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|1.||16 May 2005 - 24 May 2005||(27 posts)||Linux 2.6.12-rc4-mm2 Released|
|2.||20 May 2005 - 24 May 2005||(4 posts)||sdparm Version 0.92 Released|
|3.||23 May 2005||(1 post)||dmraid Version 1.0.0.rc8 Released|
|4.||24 May 2005||(1 post)||Linux 2.4.31-rc1 Released|
|5.||26 May 2005||(2 posts)||New Sub-Architecture Under arch/cris|
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1. Linux 2.6.12-rc4-mm2 Released
16 May 2005 - 24 May 2005 (27 posts) Archive Link: "2.6.12-rc4-mm2"
Topics: Digital Video Broadcasting, Kernel Release Announcement
People: Andrew Morton
Andrew Morton announced Linux 2.6.12-rc4-mm2, saying:
davem has set up a mm-commits mailing list so people can review things which are added to or removed from the -mm tree. Do
echo subscribe mm-commits | mail email@example.com
2. sdparm Version 0.92 Released
20 May 2005 - 24 May 2005 (4 posts) Archive Link: "[ANNOUNCE] sdparm 0.92"
Topics: Compression, Disks: IDE, Disks: SCSI
People: Douglas Gilbert, Mogens Valentin
Douglas Gilbert said:
sdparm is a command line utility designed to get and set SCSI disk parameters (cf hdparm for ATA disks). More generally it gets and sets mode page information on SCSI devices or devices that use a SCSI command set (e.g. CD/DVD drives (any transport) and SCSI tape drives). It also can list VPD pages including the device identification page.
For more information and downloads (tarball, rpm and deb packages) see: http://www.torque.net/sg/sdparm.html
There are now more than 150 parameters accessed by sdparm. Thanks to Kai Makisara for interface and sanity checking suggestions.
ChangeLog for sdparm-0.92 
Mogens Valentin replied, "Nice! Just got it and tried on an external usb disk. One feature I could use, probably others as well: Could you add the ability to spin down/up a scsi disk? I'd really like this for exteral (usb) disks. Doesn't seem it can; if I missed it, I'm sorry.." Douglas replied, "It is hard to know where to stop with sdparm ;-) At the moment I am adding transport (protocol) specific mode page support. So currently sdparm specializes in mode pages (for all SCSI command sets) and INQUIRY information (including the device identification VPD page)."
3. dmraid Version 1.0.0.rc8 Released
23 May 2005 (1 post) Archive Link: "*** Announcement: dmraid 1.0.0.rc8 ***"
Topics: Disk Arrays: RAID
People: Heinz Mauelshagen
Heinz Mauelshagen said:
dmraid 1.0.0.rc8 is available at http://people.redhat.com:/heinzm/sw/dmraid/ in source tarball, source rpm and i386 rpm (with shared and static dietlibc binary).
This release fixes a stripe size bug in NVidia and avoids using the Silicon Image incarnation number for RAID name creation (should avoid some sets not grouping properly). It adds an '--ignorelocking' in order to allow dmraid to run in early boot where no read/write access to /var is given.
dmraid (Device-Mapper RAID tool) discovers, [de]activates and displays properties of software RAID sets (i.e. ATARAID) and contained DOS partitions using the device-mapper runtime of the 2.6 kernel.
The following ATARAID types are supported on Linux 2.6:
Intel Software RAID
LSI Logic MegaRAID
Silicon Image Medley
VIA Software RAID
Please provide insight to support those metadata formats completely.
4. Linux 2.4.31-rc1 Released
24 May 2005 (1 post) Archive Link: "Linux 2.4.31-rc1"
People: Marcelo Tosatti
Marcelo Tosatti announced Linux 2.4.31-rc1, saying, "It contains a small number of simple scattered fixes and a tg3 update."
5. New Sub-Architecture Under arch/cris
26 May 2005 (2 posts) Archive Link: "[RFC] Introducing a new sub-architecture"
People: Mikael Starvik, Andrew Morton
Mikael Starvik said:
I'm about to submit a new sub-architecture under arch/cris and I would like to get your input on how this is best done. I can see at least 3 alternatives:
I leaning towards option 2, comments?
Except from the new sub-architecture there will also be patches to the generic cris parts to add support for e.g. SMP and to convert to the new IRQ framework.
Andrew Morton replied that option 2 sounded best to him.
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