Friday, October 10, 2008

Kernel 2.6.27 is Out

Ok, the wait is now over. Kernel 2.6.27 has been officially released by Linus and it contains lots of new interesting features. Those are UBIFS, support for integrity checking in the block layer, multiqueue networking, the ftrace tracing framework, the lockless page cache, the relocation of a lot of firmware, the GSPCA webcam driver set, and a number of extended system calls.Detailed and human readable information can be seen KernelNewbies.

For me, the interesting part is the merge of gspca driver for webcams. This will make lots of web cam available on most modern laptop works out of the box (hopefully). Also this kernel should have fixed my problem with battery. It's already back-ported to actually, but newer kernel is already released, so i just skipped to the latest kernel also.

Here's on my system:

willysr@dosen:~$ uname -a
Linux dosen 2.6.27 #1 Fri Oct 10 07:58:46 WIT 2008 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU
2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux