Linked by diegocg on Mon 1st Oct 2012 16:52 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.6 has been released. There are new features in Btrfs: subvolume quotas, quota groups and snapshot diffs (aka "send/receive"). It also includes support for suspending to disk and memory at the same time, a TCP "Fast Open" mode, a "TCP small queues" feature to fight bufferbloat; support for safe swapping over NFS/NBD, support for the PCIe D3cold power state; and VFIO, which allows safe access from guest drivers to bare-metal host devices. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes
Permalink for comment 537180
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by diegocg
by diegocg on Mon 1st Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Member since:

One of the most interesting changes, from a "philosophical" point of view, is VFIO, because it allows to create safe and fast user-space drivers. So people who likes microkernels don't even need to write a OS from scratch to do experiments.

Reply Score: 7