Linus has announced
the availability of the
2.6.39 kernel, despite being unsure about whether making one more -rc release
would have been the better course. "However, since I'm
going to be at LinuxCon Japan in two weeks, the choice for me ended up
whether I should just release, or drag it out *three* more weeks, or
have some really messy merge window with a break in between.
Prominent features in this release include IPset
, the media controller subsystem
, a couple of new
network flow schedulers, the block plugging
, the long-awaited removal of the big kernel lock, and more.
appears to be under construction as of this writing; more
information on what's in this release can be found in the LWN merge window
summaries: part 1
, part 2
, and part 3
, or in Thorsten
on The H.
It's worth noting that, even though this was a relatively active
development cycle in terms of the number of changes merged, it was, at 64
days, one of the shortest in recent times.
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