Linux 2.6.37 Release Candidate 1 Is Out

by Keith Vance

The biggest change was getting rid of Big Kernel Lock in the core.

Yesterday, Linus Torvalds released the first release candidate for Linux 2.6.37.

Even with a shortened merge window, Torvalds said they were just shy of 10,000 commits since 2.6.36.

The biggest change, he said, was that they had "gotten rid of the BKL (big kernel lock) in all the core stuff."

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This article was originally published on Thursday Nov 4th 2010
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