LKML News v6.7-rc7

[PATCH v5 0/4] mm/ksm: Add ksm advisor (Stefan Roesch)

Stefan posted the fifth version of the patchset for automatic and efficient tuning of kernel samepage merging.

[PATCH -next v4 0/2] Make memory reclamation measurable (Bixuan Cui)

This patchset adds a new tracer to shrink_active_list(), shrink_inactive_list(), and shrinker->count_objects() to make memory recycling mesaurable with bpf.

[RFC PATCH 1/1] mm: mark folio accessed in minor fault (Zhaoyang Huang)

Inactive mapped folio is promoted to active only when it is scanned in shrink_inactive_list(). This RFC patch marks in accessed in minor fault.

LSF/MM/BPF: 2024: Call for Proposals (Daniel Borkmann)

LSFMM+BPF 2024 CFP is out. It will be held from May 13 to May 15 in Salt Lake City. Invitation request should be sent by 2024-03-01.

[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: remove hugetlb maintainer Mike Kravetz (Mike Kravetz)

Mike Kravetz is stepping away from hugetlb maintainer. Muchun Song will continue maintaining it.

[PATCH v2 00/17] kexec: Allow preservation of ftrace buffers (Alexander Graf)

Alexander posted second version of kexec handover, which allows preserving kernel information across kexec-based boots.

Linux 6.7-rc7 (Linus Torvalds)

Due to the holidays, Linus released the seventh candidate of Linux v6.7 on Saturday. He also again announces he will release one more rc kernel next week, again due to the holidays. The rc7 kernel is a bit bigger than rc6, but not hugely so.

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 2021-12-24 | ~/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 -rc6 releases in the last two years.

rc7 release stat

SeongJae Park
Kernel Development Engineer

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