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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers

Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support. Android drivers have now been escorted from the staging area, while Ramzswap (formerly Comp...
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How Old is Our Kernel?

We now have almost five years of kernel development history in the git repository; this history can yield interesting info...

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Kernel Prepatch 2.6.33-rc8

Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc8 prepatch. "I think this is going to be the last -rc of the series, so please do test it out. A number of regressions should be fixed, and while the regression list doesn't make me _happy_, we didn't have the kind...
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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 4) - Architecture and Virtualisation

Several changes to the X86 and KVM code will speed up the kernel's own hypervisor. The kernel developers once again revised and considerably extended the still emerging tracing infrastructure. The Power and PowerPC code now also supports the Gamecube and Wii games consoles...
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Stable Kernel 2.6.32.8

Stable kernel 2.6.32.8 has been released. It is fairly large set of patches, with changes all over the tree, along with at least one security fix. Users of 2.6.32 are, as usual, very strongly encouraged to upgrade.
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