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Linux Kernel News Archives

A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA.
5 March 2015 - Linux XIA - 7 Comments

Niche Drivers Get Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.1

David Airlie has started pulling in fresh Git code into DRM-Next for merging eventually with the Linux 4.1 kernel.
5 March 2015 - Atomic Mode-Setting

Linux 4.0-rc2 Kernel Released After Delay Due To Intel DRM Driver

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel this morning rather than on Sunday night due to having a i915 DRM graphics issue with one of his Apple Mac Mini computers. Aside from fixing up one of Torvalds' old systems, the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel is a relatively mundane release.
3 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc2

Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine

BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine.
3 March 2015 - BPF Virtual Machine

Intel's Graphics Driver For Linux 4.1 Will Have More XenGT vGPU Support

While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1
28 February 2015 - Linux 4.1 Intel DRM - 2 Comments

The Raspberry Pi VC4 Graphics Driver You Won't Find In Linux 4.0

On top of the features mentioned in yesterday's article about features you won't find in the Linux 4.0 kernel like KDBUS and Tux3, there's also the Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver that has yet to be mainlined.
24 February 2015 - VC4 Linux 4.0 - 3 Comments

Linux 4.0 Doesn't Have The Weirdest Codename

With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward.
23 February 2015 - Hurr durr I'ma sheep - 14 Comments

KDBUS & Other Features You Won't FInd In The Linux 4.0 Kernel

While Linux 4.0 is the next major kernel release and it does present a new lot of new functionality, there's still a number of high profile features not mainlined.
23 February 2015 - Linux 4.0 Missing Features - 12 Comments

Linux 4.0-RC1 Tagged, Linux 4.0 Will Bring Many Notable Improvements

Linus Torvalds has decided to go ahead and rename the Linux 3.20 kernel to Linux 4.0 per his polling last week. Torvalds released Linux 4.0-rc1 on Sunday night and this release comes with many significant updates.
22 February 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc1 - 12 Comments

pNFS Block Server Support Is Coming To Linux 4.0 (3.20)

The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support.
22 February 2015 - pNFS - 8 Comments

Intel Quark SoC x86 Platform Support For Linux 3.20/4.0?

Ingo Molnar has asked Linus Torvalds to pull the x86 platform support for Intel Quark SoC systems for the Linux 3.20/4.0 kernel.
20 February 2015 - Intel Quark SoC - 7 Comments

It Could Be A While Before Seeing The Tamil GPU Driver Code

While the Tamil driver is moving along for open-source ARM Mali T-Series graphics support, it could be a while before seeing the actual source code.
20 February 2015 - Tamil / Lima - 16 Comments

Code Merged This Week For Linux 3.20/4.0 Is Just As Exciting As Last Week

Last weekend I covered the changes so far for the next kernel release, which will be called either Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 depending upon Linus Torvalds' end decision. This week more exciting code has landed.
20 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 - 1 Comment

RAID 5/6 Continues Being Improved For Btrfs With Linux 3.20

Chris Mason has sent in his pull request of the Btrfs file-system changes for the Linux 3.20 (4.0?) kernel.
19 February 2015 - Btrfs Linux 3.20 - 25 Comments

Intel Is Currently The Number One Sponsor Of Linux Kernel Development

The Linux Foundation has released their annual Linux kernel development report from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place in Santa Rosa, California.
18 February 2015 - Linux Stats - 48 Comments

Linux 3.20 To Land VirtIO 1.0 Implementation

The next version of the Linux kernel, which will be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, will land VirtIO 1.0 support.
18 February 2015 - VirtIO 1.0 - 1 Comment

The Community Really Wants To See Linux 4.0

Linus Torvalds has yet to reveal whether Linux 3.20 will be re-branded as Linux 4.0, but it seems the community at least really wants this version bump to happen.
16 February 2015 - Linux 4.0 - 23 Comments

The DRM Graphics Changes Submitted For Linux 3.20

The most recent pull request for the already very exciting Linux 3.20 / 4.0 kernel is the DRM graphics driver changes, which of course excite us a lot. This DRM pull request is another fairly heavy pull request with a number of end-user features for the popular open-source graphics drivers.
16 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 DRM

The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place

The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles.
15 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Staging - 4 Comments

Changes Already For Linux 3.20 (Linux 4.0?) Are Very Exciting

While we don't yet know whether the next kernel version is Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, what we do know is that this next Linux kernel revision will contain a lot of exciting updates.
14 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Features - 9 Comments

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