The merge window for the Linux 3.12 kernel
is coming to an end and 3.12-rc1 should be released soon. Here's an overview of the interesting merges that happened over the past two weeks as new features for Linux 3.12.
Last week I already wrote about some of the good features of Linux 3.12
but in the past week there's more to cover.
- Improved Dynamic Power Management support
for newer Radeon GPUs and other changes after the Radeon DPM feature was merged in Linux 3.11
- A Snapdragon KMS/DRM driver
from the Freedreno project for the Qualcomm Adreno.
- Runtime GPU power management
for NVIDIA Optimus laptops to be able to dynamically power on/off secondary GPUs.
- Experimental support for DRM render nodes
- AMD Berlin APU support
for the first HSA server APU.
- Intel Haswell graphics improvements
with eLLC DRAM support now enabled for the systems with Iris Pro 5200 graphics bearing dedicated memory for graphics.
- Staging driver updates
- Sound driver work
- EXT4 gained new features
of aggressive extent caching and better recovery.
- F2FS file-system improvements
- Lenovo Ideapad Slidebar support
- XFS file-system improvements
- Btrfs file-system performance improvements