Changes Already For Linux 3.20 (Linux 4.0?) Are Very Exciting
For now this next kernel version is known as Linux 3.20 and among the high-profile changes/features merged over the past week include:
- Live kernel patching support.
- Fixes to the F2FS file-system.
- Some basic changes to XFS.
- OverlayFS now supports multiple read-only layers.
- TPM 2.0 support for trusted computing.
- An important AMD Hawaii GPU re-clocking fix.
- Many Intel DRM graphics driver improvements.
- Improvements to KVM for bettering Linux virtualization.
- Full IBM z13 system support.
- Continued support improvements to Sony's PlayStation 3 with Linux even though Sony no longer supports the "Other OS" functionality.
- Sound improvements, particularly around bettering the support for HP laptops.
- The usual plethora of ACPI / power management updates.
- New and updated input drivers and new HID hardware support.
- Numerous media driver improvements.
There's still about another week left to the Linux 3.20/4.0 merge window so stay tuned to Phoronix for all of the latest updates as new pull requests arrive for the other areas of the Linux kernel.