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)...'"
"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