May 16, 2009

Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc6

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May 16, 2009, 6:50 am

Things definitely are calming down, with just about 300 commits in the last week. And most of them are pretty small too, although the powerpc updates brought some defconfig changes that look largish.

Somewhat unusually, the dirstat shows filesystems with as much changes as drivers - we had some nilfs2 and reiserfs updates there, along with some mostly trivial vfs layer cleanups. We had a BKL pushdown in the umount paths, for example (that will hopefully make it easier to then merge the BKL removal patches for reiserfs during the next merge window)...

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