[Karmic] SRU: Update to stable kernel

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Wed Nov 11 19:13:49 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 10:59 -0800, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> Hi All,
> The stable kernel has recently been released:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+source/linux/+bug/480144
> The stable release contains 101 patches.  I've applied and
> pushed these patches to a stable branch in my tree for review.  I'll
> reply to this email and inline some additional comments I have for some
> patches.
> git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-karmic stable-

> The 101 stable patches are as follows:
> * fs: pipe.c null pointer dereference
> * pci: increase alignment to make more space for hidden code
> * libata: fix internal command failure handling
> * libata: fix PMP initialization
> * sata_nv: make sure link is brough up online when skipping hardreset
> * nfs: Fix nfs_parse_mount_options() kfree() leak
> * KVM: use proper hrtimer function to retrieve expiration time
> * KVM: ignore reads from AMDs C1E enabled MSR
> * futex: Handle spurious wake up
> * futex: Check for NULL keys in match_futex
> * futex: Move drop_futex_key_refs out of spinlock'ed region
> * futex: Fix spurious wakeup for requeue_pi really
> * ahci: revert "Restore SB600 sata controller 64 bit DMA"
> * sparc64: Set IRQF_DISABLED on LDC channel IRQs.
> * sparc: Kill PROM console driver.

Seems this could introduce a risk of regression because it completely
removes the driver.  I'd lean towards not including this patch.

> * watchdog: Fix rio watchdog probe function
> * Input: synaptics - add another Protege M300 to rate blacklist

We were already carrying this patch in Karmic.

> * dm snapshot: free exception store on init failure
> * dm snapshot: sort by chunk size to fix race
> * dm log: userspace fix incorrect luid cast in userspace_ctr
> * dm: add missing del_gendisk to alloc_dev error path
> * dm: dec_pending needs locking to save error value
> * dm exception store: fix failed set_chunk_size error path
> * dm snapshot: lock snapshot while supplying status
> * dm snapshot: require non zero chunk size by end of ctr
> * dm snapshot: use unsigned integer chunk size
> * ray_cs: Fix copy_from_user handling
> * mbind(): fix leak of never putback pages
> * do_mbind(): fix memory leak
> * 8250_pci: add IBM Saturn serial card
> * dpt_i2o: Fix up copy*user
> * dpt_i2o: Fix typo of EINVAL
> * hfsplus: refuse to mount volumes larger than 2TB
> * Driver core: fix driver_register() return value
> * tty: Mark generic_serial users as BROKEN

Results in  the rio, sx, and generic_serial modules not being built
and also CONFIG_RIO=m and CONFIG_SX=m being removed from
config.commong.ubuntu.  This could possibly lead to a regression.
Looking at some driver-stats I'd gathered a while ago I'd agree with the
upstream comment that there are a sparse number of users, and I only saw
1 hw profile mentioning the sx driver:


But to be on the safe side, I'd say we not include this patch as well.

> * param: fix lots of bugs with writing charp params from sysfs, by leaking mem.
> * param: fix NULL comparison on oom
> * param: fix setting arrays of bool
> * USB: serial: sierra driver send_setup() autopm fix
> * USB: option: Patch for Huawei Mobile Broadband E270+ Modem
> * USB: option: Support for AIRPLUS MCD650 Datacard
> * USB: option: TLAYTECH TUE800 support
> * libertas if_usb: Fix crash on 64-bit machines
> * cpuidle: always return with interrupts enabled
> * virtio: order used ring after used index read
> * CIFS: Fixing to avoid invalid kfree() in cifs_get_tcp_session()
> * mac80211: fix for incorrect sequence number on hostapd injected frames
> * mac80211: check interface is down before type change
> * x86, UV: Fix information in __uv_hub_info structure
> * x86, UV: Set DELIVERY_MODE=4 for vector=NMI_VECTOR in uv_hub_send_ipi()
> * NOMMU: Don't pass NULL pointers to fput() in do_mmap_pgoff()
> * mm: remove incorrect swap_count() from try_to_unuse()
> * x86-64: Fix register leak in 32-bit syscall audting
> * nilfs2: fix dirty page accounting leak causing hang at write
> * drm/i915: Fix FDI M/N setting according with correct color depth

We were already carrying this patch in Karmic.

