Linux Kernel News Archives
Understanding Atomic KMS Drivers

If you've been curious about what the atomic mode-setting craze has been about within DRM/KMS drivers, here's a recent presentation on the matter.

25 November 2015 - Atomic Kernel Mode-Setting - 1 Comment
Developer Claims: "A New, Fast & Unbreakable Encryption Algorithm"

An unheard of independent developer has proclaimed designing a new, fast, and unbreakable encryption algorithm. While he admits to not being a mathematician or cryptoanalyst, he's wanting to get this encryption algorithm in the mainline Linux kernel and distributions.

19 November 2015 - Wants It In Linux - 61 Comments
How To Use EXT4's File-System Encryption Feature

With Linux 4.4 bringing important fixes for EXT4's native file-system-level encryption, several Phoronix readers have inquired about how to actually use this new functionality.

10 November 2015 - EXT4 File-System Encryption - 1 Comment
Disk I/O Scheduler Tests On Manjaro Linux

With having an Arch-based Manjaro Linux installation around from the recent large Linux distribution comparison / performance showdown I carried out some extra tests this weekend.

8 November 2015 - Scheduler Tests - 7 Comments
Linux 4.4 Continues Moving x86 Assembly Code Into C

The past few kernel cycles we've seen a fair amount of x86 Assembly changes with a goal of turning more Assembly into C code for the Linux kernel. That process has continued with the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel.

3 November 2015 - Linux 4.4 x86 ASM - 8 Comments
Features To Start Getting You Excited For Linux 4.4

While it's still likely to be a few weeks before the Linux 4.3 kernel is officially released, there's already changes building up for landing in the Linux 4.4 merge window. Here's a very early look at some of the new functionality to expect for Linux 4.4.

15 October 2015 - Linux 4.4 Kernel - 10 Comments
Liquorix Kernel Benchmarked Against Linux 4.2, Linux 4.3 Kernels

Recently there were a number of requests about testing the latest state of Liquorix, the self-prcolaimed "better distro kernel" that is an optimized version of the Linux kernel with extra patches that makes it optimal for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads. Here's some fresh Liquorix vs. mainline Linux kernel performance benchmarks.

13 October 2015 - Liquorix vs. Linux - 9 Comments

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