Torvalds has released Kernel 3.2

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Torvalds has released Kernel 3.2

Postby viking60 » 12 Jan 2012, 17:36

Somewhat delayed Linus Torvalds has released Kernel 3.2.
The new stuff is mostly in the handling of Ext4 . And in particular in the handling of Blocks and Clusters through Bigalloc that will prevent swapping because Ext4 can handle Clusters up to 1 MByte as opposed to the former 4KByte.
That means less writing to the Bitmaps that will fit easier in the storage. + A lot of über smart stuff :-D
The changes will not be backwards compatible.
In Btrfs the checking of Checksums has become faster and it now supports Qualcomms Hexagon-Architecture on the HW side.
Here is a (more) understandable overview of the changes.
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
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