Warning: 2.6.36 has not been released
Summary: Linux 2.6.36 includes support for AppArmor, fanotify, a new out-of-memory killer, and concurrency-managed workqueues.
1. Prominent features (the cool stuff)
The AppArmor security module. AppArmor provides pathname-based mandatory access control; it was initially championed by Novell some years ago. Novell has moved on, but Canonical has picked this code up, integrated it into the Ubuntu distribution, and (now) merged it into the mainline kernel.
Code: [http://git.kernel.org/linus/cdff264264254e0fabc8107a33f3bb75a95e981f (commit 1], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/67012e8209df95a8290d135753ff5145431a666e 2], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/c75afcd153f6147d3b094f45a1d87e5df7f4f053 3], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/e06f75a6a2b43bd3a7a197bd21466f9da130e4af 4], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/63e2b423771ab0bc7ad4d407f3f6517c6d05cdc0 5], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/6380bd8ddf613b29f478396308b591867d401de4 6], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/898127c34ec03291c86f4ff3856d79e9e18952bc 7], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/c1c124e91e7c6d5a600c98f6fb5b443c403a14f4 8], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/f9ad1af53d5232a89a1ff1827102843999975dfa 9], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/b5e95b48685e3481139a5634d14d630d12c7d5ce 10], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/0ed3b28ab8bf460a3a026f3f1782bf4c53840184 11], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/736ec752d95e91e77cc0e8c97c057ab076ac2f51 12], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/c88d4c7b049e87998ac0a9f455aa545cc895ef92 13], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/4d6ec10bb4461fdc9a9ab94ef32934e13564e873 13], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/016d825fe02cd20fd8803ca37a1e6d428fe878f6 14], [http://git.kernel.org/linus/44672e4fbd40e2dda8bbce7d0f71d24dbfc7e00e 15)]
1.2. Tilera architecture support
The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TILE64 Tile processor] is a new cpu manufactured by [http://www.tilera.com/ Tilera Corporation]. It's a multicore design intended to scale to hundreds of cores on a single chip. The goal is to provide a high-performance CPU, with good power efficiency, and with greater flexibility than special-purpose processors such as DSPs. The chip consists of a mesh network of 64 "tiles", where each tile houses a general purpose processor, cache, and a non-blocking router, which the tile uses to communicate with the other tiles on the processor.
1.3. Graphic improvements
Kernel mode-setting support (but no form of 2D/3D/video acceleration) for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 "Fermi" graphics cards via the Nouveau DRM driver
- R300 through R500 Hyper-Z support for ATI graphics cards
- R600 through R700 tiling support for ATI hardware
Intel driver has more Embedded DisplayPort enhancements
- Support for reading thermal sen