Ben's technical blog

Sun, 23 Dec 2012

What's in the Linux kernel for Debian 7.0 'wheezy', part 1

As you may know, Debian 7.0 (codename 'wheezy') includes Linux 3.2. I'm maintaining the 3.2.y stable series at kernel.org which will collect bug fixes and some new hardware support as nominated by kernel developers and distributors, following the usual stable kernel rules.

The Debian package has some additional features not present in mainline Linux 3.2.

Union filesystem

Debian Live needs a union filesystem to allow writing files on top of the read-only live system image. To support this, we include Aufs developed by Junjiro R. Okajima. I hope that Linux will gain union mount or union filesystem support in time for the next release, but currently it doesn't take much work on our part to integrate.

Security hardening

Bufferbloat

I backported two big pieces of the solution to bufferbloat:

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