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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.36 (Part 3) - Architecture & Infrastructure

Oct 05, 2010, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"AppArmor, entry points for on-access virus scanners, a rewritten Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer, as well as basic support of Xen-Dom0 code, are among the most important advancements of version 2.6.36 of the Linux kernel. Due to various restructuring measures, this version will be slightly smaller than the previous version despite several hundred thousand new lines of code.

"In the early hours of Wednesday, Linus Torvalds issued the sixth pre-release version of Linux 2.6.36. Torvalds indicated that he plans to release the final new version 2.6.36 soon, but that there may still be another release candidate before that.

"The Kernel Log takes the release of RC6 as an opportunity to continue its "Coming in 2.6.36" mini series and describe the advancements in the infrastructure area, for instance in terms of the build system, memory management and the support of various CPU and system architectures. Part 1 of the series described the changes in the graphics hardware area; Part 2 discussed file systems as well as the infrastructure and drivers for storage and network hardware; Part 4 discussing the changes in terms of ACPI, PCI, power management and drivers for such technologies as USB, FireWire, V4L / DVB etc will conclude our mini series."

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