"AppArmor, entry points for on-access virus scanners, a
rewritten Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer, as well as basic support of
Xen-Dom0 code, are among the most important advancements of version
2.6.36 of the Linux kernel. Due to various restructuring measures,
this version will be slightly smaller than the previous version
despite several hundred thousand new lines of code.
"In the early hours of Wednesday, Linus Torvalds issued the
sixth pre-release version of Linux 2.6.36. Torvalds indicated that
he plans to release the final new version 2.6.36 soon, but that
there may still be another release candidate before that.
"The Kernel Log takes the release of RC6 as an opportunity to
continue its "Coming in 2.6.36" mini series and describe the
advancements in the infrastructure area, for instance in terms of
the build system, memory management and the support of various CPU
and system architectures. Part 1 of the series described the
changes in the graphics hardware area; Part 2 discussed file
systems as well as the infrastructure and drivers for storage and
network hardware; Part 4 discussing the changes in terms of ACPI,
PCI, power management and drivers for such technologies as USB,
FireWire, V4L / DVB etc will conclude our mini series."