Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kernel 2.6.27 Preview

This month, the final Linux kernel 2.6.27 will arrive as Linus already stated that RC8 would be the last RC before the final version goes out. The regression were reduced and if nothing major going on, we should see the final version in a few days big hug

This post is trying to list a probable cool stuff you will see in Kernel 2.6.27. It is a summary of what has been described in KernelNewbies:
  • New filesystem (UBIFS) for "pure" flash-based storage devices
  • Improved Direct I/O scalability and performance
  • An alternative hibernation implementation based on kexec/kdump
  • Improved video camera support (through merged gspca driver)
  • More wireless driver support (Intel 5000 series and Atheros through ath9k) and also other drivers as well
  • Mmiotrace for debugging and reverse engineering binary drivers
  • Better ACPI handling
  • Huge network improvements
In short, Linux kernel 2.6.27 will be a HUGE improvements compared to 2.6.26. There will be a lot of new questions during configuration phase, that's for sure winking

Thank you for all the developers who made this release possible and thanks to Linus who maintain the Linux kernels for years...