On the LKML
, Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the Linux 2.6.26-rc2 kernel. Since the Linux 2.6.26-rc1 kernel
, just under half of the committed work has gone into architecture updates with the remainder of the work going towards drivers and miscellaneous work. Linus mentions that the most noticeable change is with the BKL, or the old Big Kernel Lock.