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Kernel 2.6.29 released
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 07:33    Post subject:  Kernel 2.6.29 released
Subject description: Brimming with EXT4 fixes & new features
 

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Linus Torvalds has now released Linux version 2.6.29. A penguin masked Tasmanian devil called Tuz will stand in as Linux mascot for this release, with the aim of drawing attention to the plight of endangered animals.


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File System Changes

New in the Linux 2.6.29 main development tree is the 'copy on write' file system Btrfs, dubbed the "next generation file system" for Linux by many major Linux file system developers. Btrfs is, however, far from finished – the kernel developers plan to continue to enhance it and allow it to come to maturity within the framework of kernel development, as happened with Ext4. The latter was incorporated into Linux 2.6.19 in autumn 2006 and has been improved ever since, with the main development phase having recently ended with Linux 2.6.28.

Also new is the latest version 4.0 of SquashFS – a compressed read-only file system long deployed by various Linux distributions on installation or live media booted from USB, CD or DVD. The alternative to Cramfs it is also much used in embedded systems – the kernel documentation on SquashFS provides a detailed explanation of the differences between Cramfs and SquashFS and how the new file system works.

There have also been numerous, mostly minor, improvements, tidying-up and corrections to the Ext4 file system. Thanks to various patches introduced by the Google development team, Ext4 can now run without a journal – some users had been sticking with Ext2 to escape the journalling overhead.


http://www.h-online.com/open/Steady-growth-What-s-new-in-Linux-2-6-29--/features/112914

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01micko


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 08:31    Post subject:  

Good to see support for latest SquashFS V4 in there and many other enhancements.

A Tasmanian Devil's jaw pressure is said to be 3 times that of a pitbull terrier... can't see that happening with a beak! Although eagles and indeed cockatoos do pack a mean bite.

If you've ever seen a Tassy devil then you will know they look more like a dog, kind of like a hyena... very active animals...

Nice thought though... using an endangered species as a mascot.

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 08:39    Post subject:  

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* SquashFS 4.0
* Ext4 can now run without a journal


The best features of k2.6.29 Smile

Dump Ext2 and use unjournaled Ext4 for the pup_save.4fs

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 08:41    Post subject:  

Barry announced a few days back he would be playing with it
http://puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00623

Be interested to know how he gets on.
Puppy 5 'Kennel' is likely to use a new kennel - er - sorry kernel.
Which one? Yet to emerge . . .

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