Linux 4.2 Release

This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 4.2 kernel release. There are 1363252 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.2 release compared to Linux 4.1 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.2 kernel release online, please check the linux-stable tree for Linux 4.2. If you would like to […]

Linux 4.2 [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "Linux 4.2" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Sun Aug 30 11:34:09 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 64291f7 (patch) which is from upstream commit 9751a9e. The same Linux upstream change may have […]

thermal: power_allocator: allocate with kcalloc what you free with kfree [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "thermal: power_allocator: allocate with kcalloc what you free with kfree" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Javi Merino <javi.merino [at] arm.com> on Tue Aug 25 19:22:35 2015 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9751a9e (patch). thermal: power_allocator: allocate with kcalloc […]

Merge tag ‘sound-fix-4.2’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘sound-fix-4.2’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Aug 28 11:42:00 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is b29083c (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 4941b8f c7cd0ef Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘powerpc-4.2-4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/powerpc/linux [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘powerpc-4.2-4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/powerpc/linux" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Thu Aug 27 17:59:17 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 4941b8f (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: e001d70 4d9aac3 Merge tag […]

sctp: donot reset the overall_error_count in SHUTDOWN_RECEIVE state [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "sctp: donot reset the overall_error_count in SHUTDOWN_RECEIVE state" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by lucien <lucien.xin [at] gmail.com> on Thu Aug 27 04:52:20 2015 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is f648f80 (patch). sctp: donot reset the overall_error_count in SHUTDOWN_RECEIVE state […]

sctp: asconf’s process should verify address parameter is in the beginning [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "sctp: asconf’s process should verify address parameter is in the beginning" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by lucien <lucien.xin [at] gmail.com> on Thu Aug 27 16:26:34 2015 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is ce7b4cc (patch). sctp: asconf’s process should verify […]

nfit: Clarify memory device state flags strings [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "nfit: Clarify memory device state flags strings" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Toshi Kani <toshi.kani [at] hp.com> on Wed Aug 26 10:20:23 2015 -0600. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 402bae5 (patch). nfit: Clarify memory device state flags strings ACPI […]

sfc: only use vadaptor stats if firmware is capable [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "sfc: only use vadaptor stats if firmware is capable" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Bert Kenward <bkenward [at] solarflare.com> on Wed Aug 26 16:39:03 2015 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is fbe4307 (patch). sfc: only use vadaptor stats if […]

net: phy: fixed: propagate fixed link values to struct [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "net: phy: fixed: propagate fixed link values to struct" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Madalin Bucur <madalin.bucur [at] freescale.com> on Wed Aug 26 17:58:47 2015 +0300. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 4b19536 (patch). net: phy: fixed: propagate fixed link […]

arm64: KVM: Fix host crash when injecting a fault into a 32bit guest [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "arm64: KVM: Fix host crash when injecting a fault into a 32bit guest" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier [at] arm.com> on Thu Aug 27 16:10:01 2015 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 126c69a (patch). arm64: KVM: […]

Add factory recertified Crucial M500s to blacklist [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "Add factory recertified Crucial M500s to blacklist" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Guillermo A. Amaral <g [at] maral.me> on Tue Aug 25 23:29:13 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 7a7184b (patch). Add factory recertified Crucial M500s to blacklist […]

powerpc/PCI: Disable MSI/MSI-X interrupts at PCI probe time in OF case [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "powerpc/PCI: Disable MSI/MSI-X interrupts at PCI probe time in OF case" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Guilherme G. Piccoli <gpiccoli [at] linux.vnet.ibm.com> on Mon Aug 24 22:42:47 2015 +1000. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 4d9aac3 (patch). powerpc/PCI: Disable MSI/MSI-X […]

PCI: Make pci_msi_setup_pci_dev() non-static for use by arch code [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "PCI: Make pci_msi_setup_pci_dev() non-static for use by arch code" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Guilherme G. Piccoli <gpiccoli [at] linux.vnet.ibm.com> on Mon Aug 24 22:42:46 2015 +1000. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 22b6839 (patch). PCI: Make pci_msi_setup_pci_dev() non-static for […]

usbnet: Get EVENT_NO_RUNTIME_PM bit before it is cleared [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "usbnet: Get EVENT_NO_RUNTIME_PM bit before it is cleared" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Eugene Shatokhin <eugene.shatokhin [at] rosalab.ru> on Mon Aug 24 23:13:42 2015 +0300. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is f50791a (patch). usbnet: Get EVENT_NO_RUNTIME_PM bit before it is […]

Merge branch ‘libnvdimm-fixes’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "Merge branch ‘libnvdimm-fixes’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/nvdimm/nvdimm" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Thu Aug 27 17:46:06 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 5c98bcc (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 9580381 402bae5 Merge branch […]

drivers: net: xgene: fix: Oops in linkwatch_fire_event [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "drivers: net: xgene: fix: Oops in linkwatch_fire_event" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Iyappan Subramanian <isubramanian [at] apm.com> on Tue Aug 25 15:03:03 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is ccc02dd (patch). drivers: net: xgene: fix: Oops in linkwatch_fire_event [ […]

cls_u32: complete the check for non-forced case in u32_destroy() [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "cls_u32: complete the check for non-forced case in u32_destroy()" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by WANG Cong <xiyou.wangcong [at] gmail.com> on Tue Aug 25 16:38:12 2015 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is a6c1aea (patch). cls_u32: complete the check for non-forced […]

nfit, nd_blk: BLK status register is only 32 bits [Linux 4.2]

This Linux kernel change "nfit, nd_blk: BLK status register is only 32 bits" is included in the Linux 4.2 release. This change is authored by Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler [at] linux.intel.com> on Thu Aug 20 16:27:38 2015 -0600. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is de4a196 (patch). nfit, nd_blk: BLK status register is […]