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Linux 3.4-rc3 Fixes Two Obscure Bugs

Linux Kernel

Published on 15 April 2012 10:22 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.4-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening.

The Linux 3.4-rc3 release is coming a day late as Linus was battling two bugs he encountered: an oops in the SCSI layer error handling and an x86-32 crash that he had introduced days earlier. Besides addressing these two personal issues of his, Linus says, " I don't think there really is anything hugely exciting there. It's mostly driver updates, with a smattering of architecture fixes and networking. The diffstat is almost entirely flat, with the exception of the mtip32xx driver update and a trivial kyrofb change (replace "unsigned long" to "u32" to make it work properly on 64-bit) that was just lots of simple replacement."

The announcement in full can be read on LKML.org. To read up on the new features and other changes for the Linux 3.4 kernel, check out the dozens of articles about Linux 3.4 on Phoronix.

In other nonchalant open-source news, Wine 1.5.2 was released on Friday. It hasn't been mentioned yet since it was a relatively basic release with no exciting changes for this bi-weekly Wine development build. As announced on WineHQ.org, Wine 1.5.2 brings an improved naming scheme for audio devices, better support for finding system fonts on Mac OS X, beginnings of JPEG decoding support, printing fixes, improvements to the URL cache, and various bug-fixes.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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