Patches in 2.4.17-pre2 that aren't in 2.5.1-pre8

From: Adrian Bunk (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 04:51:44 EST


patches that go into the stable kernel should also go into the development
kernel. I was wondering how good this works and I was surprised that only
few patches that were applied to the 2.4 kernels also went into the 2.5
kernels. Below is a list of patches in 2.4.17-pre2 that are missing in
2.5.1-pre8. The name below the changelog entries is the name of the file
if you download the missing patches from [1].

Before applying them they need to be checked: Most of the patches apply
cleanly but there are some (most of them trivial) rejects and what's more
important: I checked whether the patches seem to be missing from
2.5.1-pre8, not whether they compile or produce working code.

I don't know whether this work is redundant, I was mostly interested in
how much of the patches in the 2.4 kernels went into the 2.5 kernels. If
it helps other people I can continue it up to more recent 2.4 kernels.

Any comments are welcome.



- Make pagecache readahead size tunable via /proc (was in -ac tree)
- Fix PPC kernel compilation problems (Paul Mackerras)

- Speeling fix for rd.c (From Ralf Baechle's tree)
- Updated URL for bigphysmem patch in v4l docs (Adrian Bunk)
- Add buggy 440GX to broken pirq blacklist (Arjan Van de Ven)
- Add new entry to Sound blaster ISAPNP list (Arjan Van de Ven)
- Update osst sound driver to 1.65 (Willem Riede)
  [this is a SCSI Tape Driver]
- Fix i810 sound driver problems (Andris Pavenis)
- Add AF_LLC define in network headers (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)
  [really added in pre2]
- block_size cleanup on some SCSI drivers (Erik Andersen)
- Added missing MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in some (Andreas Krennmair)
- Updated i8k driver (Massimo Dal Zoto)
- devfs update (Richard Gooch)
  [part of it was already merged in 2.5.1-pre2; Richard has separate
   patches for the 2.5 series]

- Remove userland header from bonding driver (David S. Miller)
- Unregister devices at shaper unload time (David S. Miller)
- Remove several unused variables from various
  places in the kernel (David S. Miller)
  [patch to drivers/md/lvm-snap.c is already in 2.5]
- Fix RTC driver bug (David S. Miller)
- SPARC 32/64 update (David S. Miller)
- W9966 V4L driver update (Jakob Jemi)
- Fix PCMCIA problem with multiple PCI busses (Paul Mackerras)
- IA64 PAL/signal headers cleanup (Nathan Myers)
- Change NLS "licenses" to be "GPL/BSD" instead
  only BSD. (Robert Love)
- Fix serial module use count (Russell King)
- ieee1394 update (Ben Collins)
- ReiserFS fixes (Nikita Danilov)
  [the fix to fs/reiserfs/journal.c is already in 2.5]
- Smarter atime update (Andrew Morton)
- Correctly mark ext2 sb as dirty and sync it (Andrew Morton)
- [changes to intermezzo and jbd.h]

- Update sg to 3.1.22 (Douglas Gilbert)
  [s/sg/cs/ ?]
- PCMCIA update (David Hinds)

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