"Direct I/O and improved out-of-space handling for Btrfs,
optimisations for XFS and OCFS2, major restructuring measures for
the Libata driver and extended RAID migration options are among the
most important changes in Linux 2.6.35.
"In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Linus Torvalds released
the fifth release candidate of Linux 2.6.35. As in RC3 and RC4, the
developers made fewer and generally more conservative changes than
they did at the same stage in previous kernels. However, one commit
stands out because it's 5 Megabytes and removes 200,000 lines of
text from the standard ARM system configuration files. This is the
first consequence of a discussion in which Linus Torvalds
complained about the bulky and only moderately helpful files. The
configuration files for Power systems are also likely to be
streamlined soon; this may be followed by further changes to
dynamically create standard configuration files with less overhead.
Background information about this topic can be found in a recent
article on LWN.net."