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Staging Driver Offers Great Stuff In Linux 3.12

Linux Kernel

Published on 03 September 2013 08:30 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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One day after the Linux 3.11 kernel release, Greg Kroah-Hartman already sent in his usual batch of pull requests for the Linux 3.12 kernel.

With the staging area of the Linux kernel, some of the exciting Linux 3.12 kernel work includes:

- Improvements to the Lustre file-system client that was merged in Linux 3.11. It's also now enabled in new kernel builds.

- A Nuvoton NAU7802 ADC driver. The NAU7802 is a precision low-power 24-bit analog-to-digital converter.

- "Xillybus" has been added as a Xillybus generic interface for FPGA.

- The asus_oled driver has been deleted.

- The Comedi staging driver continues to see a wealth of work.

- A new wireless driver. The r8188eu driver is for the Realtek RTL8188EU Wireless chipset in USB devices such as the TP-Link TL-WN725N.

- Two new TTY drivers.

More details on the staging driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel can be found via the mailing list pull request by Greg KH, which was already accepted and merged by Linus.

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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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