Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Nov 2006 22:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux After 2 months, 2.6.19 has been released. This release includes the clustering GFS2 filesystem, Ecryptfs , the first experimental version of EXT4 (aimed at developers), support for the Atmel AVR32 architecture, sleepable RCU, improvements for NUMA-based systems, and much more.
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broken link
by diegocg on Wed 29th Nov 2006 23:08 UTC
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The last link doesn't points correctly to

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Encryption. Yum.
by GreatBunzinni on Wed 29th Nov 2006 23:19 UTC
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That Ecryptfs support sounds very good indeed. I sure welcome it with open arms. Kudos for mr Torvalds and his team.

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by situation on Wed 29th Nov 2006 23:57 UTC
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Too busy recompiling to say much more!

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by MighMoS on Thu 30th Nov 2006 01:46 UTC
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It seems like there's a lot to make this a pretty nice release. I'd be interested in some benchmarks vs. 2.6.18/17.

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RE: Benchmarks
by diegocg on Thu 30th Nov 2006 01:49 UTC in reply to "Benchmarks"
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RE[2]: Benchmarks
by DigitalAxis on Thu 30th Nov 2006 03:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Benchmarks"
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Wow, -mm sources on amd64 is... well, very variable.

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Early Christmas Present
by kev009 on Thu 30th Nov 2006 05:23 UTC
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Thank you kernel hackers, for the early Christmas present!

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Great job!
by dikatlon on Thu 30th Nov 2006 08:07 UTC
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The kernel hackers has done a great job.
Since Linus brought in git, it has been easy managing and taking care of the code!

Looking forward to the next release!

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LKML announcement
by Jack Malmostoso on Thu 30th Nov 2006 08:27 UTC
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Linus' announcement on the LKML made me laugh really hard. Geeky humor, gotta love it.

Something I noticed skimming through the changelog (available here: bcm43xx now supports 64bit and systems with >1GB of RAM. Sweet!

Edited 2006-11-30 08:38

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by SK8T on Thu 30th Nov 2006 13:51 UTC
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Congratulations to the Kernel team! You've done a great job! Please continue good working =)

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by netpython on Thu 30th Nov 2006 15:23 UTC
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Yahoo RX/TX polling for forcedeth,tnx.

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RE: Edgy
by gilboa on Fri 1st Dec 2006 15:52 UTC in reply to "Edgy"
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... At last.
I've been getting lousy RX performance on both PCNET32 and forcedeth.
Two presents in one package... Hooray!

- Gilboa

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File System Double Standards?
by charlieg on Thu 30th Nov 2006 16:16 UTC
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So Reiser4 does not make it in because it still needs further development... but Ext4 does because, they say, it is, "for developers"?

Smacks like a case of NIH syndrome to me. All these objections to the inclusion of Reiser4, yet when they create their own it goes straight in even though it is not yet stable.

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RE: File System Double Standards?
by Rahul on Thu 30th Nov 2006 16:56 UTC in reply to "File System Double Standards?"
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You should have read the article instead.

"Like OCFS2 and like any other filesystem that wants to be merged in the linux kernel, GFS2 developers asked for submission long time ago. They were asked to fix things (even considering that GFS2 had already been developed at Sistina and it was already a stable final product), they submitted it again, they were asked to fix more things, and so on, for a long period of time. Their developers have fixed every thing they were asked to fix. Because of their hard work, GFS2 is now ready to be merged, nobody opposes to it, and everyone is happy. (Amazing, isn't it? In fact, 3 new filesystems are being merged in 2.6.19 and nobody is flaming nobody, quite the contrary)"

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RE: File System Double Standards?
by cyclops on Thu 30th Nov 2006 16:59 UTC in reply to "File System Double Standards?"
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I don't think it is NIH syndrome. I believe that there were technical reasons, that required some give on what "became" a two sided issue.

I'm sure Reisers persuasive abilities let him down, simply because he had to ask people to compromise. Now thats a little tricky anyway, but you can't bully people into maintaining your code.

What I am surprised by, it that since Reiser is erm...occupied. That nobody from is company has stepped up to push the Filesystem for kernel inclusion for there own reasons.

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Updates to AHCI
by abraxas on Fri 1st Dec 2006 03:20 UTC
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This release also has many updates for AHCI. I haven't checked had a chance to sort through the release notes with a fine tooth comb yet but as far as I know 2.6.19 is supposed to have NCQ support for AHCI based systems. Does anyone know if NCQ is now supported?

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