Assuming there are no major last minute issues, the Linux 2.6.34 kernel
will likely be released in the very near future. Last night Linus put out the Linux 2.6.34-rc7 release, which he hopes will be the last release candidate.
The Linux 2.6.34-rc7 just brings a variety of fixes from RCU to Microblaze updates, but the flow of patches has slowed down and there really isn't anything too exciting grazing the change-log.
The Linux 2.6.34-rc7 release announcement can be read at LKML.org
. We continue to monitor the performance of the very latest Linux kernel code on a daily basis at kernel-tracker.phoromatic.com