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Linux 2.6.37-rc1

Nov 01, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)

"The merge window for 2.6.37 is over, and -rc1 is out there (or will be soon, as things are uploading from my laptop here in Boston and then mirroring out)

"There's a lot of changes there - just shy of 10k commits since 2.6.36 - despite the slightly shortened merge window. Way too many to list. But the part that I think deserves some extra mention is that we've finally largely gotten rid of the BKL (big kernel lock) in all the core stuff, and you can easily compile a kernel without any BKL support at all. It's been a long road, and thanks to Arnd and others who did it"

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