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Linux 4.6 Kernel

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  • More USB 3.1 Work Heading To Linux 4.6 Kernel
  • CGroup Namespaces Support Set For Linux 4.6 Kernel

    Here is another big feature coming for the Linux 4.6 kernel.

    Following the cgroup pull request for the Linux 4.6 merge window, Tejun Heo sent in a second pull request and it goes ahead to provide cgroup namespaces support for the kernel.

  • F2FS File-System Being Further Enhanced With Linux 4.6

    While F2FS still doesn't seem to have been utilized yet by any large, wide-scale deployments as the flash file-system of choice, this Linux file-system continues to mature.

    Jaegeuk Kim sent out the pull request this week for updating the Flash-Friendly File-System for Linux 4.6. His pull request needs to be re-submitted to a mistake he made that upset Torvalds, but it gives us a look at the features that are coming for this file-system in the next Linux kernel release.

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