The 2.6.32 merge window closed on September 27 with the
release; this merge
window ran a little longer than usual to make up for the distractions of
LinuxCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference. Changes
merged since last week's
- The 9p (Plan9) filesystem has been updated to make use of the FS-cache
- Control group hierarchies can now have names bound to them.
- The fcntl() system call supports new F_SETOWN_EX and
F_GETOWN_EX operations. They differ from F_SETOWN
and F_GETOWN in that they direct SIGIO signals to a specific
thread within a multi-threaded application.
- The HWPOISON subsystem
has been merged.
- Framebuffer compression support has been added for Intel graphics
chipsets. Compression reduces the amount of work involved in driving
the display, leading to a claimed 0.5 watt reduction in power
consumption. A set of tracepoints has also been added to the Intel
- There are new drivers for
ADP5588 I2C QWERTY Keypad and IO Expander devices,
OpenCores keyboard controllers,
Atmel AT42QT2160 touch sensor chips,
MELFAS MCS-5000 touchscreen controllers,
Maxim MAX7359 key switch controllers,
ARM "tightly-coupled memory" areas,
Palm Tungsten|C handheld systems,
Iskratel Electronics XCEP boards,
EMS CPC-USB/ARM7 CAN/USB interfaces,
Broadcom 43xx-based SDIO devices,
Avionic Design Xanthos watchdog and backlight devices,
WM831x PMIC backlight devices,
Samsung LMS283GF05 LCDs,
Analog Devices ADP5520/ADP5501 MFD PMIC backlight devices, and
WM831x PMIC status LEDs.
- The proc_handler function prototype, used in sysctl handling,
has lost its unused struct file argument.
In the end, 8742 non-merge changesets were incorporated in the 2.6.32 merge
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