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Early Linux 3.15 Benchmarks Of Intel Core i7 + Radeon

Now that Linux 3.15-rc1 is out, we're onto benchmarking the Linux 3.15 kernel, which brings a particularly large number of exciting changes.
16 April 2014 - Tests - 1 Comment

Kernel Developers Discuss Improving Kernel Configurations

Jean Delvare, a name commonly associated with the LM_Sensors project while being an employee at SUSE, has raised an important discussion item on the kernel mailing list about improving the kernel configuration (Kconfig) options when building the Linux kernel.
14 April 2014 - Kconfig - 7 Comments

Linux 3.15-rc1 Was Just Released & It's Real Big

The first release candidate to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available and it marks the close of the kernel merge window for about two months. Linux 3.15 is poised to be a very exciting kernel release.
13 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 9 Comments

The Linux 3.15 Kernel Is Going To Have A Lot Of Great Features

There's likely just a day or two left before the Linux 3.15-rc1 kernel will be released to mark the end of the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window. With all of the major features appearing to have been merged by now, here's an overview of the exciting features to look forward to with the Linux 3.15 release.
12 April 2014 - Linux 3.15

Linux 3.15 Can Resume From Suspend 7~12x Faster

Early on in the Linux 3.15 merge window there were improvements to significantly speed-up suspend and resume for systems, but now there's another late merge of a patch that has the capability of speeding up the resume time from suspend by 7~12x for at least some laptop/desktop systems.
12 April 2014 - Suspend And Resume - 17 Comments

Btrfs Gets A Few More Linux 3.15 Changes

For the Linux 3.15 kernel were already a lot of Btrfs bug and performance fixes, but now late into the 3.15 merge window have been some more fixes.
12 April 2014 - Btrfs - 5 Comments

Thunderbolt Driver For Apple MBP Systems Gets Updated

Experimental Linux kernel code for providing a Thunderbolt driver that works on Apple MacBook Pro systems has been updated and is still hopeful for its eventual mainline kernel inclusion.
10 April 2014 - Thunderbolt Driver - 8 Comments

Linux 3.15 Picks Up New Notebook Support

The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support.
10 April 2014 - x86 Platform - 10 Comments

Reiser4 Gains Support For Different Transaction Models

For the past few years the Reiser4 file-system has mostly been in maintenance mode with there being just a handful of developers left working on the out-of-tree code, the former ReiserFS lead developer in jail, and most code activity these days just revolving around bug-fixing and adding support for newer kernel releases. However, in March the Reiser4 file-system did gain support for a new feature.
9 April 2014 - Reiser4 - 6 Comments

Torvalds Is Unconvinced By LTO'ing A Linux Kernel

Yesterday patches were published via a pull request to enable experimental LTO support for the Linux 3.15 kernel, but Linus Torvalds hasn't yet decided whether he will accept this code in the upstream Linux kernel... Linus doesn't yet see the benefits in link-time optimizations for the kernel and isn't sure whether this code is ready yet to be mainlined.
9 April 2014 - Link-Time Optimizations - 60 Comments

Realtek RTL8723AU Support Added To Linux 3.15

A second staging pull was submitted for the Linux 3.15 kernel that adds the new r8723au driver for handling an increasingly used WiFi adapter common to some new notebooks/ultrabooks.
8 April 2014 - r8723au - 5 Comments

The Humongous DRM Graphics Pull For Linux 3.15 Was Submitted

The very large DRM pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel was submitted just moments ago with significant updates to the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
8 April 2014 - Direct Rendering Manager - 1 Comment

LTO Support Coming To Linux 3.15, Making For A Faster Kernel

As a potentially significant performance win for the Linux kernel, when compiling the Linux kernel support for link-time optimizations (LTO) are now supported.
7 April 2014 - LTO - 13 Comments

Features That Landed So Far For The Linux 3.15 Kernel

For those not keeping up to date on all of the Phoronix articles covering the Linux 3.15 kernel changes that landed in the past week, here's a recap of the changes that were merged so far half-way through the Linux 3.15 merge window.
7 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 1 Comment

Kernel Developers Look At QR Codes For Error Messages

Linux kernel developers have been discussing for the past few days about the possibility of encoding kernel oops messages into QR codes that would be shown on the screen.
5 April 2014 - Kernel Oops - 26 Comments

EXT4 & XFS File-System Updates Land In Linux 3.15

EXT4 and XFS file-system updates for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window are now clear.
4 April 2014 - File-Systems - 4 Comments

Linux 3.15 Random To Support Intel's RDSEED

The Linux 3.15 kernel's /dev/random implementation will feature a new instruction of Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors.
4 April 2014 - Random Number Generator - 9 Comments

FUSE To Get Better Write Performance With Linux 3.15

File-systems implemented via FUSE (File-Systems in User-Space) will be getting better write throughput performance when upgrading to the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - FUSE - 1 Comment

Per-Cgroup Swap File Support Proposed For Linux

Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support.
3 April 2014 - SWAP

Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd

A patch was sent out today to the Linux kernel mailing list that would hide the "debug" string from showing up within the /proc/cmdline output. Why? To workaround a systemd bug. This has set off Linus Torvalds on another epic tirade.
2 April 2014 - systemd - 156 Comments

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