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Linux 2.6.37-rc4 Kernel Released On Schedule

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Published on 30 November 2010 02:53 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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While Linus Torvalds spent most of last week in Japan meeting with other Linux kernel developers, the Linux 2.6.37-rc4 release is right on schedule, one week after releasing Linux 2.6.37-rc3. There are more changes found in this fourth release candidate than would be anticipated for this time in the release cycle, but the overall churn isn't too bad and there are a few notable fixes.

Found in this latest test version of the Linux 2.6.37 kernel are updates to the tile architecture and the SiS frame-buffer console driver, which are significant in terms of code line count. However, more notable is a fix for an NFS read directory regression and there are also a number of Btrfs file-system fixes. Though the Btrfs fixes don't look too major where they would change the Btrfs file-system performance.

The release announcement for the Linux 2.6.37-rc4 kernel can be read at LKML.org.

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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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