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.org

Linux 3.8-rc4 Kernel: Things Are Calming Down

Linux Kernel

Published on 18 January 2013 01:11 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
Comment On This Article

Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.8 kernel on Thursday evening.

The key part of Torvalds' release announcement comes down to: "The ShortLog is appended, but it's basically 85% drivers, with over half the patch being to the aforementioned new wireless one and the OMAP drm changes. There's some other stuff there too, but it's largely in the noise - small ARM and s390 updates (and a smattering of SuperH and x86), a few tiny filesystem fixes, things like that. Go forth and test. My gut feel is that things really are calming down. And I'd hate to be proven wrong."

For those not familiar with all of the changes being packed by the Linux 3.8 kernel, read the feature overview of Linux 3.8. There's a lot of great stuff!

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 Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Ubuntu Cloud Switches Over To Using Systemd By Default
  2. System76 Introduces The Broadwell-Powered, Ubuntu-Loaded "Meerkat"
  3. Xfce 4.12 Might Make It For Fedora 22
  4. Pictures Of The Near Production Ready Ubuntu Tablet
  5. OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D
  6. Mozilla Is Getting Excited About WebGL 2
  7. ZOTAC Announces Steam Machine SN970, Powered By SteamOS
  8. Allwinner Continues Violating The LGPL
  9. AMD Gets Into VR With LiquidVR Technology
  10. NVIDIA Announces Shield Set-Top Gaming Box
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. More Proof That Allwinner Is Violating The GPL
  2. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  3. Krita 2.9 Released, Their Biggest Release Ever
  4. A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line
  5. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  6. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  7. LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support
  8. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler