"Released mid-week, as is normal for the second phase of the
development cycle, the third pre-release version of Linux 2.6.30
included mostly minor enhancements and fixes, although there were
two code restructures.
"The interminable discussions of the Ext3 and Ext4 file systems
and the way they interact with other kernel subsystems have largely
subsided. The H Open has reported on the early stages of these
discussions -- the occasionally abrasive discussion on the LKML
(Linux Kernel Mailing List) continued for a further week, with a
total of 650 emails, not counting other threads triggered by the
"The debate has been far from fruitless and has led to the
development of various modifications which Torvalds has integrated,
in some cases immediately, into the main development tree leading
to Linux 2.6.30. This part of the "What's coming in 2.6.30" Kernel
Log series gives an overview of these and many other changes to the
code for the various file systems supported by Linux."