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Oct 20, 2009, 11:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"Some of the more interesting changes in 2.6.31 include:

"Performance counter support for the x86 and PowerPC architectures. Performance counters have long been an out-of-tree feature; 2.6.31 will finally make this important hardware capability available in the mainline kernel.

"Support for char devices in user space. The immediate application of this feature may be to provide support for the legacy Open Sound System driver architecture.

"Kmemleak, a development tool capable of finding memory leaks in kernel code. Support for profiling the kernel with gcov has also been added."

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