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A Look At The Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Configuration

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Published on 04 April 2014 05:45 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is shipping the Linux 3.13 kernel by default but besides that we now know the kernel configuration that Canonical will be using for this upcoming Long Term Support release.

Yesterday marked the final kernel freeze for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ahead of the distribution's official debut in two weeks time. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is using the Linux 3.13 kernel but there's many patches that were back-ported from Linux 3.14 and even yet-to-be-mainlined work. As one example, I already wrote about Ubuntu 14.04 having its own special Intel "Broadwell" driver.

For system administrators or those just wishing to dive into the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS kernel to see how it differs from a vanilla Linux 3.13 configuration, Leann Ogasawara of Canonical has posted a mailing list message with various resources that outline the patches they're carrying with their 3.13-based kernel, their kernel configuration, the configuration against Ubuntu 13.10, etc.

We've already delivered many Ubuntu 14.04 performance tests and benchmarks but more are on the way.

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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 .
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