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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.37 (Part 5) - Drivers

Dec 30, 2010, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Support for fast USB 3.0 storage devices with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP), an audio loopback driver plus extensions to support Apple's Magic Trackpad are only some of the advances that improve the hardware support of the forthcoming Linux kernel version 2.6.37; final release is expected in January.

"On the Wednesday before Christmas, Linus Torvalds issued the seventh release candidate of Linux 2.6.37. In his release email, Torvalds mentioned a few relatively substantial changes and said that some of them make him slightly nervous. On the 29th of December an eighth release candidate was released by Torvalds which he described as "just a collection of random fixes all over". It'll be early in the New Year when we see Linux version 2.6.37 finalized.

"The Kernel Log completes the "Coming in 2.6.37" mini-series with a description of various drivers and their surrounding kernel infrastructure. Part 1 of this mini-series described the graphics hardware drivers, while Part 2 discussed file systems. Part 3 dealt with the network and storage hardware, and Part 4 discussed the changes in terms of the kernel's architecture and infrastructure code."

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