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The kernel column #96 with Jon Masters � 2010 in review

Jan 04, 2011, 23:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Masters)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Along the way, we also had two huge flame wars, several major security holes (one of which had been around for many years) were fixed, and many regressions were tracked and squashed. But if the year had to be summarised in a word, that word would be scalability. 2010 saw work on almost every aspect of the kernel – from Nick Piggin's VFS (virtual file system) scalability patches to Arnd Bergmann's BKL (Big Kernel Lock) removal work, and countless other efforts in between. You will see that recurring theme in the following month-by-month summary. If you'd like to see some more figures to accompany this timeline, visit the Linux Foundation website (linuxfoundation.org). Their annual kernel report focuses on overall numbers, not on individual features as we do here."

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