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Significant ACPI & Power Management Changes In Linux 3.19

Rafael Wysocki of Intel mailed in the ACPI and power management changes for the Linux 3.19 merge window. As said by the ACPI/PM subsystem maintainer, "This time we have some more new material than we used to have during the last couple of development cycles."..

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The 3.18 Kernel Has Been Released

Linus has released the 3.18 kernel. "I'd love to say that we've figured out the problem that plagues 3.17 for a couple of people, but we haven't. At the same time, there's absolutely no point in having everybody else twiddling their thumbs when a couple of people are actively trying...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.18-rc7

The 3.18-rc7 prepatch is out. Linus seems happy enough, despite the persistent lockup problem that has defied all debugging attempts so far. "At the same time, with the holidays coming up, and the problem _not_ being a regression, I suspect that what will happen is that I'll release 3.18 on...

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[$] Some 3.18 Development Statistics

As of the 3.18-rc6 release, 11,186 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline repository for the 3.18 development cycle. That makes this release about 1,000 changesets smaller than its immediate predecessors, but still not a slow development cycle by any means. Since this cycle is getting close to its...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.18-rc6

The 3.18-rc6 prepatch is out, right on schedule. Linus says: "Steady progress towards final release, although we still have a big unknown worry in a regression that Dave Jones reported and that we haven't solved yet. In the process of chasing that one down, there's been a fair amount of...

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