Some of The Other Pull Requests Arriving For Linux 4.8 This Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 29 July 2016 at 08:45 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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I've already written more than a dozen various bits of information about the Linux 4.8 kernel this week covering the big pull requests / subsystem updates. Here's a collection of some of the other PRs that have arrived this week.

The MD updates include two performance improvements around RAID1 and RAID10, including boosting the random read performance. There are also some RCU fixes and more.

The VFIO update now supports no-IOMMU mode for platform devices.

Over in OverlayFS the new code preps for SELinux support.

With the HID updates there is the new hid-alps driver for ALPS Touchpad Stick devices, improved HID LED handling, i2c-hid power management improvements, and other HID enhancements.

Inside the Xen kernel code there is now ACPI support for guests on ARM platforms.

Stay tuned for more Linux 4.8 feature coverage and the merge window is still open for another week.

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