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.
I am reading the ULK 3rd edition.
It was published several years ago and covers 2.6.1x kernel.
Does anyone know the news of publishing of new ULK?
I know "The professional Linux kernel architecture" book is covering newer version of kernel.
It is very good book.
But I am eagerly looking forward to new ULK.
Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, announced version 3.3 of the kernel Sunday. Among the most noteworthy changes found in 3.3 is the merging of kernel code from the Android project. Linux 3.3 also includes support for a new architecture, the Texas Instruments VelociTI Very Long Instruction Word architecture used in its C6x family of multicore devices.
I want to learn about the kernel, but the latest kernel version I see listed in the descriptions of the books I'm looking at is 2.6. Does that matter much? I don't want to learn key concepts that are no longer pertinent, and I'm coming from a n00bish perspective so I won't necessarily recognize out-of-date material when I read it.