, soc driver typo fix, net updates
- Jeff Garzik: network driver updates (dl2k, yellowfin and tulip)
- Neil Brown: knfsd cleanups and fixues
- Ben LaHaise: zap_page_range merge from -ac

pre12:
- Alan Cox: much more merging
- Pete Zaitcev: ymfpci race fixes
- Andrea Arkangeli: VM race fix and OOM tweak.
- Arjan Van de Ven: merge RH kernel fixes
- Andi Kleen: use more readable 'likely()/unlikely()' instead of __builtin_expect()
- Keith Owens: fix 64-bit ELF types
- Gerd Knorr: mark more broken PCI bridges, update btaudio driver
- Paul Mackerras: powermac driver update
- me: clean up PTRACE_DETACH to use common infrastructure

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

pre10:
- Alan Cox: continued merging
- Mingming Cao: make msgrcv/shmat check the queue/segment ID's properly
- Greg KH: USB serial init failure fix, Xircom serial converter driver
- Neil Brown: nsfd/raid/md/lockd cleanups
- Ingo Molnar: multipath RAID personality, raid xor update
- Hugh Dickins/Marcelo Tosatti: swapin read-ahead race fix
- Vojtech Pavlik: fix up some of the infrastructure for x86-64
- Robert Love: AMD 761 AGP GART support
- Jens Axboe: fix SCSI-generic queue handling race
- me: be sane about page reference bits

pre9:
- Greg KH: start migration to new "min()/max()"
- Roman Zippel: move affs over to "min()/max()".
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA update (make sure not to IRQ-unmask a vt82c576)
- Jan Kara: quota bug-fix (don't decrement quota for non-counted inode)
- Anton Altaparmakov: more NTFS updates
- Al Viro: make nosuid/noexec/nodev be per-mount flags, not per-filesystem
- Alan Cox: merge input/joystick layer differences, driver and alpha merge
- Keith Owens: scsi Makefile cleanup
- Trond Myklebust: fix oopsable race in locking code
- Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update

pre8:
- Christoph Hellwig: clean up personality handling a bit
- Robert Love: update sysctl/vm documentation
- make the three-argument (that everybody hates) "min()" be "min_t()",
and introduce a type-anal "min()" that complains about arguments of
different types.

pre7:
- Alan Cox: big driver/mips sync
- Andries Brouwer, Christoph Hellwig: more gendisk fixups
- Tobias Ringstrom: tulip driver workaround for DC21143 erratum

pre6:
- Jens Axboe: remove trivially dead io_request_lock usage
- Andrea Arcangeli: softirq cleanup and ARM fixes. Slab cleanups
- Christoph Hellwig: gendisk handling helper functions/cleanups
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs dead code pruning
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update to 1.1.18
- firestream network driver: patch reverted on authors request
- NIIBE Yutaka: SH architecture update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC cleanups, PPC8xx update.
- me: reverse broken bootdata allocation patch that went into pre5

pre5:
- Merge with Alan
- Trond Myklebust: NFS fixes - kmap and root inode special case
- Al Viro: more superblock cleanups, inode leak in rd.c, minix
directories in page cache
- Paul Mackerras: clean up rubbish from sl82c105.c
- Neil Brown: md/raid cleanups, NFS filehandles
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (usb-2.0 support, visor fix, Clie fix,
pl2303 driver update)
- David Miller: sparc and net update
- Eric Biederman: simplify and correct bootdata allocation - don't
overwrite ramdisks
- Tim Waugh: support multiple SuperIO devices, parport doc updates

pre4:
- Hugh Dickins: swapoff cleanups and speedups
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Keith Owens: Makefile fixes
- Tom Rini: MPC8xx build fix
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs update
- Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader fix for ET_DYN
- Andrew Morton: reparent_to_init() for kernel threads
- Christoph Hellwig: VxFS and SysV updates, vfs_permission fix

pre3:
- Johannes Erdfelt, Oliver Neukum: USB printer driver race fix
- John Byrne: fix stupid i386-SMP irq stack layout bug
- Andreas Bombe, me: yenta IO window fix
- Neil Brown: raid1 buffer state fix
- David Miller, Paul Mackerras: fix up sparc and ppc respectively for kmap/kbd_rate
- Matija Nalis: umsdos fixes, and make it possible to boot up with umsdos
- Francois Romieu: fix bugs in dscc4 driver
- Andy Grover: new PCI config space access functions (eventually for ACPI)
- Albert Cranford: fix incorrect e2fsprog data from ver_linux script
- Dave Jones: re-sync x86 setup code, fix macsonic kmalloc use
- Johannes Erdfelt: remove obsolete plusb USB driver
- Andries Brouwer: fix USB compact flash version info, add blksize ioctls

pre2:
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Marcelo Tosatti: make bounce buffer allocations more robust (it's ok
for them to do IO, just not cause recursive bounce IO. So allow them)
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update (1.1.17)
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update (big re-org)
- Petko Manolov: USB pegasus driver fixes
- David Miller: networking and sparc updates
- Trond Myklebust: Export atomic_dec_and_lock
- OGAWA Hirofumi: find and fix umsdos "filldir" users that were broken
by the 64-bit-cleanups. Fix msdos warnings.
- Al Viro: superblock handling cleanups and race fixes
- Johannes Erdfelt++: USB updates

pre1:
- Jeff Hartmann: DRM AGP/alpha cleanups
- Ben LaHaise: highmem user pagecopy/clear optimization
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA IDE driver update
- Herbert Xu: make cramfs work with HIGHMEM pages
- David Fennell: awe32 ram size detection improvement
- Istvan Varadi: umsdos EMD filename bug fix
- Keith Owens: make min/max work for pointers too
- Jan Kara: quota initialization fix
- Brad Hards: Kaweth USB driver update (enable, and fix endianness)
- Ralf Baechle: MIPS updates
- David Gibson: airport driver update
- Rogier Wolff: firestream ATM driver multi-phy support
- Daniel Phillips: swap read page referenced set - avoid swap thrashing


-= KARMA WHORE =- (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338385)

YOU ARE A HUGE KARMA WHORE. YOU HAD THAT SHIT WAITING, AND 10 SECONDS AFTER THE STORY POSTS, YOU MAKE A BLATANT GRAB FOR USELESS, POINTLESS, KARMA.

