"Several patches submitted by a Google developer will enable the
kernel to push considerably more data through network cables on
multi-core systems. Some of the LAN and Wi-Fi drivers also promise
greater throughput, or to use less power, due to various driver
"Since the fifth RC of Linux 2.6.35 early last week, the
developers have only added minor corrections and improvements to
the main development branch. It's likely that Torvalds will issue
the sixth release candidate any day now, and the 2.6.35 kernel is
likely to enter the final development stage.
"This edition of the "Coming in 2.6.35" mini series describes
the advancements in network infrastructure and drivers. Part one
described the changes in the graphics hardware area and part two
dealt with storage aspects and file systems. Future articles in
this series will discuss the USB, FireWire and V4L / DVB etc
drivers as well as the architecture code and infrastructure."