October 1, 2012

The 3.6 Kernel Is Out

Linus has released the 3.6 kernel. "When I did the -rc7 announcement a week ago, I said I might have to do an -rc8, but a week passed, and things have been calm, and I honestly cannot see a major reason to do another rc. So here it is, 3.6 final." Notable features in 3.6 include TCP small queues, the client-side TCP fast open implementation (server side should go in for 3.7), IOMMU groups, the Btrfs send/receive feature, the VFIO device virtualization mechanism, and more. 

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