The Linux 2.6.31 kernel should be released in early September and it brings staging support for ATI kernel mode-setting support, the mainlining of the TTM memory manager, various graphics DRM driver improvements to ATI and Intel in particular, improvements to different file-systems, new drivers, and much more.
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