"Torvalds released this version only a few days after RC4, as he
and many other kernel hackers will spend the weekend travelling to
this year's Linux Kernel Summit held in Tokyo next week; therefore
few changes are expected to make their way into the Linux kernel's
source code management system during this time.
"Another major SCSI driver was merged into the Linux kernel's
main development branch with RC4 and RC5 offers two further network
drivers. Such stragglers can be found in almost any development
cycle. As usual, however, the majority of changes were incorporated
during the merge window, which lasts two weeks and was closed by
Torvalds with the release of the first RC at the end of September.
The Kernel Log is, therefore, already in a position to provide an
overview of some of the major enhancements of Linux 2.6.32, which
is expected to be released at the beginning of December. We are
starting our "What's coming in 2.6.32" mini series with the most
important changes to the kernel's network support; major changes in
other kernel areas will be discussed in further editions of the
series over the next few weeks."