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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.17-rc1

Apr 03, 2006, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)

Ok,
 it's two weeks since 2.6.16, and the merge window is closed.

As usual, the -rc1 patch is pretty damn large, and even the ShortLog is too big to pass the linux-kernel mailing list posting size limits, but my gut feel is that a large portion of that ends up being things like new drivers, and a lot of it is less scary than the early 2.6.16 changes, for example.

Of course, my gut feel is usually wrong.

The most notable change here might be the merged support for Sun's Niagara architecture, but there's a lot of other stuff going on too: DVB re-organizations, nfs/knfsd updates, x86-64/parisc/mips/powerpc updates, ALSA, SCSI, Infiniband..

At the same time, a there's also a fair amount of just cleanups (BUG_ON conversion, semaphore->mutex conversions, bitops cleanups etc).

Go wild. As usual, if you're a git user, the way to see what has changed is

   git log v2.6.16..v2.6.17-rc1 | git-shortlog | less

and if you're interested in just a particular sub-area, give it as a restriction to "git log" (i.e., you can do "git log v2.6.16.. drivers/net/ |.." to see just changes that affected network drivers).

For the rest of you, there's the tar-balls, patches, and full ChangeLog.

Linus