Development work on the forthcoming Linux 2.6.30 kernel
is slowly winding down as is indicated by this afternoon's release of the Linux 2.6.30-rc5 kernel. This latest 2.6.30 build has a few driver and architecture updates small file-system updates, and other regression fixes scattered throughout.
The release announcement for the Linux 2.6.30-rc5 kernel that was pushed out in time for some weekend testing can be found at LKML.org
. This quarterly Linux kernel update brings the NILFS2 file-system (though not as widely anticipated as Btrfs
), various performance improvements, Microblaze CPU architecture support, and various other features.