"After 6 months of careful integration and testing, I'm happy to announce availability of Linux 2.4.35," 2.4 maintainer Willy Tarreau announced on the lkml. This is the second stable 2.4 kernel released since Willy became the 2.4 kernel maintainer nearly a year ago in August of 2006. Source level changes can be viewed through the linux-2.4 gitweb interface. Willy added:
"I'm very conscious that 2.4 has mostly left desktop PCs and notebooks, but it's still commonly found on servers, route reflectors or firewalls. For this reason, I'm open to merge the small updates required to maintain such systems running (eg: PCI IDs and such), but I will generally refuse all patches which add support for new desktop or notebook-specific hardware, unless the people present very convincing arguments. Those people generally would better upgrade their systems to 2.6."
From: Willy Tarreau [email blocked] To: linux-kernel Subject: Linux 2.4.35 released Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:43:33 +0000 Hi, after 6 months of careful integration and testing, I'm happy to announce availability of Linux 2.4.35. This one contains the same fixes as 22.214.171.124, plus a small set of add-ons, among which some new PCI IDs, more usb-storage unusual devs, support for high-speed USB HID, updated e1000 driver, a few watchdog updates, support for systems with no keyboard controller (mainly blades), backport of the skge and sky2 drivers from 2.6, support for the "notsc" boot option for some broken dual-core x86_64 systems with no HPET, and a the latest fixes from the LVM package. Note that I'm very conscious that 2.4 has mostly left desktop PCs and notebooks, but it's still commonly found on servers, route reflectors or firewalls. For this reason, I'm open to merge the small updates required to maintain such systems running (eg: PCI IDs and such), but I will generally refuse all patches which add support for new desktop or notebook-specific hardware, unless the people present very convincing arguments. Those people generally would better upgrade their systems to 2.6. The 2.4.34.X stable branch is now closed and a new 2.4.35.X branch will open with the first next fixes. This model has proven very efficient to provide riskless fixes, especially in a situation where several weeks may pass before a patch gets tested on a production environment. This version has been tested on x86 SMP, sparc64 SMP and alpha. Please report any unexpected problem. As usual, all feedback is welcome. The patch and changelog will appear soon at the following locations: ftp://ftp.all.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ ftp://ftp.all.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/patch-2.4.35.bz2 ftp://ftp.all.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.35 Enjoy, Willy -- Summary of changes from v2.4.35-rc1 to v2.4.35 ============================================ final: - v2.4.34 was released as 2.4.35 with no changes. Summary of changes from v2.4.35-pre5 to v2.4.35-rc1 ============================================ Filippo Carletti (2): 2.4.34 - VIA VT8237A support Add some AHCI PCI IDs Krzysztof Strasburger (1): notsc support for x86_64 Lior Dotan (1): Fix divide by 0 in vegas_cong_avoid() PaX Team (1): random device reseed bugfix, possibly security problem Vincent Bernat (1): SATA update: add ICH8 PCI IDs Willy Tarreau (2): Documentations/SubmittingPatches was outdated Change VERSION to 2.4.35-rc1 Summary of changes from v2.4.35-pre4 to v2.4.35-pre5 ============================================ Brian Maly (1): fix 'pc_keyb: controller jammed (0xA7)' error on systems with KVM Willy Tarreau (7): do not mark init_idle() __init Bluetooth: correct fix for CVE-2007-1353 [BACKPORT] Bluetooth: Fix NULL pointer dereference in HCI line discipline [BACKPORT] Bluetooth: Fix unintentional fall-through in HCI line discipline lvm: update to latest fixes from the LVM package lvm: do not update extent count if snapshot allocation fails Change VERSION to 2.4.35-pre5 Summary of changes from v2.4.35-pre3 to v2.4.35-pre4 ============================================ Urs Thermann (1): recent patch to fib_semantics broke build Willy Tarreau (1): Change VERSION to 2.4.35-pre4 Summary of changes from v2.4.35-pre2 to v2.4.35-pre3 ============================================ Adrian Bunk (1): init/main.c: remove comment that gcc 4 was not supported Alexey Korolev (1): Linux 2.4.x MTD CFI P30/P33 support Tal Kelrich (2): 2.6 backport of Watchdog wdt83627 (Winbond W83627HF/F/HG/G) driver Watchdog w83977ef (Winbond W83977EF) driver Willy Tarreau (6): [DECNet] fib: Fix out of bound access of dn_fib_props [IPv4] fib: Fix out of bound access of fib_props [PPP]: Don't leak an sk_buff on interface destruction. Fix TCP receiver side SWS handling [Bluetooth] Fix L2CAP and HCI setsockopt() information leaks (CVE-2007-1353) Change VERSION to v2.4.35-pre3 Summary of changes from v2.4.35-pre1 to v2.4.35-pre2 ============================================ Andrzej Stypula (2): fix channel balance on TV cards with LG head fix build of serial with DEBUG enabled Gilles Espinasse (2): usb-storage: backport unusual_devs from 2.6.20 usb-storage: HP-FDC-GOLD need US_FL_SINGLE_LUN Krzysztof Strasburger (3): make it possible to compile x86_64 without VT support add nforce-MCP55 chipset ID restore ability to set disk geometry on command line Mariusz Kozlowski (24): arm: dma-arc add missing parenthesis add missing parenthesis in pci-v320usc amijoy joystick parenthesis fix rio parenthesis fix serial_amba parenthesis fix ide legacy hd parenthesis fix ide serverworks parenthesis fix message fusion parenthesis fix net wavelan parenthesis fix scsi 53c7,8xx parenthesis fix scsi 53c7xx parenthesis fix scsi aic7xxx parenthesis fix video pm3fb parenthesis fix video sis parenthesis fix fs ufs macro parenthesis fix arm sa1100 parenthesis fix mips/mips64 mv64340 parenthesis fixes mips64 klconfig parenthesis fix parisc pdc parenthesis fix ppc m48t35 parenthesis fix ppc ppc4xx_dma parenthesis fix sparc64 dma parenthesis fixes byteorder swab parenthesis fix reiserfs parenthesis fix Pete Zaitcev (1): usb 2.4: Support high-speed HID Willy Tarreau (6): ia64 kernel entry fix add missing parenthesis in video/cyberfb fix missing parenthesis in unused macro in ip_nat_standalone remove excess parenthesis in video/cyberfb IPV6: ipv6_fl_socklist is inadvertently shared. Change VERSION to v2.4.35-pre2 Summary of changes from v2.4.34 to v2.4.35-pre1 ============================================ Christian Praehauser (1): [NET] ethernet: Fix first packet goes out with MAC 00:00:00:00:00:00 dann frazier (1): smbfs: fix problems introduced by last security backport Jesse Brandeburg (3): e1000: integrate latest 2.4 linux driver [MAINTAINERS]: update e1000 maintainers e1000: update README Oliver Neukum (1): proper locking on disconnect for mdc800 Willy Tarreau (2): merge 2.6 backport of skge/sky2 network drivers Change VERSION to 2.4.35-pre1