Thursday, 17 March 2011
2.6.38 and BFS/-ck releases
2.6.38 came out faster than I was expecting, and I've made no effort as of yet to port BFS or -ck to it. It looked like there were still bug reports on the last -rc on the linux kernel mailing list so I wasn't expecting the "stable" release to come out yet. Furthermore, I've been working very hard on the next major release of lrzip which is a massive rewrite so that has completely occupied my time and I am not done with it yet. So there will likely be quite some delay before I can release an official BFS/CK for 2.6.38. I also would like to watch what fallout, if any, there is from the autogrouping code and decide what I should do with respect to that feature. I'm sure some unofficial BFS ports will be available soon enough but obviously I won't be able to say with any confidence whether they can be trusted or not.