Collabora Developers Have Contributed 42 Patches to the Linux 4.6 Kernel

On May 15, 2016, Linus Torvalds announced the final release of the Linux 4.6 kernel, which introduces a significant number of new features and improvements over previous releases.

Prominent features of Linux kernel 4.6 include the OrangeFS distributed file system, support for the B.A.T.M.A.N. (Better Approach To Mobile Adhoc Networking) V networking protocol, an online inode checker for the OCFS2 file system, support for Intel Memory protection keys, support for the pNFS SCSI layout, as well as support for the USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Plus (SSP) protocol.

Of course, the Linux 4.6 kernel also introduced dma-buf, a new ioctl that was designed from the ground up to manage cache coherency between GPUs and CPUs, and Kernel Connection Multiplexor, a new component engineered to accelerate the application layer pr… (read more)

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