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Kernel release status

The 3.5 kernel was released on July 21; see Linus's announcement for some low-level details. Headline features in 3.5 include the CoDel queue management algorithm (a piece of the solution to the bufferbloat problem), the seccomp filters sandboxing mechanism, autosleep (an alternative to Android's opportunistic suspend mechanism), the uprobes user-space probe subsystem, the contiguous memory allocator, the new kcmp() system call, metadata checksumming in the ext4 filesystem, and a lot more. See the KernelNewbies 3.5 page for more information.

Stable updates: 3.0.38 and 3.4.6 were released on July 19 with the usual set of important fixes. The 3.2.24 update is in the review process as of this writing; its release can be expected any time.


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