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Linux 2.6.23-rc2 Released, Reviewed

Aug 06, 2007, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])

KernelTrap: Linux, 2.6.23-rc2, "-rc2 Is the New -rc1"

"'So I tried to hold people to the merge window,' Linus Torvalds began in announcing the 2.6.23-rc2 kernel, 'and said no to a few pull requests, but this whole '-rc2 is the new -rc1' thing is a disease, and not only is -rc2 late, it's bigger than it should be. Oh, well.' He noted that over 250 people contributed patches between -rc1 and -rc2, adding:

"'A lot of the changes are small, and a lot of them really are fixes, but there's a MIPS merge in there too, and some absolutely _huge_ diffs due to some drivers undergoing Lindent cleanups (28 _thousand_ lines changes in advansys.c, and the PNP files got Lindented too, although those weren't nearly as big)...'"

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Phoronix: Linux 2.6.23-rc2 Kernel Performance

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"While the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is only weeks into development, it's already generated quite a bit of attention. From the merging of the Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS) to the -rc2 kernel being "the new -rc1", the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is certainly in store for being an ornate release. Adding to this attention has been a stable user-space driver API and virtualization improvements (KVM, Xen, and LGuest). With all of this activity surrounding the Linux 2.6.23 kernel we've decided to conduct a handful of benchmarks comparing the Linux 2.6.20, 2.6.21, 2.6.22, and 2.6.23 kernel releases so far..."

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