Linux 3.11 merge window closes, Linux 3.11-rc1 released
Linux 3.11 merge window is now closed and Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 3.11-rc1 on Sunday afternoon.
Lot many features have been merged in the Linux 3.11 kernel but, there are comparatively smaller number of commits than Linux 3.10 there were more new lines in the merge. “Most of that seems to be in staging – a full third of all changes by line-count is staging, and merging in Lustre is the bulk of that” notes Torvalds in the release announcement.
Some of the notable features of Linux 3.11 include Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) support, Lustre file-system support, Zswap, support for Radeon HD 8000 series GPU, stabilization of Intel Bay Trail, Nouveau VP2 video decoding support, ARM improvements, and a lot more. For more see Linux 3.11 features.