Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Oct 2008 09:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 2.6.27 has been released. It adds a new filesystem (UBIFS) for "pure" flash-based storage, the page-cache is now lockless, much improved Direct I/O scalability and performance, delayed allocation support for ext4, multiqueue networking, data integrity support in the block layer, a function tracer, a mmio tracer, sysprof support, improved webcam support, support for the Intel wifi 5000 series and RTL8187B network cards, a new ath9k driver for the Atheros AR5008 and AR9001 chipsets, more new drivers, and many other improvements and fixes. Full list of changes can be found here.
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2.6.27
by Vide on Fri 10th Oct 2008 11:41 UTC
Vide
Member since:
2006-02-17

This seems a huge release... the lockless page cache, ext4 delayed allocation, BL data integrity, tons of new webcams, new wifi drivers etc..

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RE: 2.6.27
by FreeGamer on Fri 10th Oct 2008 12:51 in reply to "2.6.27"
FreeGamer Member since:
2007-04-13

Huge release for who? There are very few notable features that affect everyday-desktop users...

Still, that's what I like to see. Iterative improvements, refinements. Big changes mean big problems to solve.

Does anybody know the biggest challenges for improving the Linux kernel in the future?

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RE[2]: 2.6.27
by Vide on Fri 10th Oct 2008 13:25 in reply to "RE: 2.6.27"
Vide Member since:
2006-02-17

Huge release for who? There are very few notable features that affect everyday-desktop users...


For the main linux user profile: server administrators ;)
Anyway some of the improvements will benefit desktop usage as well

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RE[2]: 2.6.27
by eprubio on Fri 10th Oct 2008 15:51 in reply to "RE: 2.6.27"
eprubio Member since:
2008-01-09

What about the gspca driver? It will add support for a lot of webcams (the current lack of support is a common user complain)

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