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Every link is preceded by various letters and numbers in square brackets. The letter "C" identifies patches that modify Kconfig files, which contain the help texts and configuration options displayed by "make menuconfig", "make xconfig" and similar tools during kernel configuration. "D" is used for patches that modify the documentation available under Documentation/ in the kernel branch. "N" identifies changes which create a new file. The numbers provide a rough idea of the patch size: For instance, "1" is used for changes between 10 and 20 KBytes including comment, "2" for patches between 20 and 30 KBytes; changes without a number are less than 10 KBytes, while patches marked "9" are 90 KBytes or more.

The "Coming in 3.10" series

The Kernel Log can now provide an overview of the most important new features of Linux 3.10, expected around the beginning of July, because most of the important changes were integrated in the first two weeks of development. Since then, Linux 3.10 has been in its stabilisation phase, meaning that the kernel developers will only seldom introduce bigger changes.

Several of the new features in Linux 3.10 have been discussed in the Kernel Log as part of the "Coming in 3.10" series:

A further article in the series will be concerned with changes to the drivers in Linux 3.10.

Further background information about the developments in the Linux kernel area can be found using the search function at The H Open Source. Information about previous Linux kernel releases can be found in The H's Linux Kernel History. 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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