A new version of the Linux Kernel has been released by Linus Torvalds
this week which brings with it a fix for the occasionally caused system
interruptions when writing to slow storage devices. Together with a
multitude of new features and tweaks.
Another major difference in
the Linux Kernel 3.3 release is that its now also been merged with
Android Project. The merger comes after many years of disagreement
between developers from both Linux and Android Projects.
Linux Kernel 3.3 release now also makes it possible now to restripe
between different RAID levels. As well as a new debugging utility named
"integrity check”, has been added to aid developers with creating
software and applications.
"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
Lots more alterations have been made to the new Linux Kernel 3.3 which can be viewed over on the Kernel Newbies website.
Source: H Online