LKML News v6.7

[PATCH v3 0/7] hugetlb: parallelize hugetlb page init on boot (Gang Li)

The thrid version of hugetlb initialization prallelization patchset has posted.

[PATCH v3 00/11] Mitigate a vmap lock contention v3 (Uladzislau Rezki)

Third version of vmap lock contention mitigation patch has posted.

[PATCH v6 0/2] Add swappiness argument to memory.reclaim (Dan Schatzberg)

Sixth version of the patchset for letting memory.reclaim memcg file be used with swappiness argument has posted. Seems this version has merged into the mm tree.

[LSF/MM/BPF TOPIC] Removing GFP_NOFS (Matthew Wilcox)

Matthew suggests an LSFMM topic for filesystem track. He argues all the related works for mm side is done, and its’ the fs side turn.

[GIT PULL] slab updates for 6.8 (Vlastimil Babka)

Vlastimil sent the slab pull request for v6.8. This includes the removal of SLAB.

[GIT PULL] hotfixes for 6.8 (Andrew Morton)

Andrew sent yet another hotfix pull request to Linus Torvalds.

Linux 6.7 (Linus Torvalds)

After the rc8 week, Linus released the v6.7 of Linux kernel. It is the biggest one of the history.

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 2022-01-08 | ~/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.