Last week's what's going into
had a long list of changes merged into the mainline.
The kernel developers weren't done, however. Here is a list of changes
merged since that article was written:
- A big XFS update (including barrier support).
- A SCSI RDMA protocol initiator for InfiniBand.
- The open-iSCSI patches.
- The removal of the (broken) Compaq fibre channel driver.
- RapidIO bus support.
- The netlink connector patch, with the
process events connector on top.
- A number of packet scheduler improvements.
- An ALSA update.
- The un-exporting of a number of kernel symbols
- A big purge of code which checks pointers for NULL prior to
passing them to kfree().
- A big reorganization of the block subsystem code (it has its own top-level
block directory now).
- A memory technology devices update, including support for OneNAND,
Sibley, and resident flash disk devices.
- The shared subtrees
- An MPPE encryption module for PPP.
- The removal of all Bluetooth-related files from /proc (they are in
- Some significant reworking and cleanup of the software suspend code.
- Big changes to the DVB and Video4Linux subsystems, including support
for a number of new devices.
- A number of open sound system drivers are now explicitly scheduled for
removal in January (probably 2.6.16, in other words).
- Version 1 of the Video4Linux API has also been scheduled for removal
(in July, 2006).
- Support for rotation of the console screen (to support mobile devices
which have a natural orientation which is not zero degrees).
- A number of scheduler tweaks to improve efficiency and resource usage
on larger systems.
- Big updates to the ipw2100 and ipw2200 drivers.
There is also the usual big pile of fixes, and a number of architecture
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