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Linux 2.6.39 Debuts with Improved Performance

May 19, 2011, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])

"In terms of new features, the 2.6.39 kernel includes a new block device plugging model. The new plugging model is based on a per-thread approach and is intended to prevent code locking in an effort to improve Linux performance.

"From a virtualization perspective, the KVM hypervisor now handles asynchronous page fault processing."

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