2.6.25 getting closer (and UBIFS)

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I got around to updating the forecast pages for the 2.6.25-rc8 prepatch. At this point things are getting close. My guess is that there will be one more prepatch (-rc9) sometime in the near future and the final 2.6.25 release sometime around the U.S. tax day festivities. Such as they are.

Also finally, I got around to doing an entry on UBIFS for the filesystems page. UBIFS is a flash-based filesystem, meant to replace JFFS2 and compete with LogFS. It looks like it is relatively close to being ready; it might just win the race with LogFS for inclusion into the mainline. Time will tell, though; LogFS developer Jorn Engel doesn’t look like he plans to sit still and let UBIFS take all the thunder.

The filesytems page also has an introductory section now introducing the topic and describing the pressures facing filesystem developers.

For those who haven’t seen it, the Linux Foundation has posted a study of the kernel development process written by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Amanda McPherson, and yours truly. For the curious, I’ve also put up development statistics for 2.6.25 on LWN.