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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
While the Linux 2.6.36 kernel was released yesterday, we already have our eyes towards the Linux 2.6.37 kernel to see what new features this next kernel will bring, any performance changes that may come as a result (we continue to benchmark the kernel everyday), and this will likely be the kernel version used by Ubuntu 11.04 and other early 2011 Linux distributions. While we have already reported on some of the features that should be merged into the Linux 2.6.37 kernel, there's at least three major features we have been looking forward to that will be sadly missing from this kernel.
VIA's Graphics DRM With GEM/TTM & KMS: Last year we shared VIA's Linux TODO list, which included having TTM/GEM memory management done within their VIA Chrome DRM kernel module by the second quarter of 2010 and kernel mode-setting support in the second half of 2010. We are now in the fourth quarter of 2010 and we have seen no signs of the completed TTM/GEM memory management support ready for mainline kernel integration.