Moderators: This is a troll, As a user, he's posting at -1, look at his Previous Posts [slashdot.org] , this guy is a troll. Dont let him get karma, and troll at +2. And at the very least, Its redundant, as 2 other trolls have already posted this crap.

Re:-= KARMA WHORE =- (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338418)

YOU ARE A HUGE KARMA WHORE. YOU HAD THAT SHIT WAITING, AND 10 SECONDS AFTER THE STORY POSTS, YOU MAKE A BLATANT GRAB FOR USELESS, POINTLESS, KARMA.

Moderators: This is a troll, As an Anonymous Coward, he's posting at 0, look at his Previous Posts [goatse.cx] , this guy is a troll. Dont let him get karma, and troll at +2. And at the very least, Its redundant, as 2 other trolls have already posted this crap.

2.4.9 and broken X font server ? (0, Offtopic)

SaberTaylor (150915) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338377)

anyone know what to do?

Re:2.4.9 and broken X font server ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338431)

install windows 2000

Re:2.4.9 and broken X font server ? (1)

powerlinekid (442532) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338450)

get yourself a new version of X... or check the patches, etc...

Changelog, for those who missed the first 3 (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338388)

final:
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Al Viro: block devices..
- Andrea Arcangeli: fix list manipulation bogosity
- Trond Myklebust: 64-bit file locking fixes
- Brad Hards: USB CDC ethernet
- Chris Mason: reiserfs speedup
- Robert Love: re-merge AMD 761 GART support that was lost in -ac merge
- Adam Richter: check pci_module_init() return value

pre15:
- Jan Harkes: make Coda work with arbitrary host filesystems, not
just filesystems that use generic_file_read/write
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Hugh Dickins: swap device lock fixes - fix swap readahead race
- me, Andrea: more reference bit cleanups

pre14:
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Andrea Arcangeli: clean up/fix ramdisk handling now that it's in page cache
- Al Viro: follow up the above with initrd cleanups
- Keith Owens: get rid of drivers/scsi/53c700-mem.c file
- Trond Myklebust: RPC over TCP race fix
- Greg KH: USB update (ohci understands USB_ZERO_PACKET)
- me: clean up reference bit handling, fix silly GFP_ATOMIC allocation bug

pre13:
- Manfred Spraul: /proc/pid/maps cleanup (and bugfix for non-x86)
- Al Viro: "block device fs" - cleanup of page cache handling
- Hugh Dickins: VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup
- David Miller: sparc updates, soc driver typo fix, net updates
- Jeff Garzik: network driver updates (dl2k, yellowfin and tulip)
- Neil Brown: knfsd cleanups and fixues
- Ben LaHaise: zap_page_range merge from -ac

pre12:
- Alan Cox: much more merging
- Pete Zaitcev: ymfpci race fixes
- Andrea Arkangeli: VM race fix and OOM tweak.
- Arjan Van de Ven: merge RH kernel fixes
- Andi Kleen: use more readable 'likely()/unlikely()' instead of __builtin_expect()
- Keith Owens: fix 64-bit ELF types
- Gerd Knorr: mark more broken PCI bridges, update btaudio driver
- Paul Mackerras: powermac driver update
- me: clean up PTRACE_DETACH to use common infrastructure

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

pre10:
- Alan Cox: continued merging
- Mingming Cao: make msgrcv/shmat check the queue/segment ID's properly
- Greg KH: USB serial init failure fix, Xircom serial converter driver
- Neil Brown: nsfd/raid/md/lockd cleanups
- Ingo Molnar: multipath RAID personality, raid xor update
- Hugh Dickins/Marcelo Tosatti: swapin read-ahead race fix
- Vojtech Pavlik: fix up some of the infrastructure for x86-64
- Robert Love: AMD 761 AGP GART support
- Jens Axboe: fix SCSI-generic queue handling race
- me: be sane about page reference bits

pre9:
- Greg KH: start migration to new "min()/max()"
- Roman Zippel: move affs over to "min()/max()".
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA update (make sure not to IRQ-unmask a vt82c576)
- Jan Kara: quota bug-fix (don't decrement quota for non-counted inode)
- Anton Altaparmakov: more NTFS updates
- Al Viro: make nosuid/noexec/nodev be per-mount flags, not per-filesystem
- Alan Cox: merge input/joystick layer differences, driver and alpha merge
- Keith Owens: scsi Makefile cleanup
- Trond Myklebust: fix oopsable race in locking code
- Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update

pre8:
- Christoph Hellwig: clean up personality handling a bit
- Robert Love: update sysctl/vm documentation
- make the three-argument (that everybody hates) "min()" be "min_t()",
and introduce a type-anal "min()" that complains about arguments of
different types.

