Linux 2.4.29-pre3

From: Marcelo Tosatti
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 14:27:31 EST


Here goes the third -pre of 2.4.29.

More importantly this release contains a correction for the "int 0x80 hole"
security problem in AMD64 port (CAN-2004-1144).

It also contains a few important v2.6 backports (tty/ldisc and pty races),
some hardening patches from Solar (none of those are exploitable bugs, just
paranoic/early error detection), and a few networking updates.

This release should also fix the "NFS hang on unlink" issues present in v2.4.28.

It should appear in the mirrors in a few minutes.

Summary of changes from v2.4.29-pre2 to v2.4.29-pre3

o Remove msleep() definitions from sx8.c and forcedeth.c: it is generic now

Andi Kleen:
o x86_64: fix signal restart bug
o [CAN-2004-1144] Fix int 0x80 hole in 2.4 x86-64 linux kernels

Andries E. Brouwer:
o do not use CONFIG_BLK_STATS

Chris Wright:
o a.out: error check on set_brk
o Backport of 2.6 fix to insert_vm_struct to make it return an error rather than BUG()

David S. Miller:
o [SPARC]: Adjust 32-bit ELF_ET_DYN_BASE

Geert Uytterhoeven:
o m68k: fix incorrect config comment in check_bugs()

H. J. Lu:
o backport v2.6: Fix pty race condition

Ian Abbott:
o serial closing_wait and close_delay used from wrong data structure

Marcelo Tosatti:
o Solar Designer: Fix do_follow_link() comment
o Jason Baron: Backport v2.6 tty/ldisc locking fixes
o Move msleep() from libata-compat.h to generic headers
o Cset exclude: akpm@xxxxxxxx|ChangeSet|20041218001750|00972
o Changed EXTRAVERSION to -pre3
o Cset exclude: trond.myklebust@xxxxxxxxxx|ChangeSet|20040521160141|29598
o Fix NFS hang on unlink problems: cset exclude: trond.myklebust@xxxxxxxxxx|ChangeSet|20041110174036|20706

Simon Horman:
o binfmt_elf force_sig arguments fix

Solar Designer:
o Fix booting off USB CD-ROMs (do_mounts.c)
o binfmt_elf fix return error codes and early corrupt binary detection
o procfs enhanced error reporting
o sysctl: block bogus argument earlier
o stronger (paranoic) mremap argument checking

Stephen Hemminger:
o [TCP]: Missing newline character in printk
o [PKT_SCHED]: netem: restart device after inserting packets

Thomas Graf:
o [PKT_SCHED]: Fix double locking in tcindex destroy path

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