November 1, 2010

The 2.6.37 Merge Window is Closed

Linus has announced the 2.6.37-rc1 release from his Cambridge hotel room and closed the merge window for this release. "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." Full details can be found in the long-format changelog.

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