Linux 2.6.30 is currently in development. The release candidate -rc1 was released the 7 April 2009, closing the merge window.
This page is, obviously, a work in progress.
1. Prominent features (the cool stuff)
1.1. NILFS2 log-structured filesystem
http://www.nilfs.org NILFS2 (new implementation of a log-structured file system 2) is a log-structured filesystem, which allows continuous snapshotting.
1.2. Support for Object-Based Storage Device
Object-Based Storage Device (OSD) are basically "smart" disks, which do not store the data as blocks, but more elaborated objects. 2.6.30 adds support to these devices in the SCSI layer, as well as the addition of a filesystem (exofs) able to use them. (http://lwn.net/Articles/305740/ LWN's Artcle)
2. Various core changes
- Memory management
- The filesystem has been merged for this release. (see above)
- The filesystem has been merged for this release.(see above)
11. Architecture-specific changes
- Add OSD support. (see above)
- Alsa System on Chip
- == HWMON ==
13. Other sources about 2.6.30 kernel
- Heise Online's Kernel Log :
- Linux Weekly news :
[http://lwn.net/Articles/325921/ 2.6.30 merge window, part I]