Measures to optimise the power management code and fully support the Turbo Core function of recent AMD six-core processors increase the data throughput and processing speed of Linux 2.6.35. Further kernel additions include tracing interfaces for KVM, another kernel configuration program, and functions for de-fragmenting the working memory.
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...
AppArmor, entry points for on-access virus scanners, a rewritten Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer, as well as basic support of Xen-Dom0 code, are among the most important advancements of version 2.6.36 of the Linux kernel.
Phoronix: Recapping The Top Changes Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel
With development of the Linux 3.14 kernel coming to an end and its official release potentially coming in a few days, here's a recap of some of the top features and changes for this next major kernel version...
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.56 LTS (long-term support), bringing a few necessary changes to this particular branch. As the version implies, this is a very long-lived kernel branch and the number of changes and fixes are no longer very consistent.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of yet another version of the Linux kernel, namely 3.0.101 LTS (long-term support). Linux kernel 3.0.101 is one of the smallest releases so far but, more importantly, it's also the last one in the series. Users have been advised to upgrade as soon as possible to a more recent version.
The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 3.10.9, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman and it's now available for download. It's rather unusual for a kernel branch to get updates in less than 12 hours, but it happens nonetheless. This is just the case with the latest 3.10.9, which has been released to fix only one bug regarding the networking.