pre7:
- Alan Cox: big driver/mips sync
- Andries Brouwer, Christoph Hellwig: more gendisk fixups
- Tobias Ringstrom: tulip driver workaround for DC21143 erratum

pre6:
- Jens Axboe: remove trivially dead io_request_lock usage
- Andrea Arcangeli: softirq cleanup and ARM fixes. Slab cleanups
- Christoph Hellwig: gendisk handling helper functions/cleanups
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs dead code pruning
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update to 1.1.18
- firestream network driver: patch reverted on authors request
- NIIBE Yutaka: SH architecture update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC cleanups, PPC8xx update.
- me: reverse broken bootdata allocation patch that went into pre5

pre5:
- Merge with Alan
- Trond Myklebust: NFS fixes - kmap and root inode special case
- Al Viro: more superblock cleanups, inode leak in rd.c, minix
directories in page cache
- Paul Mackerras: clean up rubbish from sl82c105.c
- Neil Brown: md/raid cleanups, NFS filehandles
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (usb-2.0 support, visor fix, Clie fix,
pl2303 driver update)
- David Miller: sparc and net update
- Eric Biederman: simplify and correct bootdata allocation - don't
overwrite ramdisks
- Tim Waugh: support multiple SuperIO devices, parport doc updates

pre4:
- Hugh Dickins: swapoff cleanups and speedups
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Keith Owens: Makefile fixes
- Tom Rini: MPC8xx build fix
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs update
- Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader fix for ET_DYN
- Andrew Morton: reparent_to_init() for kernel threads
- Christoph Hellwig: VxFS and SysV updates, vfs_permission fix

pre3:
- Johannes Erdfelt, Oliver Neukum: USB printer driver race fix
- John Byrne: fix stupid i386-SMP irq stack layout bug
- Andreas Bombe, me: yenta IO window fix
- Neil Brown: raid1 buffer state fix
- David Miller, Paul Mackerras: fix up sparc and ppc respectively for kmap/kbd_rate
- Matija Nalis: umsdos fixes, and make it possible to boot up with umsdos
- Francois Romieu: fix bugs in dscc4 driver
- Andy Grover: new PCI config space access functions (eventually for ACPI)
- Albert Cranford: fix incorrect e2fsprog data from ver_linux script
- Dave Jones: re-sync x86 setup code, fix macsonic kmalloc use
- Johannes Erdfelt: remove obsolete plusb USB driver
- Andries Brouwer: fix USB compact flash version info, add blksize ioctls

pre2:
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Marcelo Tosatti: make bounce buffer allocations more robust (it's ok
for them to do IO, just not cause recursive bounce IO. So allow them)
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update (1.1.17)
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update (big re-org)
- Petko Manolov: USB pegasus driver fixes
- David Miller: networking and sparc updates
- Trond Myklebust: Export atomic_dec_and_lock
- OGAWA Hirofumi: find and fix umsdos "filldir" users that were broken
by the 64-bit-cleanups. Fix msdos warnings.
- Al Viro: superblock handling cleanups and race fixes
- Johannes Erdfelt++: USB updates

pre1:
- Jeff Hartmann: DRM AGP/alpha cleanups
- Ben LaHaise: highmem user pagecopy/clear optimization
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA IDE driver update
- Herbert Xu: make cramfs work with HIGHMEM pages
- David Fennell: awe32 ram size detection improvement
- Istvan Varadi: umsdos EMD filename bug fix
- Keith Owens: make min/max work for pointers too
- Jan Kara: quota initialization fix
- Brad Hards: Kaweth USB driver update (enable, and fix endianness)
- Ralf Baechle: MIPS updates
- David Gibson: airport driver update
- Rogier Wolff: firestream ATM driver multi-phy support
- Daniel Phillips: swap read page referenced set - avoid swap thrashing


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-= BLATANT KARMA WHORE =- (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338400)

You are a karma whore. Twice? Why you posting at -1, huh troll?!

Moderators: This is a troll, As a user, he's posting at -1, look at his Previous Posts [slashdot.org] , this guy is a troll. Dont let him get karma, and troll at +2. He's also posted the changelog TWICE. And at the very least, Its redundant, as 2 other trolls have already posted this crap.

oh yeah? (-1)

GaylordFucker (465080) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338390)

well i just upgraded 2000 to Service Pack 1...

eat me?

Re:oh yeah? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338435)

Yum?

Umm Taco (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338391)

> Time to make bzImage and wreck those glorious uptimes.

People who run lates 2.4 kernels are probably couldn't care less about uptimes.
But why do I even bother, you are just a pretentious marketing droid disguising as a geek.

I hope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338392)

I hope that 2.4.10 is stable, 2.4.5 was a load of crap.

cool,though my servers need to run this weekend :( (1)

green pizza (159161) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338396)

Quite cool to see this latest upgrade. Kudos on the quick announcement. I'll start upgrading my workstations in a about an hour, but we have a pretty big project going on this weekend, so I won't be able to upgrade any of our servers until mid-week at the earliest. :(

Here's to progress! (Maybe time to finally upgrade to to KDE 2.1.1, too).

Anyone know how soon the nForce chipset will be supported?

Re:cool,though my servers need to run this weekend (1)

avalys (221114) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338463)

(Maybe time to finally upgrade to to KDE 2.1.1, too).

Hate to break it to ya, but KDE 2.2 has been out for a while...

Re:cool,though my servers need to run this weekend (2)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338509)

(Maybe time to finally upgrade to to KDE 2.1.1, too).

Hate to break it to ya, but KDE 2.2 has been out for a while...

And 2.2.1 is done and in the hands of the packagers, with the announcement of release due any minute now.

