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[News] New Linux is Released (2.6.32), Overview of Features

  • Subject: [News] New Linux is Released (2.6.32), Overview of Features
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:34:12 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Linux 2.6.32

,----[ Quote ]
| This release _feels_ long overdue due to 
| two empty weeks for me (kernel summit and 
| thanksgiving week vacation), but it's 
| actually less than three months since 
| 2.6.31, so I guess it's actually not that 
| far off the normal schedule.
| I've been merging a few things that were 
| pending while I was offline, but it really 
| seems to have been pretty quiet. The 
| biggest thing since -rc8 is the horribly 
| timed stability fixes for fscache, which 
| caused some hickups and I really wish it 
| hadn't happened that way, but apart from 
| that it's mainly small updates (and mainly 
| drivers).


Linux kernel 2.6.32 released


What's new in Linux 2.6.32

,----[ Quote ]
| 3D support for newer Radeon graphics chips, 
| better use of power saving features offered 
| by the latest hardware and numerous 
| enhancements to KVM and Btrfs are some of 
| the outstanding items among the many 
| thousands of changes undertaken for the 
| latest kernel version. Various other 
| improvements should also make Linux 2.6.32 
| more reactive and as a result, feel faster.


Jim Zemlin speaks

,----[ Quote ]
| The Linux Foundation, in that world, 
| provides a role in educating consumer 
| electronics vendors on how to participate 
| in the Linux kernel development process and 
| how to get their device supported in that 
| world. Iâll be in Korea and Japan next week 
| to educate people there on the benefits of 
| this very participation. Weâve been 
| swimmingly successful in bringing people 
| into these efforts. The community has been 
| excellent at getting that support.



Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 6): Infrastructure

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| Devtmpfs, aka 'devfs 2.0' to its
| detractors, should allow the Linux kernel
| to start faster and run without udev.
| Support has been added for ACPI 4.0 and
| there are two new make targets which
| generate kernel configurations attuned to
| the running system. Changes to the power
| management subsystem increase data
| throughput and allow better use of runtime
| power saving features on modern I/O
| devices.


Linux 2.6.32 Kernel Benchmarks

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| With the Linux 2.6.32 kernel being released
| in a few days, we found it time to
| benchmark this newest kernel release that
| brings new drivers, kernel mode-setting
| improvements, virtualization enhancements,
| and more.
| [...]
| While there are just nine test results
| shown in this article, we have been running
| more Linux 2.6.32 kernel tests on other
| systems and with more test profiles.
| Besides the performance drops when using
| EXT4 and then a few encoding improvements,
| we have not encountered many performance-
| related changes with the Linux 2.6.32
| kernel.

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