Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Oct 2008 09:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 2.6.27 has been released. It adds a new filesystem (UBIFS) for "pure" flash-based storage, the page-cache is now lockless, much improved Direct I/O scalability and performance, delayed allocation support for ext4, multiqueue networking, data integrity support in the block layer, a function tracer, a mmio tracer, sysprof support, improved webcam support, support for the Intel wifi 5000 series and RTL8187B network cards, a new ath9k driver for the Atheros AR5008 and AR9001 chipsets, more new drivers, and many other improvements and fixes. Full list of changes can be found here.
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e1000e bug?
by -oblio- on Fri 10th Oct 2008 09:31 UTC
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2008-05-27

Is this fixed? http://lwn.net/Articles/301251/

From the changelog I can't tell...

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RE: e1000e bug?
by johkra on Fri 10th Oct 2008 09:39 UTC in reply to "e1000e bug?"
johkra Member since:
2007-09-12

I have no source handy, but yes, it should be fixed now.

Edit: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=...

Edited 2008-10-10 09:52 UTC

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RE: e1000e bug?
by flanque on Fri 10th Oct 2008 10:34 UTC in reply to "e1000e bug?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I read earlier this week or late last week (cannot recall) that it was fixed.

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RE: e1000e bug?
by abraxas on Fri 10th Oct 2008 11:59 UTC in reply to "e1000e bug?"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah it is fixed. Linus wouldn't release a kernel with such a show stopping bug.

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RE[2]: e1000e bug?
by -oblio- on Fri 10th Oct 2008 13:29 UTC in reply to "RE: e1000e bug?"
-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

LWN to the rescue: http://lwn.net/Articles/302556/

There's a workaround, but it's not fixed (yet).

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RE: e1000e bug?
by segedunum on Fri 10th Oct 2008 22:57 UTC in reply to "e1000e bug?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-kernel/2008/9/30/3451554/th...

Linus does not consider this to have been a software bug per se:

"Btw, the _real_ bug is clearly in the hardware design that allows you to brick those things without apparently even having a lock bit.

I'm hoping Intel doesn't treat this as just a software bug. Some hw designer should be thinking hard about which orifice they put their head up in.

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RE[2]: e1000e bug?
by smitty on Sat 11th Oct 2008 04:06 UTC in reply to "RE: e1000e bug?"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Which was followed up by this:

The hardware has a lock bit, and we're trying to figure out why the BIOS writers guide doesn't say to set it.

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wow great day
by Yagami on Fri 10th Oct 2008 11:37 UTC
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2006-07-15

wow , offtopic but :

a new version of mandriva , python and kernel released on the same day !!! ;)

whats next ? ;)

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2.6.27
by Vide on Fri 10th Oct 2008 11:41 UTC
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2006-02-17

This seems a huge release... the lockless page cache, ext4 delayed allocation, BL data integrity, tons of new webcams, new wifi drivers etc..

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RE: 2.6.27
by FreeGamer on Fri 10th Oct 2008 12:51 UTC in reply to "2.6.27"
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2007-04-13

Huge release for who? There are very few notable features that affect everyday-desktop users...

Still, that's what I like to see. Iterative improvements, refinements. Big changes mean big problems to solve.

Does anybody know the biggest challenges for improving the Linux kernel in the future?

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RE[2]: 2.6.27
by Vide on Fri 10th Oct 2008 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE: 2.6.27"
Vide Member since:
2006-02-17

Huge release for who? There are very few notable features that affect everyday-desktop users...


For the main linux user profile: server administrators ;)
Anyway some of the improvements will benefit desktop usage as well

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RE[2]: 2.6.27
by eprubio on Fri 10th Oct 2008 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE: 2.6.27"
eprubio Member since:
2008-01-09

What about the gspca driver? It will add support for a lot of webcams (the current lack of support is a common user complain)

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What's next?
by Dryhte on Fri 10th Oct 2008 11:41 UTC
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2008-02-05

Cthulhu gets elected president of the US of A.


EDIT: mmm, this should 've been a reply to Yagami ;)

Edited 2008-10-10 11:43 UTC

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RE: What's next?
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 10th Oct 2008 13:31 UTC in reply to "What's next?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Cthulhu gets elected president of the US of A.


Even if he (it?) didn't win, it would certainly make for a much more interesting campaign.

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RE: What's next?
by TaterSalad on Fri 10th Oct 2008 14:02 UTC in reply to "What's next?"
TaterSalad Member since:
2005-07-06

The call of ktulu?

(obscure metallica reference)

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RE[2]: What's next?
by anevilyak on Fri 10th Oct 2008 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE: What's next?"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

The call of ktulu?

(obscure metallica reference)


Cthulhu as in H.P. Lovecraft's short story, which is where the Metallica song takes its name from.

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RE: What's next?
by sbergman27 on Fri 10th Oct 2008 17:02 UTC in reply to "What's next?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Cthulhu gets elected president of the US of A.

I don't understand. I thought it was *leaving* that office this coming January.

Edited 2008-10-10 17:13 UTC

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RE: What's next?
by BluenoseJake on Fri 10th Oct 2008 18:33 UTC in reply to "What's next?"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I thought he's been running the US for the last 8 years or so.....

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UBIFS
by kaiwai on Fri 10th Oct 2008 13:45 UTC
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2005-07-06

The UBIFS sounds great, it would be good if there were one standardised file system which all operating systems supported for removable storage. With Microsoft walking around like a feral dog threatening people with their FAT patents - I think precautions like creating an alternative, open source and open standards file system which all operating system vendors can adopt royalty free would be a better thing imho than the status quo today.

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RE: ..open standards file system which all ...
by glarepate on Fri 10th Oct 2008 19:54 UTC in reply to "UBIFS"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

... operating system vendors can adopt royalty free ...

Like iso9660?

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

... operating system vendors can adopt royalty free ...

Like iso9660?


And that can work on flash devices, external storage devices, thumb drives etc. etc?

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jaypee
Member since:
2005-07-28

I loaded the new Mandriva on my HP laptop last night and was not disappointed. The new Kernel allowed me to finally have my Atheros AR5007EG wireless card working right "out of the box". Many thanks to the kernel developers.

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Maturity of ext4?
by Wrawrat on Sat 11th Oct 2008 01:06 UTC
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2005-06-30

Well, since they made changes on ext4, I wonder if it's now mature enough to be a suitable replacement of ext3, especially in terms of stability. Any word on this?

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