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    News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    Further enhancements to memory management, networking and security.
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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    I've been running 3.3 on my laptop for a while now because 3.2 would freeze up.

    Ubuntu 12.04 will use 3.3 as well, which is good... post 3.2 kernels support more than one em28xx device (thanks to fixes in the mutex code), meaning I can finally run two Freeview HD tuners together in my MythTV box.

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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    It's Linux 2.6.x, 2.9 was never released; the developers jumped directly up to 3.x from 2.6.x.

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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    Quote Originally Posted by TJM DW View Post
    It's Linux 2.6.x, 2.9 was never released; the developers jumped directly up to 3.x from 2.6.x.
    Silly me, I was mixing up version like 2.6.39 in my head.

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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    Just for the record, 2.6.40 became 3.0.
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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    Does anyone have any good reading material on what the new changes brought in by andriod are?

    I'm curious to see the effect on APM, because one area I've always had problems with linux is in battery use.
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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Does anyone have any good reading material on what the new changes brought in by andriod are?
    Useful summery and expansive links: http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.3

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    I'm curious to see the effect on APM, because one area I've always had problems with linux is in battery use.
    Really? That's one of the areas I've always had the best success. Other than the recent ASPM cockup, which is now thankfully fixed, the only time that hasn't been the case for me has been brain damaged BIOS' which wont expose appropriate ACPI tables to OS' other than the one shipped with the computer (even Win7 got hit).
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    Re: News - Linux Kernel 3.3 is here, bringing Android back into the fold

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Useful summery and expansive links: http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.3
    Yeah after quickly skimming over https://lwn.net/Articles/472984/ (linked from there) I still have yet to see anything remotely interesting.

    At most it is a case allowing better interoperability between traditional and Android methodologies. "There is this kind of **** design in our kernel, but you can use a nasty kludge if you need, however this is a really nasty kludge and nothing anyone on 64bit would ever want to use" would be my summeries of most of the technology. Having issues getting concurrent large buffers, why do you need such a thing. You should have an abstracted yet platform optomisable paging system, which means that consumers of a stream don't worry about segments or boundries.
    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Really? That's one of the areas I've always had the best success. Other than the recent ASPM cockup, which is now thankfully fixed, the only time that hasn't been the case for me has been brain damaged BIOS' which wont expose appropriate ACPI tables to OS' other than the one shipped with the computer (even Win7 got hit).
    Even my mates NC10 (iirc!) Samsung netbook ran for longer with Win7 and virtually no customisation, than ubuntu, even the horrid netbook remix.

    The more I see about new Linux kernels, the more I'm frustrated. I prefer the BSD architecture, which I guess is a personal thing, but its a case of if we have to have a competitor to NT, why not a glourious Micro Kernel?! Rather than the same **** from the 70s, with pThreads thrust on to address issues the VAX people had better fixed 30 years ago. I feel they fill that non MS void with something that is really quite boring and not remotely innovative, but because of their mass I don't think anyone would jump aboard another project, I fear they kill any competition, just by being the "open source, non MS thing"..... Rant rumble rumble.
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