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    SubjectRusty's Remarkably Unreliable List of Pending 2.6 Features
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    I'm down to 8 undecided features: 6 removed and one I missed earlier.

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rusty/2.6-not-in-yet
    (Reproduced below.)

    Removed ("vendor-driven" == "no", for purposes of the freeze)
    Linux Trace Toolkit: "no"
    statfs64: noone seems to be pushing
    ext2/3 ACLs & EA: included
    Crash Dumper: "no"
    Hi-res Timers: "no"
    SCSI and FibreChannel Hotswap: "via. maintainers but probably not"

    Added:
    Nanosecond Time Patch

    Linus, are you going to appoint [davej] someone [davej] to help you
    [davej] hold the freeze? It'd be nice if someone [davej] else had to
    pre-approve or co-approve patches before they went in.

    I don't really care who the somebody [davej] is.
    Rusty.
    --
    Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.

    Entrance criteria:

    * Must have been submitted to lkml in the last month,
    * Hasn't been rejected by the maintainer/Linus,
    * Not appropriate for insertion during stable series (ie. too invasive, new feature, breaks userspace)

    Key:
    A: Author
    M: lkml posting describing patch
    D: Download URL
    S: Size of patch, number of files altered (source/config), number of new files.
    X: Impact summary (only parts of patch which alter existing source files, not config/make files)
    T: Diffstat of whole patch
    N: Random notes

    In rough order of invasiveness (number of altered source files):
    In-kernel Module Loader and Unified parameter support
    A: Rusty Russell
    D: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rusty/patches/Module/
    S: 841 kbytes, 290/48 files altered, 22 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (597k)
    N: Requires new modutils

    Nanosecond Time Patch
    A: Andi Kleen
    M: http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0210.3/0793.html
    D: ftp://ftp.firstfloor.org/pub/ak/v2.5/nsec-2.5.44-2.bz2
    S: 194 kbytes, 158/0 files altered, 0 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (181k)
    N: The core of this patch is tiny: putting nanoseconds into filesystems is the bulk of this patch.

    Fbdev Rewrite
    A: James Simmons
    M: http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0111.3/1267.html
    D: http://phoenix.infradead.org/~jsimmons/fbdev.diff.gz
    S: 2320 kbytes, 131/20 files altered, 40 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (401k)

    ucLinux Patch (MMU-less support)
    A: Greg Ungerer
    M: http://lwn.net/Articles/11016/
    D: http://www.uclinux.org/pub/uClinux/uClinux-2.5.x/linux-2.5.45-uc1.patch.gz
    S: 2202 kbytes, 25/13 files altered, 427 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (43k)
    N: Linus said looks good.

    POSIX Timer API
    A: George Anzinger
    M: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=103553654329827&w=2
    D: http://unc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/high-res-timers/hrtimers-posix-2.5.45-1.0.patch
    S: 66 kbytes, 18/1 files altered, 4 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (21k)

    Hotplug CPU Removal Support
    A: Rusty Russell
    D: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rusty/patches/Hotcpu/hotcpu-cpudown.patch.gz
    S: 32 kbytes, 16/0 files altered, 0 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (29k)

    initramfs
    A: Al Viro / Jeff Garzik
    M: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linux-kernel/2001-30/0110.html
    D: ftp://ftp.math.psu.edu/pub/viro/N0-initramfs-C21
    S: 16 kbytes, 5/1 files altered, 2 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (5k)
    N: Linus says he wants it.

    Kernel Probes
    A: Vamsi Krishna S
    M: lists.insecure.org/linux-kernel/2002/Aug/1299.html
    D: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rusty/patches/Misc/kprobes.patch.gz
    S: 18 kbytes, 3/3 files altered, 4 new
    T: Diffstat
    X: Summary patch (5k)
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