Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel
Phoronix: Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel
While there are many interesting features to the Linux 3.9 kernel, there is some functionality you will not find yet within the mainline Linux kernel...
That article is a bit disingenuous. Some of those features arent going to make it it into -any- kernel ever.
So, if those features are not in 3.9, whats the reason writing about?
Seems you have a hard time meeting some secret goals of posting frequency you are trying to reach.
Back in 2004 a lot of people would have said no one would have changed the O(1) scheduler, but then popular opinion turned against it.
Originally Posted by duby229
Among features that are being actively blocked from inclusion you missed tuxonice. But this article is a pretty nice write-up nice out-of-tree features.
Why mention not publically worked on stuff (UVD) is beyond me...
Why isn't BFS in the mainline already? I have heard a lot of good things about it and that in some situations it's better than CFS? Why should he push for it to get it in the mainline? Shouldn't Torvalds add it himself if it's good for linux?
BFS won't be included unless someone reworks it to make it scalable. In its current state it doesn't scale well beyond 8 CPUs/cores.
Reliable Nouveau Re-Clocking is the most sought feature on this list.
Michael, you forgot Clang Support, DTrace, OSSv4, PaX/GrSecurity r8168, UnionFS, YAFFS2 and ZFS.
Originally Posted by phoronix
By the way, I find ZFS to be more maintainable outside Linus' tree. The PaX/GrSecurity developers feel similarly about their things. Michael should probably consider whether or not these things into Linus' tree makes sense before writing these articles.
Last edited by ryao; 03-10-2013 at 06:39 PM.