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Kernel prepatch 2.6.37-rc3

The 2.6.37-rc3 prepatch is out. "And I have to say, I'm pretty happy with how quiet things have been. Of course, maybe people are just lying low, waiting to ambush me next week with a flood of patches when I'm gone in Japan, all in order to try to be...

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Kernel Prepatch 2.6.36-rc5

Linus has released the 2.6.36-rc5 prepatch, one day later than he had intended.

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Stable Kernel Updates

Greg has released three stable kernel updates: 2.6.27.54, 2.6.32.22 and 2.6.35.5. There aren't many changes to 2.6.27.54. That series will not be supported much longer. Both 2.6.32.22 and 2.6.35.5 have a fix for a really nasty sigreturn bug on ARM systems, among other changes. Users of these kernel series must...

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Benchmarks Of ZFS-FUSE On Linux Against EXT4, Btrfs

Last week we reported that a native ZFS implementation for Linux is soon being released that is based upon the work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring Sun's ZFS file-system to Linux as a CDDL-licensed kernel module. As said though in that article, there is already a ZFS module...

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ZFS as a Linux kernel module

Phoronix reports that Indian vendor Knowledge Quest Infotech is working on a native ZFS port to Linux...

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