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During the merge window phase at the beginning of each development cycle, the kernel developers describe the majority of changes for a new kernel version in the source code management system. Consequently, every kernel version's most important changes are already determined weeks before a new final kernel release. Occasionally, however, the kernel developers still incorporate a few not quite as important "minor gems" into the Linux kernel in the second phase of the development cycle – sometimes after the Kernel Log has covered the kernel's relevant subsystem.

This time the latecomers were some of the network drivers and file systems:

For other articles on Linux 3.0 and links to the rest of the "Coming in 3.0" series, see The H's Kernel Log Linux 3.0 Tracking page. New editions of Kernel Logs are also mentioned on and Twitter by @kernellog2. The Kernel Log author also posts updates about various topics on and Twitter as @kernellogauthor.

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