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Minor Gems

The following links lead to some small but by no means insignificant changes:

x86

ARM

PPC

Various

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 3.5" series

The Kernel Log can already share an overview of the most important new features of Linux 3.5, expected later this month, since the kernel hackers have integrated all the major changes in the first two development weeks. Hence the 3.5 kernel is currently in its stabilisation phase, in which the kernel developers avoid big changes and focus on fixing bugs.

The articles on the changes and additions will discuss the kernel's various functional areas one by one:

A further article will cover changes to graphics drivers, infrastructure, and drivers for other hardware.


For other articles on Linux 3.5 and links to the rest of the "Coming in 3.5" series, see The H's Kernel Log Linux 3.5 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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