Linux 2.6.17-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Apr 02 2006 - 23:47:27 EST

it's two weeks since 2.6.16, and the merge window is closed.

As usual, the -rc1 patch is pretty damn large, and even the ShortLog is
too big to pass the linux-kernel mailing list posting size limits, but my
gut feel is that a large portion of that ends up being things like new
drivers, and a lot of it is less scary than the early 2.6.16 changes, for

Of course, my gut feel is usually wrong.

The most notable change here might be the merged support for Sun's Niagara
architecture, but there's a lot of other stuff going on too: DVB
re-organizations, nfs/knfsd updates, x86-64/parisc/mips/powerpc updates,
ALSA, SCSI, Infiniband..

At the same time, a there's also a fair amount of just cleanups (BUG_ON
conversion, semaphore->mutex conversions, bitops cleanups etc).

Go wild. As usual, if you're a git user, the way to see what has changed

git log v2.6.16..v2.6.17-rc1 | git-shortlog | less

and if you're interested in just a particular sub-area, give it as a
restriction to "git log" (ie you can do "git log v2.6.16.. drivers/net/ |.."
to see just changes that affected network drivers).

For the rest of you, there's the tar-balls, patches, and full ChangeLog.

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