New Linux 2.5 - 2.6 TODO (beat it up :)

From: Kenneth C. Arnold (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 23:12:48 EST

Have a whack at ripping apart another edition of the [a?] Linux
2.5 - 2.6 TODO. I have started organizing the list under some
general categories, but it's not done (hence the Uncategorized).
I am requesting additions, deletions, etc. to reflect the current
view on what should go in and what shouldn't. If there are any things
that should not go in 2.5 - 2.6, but should wait for 2.7, say so too.
I have gotten offers about web space for this, and my free web server
is still messed up, so I might take you up on that.

Enough talk. It's attached inline (i.e., scroll down).


The Linux 2.5 / 2.6 TODO

N Needed
I Important
W Wishlist

Marcelo Tosatti <>:
I Modularization of UDMA IDE drivers

James Simmons:
        Finish cleaning up the fbdev layer with a new api
        + Support cards with multiple frame buffers
        Incorporate Vojtechs input layer.
        Add real multihead support to the console system.


W	Merge ext3
W	Merge ReiserFS
N	VFS changes

David Weinehall <>: W HFS+

Architecture ------------

API ---

Features -------- Warren Young <>: I async io

Improvements ------------

Uncategorized: -------------- H. Peter Anvin <>: "N!!!" dev_t resizing

N Documentation

Jan Evert van Grootheest <>: W Kernel nanosecond timer support

I Get rid of SCSI host template I Handle replugging

Rik van Riel: Threaded dcache Better VM ( fair scheduler ( (better) support for NUMA machines Add support to allocate very large chunks of continous memory after boot time.

Reorganize console code Migrate input devices to new API

Ben Greear: 802.1Q VLAN patch

Lennert Buytenhek <>: The VLAN project at (noted)

Jeff V. Merkey: <> Logical block semantic for buffer cache Support mirrored writes in page cache Enable writes to concurrent devices in single commit_write() Replace NWFS LRU code with Linux buffer cache WorkToDo optimization for page cache/network layer Merge NWFS

David Weinehall <>:

W ALSA (international) N IPsec N International Kernel-patches

Andrew Morton <>: Kernel timer review Removal of struct timer_struct Cleanup of legacy ISA net devices Userland interface for failover notification Sub-one-second target W Update net device initialization W Get rid of space.c W Maintain net drivers from

Peter Chubb <>: N Make setrlimit() work for RLIMIT_RSS N Make getrusage() and wait4() work for more resources than just CPU

Bill Wendling <>: N/W O_DSYNC, O_RSYNC for POSIX compliance

David Woodhouse <>: Merge flash & other memory device drivers ( FFS2 and JFFS flash filing systems PC speaker driver Kill sleep_on() et al. lm_sensors uCLinux User Mode Linux iBCS/ABI stuff loopback crypto secure RPC v4l2 (?)

Arne Thomassen <arneth@Pool.Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE>: W Replace kernel lock with fine-grain locks [probably not]

Randy Dunlap <>: {I,N} V4L drivers to return BGR data and not do other various data conversions {affects lots of apps} [questionable]

Marcelo Tosatti <> N finish and merge userbeans (also write userlevel PAM code)

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