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Linux 3.7 released

Written By mediana saputra on Thursday, 13 December 2012 | 00:24

Linux 3.7 has been released on 10 Dec 2012.

This Linux release includes support for the ARM 64-bit architecture, ARM support to boot into different systems using the same kernel, signed kernel modules, Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr and faster fsync(), a new "perf trace" tool modeled after strace, support for the TCP Fast Open feature in the server side, experimental SMBv2 protocol support, stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS support, a new tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 Ethernet packets over UDP, and support for the Intel "supervisor mode access prevention" (SMAP) security feature. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available.

  1. Prominent features in Linux 3.7
    1. ARM multi-platform support
    2. ARM 64-bit support
    3. Cryptographically-signed kernel modules
    4. Btrfs updates
    5. perf trace, an alternative to strace
    6. TCP Fast Open (server side)
    7. Experimental SMB 2 protocol support
    8. NFS v4.1 support no longer experimental
    9. Virtual extensible LAN tunneling protocol
    10. Intel "supervisor mode access prevention" support
  2. Driver and architecture-specific changes
  3. Various core changes
  4. Filesystems
  5. Block
  6. Crypto
  7. Security
  8. Perf
  9. Virtualization
  10. Networking
  11. Other news sites that track the changes of this release
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