MIPS Has An "Unusually Large Pull" For Linux 3.19 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 13 December 2014 at 06:41 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The MIPS architecture improvements and new features for the Linux 3.19 kernel are aplenty due to many MIPS patches not being merged for Linux 3.18 and then aside from that a lot of developers sending in lots of new work.

Among the MIPS changes for Linux 3.19 are:

- Debug improvements like better backtraces on SMP systems and improving the backtrace code used by oprofile.

- Octeon platform code clean-ups.

- Loongson platform code clean-ups along with other improvements for Loongson 3.

- Many improvements to Loongson 1B.

- Platform improvements for Broadcom BMIPS.

- Optimizations for microMIPS.

- Various code clean-ups.

More details on the MIPS changes for Linux 3.19 can be found via this Git pull that was already accepted by Linus Torvalds. Linux 3.19 will be the first major kernel release of 2015.
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