Linus Torvalds: Merge Window Closed: [Linux] 2.6.19-rc1

Ok, it’s two weeks since v2.6.18, and as a result I’ve cut a
-rc1 release.

As usual for -rc1 with a lot of pending merges, it’s a huge
thing with tons of changes, and in fact since 2.6.18 took longer
than normal due to me traveling (and others probably also being on
vacations), it’s possibly even larger than usual.

I think we got updates to pretty much all of the active
architectures, we’ve got VM changes (dirty shared page tracking,
for example), we’ve got networking, drivers, you name it. Even the
shortlog and the diffstats are too big to make the kernel mailing
list, but even just the summary says something:

4998 total commits
6535 files changed, 414890 insertions(+), 233881

so please give it a good testing, and let’s see if there are any

As usual, the best way to get some grip on a particular
subsystem would tend to be with some script like

git log --no-merges v2.6.18.. drivers/usb | git
shortlog | less -S

which gives a more manageable overview of any particular area
you’re interested in (in the example that would be ‘drivers/usb’,
but you can use this to browse any interesting area).


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