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Linux 2.6.37-rc1

“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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