The Linaro project has more patches of the Android kernel for integration into the Linuxkernel filed 3.4. In the long run all the Android changes are reflected in the official kernel.
The developer John Stultz of Linaro project has new patches for the Linux kernel 3.4 yet , coming from the Android kernel. The aim of the project is to unite the two previously independently developed kernel branches again. For some time, the kernel developers complain that the code of the Linux kernel, Android in the official kernel is no longer compatible. One of the most important requirements in the open-source world, however, that more advanced code again flows back into the project, from which it originated, and so other developers is available again.
The patches will end up in the staging area to be examined in the code changes and wait for their inclusion in the kernel code. He is already incorporated into the next version of Linux 3.4, which will be published in summer 2012. The code parts modest yet handle memory management in Pstores (Persistent Storage) and the Ram Console.
In late 2011 Sony employee and member of the Consumer Electronics Linux Foundation Working Group had suggested to merge the two projects kernel again. The kernel developers had the Android code the end of 2009 from the kernel , because he was out of date. They accused Google's lack of commitment to the code-care.
At the beginning of 2010 led discussion about the return of the Android code said Google's open source, it will take several years, because now the code is largely incompatible, especially when used Wakelocks Android , the kernel of it can be prevented from going into sleep mode. The function was not sufficiently tested and badly implemented, then complained about the kernel developers.