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[News] December's Kernel Space (Linux 2.6.32) Analysed

  • Subject: [News] December's Kernel Space (Linux 2.6.32) Analysed
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:32:12 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Linux kernel 2.6.32: virtualization, power management and more drivers

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| Less than a week after Linux kernel 2.6.31 was released, the kernel 
| developers are beginning to submit changes and improvements across 
| virtualization, power management, file systems and device driver 
| code for the upcoming 2.6.32 version.
| When releasing the 2.6.31 kernel, maintainer Linus Torvalds said 
| the amount of device driver code has been steadily increasing since 
| 2.6.27, but 2.6.32 will continue to aggressively add in bug fixes 
| and performance enhancements across the entire code base. 



New, Updated Drivers Coming To Linux 2.6.32

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| Over three dozen Linux staging drivers are mentioned, but there's a few
| interesting comments in particular. For instance, Google's Android drivers
| may end up being dropped from the staging tree within the Linux 2.6.32
| cycle. While Android uses Linux and Google is quite friendly with Linux
| and different open-source projects, the developers working on the upstream
| Android drivers aren't caring whether or not this code enters the mainline
| kernel. Instead these developers are just concerning themselves with
| running the drivers on the Linux 2.6.29 kernel they currently are using.
| If this continues to occur, the Android drivers will disappear from the
| staging tree. In a similar situation, Microsoft's Hyper-V drivers may end
| up getting dropped in the Linux 2.6.33 release.


Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D

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| Additionally, this code provides firmware loading support for the
| r128/mga/radeon + Radeon KMS drivers, the latest Intel drm-next code, Radeon
| R100/200 KMS command stream checking, Radeon KMS TV-Out support, merged FB
| handling for all KMS drivers, and DMT timings + better HDMI EDID decoding.


KMS Page-Flipping Ioctl Ready For Linux 2.6.32

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| Kristian HÃgsberg has announced that the work he and Jesse Barnes, Jakob
| Bornecrantz, and Chris Wilson have been working on for the past few months is
| now ready for prime-time action. This work is the mode-setting page-flip
| ioctl for the kernel DRM. What this work basically leads to is tear-free
| updating of the screen with low-latency page-flipping.

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