Linux 2.6.32-rc4 Brings A Huge, Bloated Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 11 October 2009 at 06:23 PM EDT. 10 Comments
As another Sunday release, Linus has made the Linux 2.6.32-rc4 kernel release. 60% of the patch for this release is the result of the addition of a single new SCSI FC driver. Linus refers to this SCSI driver as being "huge and bloated", but he has vowed not to merge "drivers-from-hell" anymore. The remainder of Linux 2.6.32-rc4 is made up of driver updates and Blackfin architecture updates. Worth noting from on the DRM side is that the ATI kernel mode-setting improvements talked about a few days ago were merged into this release candidate for Linux 2.6.32.

This should be a short-lived release candidate as Linus is planning to make the Linux 2.6.32-rc5 release this Thursday due to the Linux Kernel Summit. For the short log and the mailing list announcement, head on over to

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