Linked by diegocg on Wed 5th Jan 2011 14:48 UTC
Linux Linux 2.6.37 has been released. This release includes several SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, complete removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a network device based in the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules and listing of accesible local and global variables, image hibernation using LZO compression, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers. You can read the full changelog as well.
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RE: Big Kernel Lock Removal.
by Lennie on Thu 6th Jan 2011 17:11 UTC in reply to "Big Kernel Lock Removal. "
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That combined with the recent scheduler changes in 2.6.38 and lots of changes to the kernel-threads, some tickless changes and ext4 scalability improvements and removal of barriers in the block subsystem should hopefully improve performance for a bit.

Edited 2011-01-06 17:17 UTC

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