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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 3) - Network and storage hardware

Dec 17, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Numerous changes to the network and storage code are to increase processing speed and improve the system's hardware support. Among the new additions are a PPTP stack, various drivers for Wi-Fi hardware by Atheros, Broadcom and Realtek, and code for hard disks with a logical sector size of 4 Kbytes.

"Responding to the Linux 2.6.37-rc5 release email, Tony Luck last week projected that the final version 2.6.37 could well be released before Christmas, as things have apparently been running very smoothly. Linus Torvalds has a similar, although not quite as optimistic a view: he said that even if things run smoothly, he doesn't think anybody wants the merge window open over the holidays. Torvalds therefore anticipates that unless new problems appear and cause delay, he will release kernel version 2.6.37 in early January"

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