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Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 3 is now available

We are pleased to announce
the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly
Update 3 (UEKR3U3) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the third quarterly
update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-44) and includes driver
updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security
issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • Added support for Intel Avoton and Haswell-EX processors.
  • Added support for XFS extended attributes
  • Enhancements to the Huge Translation Lookaside Buffer (HugeTLB) for improved page-fault scalability
  • Improvements for supporting Oracle Linux guests running on Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V
  • Device driver updates (e.g. storage devices, network cards) from key partners, such as:
    • Intel
    • LSI
    • Qlogic

For more details, please review the release notes.

The source code is available on our public git repository

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