Most of the Debian kernel team members are attending the Linux Plumbers Conference in Portland over the next 3 days. We'll be discussing kernel packaging and integration issues among ourselves and with upstream and other distributors.~
You may have noticed that Linux 2.6.31 is out but not yet in sid. This kernel version contains a large number of known regressions which should be fixed in subsequent stable updates, so we will wait for those. In the mean time we've uploaded an update to 2.6.30 which should resolve the most serious bugs.