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: vSwitch?
by alexz on Wed 21st Mar 2012 04:30 UTC in reply to "vSwitch?"
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2012-02-25

Cool, I did not know that Linux also copied the Crossbow concept from OpenSolaris
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-virtual-networkin...

Soon Linux has copied everything that Solaris invented.


I can feel a bit of frustration in your post. It also sounds a bit like what software patent proponents try to protect "OMG we did it first, you shouldn't be allowed to do it too!"

How would any operating progress if everybody had to be 100% original? Every OS needs to introduce ideas, if they do not, they die. But eventually, the most popular particularities have to become mainstream and be adapted to other OSes to benefit most of us. You can always rejoice on the fact that licenses were not compatible, linux dev had to re-implement it, they couldn't steal code!

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