Linked by diegocg on Tue 11th Dec 2012 15:15 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.7 has been released. This release includes support for the new ARM 64 bit architecture, ARM multiplatform support - the ability to boot into different ARM systems using the same kernel; support for cryptographically signed kernel modules; Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr; faster Btrfs fsync(); a new experimental "perf trace" tool modeled after strace; support for the TCP Fast Open feature in the server side; experimental SMBv2 protocol support used by modern Windows systems; stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS; the vxlan tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 ethernet packets over UDP; and support for the Intel "supervisor mode access prevention" security feature. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes.
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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 12th Dec 2012 03:47 UTC
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The inclusion of support for ARM64 is particularly interesting given the opportunity for ARM64 not only be a great alternative to Intel on the desktop, laptop and maybe workstation but also would be a great CPU for dense server configurations where heat and power consumption needs to be kept to a minimum. Regarding standardisation of ARM - I hope that maybe with the work done by Microsoft to standardise the ARM platform it will result in more uniformity and thus meaning a lot less code to get things done.

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