Linux Kernel News Archives
Liquorix Kernel Benchmarked Against Linux 4.2, Linux 4.3 Kernels

Recently there were a number of requests about testing the latest state of Liquorix, the self-prcolaimed "better distro kernel" that is an optimized version of the Linux kernel with extra patches that makes it optimal for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads. Here's some fresh Liquorix vs. mainline Linux kernel performance benchmarks.

13 October 2015 - Liquorix vs. Linux - 4 Comments
Linux 4.2 vs. 4.3 Kernel Benchmarks On Other Systems

Last week I delivered some Linux 4.3 Git kernel benchmarks on Intel Skylake comparing it to Linux 4.2 stable. However, for those not yet on Intel's latest generation of processors, here are some Linux 4.2 vs. Linux 4.3 benchmarks with older hardware.

12 October 2015 - Linux 4.3 Kernel Tests - 4 Comments
James Bottomley: The Linux Kernel Mailing List Behavior Isn't All That Bad

Sarah Sharp stepped down as a Linux kernel developer this week over what she feels is bad and toxic behavior on the Linux kernel mailing list with a lack of respect and colorful language. Her announcement sparked a lot of people to come out with polarized views and Matthew Garrett also ended up stepping away from making mainline kernel contributions. Well known kernel developer James Bottomley has now published a blog post expressing different views.

8 October 2015 - Bottomley - 33 Comments
Sarah Sharp Steps Down As Linux Kernel Developer

While Sarah Sharp had been a longtime Linux kernel develoepr and encouraged females to get involved with Linux kernel development, she is stopping any further contributions to the upstream kernel.

5 October 2015 - Bad Kernel Behavior - 98 Comments
Reiser4 Ported To The Linux 4.2 Kernel

While there's sadly not been much in the way of new feature development activity for Reiser4, this out-of-tree file-system continues to be ported to new versions of the Linux kernel.

28 September 2015 - Reiser4 File-System - 15 Comments
The Only Fallout I've Been Exposed To So Far On Linux 4.3

Out of the dozen plus systems at Phoronix devoted to running the latest Linux kernel Git code on a daily basis with the latest Fedora/Ubuntu packages, only 3~4 of them have hit regressions so far on the new, in-development Linux 4.3 kernel.

17 September 2015 - Linux 4.3 Regression - 6 Comments
Features, Changes Merged So Far For The Linux 4.3 Kernel

We're about half-way through the Linux 4.3 kernel merge window so here's a look at the features that have got me excited over the past week as new features and improved/changed functionality for this next major update to the Linux kernel.

5 September 2015 - Linux 4.3 Features - 4 Comments
F2FS File-System Updates For Linux 4.3

For those interested in F2FS as a Linux file-system to use on solid-state drives and other flash storage devices, here's the latest updates for it with Linux 4.3.

2 September 2015 - F2FS Linux 4.3 - 5 Comments
EXT3 Driver Might Not End Up Getting Removed From Linux 4.3

While yesterday it looked like the EXT3 driver would be removed in Linux 4.3 as the pull request was sent in and there were no objections brought up last month when it was proposed, Linus Torvalds has taken issue with removing the driver.

1 September 2015 - Linux 4.3 EXT3 Debate - 31 Comments

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