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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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