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Kernel 2.6.12.3 released

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commit 84d9ba1c2ec7ca62680d16b9786f545182c8d9f1
Author: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>
Date: Fri Jul 15 14:18:57 2005 -0700

Linux 2.6.12.3

commit b4a3c2ae79b275a58192f418aa33f156fb648f38
Author: Wen-chien Jesse Sung <jesse@cola.voip.idv.tw>
Date: Thu Jun 30 11:42:10 2005 +0800

[PATCH] fix semaphore handling in __unregister_chrdev_region

This up() should be down() instead.

Signed-off-by: Wen-chien Jesse Sung <jesse@cola.voip.idv.tw>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit b050ac70a8b72a48a8ab3130c35dfe38850b668b
Author: blaisorblade@yahoo.it <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Date: Tue Jul 12 19:28:37 2005 +0200

[PATCH] uml: fix TT mode by reverting “use fork instead of clone”

From: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>, Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>

Revert the following patch, because of miscompilation problems in different
environments leading to UML not working *at all* in TT mode; it was merged
lately in 2.6 development cycle, a little after being written, and has caused
problems to lots of people; I know it's a bit too long, but it shouldn't have
been merged in first place, so I still apply for inclusion in the -stable
tree. Anyone using this feature currently is either using some older kernel
(some reports even used 2.6.12-rc4-mm2) or using this patch, as included in my
-bs patchset.

For now there's not yet a fix for this patch, so for now the best thing is to
drop it (which was widely reported to give a working kernel).

“Convert the boot-time host ptrace testing from clone to fork. They were
essentially doing fork anyway. This cleans up the code a bit, and makes
valgrind a bit happier about grinding it.”

URL:
http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=98fdffccea6cc3fe9dba32c0fcc310bcb5d71529

Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com>
Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 19a51b0ee71ee00497619f441c59b4acd44cf1e5
Author: KAMBAROV, ZAUR <kambarov@berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed Jun 29 18:12:05 2005 -0700

[PATCH] coverity: tty_ldisc_ref return null check

We add a check of the return value of tty_ldisc_ref(), which
is checked 7 out of 8 times, e.g.:

149 ld = tty_ldisc_ref(tty);
150 if (ld != NULL) {
151 if (ld->set_termios)
152 (ld->set_termios)(tty, &old_termios);
153 tty_ldisc_deref(ld);
154 }

This defect was found automatically by Coverity Prevent, a static analysis
tool.

(akpm: presumably `ld' is never NULL. Oh well)

Signed-off-by: Zaur Kambarov <zkambarov@coverity.com>
Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit aebaaf4060dd0db163694da8e4ab7ba86add57b9
Author: Michael Krufky <mkrufky@m1k.net>
Date: Thu Jun 30 16:06:41 2005 -0400

[PATCH] v4l cx88 hue offset fix

Changed hue offset to 128 to correct behavior in cx88 cards. Previously,
setting 0% or 100% hue was required to avoid blue/green people on screen.
Now, 50% Hue means no offset, just like bt878 stuff.

Signed-off-by: Michael Krufky <mkrufky@m1k.net>
Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@brturbo.com.br>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 0f4e46cb107ddfedfc6319d377f7ad9cc4dc7c4b
Author: Kylene Jo Hall <kjhall@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed Jun 29 09:32:28 2005 -0500

[PATCH] tpm breaks 8139cp

A problem was reported that the tpm driver was interfereing with
networking on the 8139 chipset. The tpm driver was using a hard coded
the memory address instead of the value the BIOS was putting the chip
at. This was in the tpm_lpc_bus_init function. That function can be
replaced with querying the value at Vendor specific locations. This
patch replaces all calls to tpm_lpc_bus_init and the hardcoding of the
base address with a lookup of the address at the correct vendor
location.

Signed-off-by: Kylene Hall <kjhall@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 6fbf7fdb2672866ab8b464c686692553d9d3afe4
Author: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon Jul 4 18:30:42 2005 +0100

[PATCH] SMP fix for 6pack driver

Drivers really only work well in SMP if they actually can be selected.
This is a leftover from the time when the 6pack drive only used to be
a bitrotten variant of the slip driver.

Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle DL5RB <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 8c87e7c245d326098adc6ed79382cd1ff6db6b51
Author: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Date: Tue Jul 5 15:07:44 2005 -0700

[PATCH] fix Shaper driver lossage in 2.6.12

[SHAPER]: Switch to spinlocks.

Dave, you were right and the sleeping locks in shaper were
broken. Markus Kanet noticed this and also tested the patch below that
switches locking to spinlocks.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 8f399a7448e0b58eae969426f61b7e81d55d2639
Author: john stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri Jul 1 15:08:54 2005 +1000

[PATCH] ppc32: stop misusing ntps time_offset value

As part of my timeofday rework, I've been looking at the NTP code and I
noticed that the PPC architecture is apparently misusing the NTP's
time_offset (it is a terrible name!) value as some form of timezone offset.

This could cause problems when time_offset changed by the NTP code. This
patch changes the PPC code so it uses a more clear local variable:
timezone_offset.

Signed-off-by: John Stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Tom Rini <trini@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 08cfcb785b7163a62c01632dbe9f0650a9754e62
Author: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>
Date: Tue Jul 12 13:58:27 2005 +0200

[PATCH] revert nf_reset change

[NETFILTER]: Revert nf_reset change

Revert the nf_reset change that caused so much trouble, drop conntrack
references manually before packets are queued to packet sockets.

Adapted for 2.6.12 by Daniel Drake <dsd@gentoo.org>

Signed-off-by: Phil Oester <kernel@linuxace.com>
Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit 2ae54a329f48cb2b7d98856ceac2ad6b04d94c89
Author: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com>
Date: Mon Jul 4 09:28:35 2005 +0200

[PATCH] If ACPI doesn't find an irq listed, don't accept 0 as a valid PCI irq.

If ACPI doesn't find an irq listed, don't accept 0 as a valid PCI irq.
That zero just means that nothing else found any irq information either.

Fixes http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4824

Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

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