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Latecomers

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.

Among the latecomers which might be relevant for some readers is a fix for the documentation which describes the kernel parameter for disabling the workaround that avoids a cache penalty in AMD's Bulldozer CPU's. A few other latecomers:

For other articles on Linux 3.2 and links to the rest of the "Coming in 3.2" series, see The H's Kernel Log Linux 3.2 Tracking page. 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 Identi.ca and Twitter by @kernellog2. The Kernel Log author also posts updates about various topics on Identi.ca and Twitter as @kernellogauthor.

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