LKML News v6.0

[GIT PULL] hotfixes for 6.0[-rc8] (Andrew Morton)

Andrew’s mm hotfix patches pull request for Linux v6.0, or v6.0-rc8 has posted.

[RFC PATCH] mm: sort kmemleak object via backtrace (Zhaoyang Huang)

This RFC patch introduces a set of method to sort objects in kmemleak output by backtrace to make the report more easy to read.

[PATCH 0/3] THP Shrinker (Alexander Zhu)

This patchset introduces a sysfs files for measuring THP utilization and a shrinker for splitting the under-utilized THPs.

[PATCH v2 0/9] mm: introduce Designated Movable Blocks (Doug Berger)

This patchset allows a block of memory to be designated as part of the ZONE_MOVABLE zone, unlike the monotonic layout of zones in the current kernel.

[GIT PULL] hotfixes for 6.0 (Andrew Morton)

Andrew posted yet another hotfixes for Linux v6.0, and it has immediately merged.

Linux 6.0 (Linus Torvalds)

As expected, Linux v6.0 has released. It means nothing but only long time has passed since v5.0 release. Nevertheless, this is one of the bigger than usual release in terms of the number of commits.

Below is the diffstat of the releases in the last two years.

Kernel release stat

Note that the y-axis is in logarithm. I draw it using and using below command:

$ --since 2020-10-03 | ~/lazybox/gnuplot/ \
    --data_fmt table --type labeled-lines --xtics_rotate -90 \
    --font "Times New Roman, 5pt" --ylog --pointsize 0.3
SeongJae Park
Kernel Development Engineer

SeongJae Park is a programmer who loves to analyze and develop systems.