Meet the New Linux Kernel: 2.6.21

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-04-26 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The latest Linux kernel has better real-time processor and virtualizaiton management than ever. (Linux-Watch)

It took longer than Linux creator Linus Torvalds would have liked, but the latest Linux kernel, version 2.6.21, has arrived. It brings many minor and major changes in how Linux handles process scheduling and time.

In his April 25th release note to the LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List), Torvalds wrote, "If the goal for 2.6.20 was to be a stable release (and it was), the goal for 2.6.21 is to have just survived the big timer-related changes and some of the other surprises."
Surviving all those changes took time. "Its been over two and a half months, and while its certainly not the longest release cycle ever, it still dragged out a bit longer than Id have hoped for and it should have." Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Meet the New Linux Kernel: 2.6.21 Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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