Linux Torvalds announced the release of Linux Kernel 3.1 yesterday:
As promised, the kernel summit has started, and Linux-3.1 is out. The (small) shortlog of changes since -rc10 are appended, we have mostly some sparc and networking changes, along with some radeon and intel iommu fixes (mostly for largepages and integrated graphics issues).
Most people probably will not notice the changes. One big change from -rc10 is that there are tar-balls and patches, so if you aren’t a git user (why?) you can download it now in a traditional format. On of the things to note is that the files are now signed by my gpg key, and it’s the *uncompressed* version that the signature is for.
And of course, this means that the merge window for 3.2 is open. I’ll do some merging during the KS, but probably most when I get back home – but you can still send me the pull request, even if I may not necessarily pull it for a few days.
NOTE! Because the -rc series was longer than usual, and as a result linux-next is bigger than usual, I’m going to be much more of a stickler for “has your patch series been in linux-next” than usual. If I get a big pull request for things that I can’t find in my linux-next branch, I will simply not pull it – we have enough code that has gone through the proper channels as it is, and we don’t need anything extra.
Another thing worth mentioning is that I really want the pull request to be validated some way. With the small changes late in the -rc series, I could afford to spend the time to look at commits and try to verify them, but with the merge window (and the 11k commits or so that
I saw pending in the last linux-next tree), that just isn’t reasonable.
So use git.kernel.org or some other host that I can trust is really you.
This release has support for OpenRISC, support for Near-Field Communication (NFC) and new power tuning tools called
There are been quite a few architecture and drivers changes compared to Linux 3.0, including keyboard backlight support and thermal sensors for the asus-wmi driver.
The ARM architecture now gets support for Xilinx boards and i.MX53 ARD.
Other changes includes support fort Wii-Remote, filesystem barriers enabled by default for XFS, Btrfs and Ext4 and a new iSCSI implementation.
Here’s the Changelog for Linux 3.1 vs 3.1-rc10:
Alasdair G Kergon (1):
dm kcopyd: fix job_pool leak
Alex Deucher (4):
drm/radeon/kms/DCE4.1: fix dig encoder to transmitter mapping
drm/radeon/kms/DCE4.1: ss is not supported on the internal pplls
drm/radeon/kms/DCE4.1: fix Select_CrtcSource EncodeMode setting
for DP bridges (v2)
drm/radeon/kms/atom: fix handling of FB scratch indices
Allen Kay (3):
intel-iommu: fix return value of iommu_unmap() API
intel-iommu: set iommu_superpage on VM domains to lowest common
intel-iommu: fix superpage support in pfn_to_dma_pte()
Antonio Ospite (1):
[media] videodev: fix a NULL pointer dereference in v4l2_device_release()
Daniel Hellstrom (1):
sparc32,leon: SRMMU MMU Table probe fix
Daniel Suchy (1):
ALSA: HDA: conexant support for Lenovo T520/W520
David S. Miller (1):
sparc: Avoid calling sigprocmask()
David Woodhouse (2):
intel-iommu: Workaround IOTLB hang on Ironlake GPU
intel-iommu: Export a flag indicating that the IOMMU is used for iGFX.
Domenico Andreoli (1):
ARM: S3C24XX: Fix s3c24xx build errors if !CONFIG_PM
Eric Dumazet (3):
l2tp: fix a potential skb leak in l2tp_xmit_skb()
pptp: fix skb leak in pptp_xmit()
pptp: pptp_rcv_core() misses pskb_may_pull() call
Florian Westphal (1):
netfilter: nf_conntrack: fix event flooding in GRE protocol tracker
Gao feng (1):
netconsole: enable netconsole can make net_device refcnt incorrent
Gerrit Renker (1):
udplite: fast-path computation of checksum coverage
Hans Schillstrom (1):
IPVS netns shutdown/startup dead-lock
Hugh Dickins (1):
mm: fix race between mremap and removing migration entry
Jean Delvare (1):
hwmon: (w83627ehf) Fix negative 8-bit temperature values
Jiri Pirko (1):
tg3: negate USE_PHYLIB flag check
KOVACS Krisztian (1):
tproxy: copy transparent flag when creating a time wait
Kjetil Oftedal (1):
sparc: Add alignment flag to PCI expansion resources
Linus Torvalds (1):
Marek Szyprowski (1):
ARM: S5P: fix offset calculation on gpio-interrupt
Matt Fleming (1):
sparc: Use set_current_blocked()
Matthew Daley (3):
x25: Validate incoming call user data lengths
x25: Handle undersized/fragmented skbs
x25: Prevent skb overreads when checking call user data
Mitsuo Hayasaka (1):
bonding: use local function pointer of bond->recv_probe in
Nick Bowler (1):
crypto: ghash – Avoid null pointer dereference if no key is set
Paul Moore (1):
bluetooth: Properly clone LSM attributes to newly created child
Peter Zijlstra (1):
cputimer: Cure lock inversion
Phil Edworthy (1):
smsc911x: Add support for SMSC LAN89218
Roland Dreier (2):
intel-iommu: Fix AB-BA lockdep report
MAINTAINERS: Update VT-d entry for drivers/pci -> drivers/iommu move
Takashi Iwai (2):
ALSA: hda – Add position_fix quirk for Dell Inspiron 1010
x86: Fix S4 regression
Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo (1):
ehea: Change maintainer to me
Thomas Hellstrom (1):
ttm: Fix error-path using an uninitialized value
Yan, Zheng (1):
fib_rules: fix unresolved_rules counting
françois romieu (1):
r8169: fix driver shutdown WoL regression.
r8169: fix wrong eee setting for rlt8111evl
stephen hemminger (1):
bridge: fix hang on removal of bridge via netlink
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.