kernel news – 21.05.2012

Posted: May 21, 2013 in kernel

-Guenter Roeck has hwmon fixes for -rc2:

This pull request adds two more patches to the request I sent out last week.
If there is a reason for not accepting it, I would appreciate if you would
let me know to give me a chance to correct it.

-Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk has xen-stable fixes for -rc1:

Fixes:
* Regression fix in xen privcmd fixing a memory leak.
* Add Documentation for tmem driver.
* Simplify and remove code in the tmem driver.
* Cleanups.

-John W. Linville has a wireless pull request:

This pull request is intended for the 3.10 series. It contains a
variety of fixes for problems discovered during the merge window and
after 3.10-rc1.

For the mac80211 bits, Johannes says the following:

“This is what I have:
* a patch from Felix to fix RCU usage in his rate table code
* a patch from Ilan to add the wdev id to some notifications so they can
actually be used by userspace
* Sasha Levin found an issue in how hwsim handles devices
* a fix for a bug in the wiphy_register() error path that’s been there forever
* three fixes for WoWLAN
* AP mode frame matching was erroneously giving frames to all virtual AP
interfaces (reported by Jouni)
* a fix for HT handling in my CSA changes, found by Sujith
* a fix for some locking simplifications gone wrong
* Ben Greear found more cfg80211/mac80211 state confusion
* and a fix for another bug found by Jouni: local state changes need to be
reported by mac80211 to cfg80211 so it disconnects properly.”

And for the iwlwifi bits, he says:

“I have fixes for a firmware crash during resume, multicast RX,
aggregation and a workaround for a firmware scanning bug.”

Along with those…

Albert Pool adds a USB ID to the rtl8192cu driver.

Arend van Spriel restores a driver option support flag that had been
removed from 3.9 due to a bug in that version of the driver.

Felix Fietkau fixes a trio of ath9k issues with a series of small
patches.

Geert Uytterhoeven provides a Kconfig fix for ath9k (which you also
merged, so it isn’t in the diff here).

Larry Finger gives us a fix for a build warning on big-endian systems
for rtlwifi.

Rafał Miłecki adds some core IDs to the bcma driver.

Sujith Manoharan fixes a module unloading crash in ath9k, and corrects
some calibration settings for AR9485.

-Linus Torvalds announces Linux kernel 3.10-rc2:

So it’s been just over a week, and -rc2 is out.

For being an -rc2, it’s not unreasonably sized, but I did take a few
pulls that I wouldn’t have taken later in the rc series. So it’s not
exactly small either. We’ve got arch updates (PPC, MIPS, PA-RISC),
we’ve got driver fixes (net, gpu, target, xen), and we’ve got
filesystem updates (btrfs, ext4 and cepth – rbd).

And various random small fixes. Shortlog appended, it should get
smaller and more readable going forward.

-Dave Airlie has radeon and nouveau DRM fixes:

This is just a set of nouveau and radeon fixes, the nouveau ones fix some
suspend/resume regressions since use of copy engines and some fixes for Z
compression on some newer chipsets.

I’ve got another pull request for some new AMD radeon hw that shouldn’t
touch any existing hw support that I’ll send after this, its based on this
one, so pulling it will get this + that.
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Since I know its outside the merge window, but since this is new hw I
thought I’d try and provoke the new hw exception, it just fills in the
blanks in the driver for the new AMD sun and hainan chipsets. The pull is
based on the previous one with the changelog just for the new pieces.

-Steven Rostedt announces the release of kernel 3.6.11.4, here is the patch:
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/rt/3.6/stable/patch-3.6.11.4.xz.

-Martin Schwidefsky has s390 updates, and that’s about it for today.

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