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GNU Linux-Libre 4.2 Takes Aim At AMDGPU & Intel's DRM Drivers

Just hours after the release of Linux 4.2 was the update from the Free Software Foundation community for the GNU Linux-Libre 4.2 kernel. This deblobbed version of the Linux kernel has particularly criticized the new AMDGPU DRM driver and the Intel i915 driver this cycle.

30 August 2015 - GNU Linux-Libre 4.2-gnu - 28 Comments
The Top Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

If all goes well, the Linux 4.2 kernel will be officially released before the day is through. If you haven't been keeping up with the flow of Phoronix articles over recent weeks, here's a look at some of the highlights for Linux 4.2.

23 August 2015 - Linux 4.2 Features - 4 Comments
BcacheFS vs. EXT4 vs. Btrfs vs. XFS vs. F2FS

Yesterday I posted the first independent benchmarks of the Bcachefs file-system, the new file-system aiming for EXT4/XFS speed while having Btrfs/ZFS-like features. Here are some more benchmarks.

22 August 2015 - Linux BCache File-System - 16 Comments
Linux 4.3 Kernel To Add The MOST Driver Subsystem

While the Linux 4.2 kernel hasn't been officially released yet, Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in early his pull requests for the various subsystems he maintains for the Linux 4.3 merge window.

21 August 2015 - Linux 4.3 Staging Changes - 1 Comment
Facebook Will Soon Roll Out Btrfs On Production Systems

Back in 2013 Facebook began poaching top Btrfs developers and last year we reported on Facebook trying out Btrfs on some servers. Now it seems they're getting ready to utilize more of this next-generation Linux file-system in a production capacity.

5 August 2015 - Facebook Btrfs Adoption - 13 Comments
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 - 34 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

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