1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

The Staging Pull Goes In For The Linux 3.8 Kernel

Linux Kernel

Published on 12 December 2012 07:17 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
Add A Comment

The latest pull request worthy of being mentioned for the Linux 3.8 kernel is the updates to the kernel's staging area.

From Greg Kroah-Hartman's mailing list post:
Here's the big staging tree merge for 3.8-rc1

There's a lot of patches in here, the majority being the comedi rework/cleanup that has been ongoing and is causing a huge reduction in overall code size, which is amazing to watch. We also removed some older drivers (telephony and rts_pstor), and added a new one (fwserial which also came in through the tty tree due to tty api changes, take that one if you get merge conflicts.)

The iio and ipack drivers are moving out of the staging area into their own part of the kernel as they have been cleaned up sufficiently and are working well.

Overall, again a reduction of code:
768 files changed, 31887 insertions(+), 82166 deletions(-)

All of this has been in the linux-next tree for a while.
Greg also mailed in the USB pull request, but it isn't too exciting.
Lots of USB host driver cleanups in here, and a bit of a reorg of the EHCI driver to make it easier for the different EHCI platform drivers to all work together nicer, which was a reduction in overall code. We also deleted some unused firmware files, and got rid of the very old file_storage usb gadget driver that had been broken for a long time. This means we ended up removing way more code than added, always a nice thing to see:
310 files changed, 3028 insertions(+), 10754 deletions(-)

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. Dell Gets An Airplane Mode Switch Driver In Linux 4.2
  2. I Gave Up Waiting On The Water-Cooled Radeon R9 Fury X
  3. NVIDIA Tegra X1 Chromebooks Appear Closer, Support Added To Coreboot
  4. Pinos Is For Linux Video What PulseAudio Is For Audio
  5. Crossing 200,000 Benchmark Results Posted On LinuxBenchmarking.com
  6. New Mesa Vec4 Backend For Intel, Supports Their NIR Goals
  7. "PulseVideo" Coming To Complement PulseAudio?
  8. Premium Users Now Can Experience Our New Site
  9. XFS Will Get DAX Support In The Linux 4.2 Kernel
  10. X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful
  2. Attempting To Try Out BCache On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  3. CompuLab's Fitlet Is A Very Tiny, Fanless, Linux PC With AMD A10 Micro
  4. AMD A10-7870K Godavari: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux Drivers
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be The End Of The Road
  2. NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers
  3. KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel
  4. The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"
  5. The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux
  6. SteamOS "Brewmaster" Is Valve's New Debian 8.1 Based Version
  7. Jonathan Riddell Steps Down From The Kubuntu Council
  8. ARM Posts Pictures Of AMD's New Development Board