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    Subject[2.6] Most likely to be merged by Halloween... THE LIST
    I broke down my status list into 3 categories: 
    - likely to be merged before the Halloween feature freeze
    - likely not to be ready by Halloween
    - ongoing work

    Do you think the breakdown is realistic?

    -- Guillaume

    PS: Remember, no more than 15-20 big features get usually
    merged in 3 months :-)

    Before feature freeze:

    o New VM with reverse mappings (Rik van Riel)
    o Add Linux Security Module (LSM) (LSM team)
    o Rewrite of the console layer (James Simmons)
    o New MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) driver (Patrick Mochel)
    o Add support for CPU clock/voltage scaling (Erik Mouw, Dave Jones, Russell King, Arjan van de Ven)
    o Strict address space accounting (Alan Cox)
    o USB gadget support (Stuart Lynne, Greg Kroah-Hartman)
    o Add hardware sensors drivers (lm_sensors team)
    o Serial driver restructure (Russell King)
    o Add User-Mode Linux (UML) (Jeff Dike)
    o Direct pagecache <-> BIO disk I/O (Andrew Morton)
    o More complete NetBEUI stack (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo, from Procom donated code)
    o Fix device naming issues (Patrick Mochel, Greg Kroah-Hartman)

    After feature freeze:

    o Improved i2o (Intelligent Input/Ouput) layer (Alan Cox)
    o Read-Copy Update Mutual Exclusion (Dipankar Sarma, Rusty Russell, Andrea Arcangeli, LSE Team)
    o New kernel build system (kbuild 2.5) (Keith Owens)
    o PCMCIA Zoom video support (Alan Cox)
    o Add XFS (A journaling filesystem from SGI) (XFS team)
    o New IO scheduler (Jens Axboe)
    o Per-mountpoint read-only, union-mounts, unionfs (Al Viro)
    o Asynchronous IO (aio) support (Ben LaHaise)
    o EVMS (Enterprise Volume Management System) (EVMS team)
    o LVM (Logical Volume Manager) v2.0 (LVM team)
    o Dynamic Probes (Suparna Bhattacharya, dprobes team)
    o Page table sharing (Daniel Phillips)
    o ext2/ext3 online resize support (Andreas Dilger)
    o UDF Write support for CD-R/RW (packet writing) (Jens Axboe, Peter Osterlund)
    o Better event logging for enterprise systems (Larry Kessler, evlog team)
    o Full compliance with IPv6 (Alexey Kuznetzov, Jun Murai, Yoshifuji Hideaki, USAGI team)
    o UMSDOS (Unix under MS-DOS) Rewrite (Al Viro)
    o Scalable Statistics Counter (Ravikiran Thirumalai)
    o Linux Kernel Crash Dumps (Matt Robinson, LKCD team)
    o Add support for NFS v4 (NFS v4 team)
    o ext2/ext3 large directory support: HTree index (Daniel Phillips, Christopher Li, Ted Ts'o)
    o Zerocopy NFS (Hirokazu Takahashi)
    o Remove the 2TB block device limit (Peter Chubb)
    o SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) (lksctp team)
    o High resolution timers (George Anzinger, etc.)
    o Overhaul PCMCIA support (David Woodhouse, David Hinds)
    o Reiserfs v4 (Reiserfs team)
    o Serial ATA support (Andre Hedrick)
    o InfiniBand support (InfiniBand team)
    o New lightweight library (klibc) (Greg Kroah-Hartman)
    o Replace initrd by initramfs (H. Peter Anvin, Al Viro)
    o Add thrashing control (Rik van Riel)
    o Remove all hardwired drivers from kernel (Alan Cox, etc.)
    o Generic parameter/command line interface (Keith Owens)
    o New mount API (Al Viro)

    Ongoing work:

    o Fix long-held locks for low scheduling latency (Andrew Morton, Robert Love, etc.)
    o Better support of high-end NUMA machines (NUMA team)
    o Remove use of the BKL (Big Kernel Lock) (Alan Cox, Robert Love, Neil Brown, Dave Hansen, etc.)
    o Change all drivers to new driver model (All maintainers)
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