Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th Mar 2012 17:04 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 3.3 has been released. The changes include the merge of kernel code from the Android project. There is also support for a new architecture (TI C6X), much improved balancing and the ability to restripe between different RAID profiles in Btrfs, and several network improvements: a virtual switch implementation (Open vSwitch) designed for virtualization scenarios, a faster and more scalable alternative to the "bonding" driver, a configurable limit to the transmission queue of the network devices to fight bufferbloat, a network priority control group and per-cgroup TCP buffer limits. There are also many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full changelog.
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RE: Android merge
by Elv13 on Tue 20th Mar 2012 02:36 UTC in reply to "Android merge"
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Android AOSP/LiNARO are getting bored of porting an heavy patch set to keep the Android fork of Linux up to date. So instead of another massive code drop that have no chance of getting merged, they go bit by bit to make the merge easier for everybody. This is a good thing if this get merged because Android drivers will start to work fine on regular Linux, a win for everybody (graphic drivers excluded).

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