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17 April 2013, 15:47

Kernel Log Penguin Linux Kernel 3.9 Tracking

Linux 3.9 has now been released. For details, read "What's new in Linux 3.9".

Previous coverage of the development of Linux 3.9 is listed below:

  • Feature set of Linux 3.9 has been established
    RAID 5 and 6 in Btrfs and a Device Mapper target for using SSDs as hard disk cache will be two of the major new features of Linux 3.9. New Stable and Longterm kernels offer bug fixes, and has been given a facelift.
  • Kernel Log: Coming in 3.9 (Part 2) - Infrastructure
    From now on the help text for shown during configuration will indicate if a kernel feature is experimental. Linux now has the ability to "suspend freeze" and can throttle Intel CPUs with power napping. The KVM hypervisor now supports ARM cores.
  • Kernel Log: Coming in 3.9 (Part 3) - Drivers and networking
    Linux 3.9 includes drivers for new AMD graphics chips and for Intel Wi-Fi chips that are expected to become available this summer. Changes to the network subsystem will enable the kernel to be more efficient when distributing network traffic across multiple processor cores.

Information about previous Linux kernel releases can be found in The H's Linux Kernel History.

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