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Linux 3.16 Through Linux 4.0 Performance Benchmarks

With Linux 4.0 out the door here are some more performance benchmark results.
20 April 2015 - Linux 4.0 Kernel Benchmarks - 2 Comments

DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

David Airlie has sent in the big pile of DRM subsystem updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel that includes significant work to the Radeon, Intel, and Nouveau drivers along with the DRM ARM drivers and the introduction of the new VGEM driver.
20 April 2015 - Radeon + Intel + Nouveau - 7 Comments

More eBPF Improvements Heading To Linux 4.1

With the in-development Linux 4.1 kernel one of the new features is for eBPF programs to attach to Kprobes but now there's more eBPF work headed for this next major kernel version.
20 April 2015 - eBPF JIT/Compiler

Features Thus Far For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

We're just into week one of two for the Linux 4.1 kernel merge window. Here's a look at the pull requests thus far that are making for an exciting Linux 4.1 when it comes to new features and functionality.
19 April 2015 - Linux 4.1 - 1 Comment

EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support.
18 April 2015 - EXT4 Encryption - 4 Comments

F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes

Jaegeuk Kim sent in his updates of F2FS (the Flash-Friendly File-System) for the Linux 4.1 kernel.
18 April 2015 - Flash-Friendly File-System - 8 Comments

Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer

The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-queue block layer (blk-mq).
17 April 2015 - blk-mq

Linux 4.1 Should Work With GCC 6, Future Versions Of GCC

With the new GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) versioning where they're going to be bumping the major version number every year, Linux kernel developers are now re-working the way they handle the compiler's quirks/changes within the kernel.
16 April 2015 - GCC 6+

ACPI/PM For Linux 4.1: Airmont, HiSilicon ACPU, Broadwell Server Additions

Rafael Wysocki of Intel sent in the ACPI and power management updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel. As usual, there's a lot of new code part of this big pull request.
16 April 2015 - ACPI + Power Management

KDBUS Is Taking A Lot Of Heat, Might Be Delayed From Mainline Linux Kernel

Earlier this week I wrote about how it looked like KDBUS would be included in the Linux 4.1 kernel given the pull request sent to Linus Torvalds by Greg Kroah-Hartman. However, since that pull request, KDBUS is taking a lot of heat and there's calls for it to be postponed from mainlining.
15 April 2015 - KDBUS Critics - 66 Comments

eBPF Programs Can Attach To KProbes In Linux 4.1

The (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine that's been extended to do more than just packet filtering is becoming more useful with the Linux 4.1 development kernel.
15 April 2015 - eBPF

Live-Patching Doesn't Change Much In Linux 4.1

The live kernel patching support was one of the big additions to what became Linux 4.0, but with Linux 4.1 there aren't many improvements to show for the past cycle.
15 April 2015 - Live-Patching

Many HID Improvements For Linux 4.1, Wacom Bamboo Pads Properly Supported

Jiri Kosina has queued up a range of HID driver updates for the now in-development Linux 4.1 kernel.
14 April 2015 - Linux 4.1 HID - 8 Comments

TraceFS File-System Proposed For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Steven Rostedt is seeking to add the TraceFS file-system to the Linux 4.1 kernel with a pull request sent in today for Linus Torvalds.
13 April 2015 - TraceFS

Linux 4.1's Staging Pull Has Patches Courtesy Of OPW/Outreachy

Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in the big staging pull request for the Linux 4.1 kernel, which has a number of patches courtesy of new women developers that participated in GNOME OPW / Outreachy.
13 April 2015 - Linux 4.1 Staging Area - 14 Comments

KDBUS To Be Included In The Linux 4.1 Kernel

After being in development for years, KDBUS has been called for integration into the Linux 4.1 kernel by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
13 April 2015 - KDBUS Linux 4.1 - 40 Comments

Linux 4.1 Brings Many Potentially Risky x86/ASM Changes

Another one of the Linux 4.1 pull requests sent in today by Ingo Molnar is for the x86/asm code.
13 April 2015 - x86/ASM Linux 4.1 - 7 Comments

PMEM Persistent Memory Driver Coming For Linux 4.1

After months of work, the Intel-developed PMEM driver has been called for pulling into the Linux 4.1 kernel.
13 April 2015 - PMEM Linux 4.1

Linux 4.1 Will Improve AMD Bulldozer's ASLR Entropy Issue

The Linux 4.1 kernel will improve AMD's ASLR workaround for Bulldozer processors in order to increase randomization.
13 April 2015 - AMD Bulldozer Random - 10 Comments

GNU Linux-libre 4.0 Kernel Updates Nouveau Deblobbing

Just hours after Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0 kernel, the GNU Linux-Libre 4.0 kernel was released by the Free Software Foundation of Latin America.
13 April 2015 - GNU Linux-Libre 4.0 - 6 Comments

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