The Staging Update Is Modestly Sized For Linux 4.5
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 13 January 2016 at 07:52 AM EST. Add A Comment
LINUX KERNEL --
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in his pull requests today for the various kernel subsystems he maintains, including the kernel's staging area.

About this cycle's staging pull, Greg KH wrote in the pull request, "Lots of cleanups and fixes here, not as many as some releases, but 800+ isn't that bad."

In digging through the staging logs, highlights for Linux 4.5 in this experimental area of the Linux kernel include:

- Continued work on Lustre.

- Many driver updates to wilc1000, Comedi, and rtl8188eu.

- MOST subsystem updates.

- New driver support for Freescale MMA7455L/MMA7456L 3-axis accelerometer, Palmas (twl6035/7) gpadc, IMX7D ADC, TI INA2xx Power Monitors, MAX30100 oximeter, AMS iAQ-core, adc124s021, mcp3421, TI ADS8688, and Memsic MXC6255XC.

- Generic DMA buffer infrastructure and DMAengine framework-based buffer to IIO subsystem.

- Android sync improvements.

- Power management support for us8152d and pulsedlight-lidar-lite.

- Various other fixes and improvements.
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