Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 21:14 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 2.6.33 has been released. This version features Nouveau, Nintendo Wii and Gamecube support, DRDB (Distributed Replicated Block Device), TCP "cookie transactions", a syscall for batching recvmsg() calls, several new perf subcommands (perf probe, perf bench, perf kmem, perf diff), support for cache compression and other improvements. See the full changelog here.
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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Is Trim support for SSDs.

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ngaio Member since:
2005-10-06

Yes I agree. But is will it work by default, or does the user need to use a kernel parameter to activate it?

It's a real pity this feature will not be part of the next Ubuntu release (unless someone backports it into their release kernel).

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aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Sticking with 2.6.32 makes sense for 10.04 LTS. I think Redhat, SuSe and Ubuntu (Mainly the first two) will "keep it alive":

http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/stable-status-01-2010.html

I'd like to announce that the 2.6.32-stable tree is also going to be maintained as a "long-term" stable release, living for 2-3 years, like the 2.6.27 kernel is. This is because a number (i.e. more than 2) Linux distributions are basing their "enterprise" releases on this kernel version, and it will make their lives easier if I keep it alive.

Note, the viability of me keeping this tree alive for such a length of time relies on the developers working for those distros to keep me informed of patches that need to be backported and applied to it. Without their help, I will have no problem in stopping the maintenance of the tree.

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WII
by fretinator on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:58 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

I can't wait to use my Wii-Fit to edit text in VI. Let me see, is it Stomp or Shuffle to switch to insert mode...

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theosib
Member since:
2006-03-02

For people running servers that require maximum disk reliability, some of us like to use full data journaling. This involves double-writes of all data, but it's more robust. Well, EXT4 doesn't support delayed allocation (which would a really nice optimization) in data journaling mode. STILL.

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

You can use XFS to put the full journal in a second disk, so your disk will undergo less I/O stress. But I agree, being able to wait for idle moment to do the stuff would be nice, but it's a little dangerous.

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cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

I thought XFS only journaled metadata.

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big_gie Member since:
2006-01-04

I think ext3/4 can put the journal somewhere else too. Or is it only ext4? I remember checking that for my eeepc...

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Wii Support
by TaterSalad on Thu 25th Feb 2010 02:14 UTC
TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

Does anyone have some good links to hacking the Wii?

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RE: Wii Support
by thomas_vg1 on Thu 25th Feb 2010 03:23 UTC in reply to "Wii Support"
thomas_vg1 Member since:
2007-12-28

http://www.wiibrew.org should get you started.

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Tear-free at last?
by Damnshock on Thu 25th Feb 2010 11:36 UTC
Damnshock
Member since:
2006-09-15

Page flipping: A ioctl has been added to support page flipping in the KMS API. This functionality is needed to implement tearing-free desktops

When will this happen? I really hope it's soon...

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RE: Tear-free at last?
by diegocg on Thu 25th Feb 2010 15:21 UTC in reply to "Tear-free at last?"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

Wayland uses it. I don't know how this fits in X.org

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RE[2]: Tear-free at last?
by Damnshock on Thu 25th Feb 2010 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Tear-free at last?"
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

That'd be great news if it wasn't for the fact tha Wayland is not even close to usable right now (and there is not much work on it, check the commits...)

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KernelNewbies
by vivainio on Thu 25th Feb 2010 19:33 UTC
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Kernelnewbies is the place to see a list of changes that actually makes sense:

http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges

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RE: KernelNewbies
by WereCatf on Sat 27th Feb 2010 17:41 UTC in reply to "KernelNewbies"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Kernelnewbies is the place to see a list of changes that actually makes sense:

http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges


I thank you for the link, though it refuses to load, had to use Google cache version of it. Still, I learned a few very interesting things: CompCache sounds like a really useful tool on f.ex. LiveCDs, and I didn't know Reiserfs has issues on multicore/SMP systems (Reisersfs de-BLKification)

Cheers ;)

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