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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 2) - File Systems

Apr 23, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Version 2.6.34 of the Linux kernel will be the first to support the Ceph and LogFS file systems. A number of changes to the Btrfs and XFS code promise improved performance. The kernel should now be better at working with drives with 4 KB logical sectors.

"On Tuesday morning, Linus Torvalds released the fifth pre-release version of Linux 2.6.34. One feature highlighted in Torvalds' release e-mail was a fix for a problem in the ACPI subsystem which had afflicted several testers.

"Following the teething troubles at the start of the 2.6.34 development cycle, RC5 was released, as is usual at this point in the development cycle, around one week after RC4. The latter had been delayed as Torvalds and other developers spent days hunting down a bug in the kernel's memory management code. This gave rise both to a lengthy discussion and to fixes for several other bugs uncovered during the search. Details of what went on and an in-depth look at parts of the virtual memory subsystem can be found in the article "The case of the overly anonymous anon_vma" on LWN.net."

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