Linux 2.4.20-pre4

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 17:46:16 EST

So here goes -pre4, with JFS merged.

Also, if you got bootup lockups or some unexpected weird error try
-pre4 ;)

Summary of changes from v2.4.20-pre3 to v2.4.20-pre4

  o setup_arch() cleanups
  o (2/4) discontigmem support for i386 against 2.4.20pre3

  o Fix a problem that when doing online resizing, resizer code forgot to update bitmap usage counters
  o Fix a problem where bitmap usage counters were possibly incorrectly updated on bigendian and 64 bit boxes

  o VM docs from -ac
  o fix current BK tree compilation with devfs enabled

  o 686-notsc_A0
  o [PATCH] notsc-warning_A0

  o USB: hpusbscsi driver updates

  o USB storage: get rid of DMA to stack

Adrian Bunk <>:
  o Fix ftape build problems

Christoph Hellwig <>:
  o JFS: Initial import of version 1.0.18 for Linux 2.4

Dave Kleikamp <>:
  o JFS: Fix structure alignment problem on 64-bit machines
  o JFS: Add hch's copyright
  o JFS: sanitize ->clear_inode, remove ->put-inode
  o Fix races in JFS threads
  o JFS: Yet another truncation fix
  o JFS does not need to set i_version. It is never used
  o JFS: fix fsync
  o procfs entries should be created when CONFIG_JFS_STATISTICS is set
  o JFS: set s_maxbytes to 1 byte lower
  o Rework JFS's inode locking
  o JFS: Dynamically allocate metapage structures
  o Remove d_delete calls from jfs_rmdir & jfs_unlink
  o JFS: Fix handling of commit_sem
  o Add resize function to JFS
  o fix typo in fs/jfs/resize.c
  o JFS: Replace depreciated initializer syntax with C99 style
  o JFS: Trivial fixes

Geert Uytterhoeven <>:
  o Fix compile warning in init/do_mounts.c

Greg Kroah-Hartman <>:
  o USB: serial cleanups
  o USB: ftdi_sio driver update
  o USB: ipaq driver updates
  o USB: pl2303 driver update
  o USB: serial driver minor fixes
  o USB: ir-usb driver minor fixes
  o USB: add usb-storage sddr-55 driver
  o USB: bluetooth driver fixes
  o USB: scanner driver update and maintainer change

Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo@plucky.distro.conectiva>:
  o Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre4
  o Added arch/i386/kernel/time.o to exportobj list

Niels Kristian Bech Jensen <>:
  o Avoiding implicit declaration in net/netsyms.c
  o Fixing a compiler warning in drivers/block/genhd.c

Paul Mackerras <>:
  o fix bug in yield()

Richard Gooch <>:
  o Switched to ISO C structure field initialisers
  o base.c

Simon Evans <>:
  o 2.4.19 - add support for f5u011 to catc.c

Steven Cole <>:
  o 2.4.20-pre2 add module text for 58 options

Trond Myklebust <>:
  o Add round trip timing to RPC over UDP client [1/3]
  o Add round trip timing to RPC over UDP client [2/3]
  o Add round trip timing to RPC over UDP client [3/3]
  o Improve RPC request ordering
  o Improve network congestion code [1/3]
  o Improve network congestion code [2/3]
  o Improve network congestion code [3/3]
  o Fix RPC write_space() code
  o Increase UDP socket buffer size

V. Ganesh <>:
  o typo in usb/serial/ipaq.h

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