Sunday, July 22, 2012

Linux Kernel 3.5

Linus Torvalds has just released Linux Kernel 3.5 after he was satisfied with the changes after rc7 which is quite small. KernelNewbies has written an extensive human-readable changes that Linux Kernel 3.5 has compared to previous 3.4. Here are the major highlights:
  1. Ext4 metadata checksums
  2. Uprobes: userspace probes
  3. Seccomp-based system call filtering
  4. Bufferbloat fighting: CoDel queue management
  5. TCP connection repair
  6. TCP Early Retransmit
  7. Android-style opportunistic suspend
  8. Btrfs: I/O failure statistics, latency improvements
  9. SCSI over FireWire and USB
If you wanted to see what changes in the driver sections, please head to Linux 3.5 DriverArch

It's time to test this new kernel against the NVidia driver and VMWare.