Linux v2.6.24-rc1
Posted on: 10/24/2007 05:48 PM

Linux Kernel v2.6.24-rc1 has been released

This may count as one of the biggest -rc releases ever. It's humongous. Usually the compressed -rc1 diffs are in the 3-5MB range, with occasional smaller ones, and the occasional ones that top 6M, but this one is *eleven* megs.

I'd blame the x86 renames (and the watchdog ones), but the thing is, it's absolutely huge even when I generate the diff with git turning all those renames into relatively small rename diffs (which I don't do for the public diffs, since I expect that git people use git to get the changes, and non-git people won't have tools that understand a diff that involves renames).

In short, we just had an unusually large amount of not just x86 merges, but also tons of new drivers (wireless networking stands out, but is by no means the only thing - we've got dvb, regular wired network, mmc etc all joining in), and a fair amount or architecture stuff, filesystems, networking etc too.

So there's just lots of new stuff. The diffstat is ten thousand lines long, and weighing in at comfortably over half a megabyte it is way over the limits of this - or any sane - mailing list. The shortlog is barely shorter, weighing in at "just" 8461 lines and almost 400k. The full changelog (which I'm still producing for y'all, since people told me they actually care last time I asked) is 4 megs.

Linux v2.6.24-rc1

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