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News del 17 Settembre 13 Autore: Gianplugged
Linux Kernel 3.12 RC1
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So it´s been two weeks, and the merge window for 3.12 is now closed.

The git trees have been updated, the tar-balls and patches should beout too, and here´s my "short mergelog" for the merge window: it´skind of like "git shortlog", except it names the person I merged from(_not_ necessarily the author of the actual work, but the maintainerwho sent me the pull request) along with a very short description ofwhat the pull was for.

In general, this merge window was fairly normal. About 73% drivers,12% architecture updates, and 6% filesystems. The rest falls under"misc".

I personally particularly like the scalability improvements that gotmerged this time around. The tty layer locking got cleaned up and inthe process a lot of locking became per-tty, which actually shows upon some (admittedly odd) loads. And the dentry refcount scalabilitywork means that the filename caches now scale very well indeed, evenfor the case where you look up the same directory or file (which couldhistorically result in contention on the per-dentry d_lock).

But those things aren´t noticeable on normal machines, I´m just oddand tend to get excited about improvements to our dentry cache. Justbecause it´s one of the more interesting parts of the core code to mepersonally.

So most other people will probably care more about all the driverupdates that actually affect more everyday life.

Go forth and test,
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