--
Evan

Finland harboring suspected terrorists (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338401)

final:
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Al Viro: block devices..
- Andrea Arcangeli: fix list manipulation bogosity
- Trond Myklebust: 64-bit file locking fixes
- Brad Hards: USB CDC ethernet
- Chris Mason: reiserfs speedup
- Robert Love: re-merge AMD 761 GART support that was lost in -ac merge
- Adam Richter: check pci_module_init() return value

pre15:
- Jan Harkes: make Coda work with arbitrary host filesystems, not
just filesystems that use generic_file_read/write
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Hugh Dickins: swap device lock fixes - fix swap readahead race
- me, Andrea: more reference bit cleanups

pre14:
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Andrea Arcangeli: clean up/fix ramdisk handling now that it's in page cache
- Al Viro: follow up the above with initrd cleanups
- Keith Owens: get rid of drivers/scsi/53c700-mem.c file
- Trond Myklebust: RPC over TCP race fix
- Greg KH: USB update (ohci understands USB_ZERO_PACKET)
- me: clean up reference bit handling, fix silly GFP_ATOMIC allocation bug

pre13:
- Manfred Spraul: /proc/pid/maps cleanup (and bugfix for non-x86)
- Al Viro: "block device fs" - cleanup of page cache handling
- Hugh Dickins: VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup
- David Miller: sparc updates, soc driver typo fix, net updates
- Jeff Garzik: network driver updates (dl2k, yellowfin and tulip)
- Neil Brown: knfsd cleanups and fixues
- Ben LaHaise: zap_page_range merge from -ac

pre12:
- Alan Cox: much more merging
- Pete Zaitcev: ymfpci race fixes
- Andrea Arkangeli: VM race fix and OOM tweak.
- Arjan Van de Ven: merge RH kernel fixes
- Andi Kleen: use more readable 'likely()/unlikely()' instead of __builtin_expect()
- Keith Owens: fix 64-bit ELF types
- Gerd Knorr: mark more broken PCI bridges, update btaudio driver
- Paul Mackerras: powermac driver update
- me: clean up PTRACE_DETACH to use common infrastructure

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

pre10:
- Alan Cox: continued merging
- Mingming Cao: make msgrcv/shmat check the queue/segment ID's properly
- Greg KH: USB serial init failure fix, Xircom serial converter driver
- Neil Brown: nsfd/raid/md/lockd cleanups
- Ingo Molnar: multipath RAID personality, raid xor update
- Hugh Dickins/Marcelo Tosatti: swapin read-ahead race fix
- Vojtech Pavlik: fix up some of the infrastructure for x86-64
- Robert Love: AMD 761 AGP GART support
- Jens Axboe: fix SCSI-generic queue handling race
- me: be sane about page reference bits

pre9:
- Greg KH: start migration to new "min()/max()"
- Roman Zippel: move affs over to "min()/max()".
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA update (make sure not to IRQ-unmask a vt82c576)
- Jan Kara: quota bug-fix (don't decrement quota for non-counted inode)
- Anton Altaparmakov: more NTFS updates
- Al Viro: make nosuid/noexec/nodev be per-mount flags, not per-filesystem
- Alan Cox: merge input/joystick layer differences, driver and alpha merge
- Keith Owens: scsi Makefile cleanup
- Trond Myklebust: fix oopsable race in locking code
- Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update

pre8:
- Christoph Hellwig: clean up personality handling a bit
- Robert Love: update sysctl/vm documentation
- make the three-argument (that everybody hates) "min()" be "min_t()",
and introduce a type-anal "min()" that complains about arguments of
different types.

pre7:
- Alan Cox: big driver/mips sync
- Andries Brouwer, Christoph Hellwig: more gendisk fixups
- Tobias Ringstrom: tulip driver workaround for DC21143 erratum

pre6:
- Jens Axboe: remove trivially dead io_request_lock usage
- Andrea Arcangeli: softirq cleanup and ARM fixes. Slab cleanups
- Christoph Hellwig: gendisk handling helper functions/cleanups
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs dead code pruning
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update to 1.1.18
- firestream network driver: patch reverted on authors request
- NIIBE Yutaka: SH architecture update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC cleanups, PPC8xx update.
- me: reverse broken bootdata allocation patch that went into pre5

pre5:
- Merge with Alan
- Trond Myklebust: NFS fixes - kmap and root inode special case
- Al Viro: more superblock cleanups, inode leak in rd.c, minix
directories in page cache
- Paul Mackerras: clean up rubbish from sl82c105.c
- Neil Brown: md/raid cleanups, NFS filehandles
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (usb-2.0 support, visor fix, Clie fix,
pl2303 driver update)
- David Miller: sparc and net update
- Eric Biederman: simplify and correct bootdata allocation - don't
overwrite ramdisks
- Tim Waugh: support multiple SuperIO devices, parport doc updates

pre4:
- Hugh Dickins: swapoff cleanups and speedups
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Keith Owens: Makefile fixes
- Tom Rini: MPC8xx build fix
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs update
- Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader fix for ET_DYN
- Andrew Morton: reparent_to_init() for kernel threads
- Christoph Hellwig: VxFS and SysV updates, vfs_permission fix

pre3:
- Johannes Erdfelt, Oliver Neukum: USB printer driver race fix
- John Byrne: fix stupid i386-SMP irq stack layout bug
- Andreas Bombe, me: yenta IO window fix
- Neil Brown: raid1 buffer state fix
- David Miller, Paul Mackerras: fix up sparc and ppc respectively for kmap/kbd_rate
- Matija Nalis: umsdos fixes, and make it possible to boot up with umsdos
- Francois Romieu: fix bugs in dscc4 driver
- Andy Grover: new PCI config space access functions (eventually for ACPI)
- Albert Cranford: fix incorrect e2fsprog data from ver_linux script
- Dave Jones: re-sync x86 setup code, fix macsonic kmalloc use
- Johannes Erdfelt: remove obsolete plusb USB driver
- Andries Brouwer: fix USB compact flash version info, add blksize ioctls

