Thursday, January 5, 2012

Linux 3.2 is out

Linus Torvalds has announced the official availability of Linux version 3.2. Here's the list of features added to 3.2:

  1. Ext4: Support for bigger block sizes
  2. Btrfs: Faster scrubbing, automatic backup of tree roots, detailed corruption messages, manual inspection of metadata
  3. Process bandwith controller
  4. New architecture: Hexagon
  5. Thin provisioning and recursive snapshots in the Device Mapper
  6. I/O-less dirty throttling, reduce filesystem writeback from page reclaim
  7. TCP Proportional Rate Reduction
  8. Improved live profiling tool "perf top"
  9. Cross memory attach
Driver and architecture-specific changes can be found here.

For full list of changes, head here

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