1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Linux 3.7-rc7 Kernel Is "Slightly Scarier"

Linux Kernel

Published on 26 November 2012 11:26 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
5 Comments

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc7 kernel on Sunday night and considers this new release candidate to be "slightly scarier" than the previous 3.7-rc6 release.

Last week Linus was looking at the end of the Linux 3.7 kernel development and possibly doing a quick 3.7-rc7 before declaring it gold. He released the 3.7-rc7 kernel, but it wound up with much more changes than he would like.
A week ago, I had even considered skipping -rc7 entirely as things had been so calm, but decided that there was little reason to hurry the release.

And oh, how sadly right I was. -rc7 is out now, and is not at all smaller than the previous rc's, and in fact slightly scarier. For some reason the block layer came up on the radar, and there are md, scsi and generic block layer changes in there. So we definitely want another week of testing, and hopefully things really are solid.

There's also a few filesystem fixes (reiserfs, xfs and ext3) and various other driver updates (sound, networking and drm).
Features of the Linux 3.7 kernel are covered in this article. The 3.7-rc7 short-log can be found here.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10
  2. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  3. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  4. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
Latest Linux News
  1. Dead Island GOTY Now Available On Linux/SteamOS
  2. Ubuntu 14.04 In The Power8 Cloud From RunAbove
  3. KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence
  4. Sandusky Lee: Great Cabinets For Storing All Your Computer Gear
  5. Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further
  6. Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes
  7. RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On
  8. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  9. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  10. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  3. Use Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Make it an official distro.
  4. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  5. Debian Is Back To Discussing Init Systems, Freedom of Choice
  6. AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D
  7. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  8. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code: