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Kernel Log - Improved USB 3. 0 support, X.org drivers to move back into X Server

Oct 08, 2009, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"The maintainers of the Linux Stable Series have recently released their Linux versions 2.6.27.36, 2.6.30.9 and 2.6.31.2 – with the usual unspecific recommendation that the users of non-distribution kernels should make sure they upgrade to the new versions ("All users of the 2.6.xx kernel series are very strongly encouraged to upgrade.").

"The new versions usually correct bugs and offer a number of minor improvements. However, Linux 2.6.31.2 also includes some changes that are uncommonly substantial for a stable kernel, as Greg Kroah-Hartmanand points out in his review email. For instance, apparently only now has the USB 3.0 support that was introduced with 2.6.31 been made to run smoothly in 2.6.31.2; the developers also modified some of the Wi-Fi, KVM and Xen drivers to a greater extent than they usually do. The new version is said to allow better I/O throughput rates for large servers."

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