Main development phase of Linux kernel 2.6.38 completed

Exactly 14 days after Linux version 2.6.37 was released, Linus Torvalds has published the first beta version of kernel 2.6.38, which is expected to be completed at the end of March or beginning of April. With this release, the merge window for the development cycle has come to an end and Torvalds has now integrated most of the changes for this version into the main development branch’s source code management system.

As usual, the nearly 7,600 commits include a number of changes which even users who do not generally deal with the kernel in their Linux distribution will eventually notice and benefit from. One such change is the so called “wonder patch”, which in certain situations can redistribute processor load in order to visibly speed up the reaction time of desktop applications.

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