Op de Linux Kernel Mailing List heeft Linus Torvalds weer een nieuwe Linux 2.6-kernel aangekondigd. De kernel is ditmaal aangekomen bij versienummer 2.6.30 en bevat de nodige verbeteringen ten opzichte van de vorige uitgave. Zoals gewoonlijk hebben de Kernel Newbies de veranderingen weer keurig op een rijtje gezet, die op deze pagina na te lezen zijn. Ondersteuning voor onder andere NILFS2, EXOFS, LZMA/BZIP2 kernel image compression, Microblaze CPU architecture, en RDS is toegevoegd. De beknopte aankondiging van Torvalds ziet er als volgt uit:
As mentioned last week, -rc8 was the last -rc, and there really isn't any point in delaying the real release any more.
I'm sure we've missed something, and I know we have some regressions pending. At the same time, we do need the coverage of a eral release, and on the whole it looks pretty good. We've fixed a few regressions in the last few days, and there's always 2.6.30.x.
The appended shortlog from 2.6.29-rc8 is not very interesting, but it's about as good as it gets. Not a lot of changes (just 72 non-merges, according to git rev-list), and most of those are pretty small and trivial. We're talking mostly one-liners, with just a couple of them standing out (in fact, just mainly the DPMS handling cleanup in drm_crtc_helper.c)
As to the whole set of changes since 2.6.29, the best place to look is probably just http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_30 as usual. One thing that doesn't seem to be mentioned there is that we're hopefully now done with the suspend/resume irq re-architecting, and have switched to a new world order. Although I suspect lots of details will still change, of course.
And as usual, I'll wait a day or two before really opening the merge window. I want people to actually test this one rather than immediately sending me "please pull" requests. Deal?