August 8, 2011

Kernel Prepatch 3.1-rc1

The 3.1-rc1 prepatch is out after a longer than usual merge window. "Notable? It depends on what you look for. VM writeback work? You got it. And there was some controversy over the iscsi target code. There's networking changes, there's the rest of the generic ACL support moving into the VFS layer proper, simplifying the filesystem code that was often cut-and-paste duplicated boiler plate. And making us faster at doing it at the same time. And there are power management interface cleanups. But there's nothing *huge* here. Looks like a fairly normal release, as I said. Unless I've forgotten something." All the details can be found in the long-format changelog.

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