kernel news – 11.03.2013

Posted: March 11, 2013 in kernel

-Linus Torvalds announces kernel 3.9-rc2:

Hey, things have been reasonable calm. Sure, Dave Jones has been
messing with trinity and we’ve had some excitement from that, but Al
is back, and is hopefully now busy virtually riding to the rescue on a
white horse. But otherwise it’s been good for this phase in the rc

The diffstat is reasonably flat (good sign), with wireless network
drivers standing out. And that’s mainly due to a new driver for the
ASIX AX88179_178A USB gigabit controller.

Other than network drivers, we’ve got some drm updates, md and gpio,
btrfs, etworking, arm, sound.. Stuff all over the place, but nothing
horribly scary. Considering that some rc2’s are too big to post a
shortlog for, I’m happy.

And let’s just keep it that way, ok?


-Greg Ungerer has m68knommu fixes for 3.9:

Hi Linus,

Can you please pull the m68knommu git tree, for-linus branch.

It contains a few small fixes for the non-MMU m68k platforms. Fixes some
compilation problems, some broken header definitions, removes an unused
config option and adds a name for the old 68000 CPU support.

-Dmitry Torokhov and input updates for -rc2:

Except for the largish
change to the ALPS driver adding “Dolphin V1” support and Wacom getting
a new signature of yet another device, the rest are straightforward
driver fixes.

-Prabhakar Lad has DaVinci media driver fixes and cleanups:

The first patch fixes module build for VPBE driver
and the second patch fixes the module build for VPIF


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