pre2:
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Marcelo Tosatti: make bounce buffer allocations more robust (it's ok
for them to do IO, just not cause recursive bounce IO. So allow them)
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update (1.1.17)
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update (big re-org)
- Petko Manolov: USB pegasus driver fixes
- David Miller: networking and sparc updates
- Trond Myklebust: Export atomic_dec_and_lock
- OGAWA Hirofumi: find and fix umsdos "filldir" users that were broken
by the 64-bit-cleanups. Fix msdos warnings.
- Al Viro: superblock handling cleanups and race fixes
- Johannes Erdfelt++: USB updates

pre1:
- Jeff Hartmann: DRM AGP/alpha cleanups
- Ben LaHaise: highmem user pagecopy/clear optimization
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA IDE driver update
- Herbert Xu: make cramfs work with HIGHMEM pages
- David Fennell: awe32 ram size detection improvement
- Istvan Varadi: umsdos EMD filename bug fix
- Keith Owens: make min/max work for pointers too
- Jan Kara: quota initialization fix
- Brad Hards: Kaweth USB driver update (enable, and fix endianness)
- Ralf Baechle: MIPS updates
- David Gibson: airport driver update
- Rogier Wolff: firestream ATM driver multi-phy support
- Daniel Phillips: swap read page referenced set - avoid swap thrashing


Something is wrong: parent=0 dups=1 discussion=21897 Didja forget a subject? Duplicate. Did you submit twice? Let us know if anything exceptionally strange happens ewfefsedfwe

+5, Infromative (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338408)

final:
- Andrew Grover: ACPI update
- Al Viro: block devices..
- Andrea Arcangeli: fix list manipulation bogosity
- Trond Myklebust: 64-bit file locking fixes
- Brad Hards: USB CDC ethernet
- Chris Mason: reiserfs speedup
- Robert Love: re-merge AMD 761 GART support that was lost in -ac merge
- Adam Richter: check pci_module_init() return value

pre15:
- Jan Harkes: make Coda work with arbitrary host filesystems, not
just filesystems that use generic_file_read/write
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Hugh Dickins: swap device lock fixes - fix swap readahead race
- me, Andrea: more reference bit cleanups

pre14:
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Andrea Arcangeli: clean up/fix ramdisk handling now that it's in page cache
- Al Viro: follow up the above with initrd cleanups
- Keith Owens: get rid of drivers/scsi/53c700-mem.c file
- Trond Myklebust: RPC over TCP race fix
- Greg KH: USB update (ohci understands USB_ZERO_PACKET)
- me: clean up reference bit handling, fix silly GFP_ATOMIC allocation bug

pre13:
- Manfred Spraul: /proc/pid/maps cleanup (and bugfix for non-x86)
- Al Viro: "block device fs" - cleanup of page cache handling
- Hugh Dickins: VM/shmem cleanups and swap search speedup
- David Miller: sparc updates, soc driver typo fix, net updates
- Jeff Garzik: network driver updates (dl2k, yellowfin and tulip)
- Neil Brown: knfsd cleanups and fixues
- Ben LaHaise: zap_page_range merge from -ac

pre12:
- Alan Cox: much more merging
- Pete Zaitcev: ymfpci race fixes
- Andrea Arkangeli: VM race fix and OOM tweak.
- Arjan Van de Ven: merge RH kernel fixes
- Andi Kleen: use more readable 'likely()/unlikely()' instead of __builtin_expect()
- Keith Owens: fix 64-bit ELF types
- Gerd Knorr: mark more broken PCI bridges, update btaudio driver
- Paul Mackerras: powermac driver update
- me: clean up PTRACE_DETACH to use common infrastructure

pre11:
- Neil Brown: md cleanups/fixes
- Andrew Morton: console locking merge
- Andrea Arkangeli: major VM merge

pre10:
- Alan Cox: continued merging
- Mingming Cao: make msgrcv/shmat check the queue/segment ID's properly
- Greg KH: USB serial init failure fix, Xircom serial converter driver
- Neil Brown: nsfd/raid/md/lockd cleanups
- Ingo Molnar: multipath RAID personality, raid xor update
- Hugh Dickins/Marcelo Tosatti: swapin read-ahead race fix
- Vojtech Pavlik: fix up some of the infrastructure for x86-64
- Robert Love: AMD 761 AGP GART support
- Jens Axboe: fix SCSI-generic queue handling race
- me: be sane about page reference bits

pre9:
- Greg KH: start migration to new "min()/max()"
- Roman Zippel: move affs over to "min()/max()".
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA update (make sure not to IRQ-unmask a vt82c576)
- Jan Kara: quota bug-fix (don't decrement quota for non-counted inode)
- Anton Altaparmakov: more NTFS updates
- Al Viro: make nosuid/noexec/nodev be per-mount flags, not per-filesystem
- Alan Cox: merge input/joystick layer differences, driver and alpha merge
- Keith Owens: scsi Makefile cleanup
- Trond Myklebust: fix oopsable race in locking code
- Jean Tourrilhes: IrDA update

pre8:
- Christoph Hellwig: clean up personality handling a bit
- Robert Love: update sysctl/vm documentation
- make the three-argument (that everybody hates) "min()" be "min_t()",
and introduce a type-anal "min()" that complains about arguments of
different types.

