2.6.14 is out, 2.6.15 has opened.

This means that I've immediately pushed three netfilter related changesets, the biggest (307k unified diff, roughly 10k lines of code) was nf_conntrack.

Given the specific situation that David Miller is on holidays, and we have Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo maintaining the network stack meanwhile, Linus hasn't accepted that huge patch in the first round, since he lacked explanation why such a monster was required.

I hope my comments will convince him that nf_conntrack really is the way to go.... let's hope we'll have nf_conntrack mainline in one or two days.

I hope Yasuyuki (the main author behind nf_conntrack) will make a big party with his USAGI friends once that happens ;)