Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/18/linux_kernel_2_6_34/

Linux gets jiggy with more filesystems in 2.6.34 kernel release

'Just how i like it,' notes languid Torvalds

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Operating Systems, 18th May 2010 11:21 GMT

On Sunday a new version of the Linux kernel rocked up, with two new filesystems loaded into the distro.

Laidback Linux founder Linus Torvalds characteristically understated the relevance of the latest 2.6.34 release in a post about the final release candidate.

“Nothing very interesting here, which is just how I like it. Various random fixes all over, nothing really stands out. Pretty much all of it is one- or few-liners, I think the biggest patch in the last week was fixing some semantics for the new SR-IOV VF netlink interface. And even that wasn't a _big_ patch by any means,” he languidly noted.

But open source software fans and vendors will be happy to see the Ceph distributed filesystem, which supports many petabytes of storage, and flash media-happy LogFS filesystem included in the 2.6.34 release of Linux.

It comes a little under three months since version 2.6.33 of the kernel was pushed out.

“So 2.6.34 is out, and the merge window is thus officially open. As usual, I probably won't do any real pulls for a day or two, in the (probably futile) hope that we'll have more people running plain 2.6.34 for a while. But you can certainly start sending me pull requests. Go forth and test,” said Torvalds.

The full rundown of what’s included in the latest Linux kernel can be viewed here. ®