Linux kernel updated for solid state
- By Joab Jackson
- Oct 10, 2008
The Linux development community has released version 2.6.27 of
the Linux kernel. This will be the first version of the kernel that
includes a new file system designed for solid-state memory technology devices (MTD), called
First developed by Nokia, UBIFS adds a management layer to spread out the
writing of data evenly across the device so that the drive does not
wear out prematurely.
Other prominent features of the new kernel include support for
multi-queue networking'which wireless cards and other devices
are increasingly using to prioritize traffic ' and a generic
framework for interfacing voltage and current regulators.
A full list of changes can be found here.
Download the kernel here.
Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.