New Linux kernel strengthens SMP support

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Jan 6 00:55:42 UTC 2011

The latest release of the Linux operating system kernel offers a number 
of improvements that should speed up operations in SMP (symmetric 
multiprocessing) systems.

Among the improvements are an adjustment to the way the kernel supports 
the ext4 and XFS file systems, making them more suitable for SMP duties. 
The software also includes a number of routing and device-handling 
optimizations that SMP system managers should welcome. 

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