Linus has posted a note on the delay in the 3.0 release (caused by the tricky VFS bug and some RCU issues) and the implications for the 3.1 merge window, which will now extend well into his vacation. As he points out: "I won't have WiFi under water, and the computer I will have there have won't be doing git merges," so he wants to get as much merging as possible done before he leaves.
July 21, 2011
Linus on 3.0 and the 3.1 Merge Window
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