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kernel 2.6.25-rc7 の考察(20080326更新)


List: linux-kernel
Subject: Linux 2.6.25-rc7
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds () linux-foundation ! org>
Date: 2008-03-26 2:07:10

So this hopefully continues closing various regressions, and most of the
changes are pretty small (ie diffstat shows a lot of oneliners). The
biggest patches are the trivial powerpc defconfig updates which show up
pretty clearly in the dirstat:

38.7% arch/powerpc/configs/
39.6% arch/powerpc/
42.9% arch/
2.4% drivers/ata/
7.6% drivers/block/
2.3% drivers/char/
2.0% drivers/message/fusion/
2.0% drivers/mmc/core/
4.1% drivers/net/
7.2% drivers/video/
38.0% drivers/
3.0% fs/hppfs/
7.8% fs/
2.8% kernel/
2.0% net/

ie if it weren't for those, the arch/ updates would hardly show up at all.
In the drivers, the two "big" changes are also totally trivial:
drivers/block/ shows up because of the ps2esdi driver removal (it's been
marked BROKEN for years), and drivers/video/ shows up because of a new
metronomefb.c driver for the E-Ink Metronome controller.

Apart from those, most of the changes really are fairly small and spread
out. The scheduler got some tweaking, the memstick driver got some TLC,
and cifs and reiserfs had some fixes.

The shortlog has more details, but it boils down to some reverts, some
docbook fixes, some sparse annotation fixups, a number of trivial patches,
and a healthy sprinkling of small fixups.

Give it a good testing, because we're hopefully now well on our way
towards that eventual real 2.6.25 release!








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