LKML News v6.5-rc5

[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Add maple tree mailing list (Liam R. Howlett)

Maple tree has its own development mailing list at This patch adds it on the MAINTAINERS file.

Maple Tree Work 2023/08 (Laim R. Howlett)

Liam shares monthlee update of maple tree work progress and todo for avoid conflict.

[RFC PATCH 0/2] vmrd: dynamic guest VM memory resizing daemon (Sudarshan Rajagopalan)

Sudarshan posted an RFC for dynamic guest VM memory resizing based on the guest’s memory demand.

[PATCHSET 0/3] xfs: maintainer transition for 6.6 (Darrick J. Wong)

XFS maintainer, Darrick, steps down from XFS maintainer. He summarizes the reason of the decision, document details about XFS maintainership, and nominates next maintainer for the filesystem.

[PATCH v6 00/38] New page table range API (Matthew Wilcox)

This patchset changes the page table entries setup APIs, namely set_ptes(), update_mmu_cache_range(), flush_dcache_folio(), and flush_icache_pages().

[PATCH v3 0/6] make vma locking more obvious (Suren Baghdasaryan)

Suren found vma locking improvements with Linus and Jann during the recnet vma locking patch, and sent a patch.

Linux 6.5-rc5 (Linus Torvalds)

The fifth release candidate for Linux v6.5 continues looking pretty normal. Other than data race annotation in networking and a couple of network drivers, most patches are small enough.

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 2021-08-07 | ~/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 -rc5 releases in the last two years.

rc5 release stat

SeongJae Park
Kernel Development Engineer

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