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Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Gets Closer With -RC5

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Published on 19 April 2010 08:06 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 2.6.34 kernel is getting ready to enter the spotlight in May. Linus Torvalds put out the Linux 2.6.34-rc5 kernel release this afternoon, and unlike last week's kernel, there aren't any major regressions that set back this release.

The Linux 2.6.34-rc5 is just a usual late-in-the-cycle release candidate that offers up various bug-fixes from drivers to architecture support to file-systems. There are though some DRM/KMS updates for Intel and ATI hardware with nothing too exciting besides the ATI FireMV 2400 now likely working with the kernel mode-setting code now that it's PCI ID has been added. There's also fixes in XFS, AMD-IOMMU, and many other areas.

The Linux 2.6.34-rc5 kernel release announcement with its short change-log can be read at LKML.org. As always, we continue to benchmark new kernel releases on a daily basis at kernel-tracker.phoromatic.com.

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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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