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Kernel Log - Devtmpfs in 2.6.32, more discussion about DRBD, new stable kernels

Sep 21, 2009, 22:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"New additions include many mISDN drivers for chips by various vendors as well as several fresh Wi-Fi drivers for the staging area. As expected, the staging area is now also home to Microsoft's Hyper-V drivers. That they could soon be removed again, as threatened by one of the staging branch maintainers, has become less likely: Microsoft's developers are now active again, and Sam Ramji emphasised in a recent interview that Microsoft is putting a lot of work into the drivers.

"Con Kolivas' recently released BFS (Brain Fuck Scheduler) which was developed independently from the kernel, has had some minor effects on the development of Linux 2.6.32: When running comparison benchmarks, several testers found a problem in a relatively recent section of code in the current kernel scheduler, which prompted the developers to temporarily deactivate the section. Numerous further changes have been made to improve the current scheduler's performance (1, 2)."

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