Linux Kernel News Archives
Btrfs Seems To Finally Have Failed Me On A Production System

In the Phoronix server room for our Linux hardware testing and the LinuxBenchmarking.com daily performance tracker there are 16 of the 56 systems running Btrfs as their root file-system. While those systems have been chugging along for months and many of them running the latest daily Git kernel, I've finally had one of the systems run into some apparent Btrfs file-system issues.

19 July 2015 - Btrfs Borked - 33 Comments
EXT3 File-System Driver To Be Removed From The Linux Kernel

With the EXT4 file-system having been stable for years as an evolutionary upgrade to EXT3, the EXT4 module supporting mounting EXT3 file-systems, and most (all?) Linux distributions having switched to EXT4 by default, there's now patches for removing the EXT3 file-system driver from the Linux kernel.

15 July 2015 - EXT3 Dropping - 37 Comments
The NSA Is Looking At Systemd's KDBUS

The latest "news tip" is from a Phoronix reader who expressed "concerns" that at least one NSA security analyst is going through the code for KDBUS, the systemd-backed in-kernel IPC mechanism that's planning for integration in Linux 4.3.

10 July 2015 - National Security Agency - 36 Comments
A Big Set Of Updates Come For KDBUS

With KDBUS not being called as a Linux 4.2 feature but rather being diverted with a focus on Linux 4.3, it's continuing to receive a great deal of code churn. Today it received a "big set of updates" for this controversial in-kernel IPC mechanism.

6 July 2015 - KDBUS Update - 1 Comment
You May Want To Wait On Trying Out The Linux 4.2 Kernel

If you're a Linux enthusiast that's a habitual upgrader of the Linux kernel, you may want to hold off a few days on trying out the Linux 4.2 development kernel. For several systems, I've seen nothing but kernel panics the past few days when riding the mainline Linux kernel Git.

6 July 2015 - Linux 4.2 Kernel Woes - 12 Comments
KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel

KDBUS was once again heavily debated on the Linux kernel mailing list this week and Linus Torvalds said he looked forward to merging it when ready (and also had some choice words about performance). However, Greg KH has confirmed today that KDBUS isn't ready for merging this cycle.

26 June 2015 - No KDBUS In Linux 4.2 - 32 Comments

1310 Linux Kernel news articles published on Phoronix.