Excellent explanation about SVN merging. SVN merge is a good way to merge code changes between different directories within a repository and this is done often when it's necessary to apply the same fixes in different branches.
Andrea Righi is specialized in performance analysis, kernel programming, virtualization and cloud computing. He received the Laurea degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Siena, on 2004. He started to learn kernel programming in the spare time, while studying the University of Siena, where he wrote his very first POSIX-compliant kernel from scratch, called MiniRighi. Then he moved to a real kernel, Linux, focusing on the block IO subsystem, VM, and cgroups / container technologies.