kernel news – 12.03.2013

Posted: March 12, 2013 in kernel

-David Miller and networking:

1) Missing cancel of work items in mac80211 MLME, from
Ben Greear.

2) Fix DMA mapping handling in iwlwifi by using coherent DMA for
command headers, from Johannes Berg.

3) Decrease the amount of pressure on the page allocator by
using order 1 pages less in iwlwifi, from Emmanuel Grumbach.

4) Fix mesh PS broadcast OOPS in mac80211, from Marco Porsch.

5) Don’t forget to recalculate idle state in mac80211 monitor
interface, from Felix Fietkau.

6) Fix varargs in netfilter conntrack handler, from Joe Perches.

7) Need to reset entire chip when command queue fills up in
iwlwifi, from Emmanuel Grumbach.

8) The TX antenna value must be valid when calibrations are
performmed in iwlwifi, fix from Dor Shaish.

9) Don’t generate netfilter audit log entries when audit is disabled,
from Gao Feng.

10) Deal with DMA unit hang on e1000e during power state transitions,
from Bruce Allan.

11) Remove BUILD_BUG_ON check from igb driver, from Alexander

12) Fix lockdep warning on i2c handling of igb driver, from Carolyn

13) Fix several TTY handling issues in IRDA ircomm tty driver, from
Peter Hurley.

14) Several QFQ packet scheduler fixes from Paolo Valente.

15) When VXLAN encapsulates on transmit, we have to reset the
netfilter state. From Zang MingJie.

16) Fix jiffie check in net_rx_action() so that we really cap the
processing at 2HZ. From Eric Dumazet.

17) Fix erroneous trigger of IP option space exhaustion, when
routers are pre-specified and we are looking to see if we
can insert a timestamp, we will have the space. From David

18) Fix various issues in benet driver wrt. waiting for firmware to
finish POST after resets or errors. From Gavin Shan and Sathya

19) Fix TX locking in SFC driver, from Ben Hutchings.

20) Like the VXLAN fix above, when we encap in a TUN device we have
to reset the netfilter state. This should fix several strange
crashes reported by Dave Jones and others. From Eric Dumazet.

21) Don’t forget to clean up MAC address resources when shutting down
a port in mlx4 driver, from Yan Burman.

22) Fix divide by zero in vmxnet3 driver, from Bhavesh Davda.

23) Fix device statistic regression in tg3 when the driver is
using phylib, from Nithin Sujir.

24) Fix info leak in several netlink handlers, from Mathias

-Rob Herring has a clocksource cleanup pull request for 3.10:

[…]This improves the clocksource init to avoid double matching
to the DT device node. The clocksource init function changes are needed
for any other clocksource conversions to CLKSRC_OF, so we need to make
sure any other conversions use this branch (It happens to silently work
without warnings, but there would be a mismatch in function ptrs). I’m
including the twd_smp timer support for CLKSRC_OF here because of the
dependency on this change.


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