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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.36 (Part 2)

Sep 23, 2010, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"2.6.36 offers VFS optimisations, has returned to integrating Ext3 file systems with "data=ordered" by default and can store data from shared Windows or Samba disks in local cache to improve performance. Numerous new and improved drivers enhance the kernel's storage and network hardware support.

"During the hours of Monday night and Tuesday morning, Greg Kroah-Hartman released the stable kernels 2.6.27.53, 2.6.32.22 and 2.6.35.5. These bring small improvements and bug fixes – including some to close the recently disclosed vulnerability that could allow an unprivileged user to gain root access.

"Shortly after and a day late, Linus Torvalds, issued the fifth pre-release version of next month's forthcoming Linux version 2.6.36. The Kernel Log takes the release of RC5 as an opportunity to continue its "Coming in 2.6.36" mini series to describe the advancements in terms of file systems and storage infrastructure as well as storage and network drivers. Part 1 of the series described the changes in the graphics hardware area; in the coming weeks, further articles will discuss the kernel's USB drivers, FireWire, V4L/DVB etc as well as the changes to the architecture code and infrastructure."

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