Linux 2.6.33-rc5 Kernel Released w/ Mantis Driver
The latest release candidate for Linux 2.6.33 kernel is now available and that's Linux 2.6.33-rc5. The Linux 2.6.33-rc5 kernel delivers on eDP (embedded Display Port) support for Intel's DRM/KMS driver (the open-source ATI stack also has eDP) and the DVB "Mantis" driver has moved forward in the mainline kernel. The Mantis chipset that has been around for a while is popular on many DVB boards, but now it's supported in the mainline Linux 2.6.33 kernel.
The Linux 2.6.33-rc5 kernel also has a fix when using LVDS down-clocking (to conserve power consumption) with Intel graphics hardware, Radeon KMS fixes, XFS and ecryptfs updates, and a whole lot of other fixes and minor kernel work across the driver, architecture, and file-system subsystems.
The Linux 2.6.33-rc5 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org. The performance of the Linux 2.6.33 kernel continues to be monitored by daily benchmarks using Phoromatic Tracker at kernel-tracker.phoromatic.com.
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