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 or EXT4), various performance improvements, Microblaze CPU architecture support, and various other features.
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