kernel weekly news – 11.06.2011

Posted: June 11, 2011 in kernel

Hello world and welcome ! We start with…

-Artem Bityutskiy has ubifs updates for 3.0, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo has perf/urgent
updates, Jens Axboe updates the block tree for 3.0-rc2 – (“A collection of smallish fixes for -rc2.

– One bio documentation improvement, that I see Al already pushed out.
Should be identical, if not I’m sure you are up to the merge.

– Two bug fixes for the XEN blkback driver.

– A revert of a patch that caused a regression in sysfs discard
alignment display.

– Further patches from Namhyung Kim, giving nbd the same fixup treatment
for max_part oopsable conditions. Also fixes an ancient bug in there
were the recvmsg() flags aren’t correctly passed in.

– Two fixes from Paul Bolle, removing an if that was always false and
correcting usage of list_entry() to hlist_entry() (cosmetical).

– A blkdev_get() fixup from Tejun.

Please pull.

git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block.git for-linus”) – , John W. Linville
has wireless updates – libertas fix, ath9k, bluetooth and Intel, among
others – and David Miller has his networking updates and fixes :

 This is the first batch of networking bug fixes after -rc1:

1) TG3 iterates one too many frags when doing DMA unmaps,
   fix from Matt Carlson based upon a report by Alex
   Williamson.

2) net_dev_xmit tracepoint uses SKB after it may have been
   freed up, fix from Koki Sanagi.

3) flexcan and davinci_emac drivers missing clk_put(), fix from Julia
   Lawall.

4) RTNL locking race fix in CAIF protocol, from Sjur Brændeland.

5) Validate family of sockaddr in ipv4 bind(), from Marcus Meissner.

6) Packet capture reports VLAN ID but doesn't indicate whether there
   was really a VLAN header there.  This is important because VLAN ID
   0 is legitimate.  Add a TP_STATUS_* flag to indicate this state,
   from Ben Greear.

7) Fix stats update locking bug in vlan_dev_hard_start_xmit(), from
   Wei Yongjun.

8) Add missing ->reset_resume() to cdc_ncm USB net driver.  From
   Stefan Metzmacher.

9) Fix broken handling of even header lengths in mwifiex driver,
   from Yogesh Ashok Powar.

10) Don't panic on RX buffer alloc failure in rtlwifi, from Larry
    Finger.

11) Fix oops in sched_scan of wl12xx driver, from Luciano Coelho.

12) Fix zs1211rw with OHCI controllers, from Jussi Kivilinna.

13) Fix under-allocation of SKB buffer space when receiving in PIO
    mode of ks8842 driver.  From Dennis Aberilla.

14) Pending timer and queue purging fix in SCTP from Wei Yongjun.

15) catc USB driver does GFP_KERNEL alloc with locks held, fix from
    Alexey Khoroshilov.

16) Revert an attempt to fix some section mismatches, it causes new
    problems.

17) Locking in l2cap_global_chan_by_psm() is busted, using read_unlock_bh()
    when should be using plain read_unlock().  Fix from Johannes Berg.

Please pull, thanks a lot!

The following changes since commit 4f1ba49efafccbc73017f824efa2505c81b247cd:

  Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-block (2011-06-04 08:11:26 +0900)

are available in the git repository at:

  master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6.git master 

-John Stultz has rtc and ptp fixes for 3.0, James Bottomley has SCSI fixes
for -rc1, Keith Packard has drm-intel fixes, Paul Mundt has fbdev fixes for
-rc2, Takashi Iwai has smallish fixes for the sound tree (also -rc2) and
Linus Torvalds announces 3.0-rc2 :

 You all know the drill by now: another week, another -rc.

It's been reasonably quiet, although the btrfs update is bigger than I
was hoping for. Other than that, it's mostly driver fixes, some ubifs
updates too, and a few reverts for the early regressions.

But -rc2 is already small enough that it easily fits as an appended
shortlog, and hopefully things will stay calm. Of course, part of that
may be due to other people also havin been busy traveling, so let's
see (and hope for the best). And I haven't been super-eager to pull,
so there is a couple of pending requests still in my mail queue.

                   Linus 

-Tony Lindgren has omap fixes for -rc2, Al Viro comes with vfs fixes,
John W. Linville has a pull request with quite a bunch of wireless
fixes, Dave Airlie has various drm fixes and Martin Schwidefsky
updates the s390 tree with quite a bunch of improvements/fixes.

-Mauro Carvalho Chehab has media fixes for -rc3, Frederic Weisbecker
has perf updates, drm urgent fixes are issued by Dave Airlie, Guan
Xuetao has unicore32 patches, Steven Rostedt has tracing updates,
David Miller updates the sparc tree and Frederic Weisbecker has
sched fixes.

-That’s it for me, take care!

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