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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers

Feb 17, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support. Android drivers have now been escorted from the staging area, while Ramzswap (formerly Compcache) framework for compressing RAM has been added.

"Linux Torvalds, as of the end of last week, has now released Linux 2.6.33-rc8, the eighth pre-release version of Linux kernel 2.6.33. The release announcement indicates that he expects it to be the last pre-release version, suggesting that the next kernel version from the main development tree is likely to see the light of day late this week or early next. It is not, however, unknown for Torvalds to slip out another version despite pronouncements to the contrary, pushing back the final kernel release by three to seven days.

"The description of drivers and driver infrastructure-related changes which follows completes our reporting on the major changes in Linux 2.6.33 in our "Coming in 2.6.33" series. Parts one, two, three and four of the series looked at changes in network support, file systems, the storage subsystem, graphics hardware, architecture, tracing and virtualisation and the drivers residing in these areas of the kernel."

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