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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 1) � Network subsystem and network drivers

Oct 19, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Torvalds released this version only a few days after RC4, as he and many other kernel hackers will spend the weekend travelling to this year's Linux Kernel Summit held in Tokyo next week; therefore few changes are expected to make their way into the Linux kernel's source code management system during this time.

"Another major SCSI driver was merged into the Linux kernel's main development branch with RC4 and RC5 offers two further network drivers. Such stragglers can be found in almost any development cycle. As usual, however, the majority of changes were incorporated during the merge window, which lasts two weeks and was closed by Torvalds with the release of the first RC at the end of September. The Kernel Log is, therefore, already in a position to provide an overview of some of the major enhancements of Linux 2.6.32, which is expected to be released at the beginning of December. We are starting our "What's coming in 2.6.32" mini series with the most important changes to the kernel's network support; major changes in other kernel areas will be discussed in further editions of the series over the next few weeks."

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