Linked by diegocg on Thu 7th Nov 2013 22:19 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.12 has been released. This release includes support for offline deduplication in Btrfs, automatic GPU switching in laptops with dual GPUs, a performance boost for AMD Radeon graphics, better RAID-5 multicore performance, improved handling of out-of-memory situations, improvements to the timerless multitasking mode, separate modesetting and rendering device nodes in the graphics DRM layer, improved locking performance for virtualized guests, XFS directory recursion scalability improvements, new drivers and many small improvements. Here's the full list of changes.
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RE: OOM Killer
by Savior on Fri 8th Nov 2013 09:04 UTC in reply to "OOM Killer"
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What will linux kill? How about a document, web browser, X11 session, etc.

According to my experience, it's almost always the last one (X11)... only seldom had I the luck of it being something harmless, like Firefox. If this update fixes this problem, I'll be very happy.

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RE[2]: OOM Killer
by ajs124 on Fri 8th Nov 2013 13:30 in reply to "RE: OOM Killer"
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huh, it worked pretty reliably for me and killed firefox or its plugin container most of the time.

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