"Expected for release in May, Linux kernel version 2.6.34
contains several new network drivers and various advancements
designed to improve network performance or increase network
configuration flexibility, which will particularly impact
"The development of 2.6.34 has been slightly less smooth than
usual: First, Torvalds baffled many developers with a shorter merge
window, then RC2 was released comparatively late and included more
changes than usual; furthermore, both versions contained
significant problems, as Torvalds had to admit when releasing RC3.
RC4 has now been released after two weeks, longer than the normal
weekly release cycle. Torvalds explained that this was due to
"hunting a really annoying VM regression"."