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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 2) - File systems and storage

Jul 14, 2010, 21:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Direct I/O and improved out-of-space handling for Btrfs, optimisations for XFS and OCFS2, major restructuring measures for the Libata driver and extended RAID migration options are among the most important changes in Linux 2.6.35.

"In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Linus Torvalds released the fifth release candidate of Linux 2.6.35. As in RC3 and RC4, the developers made fewer and generally more conservative changes than they did at the same stage in previous kernels. However, one commit stands out because it's 5 Megabytes and removes 200,000 lines of text from the standard ARM system configuration files. This is the first consequence of a discussion in which Linus Torvalds complained about the bulky and only moderately helpful files. The configuration files for Power systems are also likely to be streamlined soon; this may be followed by further changes to dynamically create standard configuration files with less overhead. Background information about this topic can be found in a recent article on LWN.net."

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