Kernel 3.3 released

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Kernel 3.3 released

Postby viking60 » 20 Mar 2012, 23:40

Summary: This release features as the most important change the merge of kernel code from the Android project. But there is more, it also includes support for a new architecture (TI C6X), much improved balancing and the ability to restripe between different RAID profiles in Btrfs, and several network improvements: a virtual switch implementation (Open vSwitch) designed for virtualization scenarios, a faster and more scalable alternative to the "bonding" driver, a configurable limit to the transmission queue of the network devices to fight bufferbloat, a network priority control group and per-cgroup TCP buffer limits. There are also many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available


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Re: Kernel 3.3 released

Postby dedanna1029 » 04 May 2012, 16:20

Question, why is it that most distro devels refuse to release the latest? I found this with Mandriva, with SuSe, and now Linux Mint:

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Re: Kernel 3.3 released

Postby viking60 » 05 May 2012, 09:14

I guess it involves some work to package a distro, making sound etc work. Once they are finished they need to rest for 6 months. In Arch the kernel comes pretty fast. Once in a while that can break stuff like wifi in my case - (problem with ath drivers). There will be a solution in the forum to fix it pretty fast.
What I did was to install the LTS kernel, so whenever I get an unlikely problem with the new kernel I can fall back to LTS during boot.
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