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Shuffling Zombie Juror – aka Linux kernel 3.16 – wants to eat … ARMs?

'Iffy' release candidates turned out alright says Linus Torvalds

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The Linux kernel has been updated, again.

On Sunday, Linux Lord Linus Torvalds announced version 3.16 of the kernel is now good to go.

Torvalds says “3.16 looked a bit iffy for a while” but “things cleared up nicely, and there was no reason to do extra release candidates like I feared just a couple of weeks ago.”

You'll be excited by 3.16 if you're keen to run Linux on Samsung's Exynos or other ARM SoCs. Those keen on ARM CPUs as data centre alternatives to x86 will be pleased to note work to help Xen virtual machines suspend and resume. There's also a boot-from-firmware feature on ARM.

Collectively, these three additions inch Linux towards being even more attractive and capable on ARM platforms, which will interest those keen on making the architecture a viable data centre alternative.

Other inclusions offer more graphics and GPU support, a few tweaks to the XFS and Btrfs file systems and support for Dell's sensors that figure out a laptop is falling and try to limit the damage.

The new release is named “Shuffling Zombie Juror”, for reasons that we cannot determine. ®

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