LKML News v6.1-rc5

[PATCH v2] mm: anonymous shared memory naming (Pasha Tatashin)

Second version of the patch for allowing shared anonymous memory mapping naming has posted.

Deprecating and removing SLOB (Vlastimil Babka)

Vlastimil is describing his proposal for removing SLOB, mainly for the code maintenance overhead, and trying to continue discussions for that.

[PATCH 1/4] mm: introduce ‘encoded’ page pointers with embedded extra bits (Linus Torvalds)

Linus Torvalds has posted a patchset for a new type called struct encoded_page, which is for struct page pointers having extra flags in it.

[GIT PULL] slab fixes for 6.1-rc4 (Vlastimil Babka)

Vlastimil sent a pull request for slab fixes to Linus Torvalds.

[GIT PULL] hotfixes for 6.1-rc5 (Andrew Morton)

Andrew sent a pull request for hotfixes. A DAMON fix for a syzbox-found bug is also included.

Linux 6.1-rc5 (Linus Torvalds)

Unlike Linus’ expectation, 6.1-rc5 didn’t shrink but had commits as many as 6.1-rc4. No real strange things stands out, but if it doesn’t shrink down now, Linux says he would have the extra week for 6.1.

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 2020-11-14 | ~/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 -rc5 releases in the last two years.

rc5 release stat

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