Release Final Version of Linux Kernel 2.6.17

Finally, the final version of Linux kernel 2.6.17 (code name "Crazed Snow-Weasel") is out and available for public 🙂

Linux 2 6 17
Released 17 June, 2006

Overview :

  • Support for the multicore Niagara series of CPUs from Sun.
  • Driver for the Broadcom 43xx based wireless cards by the bcm43xx project, a chip embedded in many laptops
  • splice, a new I/O mechanism (see below)
  • X86 "SMP alternatives" (optimizes a single kernel image at runtime according with the available platform) (LWN article)
  • New scheduler domain which optimizes CPU scheduling decisions for multi-core CPUs
  • sync_file_range syscall, (LWN article)
  • Block queue IO tracing
  • Raid5 reshaping support (LWN article)
  • Lightweight robust futexes (LWN article)
  • User-space software suspend interface
  • Generic RTC subsystem
  • iptables support for H.323 protocol, compatibility for 32-bit iptables userspace tools running in a 64-bit kernel
  • Add support for Router Preference (RFC4191), Router Reachability Probing (RFC4191) and experimental support for Route Information Option in RA (RFC4191) in IPV6
  • CCID2 support for DCCP
  • Softmac layer to the wireless stack
  • Updates for JFS, ALSA, NFS, V4L/DVB (many new devices added), and many bugfixes and minor updates.

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