Linked by Elv13 on Fri 20th May 2011 21:06 UTC
Linux Version 2.6.39 once again took Linus Torvalds and his fellow developers less than 70 days to complete. This is further indication of a slight, though ever more apparent, increase in the kernel's development speed, as about 80 to 90 days still passed between the release of two versions one or two years ago. With 2.6.39, this also meant that there was a slight decrease in the number of advancements which are worth mentioning in the Kernel Log; however, there are still plenty of changes that will make Linux faster and better.
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RE[5]: Big Kernel Lock
by nej_simon on Mon 23rd May 2011 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Big Kernel Lock"
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My wireless still breaks after a kernel upgrade ... So it is an issue.

Well, are you using DKMS?

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RE[6]: Big Kernel Lock
by lucas_maximus on Mon 23rd May 2011 22:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Big Kernel Lock"
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For example on my desktop I have nvidia card ... wait a sec DKMS doesn't work with that.

I have a ralink wireless chipset for some unknown reason doesn't have a Linux driver in the kernel (even though the hardware specs are available on ralink's website) ... OpenBSD supports it fine.

DKMS would never have to be ever invented if they bothered to make ABI stable.

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RE[7]: Big Kernel Lock
by No it isnt on Mon 23rd May 2011 23:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Big Kernel Lock"
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In actual fact, DKMS does work with nvidia, but there is no binary-blob nvidia driver for OpenBSD, so your comparison is a bit shit.

Which RaLink do you use? Most of them are available through whatever distro you're using.

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