pre7:
- Alan Cox: big driver/mips sync
- Andries Brouwer, Christoph Hellwig: more gendisk fixups
- Tobias Ringstrom: tulip driver workaround for DC21143 erratum

pre6:
- Jens Axboe: remove trivially dead io_request_lock usage
- Andrea Arcangeli: softirq cleanup and ARM fixes. Slab cleanups
- Christoph Hellwig: gendisk handling helper functions/cleanups
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs dead code pruning
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update to 1.1.18
- firestream network driver: patch reverted on authors request
- NIIBE Yutaka: SH architecture update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC cleanups, PPC8xx update.
- me: reverse broken bootdata allocation patch that went into pre5

pre5:
- Merge with Alan
- Trond Myklebust: NFS fixes - kmap and root inode special case
- Al Viro: more superblock cleanups, inode leak in rd.c, minix
directories in page cache
- Paul Mackerras: clean up rubbish from sl82c105.c
- Neil Brown: md/raid cleanups, NFS filehandles
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB update (usb-2.0 support, visor fix, Clie fix,
pl2303 driver update)
- David Miller: sparc and net update
- Eric Biederman: simplify and correct bootdata allocation - don't
overwrite ramdisks
- Tim Waugh: support multiple SuperIO devices, parport doc updates

pre4:
- Hugh Dickins: swapoff cleanups and speedups
- Matthew Dharm: USB storage update
- Keith Owens: Makefile fixes
- Tom Rini: MPC8xx build fix
- Nikita Danilov: reiserfs update
- Jakub Jelinek: ELF loader fix for ET_DYN
- Andrew Morton: reparent_to_init() for kernel threads
- Christoph Hellwig: VxFS and SysV updates, vfs_permission fix

pre3:
- Johannes Erdfelt, Oliver Neukum: USB printer driver race fix
- John Byrne: fix stupid i386-SMP irq stack layout bug
- Andreas Bombe, me: yenta IO window fix
- Neil Brown: raid1 buffer state fix
- David Miller, Paul Mackerras: fix up sparc and ppc respectively for kmap/kbd_rate
- Matija Nalis: umsdos fixes, and make it possible to boot up with umsdos
- Francois Romieu: fix bugs in dscc4 driver
- Andy Grover: new PCI config space access functions (eventually for ACPI)
- Albert Cranford: fix incorrect e2fsprog data from ver_linux script
- Dave Jones: re-sync x86 setup code, fix macsonic kmalloc use
- Johannes Erdfelt: remove obsolete plusb USB driver
- Andries Brouwer: fix USB compact flash version info, add blksize ioctls

pre2:
- Al Viro: block device cleanups
- Marcelo Tosatti: make bounce buffer allocations more robust (it's ok
for them to do IO, just not cause recursive bounce IO. So allow them)
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update (1.1.17)
- Paul Mackerras: PPC update (big re-org)
- Petko Manolov: USB pegasus driver fixes
- David Miller: networking and sparc updates
- Trond Myklebust: Export atomic_dec_and_lock
- OGAWA Hirofumi: find and fix umsdos "filldir" users that were broken
by the 64-bit-cleanups. Fix msdos warnings.
- Al Viro: superblock handling cleanups and race fixes
- Johannes Erdfelt++: USB updates

pre1:
- Jeff Hartmann: DRM AGP/alpha cleanups
- Ben LaHaise: highmem user pagecopy/clear optimization
- Vojtech Pavlik: VIA IDE driver update
- Herbert Xu: make cramfs work with HIGHMEM pages
- David Fennell: awe32 ram size detection improvement
- Istvan Varadi: umsdos EMD filename bug fix
- Keith Owens: make min/max work for pointers too
- Jan Kara: quota initialization fix
- Brad Hards: Kaweth USB driver update (enable, and fix endianness)
- Ralf Baechle: MIPS updates
- David Gibson: airport driver update
- Rogier Wolff: firestream ATM driver multi-phy support
- Daniel Phillips: swap read page referenced set - avoid swap thrashing


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Afganistan (-1, Offtopic)

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ok (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338411)

wheres the article bitching about new federal restrictions on crop dusters?

Those damn feds just want to steal all our freedoms, can you beleive they made it illegal to fly a crop duster over an urban area? those fucking assholes.

Changelog (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338412)

-final:
- me: fix ptrace and /proc issues with new core-dump permissions
- numerous: IDE tape driver update for completion handlers
- Ben Collins: ieee1394 GUID cleanups
- Jacek Stepniewski: nasty deadlock in rename()

-pre9:
- Dan Quinlan: cramfs update
- Ben Collins: IEEE 1394 update
- David Miller: network update (pppoe, routing cache stats), sparc32 update
- me: only dump core once per threaded app (first one wins)
- me: use new completion handlers for block device requests (same race
as with vfork, see -pre7)

-pre8:
- Chris Mason: reiserfs update
- Paul Mackerras: PPC updates (softirq)
- Kai Germaschewski: ISDN updates
- various: workaround for cpuid inline asm problem with egcs-2.91.66

-pre7:
- Andreas Dilger: various ext2 cleanups
- Richard Gooch: devfs update
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
- Alan Cox: merges
- David Miller: fix SMP pktsched bootup deadlock (CONFIG_NET_SCHED)
- Roman Zippel: AFFS update
- Anton Altaparmakov: NTFS update
- me: fix races in vfork() (semaphores are not good completion handlers)
- Jeff Garzik: net driver updates, sysvfs update

-pre6:
- me: fix more buffer head SMP races (non-x86 only - weak memory ordering)
- Andrea Arkangeli: some bh cleanups from the buffer race condition fix
- Tim Waugh: parport drievr documentation, init sanity
- Ion Badulescu: starfire net driver update
- David Miller: sparc and networking updates
- Ivan Kokshaysky: alpha version of the inlined rw-semaphores
- NIIBE Yutaka: SuperH update

-pre5:
- remember to bump the version string
- Andrea Arkangeli: softirq cleanups and fixes, and everybody is happy
again (ie I changed some details to make me happy ;)
- Neil Brown: raid5 stall fix, nfsd filehandle sanity check fix

