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Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux

Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux.
24 March 2015 - LibOS - 18 Comments

More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1

The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
23 March 2015 - BPF

Linux 4.0-rc5 Mostly Has Routine Driver Updates

Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night.
23 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc5

HDMI CEC Framework Revived For The Linux Kernel

The HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) framework for the Linux kernel has been revived after being stalled in development for quite some time.
21 March 2015 - HDMI CEC - 1 Comment

Linux 4.0-rc4 Kernel Is A Fairly Normal Update

The fourth weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel was just released for the newest round of Linux kernel testing.
15 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc4 - 5 Comments

Linux 4.0 Will Run Source Engine Games Faster For Intel Haswell

Last year I wrote about a major performance breakthrough discovered for Intel's Linux graphics driver. That small but important patch for benefiting Intel Haswell graphics performance will be found with the upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel release.
12 March 2015 - Linux 4.0 Intel Graphics - 3 Comments

V4 Of KDBUS Posted For The Linux Kernel

KDBUS didn't make it for Linux 4.0 but version four of the KDBUS patches were posted today for review, which gives out hope we could see this in-kernel IPC interface based on D-Bus merged for Linux 4.1.
9 March 2015 - KDBUS v4 - 17 Comments

Linux 4.0-rc3 Kernel Released, An "Entirely Normal" Release

Linus Torvalds put out the Linux 4.0-rc3 release a short time ago as an "entirely normal" update for this stage of the kernel's release process of Linux 4.0.
8 March 2015 - Linux 4.0 Kernel - 1 Comment

A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA.
5 March 2015 - Linux XIA - 7 Comments

Niche Drivers Get Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.1

David Airlie has started pulling in fresh Git code into DRM-Next for merging eventually with the Linux 4.1 kernel.
5 March 2015 - Atomic Mode-Setting

Linux 4.0-rc2 Kernel Released After Delay Due To Intel DRM Driver

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel this morning rather than on Sunday night due to having a i915 DRM graphics issue with one of his Apple Mac Mini computers. Aside from fixing up one of Torvalds' old systems, the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel is a relatively mundane release.
3 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc2

Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine

BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine.
3 March 2015 - BPF Virtual Machine

Intel's Graphics Driver For Linux 4.1 Will Have More XenGT vGPU Support

While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1
28 February 2015 - Linux 4.1 Intel DRM - 2 Comments

The Raspberry Pi VC4 Graphics Driver You Won't Find In Linux 4.0

On top of the features mentioned in yesterday's article about features you won't find in the Linux 4.0 kernel like KDBUS and Tux3, there's also the Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver that has yet to be mainlined.
24 February 2015 - VC4 Linux 4.0 - 3 Comments

Linux 4.0 Doesn't Have The Weirdest Codename

With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward.
23 February 2015 - Hurr durr I'ma sheep - 14 Comments

KDBUS & Other Features You Won't FInd In The Linux 4.0 Kernel

While Linux 4.0 is the next major kernel release and it does present a new lot of new functionality, there's still a number of high profile features not mainlined.
23 February 2015 - Linux 4.0 Missing Features - 12 Comments

Linux 4.0-RC1 Tagged, Linux 4.0 Will Bring Many Notable Improvements

Linus Torvalds has decided to go ahead and rename the Linux 3.20 kernel to Linux 4.0 per his polling last week. Torvalds released Linux 4.0-rc1 on Sunday night and this release comes with many significant updates.
22 February 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc1 - 12 Comments

pNFS Block Server Support Is Coming To Linux 4.0 (3.20)

The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support.
22 February 2015 - pNFS - 8 Comments

Intel Quark SoC x86 Platform Support For Linux 3.20/4.0?

Ingo Molnar has asked Linus Torvalds to pull the x86 platform support for Intel Quark SoC systems for the Linux 3.20/4.0 kernel.
20 February 2015 - Intel Quark SoC - 7 Comments

It Could Be A While Before Seeing The Tamil GPU Driver Code

While the Tamil driver is moving along for open-source ARM Mali T-Series graphics support, it could be a while before seeing the actual source code.
20 February 2015 - Tamil / Lima - 16 Comments

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