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File-System Benchmarks With The Linux 2.6.34 Kernel

File-system benchmarks have become quite common to Phoronix in the age of EXT4 and Btrfs with these new file-systems driving much of the interest and as we have also been finding the Linux file-system performance to change between kernel releases (and in some cases, the performance has changed a gr...
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Kernel Prepatch 2.6.34-rc4

The 2.6.34-rc4 prepatch is out, about a week later than would have been expected. The delay was the result of a nasty VM regression that we'll be covering separately. All told, some 500 fixes have been merged since -rc3; see the announcement for the s...
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The 2.6.34-rc3 Kernel is Out

Linus has released the 2.6.34-rc3 kernel prepatch. "Anyway, from a messy -rc2 we now have a -rc3 that should be in much better shape. Regressions fixed, and the ShortLog is short enough to be worth posting to lkml." Testers who are usin...
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Stable Kernels 2.6.32.10 and 2.6.33.1

The 2.6.32.10 and 2.6.33.1 stable kernel updates are out. They are both massive, with 145 and 123 patches, respectively.
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Linux 2.6.34-rc1 Kernel Is Out w/ New Features

Following a two week merge window following the release of the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, Linus Torvalds has announced the first release candidate for the next kernel, to be known as the Linux 2.6.34 kernel. Of a lot of interest to us (and likely you too) are all of the GPU DRM updates in the Linux 2.6.
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