Block Updates Submitted For The Linux 4.11 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 20 February 2017 at 06:19 AM EST. 2 Comments
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Jens Axboe has submitted the initial block updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window.

Linux 4.11 will introduce a blk-mq scheduling framework and a port of the deadline scheduler has been added, but BFQ support isn't expected until Linux 4.12. More details on the blk-mq scheduling framework via the patch comments.

The block pull also has other blk-mq updates, support for ranged discard requests and discard merging, support for OPAL in the block layer and for NVMe, and a variety of fixes.

The OPAL support is exciting and is about self-encrypting drive support.

More details on the block changes for Linux 4.11 via this pull request.

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