Linux 4.5-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Jan 24 2016 - 17:08:30 EST

So the merge window is over, and rc1 is out there. Go test!

It's a fairly normal release - neither unusually big or unusually
small. The statistics look fairly normal too, with drivers being a bit
over 70% of the bulk (the big driver areas being gpu, networking,
sound, staging, fbdev, but its all over). The shortlog is too big and
unwieldly to post, but I'm appending my "mergelog" which credits the
maintainers I merge from - not necessarily the people who did the
actual individual patches.

Aside from drivers, we have architecture updates (over half of it
being arm - both 32- and 64-bit this time around, the rest is powerpc,
x86, mips, s390). On the arch front, it's probably worth mentioning
that apparently the arm people have finalized their platform work, and
that you really can build a generic ARM kernel for all the ARMv6/7
platforms (and describe the hardware with devicetree). It's been many
years in coming. Good job.

There's also obviously the usual documentation, filesystem, generic
networking, and core kernel updates. A number of nice MM cleanuips
came in through Andrew this time around, for example, and Al Viro made
pathname lookup stay in RCU mode even over symlink traveral.

So there's a little something for anybody.



Al Viro (10):
vfs compat_ioctl fixes
vfs RCU symlink updates
vfs xattr updates
vfs copy_file_range updates
iov_iter infrastructure updates
misc vfs updates
vfs fix
vfs regression fix
more vfs updates
final vfs updates

Alex Williamson (1):
VFIO updates

Alexandre Belloni (1):
RTC updates

Andrew Morton (5):
first patch-bomb
second patch-bomb
third patch-bomb
misc fixes
small final update

Arnd Bergmann (2):
asm-generic updates
ARM SoC multiplatform code updates

Bjorn Helgaas (1):
PCI updates

Bob Peterson (1):
GFS2 updates

Borislav Petkov (1):
EDAC updates

Brian Norris (1):
MTD updates

Bruce Fields (1):
nfsd updates

Chris Mason (2):
btrfs updates
more btrfs updates

Chris Metcalf (1):
arch/tile updates

Christoph Hellwig (1):
configfs updates

Corey Minyard (1):
ipmi updates

Dan Williams (1):
libnvdimm updates

Darren Hart (2):
x86 platform driver updates
more x86 platform driver updates

Dave Airlie (1):
drm updates

Dave Chinner (2):
xfs updates
more xfs updates

David Miller (5):
networking updates
sparc fixes
networking fixes
IDE updates
more networking fixes

David Vrabel (1):
xen updates

Dmitry Torokhov (2):
input updates
more input updates

Doug Ledford (1):
rdma updates

Eric Van Hensbergen (1):
9p updates

Geert Uytterhoeven (1):
m68k updates

Greg KH (4):
USB updates
tty/serial updates
staging driver updates
char/misc updates

Greg Ungerer (1):
m68knommu update

Guenter Roeck (1):
hwmon updates

Hans-Christian Noren Egtvedt (1):
AVR32 updates

Helge Deller (1):
parsic updates

Herbert Xu (2):
crypto update
crypto fixes

Ingo Molnar (16):
RCU updates
locking updates
perf updates
RAS updates
scheduler updates
x86 apic updates
x86 asm updates
small x86 boot update
x86 cleanups
x86 cpu updates
x86 fpu updates
x86 mm updates
x86 platform updates
perf fixes
timer fixes
x86 fixes

Jacek Anaszewski (1):
LED subsystem updates

Jaegeuk Kim (1):
f2fs updates

James Bottomley (2):
first round of SCSI updates
more SCSI updates

James Morris (2):
security subsystem updates
security subsystem update

Jan Kara (1):
UDF fixes and quota cleanups

Jean Delvare (1):
dmi updates

Jeff Layton (1):
file locking updates

Jens Axboe (4):
core block updates
block driver updates
lightnvm fixes and updates
NVMe updates

Jesper Nilsson (1):
CRIS updates

Jiri Kosina (3):
HID updates
livepatching updates
trivial tree updates

Joerg Roedel (1):
IOMMU updates

Jon Corbet (1):
documentation updates

Jon Mason (1):
NTB updates

Jussi Brar (1):
mailbox fixlet

Lee Jones (2):
backlight updates
MFD updates

Linus Walleij (2):
pin control updates
GPIO updates

Mark Brown (3):
regmap updates
spi updates
regulator updates

Mark Salter (1):
tiny c6x update

Martin Schwidefsky (1):
s390 updates

Mauro Carvalho Chehab (2):
media updates
second batch of media updates

Michael Ellerman (1):
powerpc updates

Michael Tsirkin (1):
virtio barrier rework+fixes

Michael Turquette (1):
clk framework updates

Michal Marek (3):
kbuild updates
kconfig updates
misc kbuild updates

Mike Snitzer (1):
device mapper updates

Miklos Szeredi (2):
fuse updates
overlayfs updates

Neil Brown (1):
md updates

Nicholas Bellinger (1):
SCSI target updates

Olof Johansson (10):
non-urgent ARM SoC fixes
ARM SoC cleanups
ARM SoC platform updates
ARM DT updates
ARM 64-bit DT updates
ARM SoC defconfig updates
ARM 64-bit defconfig updates
ARM SoC driver updates
ARM SoC fixes
ARM SoC support for Tegra platforms

Paolo Bonzini (1):
KVM updates

Paul Moore (1):
audit updates

Rafael Wysocki (2):
oower management and ACPI updates
more power management and ACPI updates

Ralf Baechle (2):
MIPS fixes
MIPS updates

Richard Weinberger (2):
UML updates
UBI/UBIFS updates

Rob Herring (1):
DeviceTree updates

Russell King (2):
ARM updates
component updates

Sage Weil (1):
Ceph updates

Sebastian Reichel (2):
HSI updates
power supply and reset updates

Shuah Khan (1):
kselftest updates

Simon Horman (1):
SH driver updates

Steve French (1):
SMB3 fixes

Steven Rostedt (1):
tracing updates

Takashi Iwai (2):
sound updates
sound fixes

Ted Ts'o (1):
ext4 updates

Tejun Heo (4):
workqueue update
percpu updates
libata updates
cgroup updates

Thierry Reding (1):
pwm updates

Thomas Gleixner (2):
timer updates - and a leftover fix -
irq updates

Tomi Valkeinen (1):
fbdev updates

Tony Luck (2):
ia64 build fixes
ia64 copy_file_range syscall update

Trond Myklebust (2):
NFS client updates
NFS client bugfixes and cleanups

Ulf Hansson (2):
MMC updates
MMC fixes

Vinod Koul (2):
dmaengine updates
dmaengine fixes

Will Deacon (2):
arm64 updates
arm[64] perf updates

Wim Van Sebroeck (1):
watchdog updates

Wolfram Sang (1):
i2c updates

Yoshinori Sato (1):
h8300 updates

Zhang Rui (1):
thermal management updates