"New additions include many mISDN drivers for chips by various
vendors as well as several fresh Wi-Fi drivers for the staging
area. As expected, the staging area is now also home to Microsoft's
Hyper-V drivers. That they could soon be removed again, as
threatened by one of the staging branch maintainers, has become
less likely: Microsoft's developers are now active again, and Sam
Ramji emphasised in a recent interview that Microsoft is putting a
lot of work into the drivers.
"Con Kolivas' recently released BFS (Brain Fuck Scheduler) which
was developed independently from the kernel, has had some minor
effects on the development of Linux 2.6.32: When running comparison
benchmarks, several testers found a problem in a relatively recent
section of code in the current kernel scheduler, which prompted the
developers to temporarily deactivate the section. Numerous further
changes have been made to improve the current scheduler's
performance (1, 2)."
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