October saw the merge of the XFS development tree for Linux 3.7 into
mainline as well as a few additional fixes for this new work.
Linux 3.7 will be a fairly boring release as far as XFS is concerned,
the biggest user visible changes are an intelligent implementation of
the lseek SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA calls, and finally the switch to use
the inode64 allocator by default.
The XFS development tree for Linux 3.8 started getting commits in
October as well, most notably a large cleanup of the periodic sync
On the user space side we saw release candidate for the next releases
of the XFS tools. For xfsprogs the 3.1.9-rc1 release brings various
fixes in xfs_repair, especially dealing with directories as well as
various improvements in xfs_db and mkfs.xfs, three new commands for
xfs_io and a few user visible fixes to xfs_quota. The xfsdump 3.1.1-rc1
release adds a German string translation and support for 32-bit project
IDs. xfstests saw its usual stream of fixes, but also a new ext4-specific
test case and a switch to use the util-linux version of fstrim instead
of a bundled one. All user space projects saw various improvements to
the build system.