Linux Kernel 3.4 Tracking
Linux 3.4 has now been released. For details, read "What's new in Linux 3.4".
Previous coverage of the development of Linux 3.4 is listed below:
- Kernel Log: Coming in 3.4 (Part 1) - Infrastructure
The x32 ABI promises to make the advantages of x86-64 CPUs accessible while avoiding the overhead that comes with 64-bit code. Version 3.4 of the kernel will improve the power-saving capabilities of Xen. The new Yama module prevents processes from examining the memory of other processes.
- Kernel Log: Coming in 3.4 (Part 2) - Filesystems, storage and drivers
Btrfs will work faster and handle errors better, Linux 3.4 already supports chipsets that Intel won't release until next year, and Greg Kroah-Hartman is putting pressure on Zcache developers to finally improve their staging code.
- Kernel Log: Coming in 3.4 (Part 3) - Graphics drivers
Linux 3.4 includes a whole host of changes to drivers for AMD, Intel and NVIDIA graphics chips. The new kernel also contains a new USB DisplayLink driver and lays the foundations for better support for hybrid graphics technologies such as NVIDIA's Optimus.