Linux 3.1 rc1
Aug 08, 2011, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It's been slightly over two weeks, but I decided that I wanted
to do the release from home rather than from vacation, so you guys
got a few extra days of merging. And some of you took advantage of
it too. Tssk, tssk.
Anyway, 3.1 is shaping up to be a pretty normal release. Almost
75% of the patch is in drivers, 12% arch updates, and the rest
miscellaneous:fs, net, Documentation.
Of the drivers, about 40% is in staging, 20% networking, and 10%
sound. With scsi, media, etc bringing up the rear. A good chunk of
it was cleanups. And the good news is that the bulk of staging was
removal. The bad news is that we sure made up for it in other areas
Notable? It depends on what you look for. VM writeback work? You
got it. And there was some controversy over the iscsi target code.
There's networking changes, there's the rest of the generic ACL
support moving into the VFS layer proper, simplifying the
filesystem code that was often cut-and-paste duplicated boiler
plate. And making us faster at doing it at the same time. And there
are power management interface cleanups.
But there's nothing *huge* here. Looks like a fairly normal
release, as I said. Unless I've forgotten something.
Go out and test it. Oh, except right now you are probably better
off not enabling SLUB debugging unless you want to help test