|From:||Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|To:||Linux Kernel Mailing List <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:07:50 -0400|
The merge window for 2.6.37 is over, and -rc1 is out there (or will be soon, as things are uploading from my laptop here in Boston and then mirroring out) There's a lot of changes there - just shy of 10k commits since 2.6.36 - despite the slightly shortened merge window. Way too many to list. But the part that I think deserves some extra mention is that we've finally largely gotten rid of the BKL (big kernel lock) in all the core stuff, and you can easily compile a kernel without any BKL support at all. It's been a long road, and thanks to Arnd and others who did it. Note that "core code" does not mean "everything". There are still drivers out there that need the BKL, and if you configure the kernel without it, you won't be able to configure in the V4L drivers, for example. They still have lock_kernel/unlock_kernel calls in them, but hopefully that will get fixed too, to the point where in the not too distant future we will hopefully see only some legacy drivers that nobody uses needing the old locking. Other than that, it looks like a fairly normal release. Lots of changes all over, with drivers - as usual - dominating the patches. Give it all a try, and hopefully this will be a quiet week wrt development with lots of core developers here at the kernel summit. Linus -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
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