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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Upcoming benefits in Kernel 2.6.39

If you review the changelog for the 2.6.39 kernel you will see many additions that benefit ARM and omap architecture.

Specifically rc-6's changelog:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.39/ChangeLog-2.6.39-rc6


A taste of what is coming for ARM platforms:

commit 625a3b6057e86d5079976db5648bd42289c8b6cc
Merge: c7bcecbe98fe e8bf8df9c296
Author: Linus Torvalds 
Date:   Mon May 2 12:17:05 2011 -0700

    Merge branch 'fixes' of master.kernel.org:/home/rmk/linux-2.6-arm
    
    * 'fixes' of master.kernel.org:/home/rmk/linux-2.6-arm: (47 commits)
      CLKDEV: Fix clkdev return value for NULL clk case
      ARM: 6891/1: prevent heap corruption in OABI semtimedop
      ARM: kprobes: Tidy-up kprobes-decode.c
      ARM: kprobes: Add emulation of hint instructions like NOP and WFI
      ARM: kprobes: Add emulation of SBFX, UBFX, BFI and BFC instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Add emulation of MOVW and MOVT instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Reject probing of undefined data processing instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Remove redundant code in space_1111
      ARM: kprobes: Fix emulation of PLD instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Reject probing of SETEND instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Consolidate stub decoding functions
      ARM: kprobes: Reject probing of all coprocessor instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Fix emulation of USAD8 instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Fix emulation of SMUAD, SMUSD and SMMUL instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Fix emulation of SXTB16, SXTB, SXTH, UXTB16, UXTB and UXTH instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Reject probing of undefined media instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Add emulation of RBIT instruction
      ARM: kprobes: Reject probing of LDRB instructions which load PC
      ARM: kprobes: Fix emulation of LDRD and STRD instructions
      ARM: kprobes: Reject probing of LDR/STR instructions which update PC unpredictably

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