February 11, 2007
Andrew Morton reveals his plans for Linux 2.6.21
Thus after inclusion in 2.6.16 of the basic infrastructure of the high resolution timer the upgraded version of the framework, the development of which was completed some time ago, will according to the plans of Mr. Morton find its way into the standard kernel. In its wake the dynamic ticks, designed to reduce the electricity consumption of a system dealing with a low workload by temporarily switching off the timer interrupt, are meant to follow. In addition a number of further improvements to the virtualization solution KVM are already in Mr. Morton's mm kernel series, being tested there and waiting for inclusion in Version 2.6.21. However, the reiser4 file system, which has been part of the mm kernel for some time now, is to remain there for the time being.
Link: Heise Online