Linked by diegocg on Mon 1st May 2017 10:44 UTC

Linux 4.11 has been released. This release adds support for pluggable IO schedulers framework in the multiqueue block layer, journalling support in the MD RAID5 implementation that closes the write hole, a more scalable swapping implementation for swap placed in SSDs, a new statx() system call that solves the deficiencies of the existing stat(), a new perf ftrace tool that acts as a frontend for the ftrace interface, support for drives that implement the OPAL Storage Specification, support for the Shared Memory Communications-RDMA protocol as defined in RFC7609, persistent scrollback buffers for all VGA consoles, and many other improvements and new drivers. Here is the full list of changes.

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Comment by judgen
by judgen on Tue 2nd May 2017 10:40 UTC
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I think you should focus more on the removals from the kernel since 4.1. Since there has been plenty. Some previously working hardware will not work. Sad day for enthusiasts of certain hardware.

Gosh dag-nabbit my PPC card is not supported any more!
I know, ill fix it myself. As usual.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by charlieg on Tue 2nd May 2017 20:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by judgen"
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Is it realistic for future development to always support old hardware? At some point the codebase has to move on, resources be freed up for other more up to date hardware.

You can still use the version of Linux that supported your hardware, right? There's LTS kernels still receiving updates many years later. Why do you need the kernel to be bleeding edge?

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