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Monday, July 9, 2007

Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Released

Linux stable kernel version 2.6.22 has been released. Here's the quick overview (more info):

2.6.22 includes an optional, more SMP-friendly SLUB allocator (, new and much better wireless and firewire stacks, a new architecture called Blackfin, a LVM-for-flash-storage-devices called UBI, event notifications through file decriptors (, the POSIX-draft utimensat() syscall, the 'TCP Illinois' and 'YeAH-TCP' congestion control algorithms, IPV6 Optimistic Duplicate Address Detection, AF_RXRPC socket support, relocatable x86-64 kernel support, improvements to the CFQ I/O scheduler, more process footprint information in /proc, various new drivers and many other improvements.

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