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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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 13th Dec 2012 04:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
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The good thing is, it also supports running existing 32-bit ARM applications.


The biggest question is how well optimised is the user land given the douchy behaviour of the GNU libc maintainer Ulrich Drepper who is dismissive of addressing issues relating to non-x86 platforms.

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