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: btrfs
by jessesmith on Sun 10th Nov 2013 00:54 UTC in reply to "btrfs"
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The openSUSE distribution has supported Btrfs for a while now. I do not think it'll be the default under the release after this coming one, but they have done a lot of work with Btrfs and integrating snapshots in with the YaST admin tools. They seem to be the only Linux distribution taking Btrfs really seriously at the moment. Fedora and Ubuntu both have Btrfs as an option at install time, but it isn't really well implemented in either distribution.

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