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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.39 (Part 1) - Network drivers and infrastructure

Apr 14, 2011, 20:11 (0 Talkback[s])

"The addition of ipset support makes it easier to run a firewall, as it means that only one table needs to be modified in order to block a specific IP address. The situation with regard to drivers for WLAN chips continues to improve, with Ralink and Realtek now actively involved in developing the Linux kernel drivers.

"Linus Torvalds' release emails for the second and third pre-release versions of Linux kernel 2.6.39 both note a comparative lack of changes. The calm prior to the RC2 release even prompted him to speculate whether the kernel developers were "up to something". More jocularity of this ilk was evident on the release of RC3 on Tuesday, but both emails make it clear that he welcomes the tranquility and is looking forward to a quiet development cycle."

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