Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 11:35 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 3.2 has been released [like 34 weeks ago, sorry for the delay]. The changes include support for Ext4 block sizes bigger than 4KB and up to 1MB, btrfs has been updated with faster scrubbing, automatic backup of critical filesystem metadata, detailed corruption messages and tools for manual inspection of the metadata; the process scheduler has added support to set upper limits of CPU time usage to groups of processes; the desktop reponsiveness in presence of heavy writes has been improved; TCP has been updated to include an algorithm which speeds up slightly the recovery of connection after lost packets; and more. New drivers and small improvements and fixes are also available in this release. Here's the full changelog.
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RE: Versioning
by static666 on Mon 9th Jan 2012 16:47 UTC in reply to "Versioning"
static666
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2006-06-09

Well, versioning systems do not mean anything really. And due to latest trend of really f*cking them up, one should not care anymore. It is merely a convenience if they are numbered and the count goes up. Just get the latest & greatest. But when was the last time you had to compile or simply install a kernel version different from your distro's default?

With Linux getting mature it's the distro version that really matters now.

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