> * drm/i915: fix to setup display reference clock control on Ironlake
> * drm/i915: fix panel fitting filter coefficient select for Ironlake
> * agp/intel: Add B43 chipset support

We were already carrying this patch in Karmic.

> * drm/i915: add B43 chipset support

We were already carrying this patch in Karmic.

> * xen/hvc: make sure console output is always emitted, with explicit polling
> * xen: mask extended topology info in cpuid
> * sgi-gru: decrapfiy options_write() function
> * KVM: get_tss_base_addr() should return a gpa_t
> * fuse: prevent fuse_put_request on invalid pointer
> * fuse: fix kunmap in fuse_ioctl_copy_user
> * x86/amd-iommu: Workaround for erratum 63
> * fsnotify: do not set group for a mark before it is on the i_list
> * mips: fix build of vmlinux.lds
> * alpha: fix build after vmlinux.lds.S cleanup
> * ACPI / PCI: Fix NULL pointer dereference in acpi_get_pci_dev() (rev. 2)
> * Revert "ACPI: Attach the ACPI device to the ACPI handle as early as possible"
> * KEYS: get_instantiation_keyring() should inc the keyring refcount in all cases
> * b43: Fix Bugzilla #14181 and the bug from the previous 'fix'
> * pata_sc1200: Fix crash on boot
> * AF_UNIX: Fix deadlock on connecting to shutdown socket (CVE-2009-3621)
> * ALSA: ice1724 - Make call to set hw params succeed on ESI Juli@
> * bonding: fix a race condition in calls to slave MII ioctls
> * hwmon: (it87) Fix VID reading on IT8718F/IT8720F
> * netlink: fix typo in initialization (CVE-2009-3612)
> * nfs: Avoid overrun when copying client IP address string
> * nfs: Panic when commit fails
> * NFSv4: Fix a bug when the server returns NFS4ERR_RESOURCE
> * NFSv4: Fix two unbalanced put_rpccred() issues.
> * NFSv4: Kill nfs4_renewd_prepare_shutdown()
> * NFSv4: The link() operation should return any delegation on the file
> * powerpc: Remove SMP warning from PowerMac cpufreq
> * vmscan: limit VM_EXEC protection to file pages
> * x86: mce: Clean up thermal throttling state tracking code
> * x86: mce: Fix thermal throttling message storm
> * iwlwifi: fix potential rx buffer loss
> * iwlwifi: reduce noise when skb allocation fails
> * x86/amd-iommu: Un__init function required on shutdown
> * KVM: Prevent kvm_init from corrupting debugfs structures
> * powerpc/pmac: Fix PowerSurge SMP IPI allocation
> * powerpc/pmac: Fix issues with sleep on some powerbooks
> * powerpc/pci: Fix regression in powerpc MSI-X
> * powerpc: Fix some late PowerMac G5 with PCIe ATI graphics
> * sata_via: Remove redundant device ID for VIA VT8261
> * pata_via: extend the rev_max for VT6330
> * PM / yenta: Split resume into early and late parts (rev. 4)
> * Linux
> == Fixes ==
> Bug 327499: "Revert "ACPI: Attach the ACPI device to the ACPI handle as early as possible"
> Bug 456264: "USB: option: TLAYTECH TUE800 support"
> Bug 476154: "b43: Fix Bugzilla #14181 and the bug from the previous 'fix'"
> Bug 407824: "pci: increase alignment to make more space for hidden code"
> Bug 407040: "pci: increase alignment to make more space for hidden code"
> Bug 453444: "x86: mce: Fix thermal throttling message storm"
> Bug 459265: "NFSv4: Fix two unbalanced put_rpccred() issues."
> == Possibly Fixes ==
> Bug 442966: "fsnotify: do not set group for a mark before it is on the i_list"
> Bug 457523: "mac80211: check interface is down before type change"

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