Linux initiator Linus Torvalds has released version 3.1-rc1 kernel as the first test version for Linux 3.1. The kernel now supports OpenRISC architecture.
Linux 3.1-rc1 contains over 7600 changes, a similar number as in version 3.0. About 2000 will come to experience, up to the release in about two months. Nearly three-quarters of all changes were new or updated drivers. The slow but steady increase in the driver’s share of the changes is explained by the fact that the actual extent of the kernel only by the occasional new features is growing, and file systems and architectures are added less frequently. New hardware, new or enhanced driver requires, however, there are nonstop.
The kernel now supports OpenRISC architecture , an architecture that is being developed as open-source project. In the ARM architecture, many cleanups have been made to eliminate the code duplication gradually got out of hand.