Linux 3.12 Release

This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 3.12 kernel release. There are 852231 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 3.12 release compared to Linux 3.11 release. To view the source code of Linux 3.12 kernel release online, please check the linux-stable tree for Linux 3.12. If you would like to […]

ipc, msg: forbid negative values for "msg{max,mnb,mni}" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "ipc, msg: forbid negative values for “msg{max,mnb,mni}”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Mathias Krause <minipli [at] googlemail.com> on Sun Nov 3 12:36:28 2013 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9bf76ca (patch). ipc, msg: forbid negative values for “msg{max,mnb,mni}” Negative […]

Merge tag ‘fixes-for-linus’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rusty/linux [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘fixes-for-linus’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rusty/linux" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Sat Nov 2 10:27:29 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9dc8c89 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 9c41f4e f6537f2 Merge tag […]

ARC: Incorrect mm reference used in vmalloc fault handler [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "ARC: Incorrect mm reference used in vmalloc fault handler" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1 [at] synopsys.com> on Sat Nov 2 17:47:49 2013 +0530. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9c41f4e (patch). ARC: Incorrect mm reference used in […]

scripts/kallsyms: filter symbols not in kernel address space [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "scripts/kallsyms: filter symbols not in kernel address space" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Ming Lei <tom.leiming [at] gmail.com> on Sat Nov 2 09:11:33 2013 +1030. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is f6537f2 (patch). scripts/kallsyms: filter symbols not in kernel address […]

Merge tag ‘usb-3.12-rc8’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘usb-3.12-rc8’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 12:23:56 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9119e33 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: f9adfbf e1466ad Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘clk-fixes-for-linus’ of git://git.linaro.org/people/mturquette/linux [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘clk-fixes-for-linus’ of git://git.linaro.org/people/mturquette/linux" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 12:22:47 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 68e952d (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 6920a1b 2f9f64b Merge tag […]

USB: serial: ftdi_sio: add id for Z3X Box device [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "USB: serial: ftdi_sio: add id for Z3X Box device" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Алексей Крамаренко <alexeyk13 [at] yandex.ru> on Fri Nov 1 17:26:38 2013 +0400. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is e1466ad (patch). USB: serial: ftdi_sio: add id for […]

USB: Maintainers change for usb serial drivers [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "USB: Maintainers change for usb serial drivers" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg KH <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Wed Oct 30 11:07:31 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is f896b79 (patch). USB: Maintainers change for usb serial drivers Johan […]

Revert "USB: pl2303: restrict the divisor based baud rate encoding method to the "HX" chip type" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “USB: pl2303: restrict the divisor based baud rate encoding method to the “HX” chip type”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:19:56 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 54dc579 […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: fix+improve the divsor based baud rate encoding method" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: fix+improve the divsor based baud rate encoding method”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:19:45 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1796a22 (patch). Revert “usb: pl2303: fix+improve […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: do not round to the next nearest standard baud rate for the divisor based baud rate encoding method" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: do not round to the next nearest standard baud rate for the divisor based baud rate encoding method”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:19:34 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: remove 500000 baud from the list of standard baud rates" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: remove 500000 baud from the list of standard baud rates”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:19:24 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 336b9da (patch). Revert “usb: […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: move the two baud rate encoding methods to separate functions" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: move the two baud rate encoding methods to separate functions”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:19:03 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 692ed4d (patch). Revert “usb: […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: increase the allowed baud rate range for the divisor based encoding method" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: increase the allowed baud rate range for the divisor based encoding method”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:18:47 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 92dfe41 (patch). […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: also use the divisor based baud rate encoding method for baud rates < 115200 with HX chips" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: also use the divisor based baud rate encoding method for baud rates < 115200 with HX chips"" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:18:38 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux […]

Revert "usb: pl2303: add two comments concerning the supported baud rates with HX chips" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “usb: pl2303: add two comments concerning the supported baud rates with HX chips”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:18:25 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 233c3dd (patch). Revert […]

Revert "pl2303: simplify the else-if contruct for type_1 chips in pl2303_startup()" [Linux 3.12]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “pl2303: simplify the else-if contruct for type_1 chips in pl2303_startup()”" is included in the Linux 3.12 release. This change is authored by Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh [at] linuxfoundation.org> on Fri Nov 1 09:18:10 2013 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 281393a (patch). Revert “pl2303: simplify the […]