Around this weekend Linus Torvalds is expecting to release the Linux 2.6.30 kernel
. This kernel is home to a few performance improvements
, new drivers, updated drivers, new file-systems, and many other improvements in this quarterly Linux update. However, to squeeze in some last minute testing before going final, Linus has released the Linux 2.6.30-rc8 kernel.
There really is not a lot to mention about the Linux 2.6.30-rc8 kernel -- just a few regression fixes and other small changes. Though one item catching our interest in this release are a number of Intel i915 DRM updates, which fix a few outstanding bugs.
The release announcement and short change-log for the Linux 2.6.30-rc8 kernel is available at LKML.org