The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 27 June 2015 at 07:54 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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While Greg Kroah-Hartman isn't sending in KDBUS for Linux 4.2 as announced yesterday, he did send in the code updates for the other kernel subsystems he maintains.

Of the Linux kernel's staging area he refers to these 4.2 patches as "big, really big, staging tree patches." There's a ton of coding style fixes / clean-ups in there but also some new staging drivers.

Among the new staging drivers in Linux 4.2 are for the Sensortek STK8312 3-Axis Accelerometer Driver (STK8312), Sensortek STK8BA50 3-Axis Accelerometer Driver (STK8BA50), Marvell Berlin2 ADC, Mitsubishi M62332 DAC, ACPI Ambient Light Sensor ACPI0008, ROHM BH1750 ambient light sensor, STK3310 ALS/proximity sensor, MEMSIC MMC35240 3-axis magnetic sensor, Bosch BMC150 magnetometer, Unisys Visorbus, and WILC1000 WiFi. Code dropped from the staging area is I20 device support.

The log for the staging area changes for the Linux 4.2 kernel can be found via the Linux kernel mailing list.
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