-pre4:
- David Miller: sparc and networking updates
- Al Viro: SysV FS add_link off-by-two bogosity.
- Jeff Garzik: merge D-Link DL2k GigE driver, other network driver cleanups
- Kai Germaschewski: ISDN update
- Alan Cox: more merging (MPT fusion core)
- Johannes Erdfelt: USB updates
- Stas Sergeev: make sure we return out of vm86 mode when interrupts
get re.enabled
- Rusty Russell: netfilter fixes for ipt_unclean and ip_queue
- me: initialize page->age when adding it to the swap cache
- Paul Mackerras: PPC updates
- some subtle fs/buffer.c race conditions (Andrew Morton, me)

-pre3:
- merge with Alan (SCSI subsystem)
- Jeff Garzik: make serial driver PCI hotplug-aware

-pre2:
- merge with Alan (USB, zoran, sony motion-eye, rio, dmi-scan)

-pre1:
- merge with Alan (irda, s390, mips64, chris, sk98lin, mips/mm)
- rth: fix alpha RTC calibration
- Paul Mackerras: fix PPC typo

Interesting quote, Taco. (1)

SumDeusExMachina (318037) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338414)

Time to make bzImage and wreck those glorious uptimes.

By "wreck those glorious uptimes," are you referring to rebooting so that you can start running the new kernel? Or do you mean after rebooting, you will never see those "glorious uptimes" again after having enough stupidity to install a new, bleeding edge kernel without so much as finding out how stable it is from others?

Re:Interesting quote, Taco. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338424)

Presumably the "glorious uptimes" reflect the stability of the previous release.

Linux 2.4 is an incredible step backwards (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338415)

The 2.2 series of Linux kernels were indeed impressive works, with stability and performance on par with the far more expensive products put out by commercial entities such Microsoft and Sun. Unfortunately, Linus and the other kernel developers decided to sit on their laurels as Windows, Solaris, and even FreeBSD surpassed Linux in almost every category, and then tried to "catch up" by pushing out a half-baked "2.4" kernel. Unfortunately, this gaffe has made Linux into all but a laughingstock of an operating system.
  • The copy-on-record algorithm used by the new VM is a horrible, O(n) NP-complete way of managing swap space. Any CS undergrad could come up with at least 20 better ways of managing the swap space, such as inverse buffer-partitioning or full-duplex write caching, which are used in FreeBSD to good effect.
  • The new ReiserFS's attribute-tree modeling produces even more pathetic disk performance. Opening a file takes three times longer than ext2fs in 2.2 kernels, and almost five times longer than using Windows 2000's block-spacing scheme used in NTFS. It is truly a pathetic, rushed product, whose mediocrity is hidden behind meaningless buzzwords such as "journalling".
  • The 2.4 developers made a huge mistake by replacing the 2.2 kernel's direct bus device management with a much clunkier frontside multiplex. This extra abstraction means that Linux has no chance of ever matching the AGP throughput of Windows, which is a necessary acheivement if Linux ever hopes to make headway into the home environment. Performance of all other devices, including USB devices, parallel-port printers, and IDE hard drives, is far lower than any competing operating system. The decreased hard drive performance is especially staggering when coupled with ReiserFS's depressed filesystem speed, making the whole Linux system entirely inadequate for even simple server tasks such as web serving.
It's plain to see that Linux 2.4 will never get off the ground; future versions promise only to bring more poorly-implemented systems into the fold. It is sad to see such a promising system waste away so; I would suggest using a 2.2 kernel to people interested in Linux, except that those kernels have been obsoleted by almost every other product in the marketplace. If you want to learn Unix, I suggest you go with Solaris or FreeBSD instead, or to just forget it and use Windows XP.

Oh no! (0, Flamebait)

jonabbey (2498) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338457)

<despair>

How could the kernel developers be so stupid as to leave Linux with an uncompetitive parallel port printer implementation? Now I'll never be able to drive my Star NX-10 printer at a decent rate of speed!

</despair>

WTF, "O(n) NP-complete" ??? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338465)

Linux kernel proves P=NP ?

Re:Linux 2.4 is an incredible step backwards (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338475)

Whoops...

You criticized the Holy Grail OS. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to /dev/jail.

Re:Linux 2.4 is an incredible step backwards (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338484)

If you'd care to post the method by which you determined these statistics, along with some benchmarks to compare them to, I'm sure some people would gladly check your numbers for you. If they prove to be right, then I'm sure someone will gladly start working on fixes as well. But please try to post evidence with your claims before flaiming work that I truly doubt that you could match or surpass on your own.

Re:Linux 2.4 is an incredible step backwards (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338498)

Any CS undergrad could come up with at least 20 better ways of managing the swap space,

I agree.

The thing that pisses me the most about Open Source is the diletantism of it all. People who have never been trained in algorithms or clean design keep re-inventing the wheel (badly) when they could spend some time getting familiar with the recent developments in the field. But no, it's "code, CODE, CODE!".

Use the mirrors, people! (3, Informative)

Dwonis (52652) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338416)

Some of the mirrors already have the files, so make sure to use them. Also, be considerate! Try to get the patch-*.bz2 files, rather than the linux-*.tar.gz files.

Re:Use the mirrors, people! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338427)

They have a 100mbps second link ok fagboy, stop karma whoreing, the kernel archive is never slashdoted ok cock goblin.

i810e victim waiting.. (1)

LinuxHam (52232) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338419)

I've given an IBM NetVista S40 legacy-free to two other guys so the three of us can try to get X working on 'em. I spent a couple hours hand patching some stuff in drivers/char/agp and drivers/video to improve the AGP handling for an i810e, but make bzImage still isn't compiling..

I'm probably not going to upgrade to 2.4.10 on that box for quite some time.. my laptop, though.. I use that every day so I like to try out new kernels. Anyone know if kernel bug reporting will ever get as easy as Ximian's? That is just plain nice.

x86-64 stuff (1)

spiro_killglance (121572) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338420)


Did i see x86-64 [x86-64.org] stuff in the change log, some of this being
merged into the standard Kernal. AMD will be happy.


