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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux 3.19-rc6 Kernel Released: LInux 3.19 Final In Two Weeks

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.19-rc6 weekly test kernel overnight.
26 January 2015 - Linux 3.19 - 1 Comment

TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System

Steven Rostedt sent out the announcement today for TraceFS, a new file-system for the Linux kernel tracing subsystem.
21 January 2015 - TraceFS - 8 Comments

Google Admin Encourages Trying Btrfs, Not ZFS On Linux

Last year at LinuxCon a Google administrator was talking up Btrfs and encouraging attendees to try it. That Google admin, Marc Merlin, traveled down to New Zealand last week for LCA2015 to further promote the Btrfs file-system.
20 January 2015 - Btrfs - 17 Comments

Linux 3.19-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has put out the newest weekly update of the Linux 3.19 kernel.
18 January 2015 - Linux 3.19-rc5

Version 3 Of KDBUS Posted For The Mainline Linux Kernel

Version 3 of the KDBUS patches for eventual integration into the mainline Linux kernel were published on Friday.
16 January 2015 - KDBUS - 13 Comments

Linux 3.19-rc4 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds is back on schedule doing Sunday releases of the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel.
11 January 2015 - Linux 3.19 - 1 Comment

More Intel Graphics Changes Get Queued For Linux 3.20

A batch of Intel DRM Linux graphics driver changes have landed in DRM-Next for eventual pulling into what will become the Linux 3.20 kernel.
10 January 2015 - DRM-Next

Laying To Rest That Odd Linux Kernel Regression

Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel.
8 January 2015 - DaveJ's Bug - 16 Comments

Linux 3.19-rc3 Is A Quiet Release Coming One Day Late

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.19-rc3 kernel on Monday following a one-day delay -- not due to bugs/regressions but rather due to spending his weekend tiling a bathroom.
5 January 2015 - Linux 3.19

Linux Kernel Development Hits An All-Time High

The advancement of the Linux kernel in 2014 was nothing short of fantastic! The kernel added so many new features and is now more than 19.1 million lines of code.
4 January 2015 - 2014 - 17 Comments

Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release

Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.
28 December 2014 - Linux 3.19-rc2 - 2 Comments

That Peculiar Linux 3.18 Kernel Bug Might Be Closed Soon

For the past month there's been kernel developers investigating "a big unknown worry in a regression" that have left many key kernel developers -- including Linus Torvalds -- puzzled. It looks like that investigation is finally being close to being resolved.
27 December 2014 - Linux 3.18 Bug - 10 Comments

Biggest Linux Kernel Features & Work Of 2014

Continuing in our usual round of year-end lists for the areas of Linux and open-source we cover the most at Phoronix, here's a look at the biggest Linux kernel news items of 2014.
27 December 2014 - Linux Kernel

Live Patching Support Planned For Linux 3.20/4.0 Kernel

It looks like for the Linux 3.20 kernel is when the new kernel live patching technology will be integrated to mainline.
22 December 2014 - Linux 3.20 - 6 Comments

Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel: Graphics & Disks Rule

The merge window is closed and 3.19-rc1 was released on Saturday, marking the end of new mainline Linux kernel features for 2014. Here's a rundown of the exciting new features of the Linux 3.19 kernel for what will become the first major kernel release of 2015.
22 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 8 Comments

Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Coming Along For The Linux Kernel

Jerome Glisse remains hard at work on readying his Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) patch-set for eventual integration into the mainline Linux kernel. This HMM memory management will benefit HSA/OpenCL workloads on Linux.
22 December 2014 - OpenCL - 20 Comments

Linux 3.19-rc1 Kernel Released Ahead Of Schedule

The first release candidate to the Linux 3.19 kernel was released on Saturday.
20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments

Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

Linux 3.18 was released two Sundays ago and the 3.19 merge window opened immediately. Normally the merge window is open for 14 days before Linus Torvalds closes it and tags -rc1. With Linux 3.19, things are different.
20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments

Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19

Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are starting to take shape with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
20 December 2014 - Skylake

Linux 3.19: ThinkPad Muting Redone, New Dell Backlight Support, Acer Is Banging

The x86 platform driver changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel have been submitted and they include some noteworthy improvements for many Linux laptop owners.
19 December 2014 - x86 Platform Drivers - 3 Comments

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