Linus Torvalds has released
kernel. Not much has changed since the 2.6.37-rc8 prepatch, just some VFS
locking documentation updates, ASoC codex register cache changes, and
"small and boring
" fixes. There has been a revert to fix
"hopefully the last 'blank screen' regression on intel
". New features in 2.6.37 include "tiny preempt RCU", more
BKL removal work, getting rid of barriers in the block subsystem, much of
the Xen Dom0
support, fanotify has been re-enabled, and more. See the KernelNewbies 2.6.37 page
for lots more information.
"As to the big picture, on the whole I think 2.6.37 has been fairly
calm. That will likely change with the merge window, as I'm looking
forward to getting the new RCU-based pathname lookup and similar
exciting features. So enjoy the calm sanity while it lasts.
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