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06 September 2012, 11:12

Kernel Log Penguin

Linux Kernel 3.6 Tracking

Linux 3.6 has now been released. For details, read "What's new in Linux 3.6".

Previous coverage of the development of Linux 3.6 is listed below:

  • Kernel Log: Development of Linux 3.6 under way
    The kernel developers have added the VFIO userspace driver framework and a hybrid standby option to Linux 3.6. The 64-bit ARM code will be called "arm64" after all. The widely used software collection util-linux has been extended to include a range of new tools.
  • Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (Part 2): Networking
    Smaller buffers are designed to help avoid bufferbloat. "TCP Fast Open" promises to speed up HTTP connections. The netfilter infrastructure can now use userspace programs to help with connection tracking.
  • Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (Part 4): Drivers
    Developers have improved support for new Apple MacBook laptops. The Radeon driver now supports PCIe 2.0 and the kernel now includes a driver for the Cinergy T Stick Black DVB-T receiver.

Further background information about the developments in the Linux kernel area can be found using the search function at The H Open Source. Information about previous Linux kernel releases can be found in The H's Linux Kernel History.

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