LKML News v6.1-rc4

[PATCH -next] mm/page_reporting: change page_reporting_param_ops to static (Yang Yingliang)

This patch makes page_reporting_param_ops static, as it’s used in only the c file.

[RFC PATCH] mm: introduce accounting of page_owner via backtrace (Zhoyang Huang)

This RFC patchset accounts and sorts page_owner output via its backtrace for simplifying it.

[PATCH v6 0/5] THP Shrinker (Alexander Zhu)

The patchset for THP shrinking, which aims to reduce memory waste due to the THP underutilization, has revised again to the sixth version.

[RFC] Kernel Support of Memory Error Detection. (Jiaqi Yan)

This RFC patchset proactively scans the memory DIMMs to detect memory errors, and attempts to recover those.

[PATCH] mm: anonymous shared memory naming (Pasha Tatashin)

This patch extend the anonymous memory mapping naming feature to be able to name not only private memory but also shared memory.

Linux 6.1-rc4 (Linus Torvalds)

After the small surprise of the increased diff for 6.1-rc3, rc4 is back to normal. The size is quite normal as usual, and the changes are spread to each subsystems.

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 2020-11-07 | ~/lazybox/gnuplot/ \
    --data_fmt table --type labeled-lines --xtics_rotate -90 \
    --font "Times New Roman, 5pt" --ylog --pointsize 0.3

And, below is the diffstat of the -rc4 releases in the last two years.

rc4 release stat

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