"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 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and
184.108.40.206. 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
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