How much x86-64 support will be in the
standard kernal release (and gcc) by summer
next year? (Which is Hammer time).

I refuse to download a official kernel until ... (1)

thopo (315128) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338422)

... linus merges ext3 in the official kernel. what is he waiting for? ext3 support is in the AC kernel for some time now and has proven to be stable.

Re:I refuse to download a official kernel until .. (1)

nagora (177841) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338445)

ext3 support is in the AC kernel for some time now and has proven to be stable.

I seem to remember a serious bug appearing within the that two weeks. I don't use it so I don't really care at the moment.

Re:I refuse to download a official kernel until .. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338448)

You don't bring new stuff into a stable kernel tree.

Wait for 2.5.x.

Re:I refuse to download a official kernel until .. (2)

blakestah (91866) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338468)

You will have to ask Linus.

I think the big issue is that there was an oops associated with autofs/nfs usage, and that this oops was fixed just a week or two ago.

So I suspect Linus is letting it percolate in the ac series now.

Or maybe the ext3 team has not asked for it to be merged in the stable kernels yet. They are pretty conservative in adding stuff to stable kernels.

Anyhow, I've been using ext3 for a while now, crashed a few times, no worries in replaying the journal and booting really fast.

Ext3 may eventually debut in the 2.5.0 series and be re-merged back into the 2.4. But there will be patches for 2.4.10, I am sure.

Re:I refuse to download a official kernel until .. (1)

LWolenczak (10527) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338480)

I have used Ext3 on production servers, and they continue to work well, especially when I have installed lids on the box. I have a server out there that has ext3 and lids on it, and it has been running without trouble for almost a year.

Neadless to say, it took some hand patching to get lids, ext3, freeswan, and something else all on the box, and running fine.

I say it stable, the tools are available, and they work well. Time to go in.

But the question everyone is asking is (1)

geirt (55254) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338423)


... when will 2.5.0 be out ?

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338438)

I think they're out of new ideas and have not started the new development thread because of that.

Now they also have to deal with big corps like IBM, Oracle and SGI who would like to see their stuff in the kernel.

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338443)

XFS is pretty sweet. What are they waiting for?

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338452)

your mom

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338453)

no, methinks I'll wait for 2.6 / odd releases tend to be rather, well, chaotic; what with all the new features and experimentation...

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (1)

LinuxHam (52232) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338454)

2.0 went to what, 2.0.34? And they released a lot less frequently back then.. I'm not holding my breath for 2.5.. there's too much I'm waiting for in 2.4 still

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (2)

GrenDel Fuego (2558) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338504)

You're forgetting that 2.5 is the development kernel. They're already discussing what it's going to encompass, and some of the projects have already begun, but no release date for the first test kernel have been announced.

Re:But the question everyone is asking is (1)

HaftenRok (312791) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338502)

You probably mean 2.6.0...
I think odd numbered releases are used for development(unstable).

EMU10k1 anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338436)

I know they fscked it up under 2.4.8, and 2.4.9 had no fix. Anyone know if .10 is any better? Cuz I'm not leaving 2.4.7 until they fix it ;)

Re:EMU10k1 anyone? (2)

DaSyonic (238637) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338444)

emu10k1 was fixxed in 2.4.9, and the only problem you're referring to is when built as a module. This is further refined in 2.4.10, and it works perfectly.

Thanks man -nt- (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338461)

-nt- Stands for No Text, which means this should be an empty message

Not 'make bzimage'... (1)

mojo-raisin (223411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338437)

... but 'make-kpkg'

If Mr. Taco was a real Debian user, he would use the kernel-package tool. It rocks.

don't waste bandwidth (5, Informative)

Ender Ryan (79406) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338442)

And remember folks, don't waste precious bandwidth, download patches!

patch-2.4.7 [kernel.org]
patch-2.4.8 [kernel.org]
patch-2.4.9 [kernel.org]
patch-2.4.10 [kernel.org]

Links for the lazy folks ; )

Odd kernel error message [slightly OT] (1, Offtopic)

Leto2 (113578) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338481)

Sligthly off-topic, but I can't find the answer to this:

Lately I've been getting this error on a lot of utilities (like ps, top etc):
{bm_register_driver} {__VERSIONED_SYMBOL(bm_register_driver)}
Warning: /boot/System.map does not match kernel data.

I can assure you I have the right System.map in all the right places (both in /boot and /usr/src/linux is a System.map corresponding to the current kernel).

Any ideas?

OpenWall Patch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338485)

I find it quite commical and quickly done by Solar Designer about the status of the openwall patch for 2.4 series kernel. It used to state that the patch would surface for 2.4 around 2.4.10 but today the page was updated to say 2.4.15 :-) Look at google and you will see 2.4.10 and look at the main (real) page and see 2.4.15 and also a modification date of Sept 23.

Hmmm... swap (2, Interesting)

powerlinekid (442532) | more than 12 years ago | (#2338486)

So some other people have had problems with 2.4.7 (Redhat 7.2 beta)? How many people out there are actually using 2.4.8,and.9 and if so... do they handle swap better? There should be no reason why a box with 512 megs of ram should be swapping running xmms (i'm not kidding... after being up for about an hour just running X, Gnome and xmms... my computer hits the swap... of course i fixed this (more ram, hasn't swapped yet) but its a little concerning about the aggressivness of the kernel to swap. I'd be appreciative if anyone who has used one of the new kernels could tell us whether swapping is handled a little more gracefully.

2.4.10... feck ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2338490)

I've just got my system on 2.4.9 ... and now they go and release 2.4.10 .... WAAAH !
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