We are now through week one of two for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window. I've already written a number of news posts this past week covering features I find interesting for Linux 4.11. If you are short on time and behind in your Phoronix reading, here's a quick overview of the material so far for this next major kernel bump.
While Linus Torvalds yesterday was criticizing the DRM code quality using colorful language and threatening not to accept the DRM changes for Linux 4.11, he ended up merging the code to mainline.
The TTY/serial patches were mailed in earlier this week by Greg KH for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window. Normally this isn't a pull request with much interest from us as it's generally not too interesting, but this time around it introduces a new bus.
David Airlie submitted the main DRM driver updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel, but Linus Torvalds isn't happy about the code quality of a new addition and is considering not accepting the DRM changes for this next kernel release.
While hearing "ASPM" may still scare some of you from the Linux kernel power management woes of a few years ago, ASPM PCI-E L1 PM substate support is coming to Linux 4.11 to hopefully help with power savings for idle PCI Express devices.
Jerome Glisse and others have been working on the rather cool Heterogeneous Memory Management support for the Linux kernel going back several years. While Jerome hoped to see HMM merged for Linux 4.11, it will be sitting out at least one more cycle.
TinyDRM has been queued in DRM-Next for landing with the in-development Linux 4.11 kernel.
While DRM-Next hasn't even been submitted yet for the Linux 4.11 merge window, I ran some benchmarks today of an AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics card comparing Linux 4.10.0 to the current DRM-Next state.
Greg KH sent out his Linux 4.11 pull requests today for the different areas of the Linux kernel he maintains, including the staging area updates.
CVE-2017-6074 was made public today as a DCCP double-free vulnerability that could allow for kernel code execution from an unprivileged process.
Another pull request worth mentioning for the Linux 4.11 kernel is the media subsystem updates.
David Miller has mailed out the rather big set of updates to the networking subsystem for the Linux 4.11 kernel.
The XFS file-system updates have been submitted for the Linux 4.11 merge window.
The latest pull request worth mentioning for the Linux 4.11 merge window are the Xen virtualization feature updates.
The (U)EFI support continues to evolve within the Linux kernel and with the 4.11 release will be new and improved functionality.
James Morris has filed the security subsystem feature updates targeting the Linux 4.11 merge window.
Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
Con Kolivas has announced the MuQSS CPU scheduler v0.152 release with support for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
Jens Axboe has submitted the initial block updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window.
Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.10 kernel.
The Linux 4.10 kernel is expected to be released today and while it comes with many exciting changes, the 4.10 release means the opening of the Linux 4.11 merge window.
With last weekend mentioning ten exciting features of Linux 4.10, the tables have turned and now we are looking at ten features not found in the mainline
We've been talking about WireGuard for months and it's hoping to go mainline in the Linux kernel this calendar year. Earlier this month at FOSDEM was a status update on the project.
The Linux 4.10 kernel didn't end up being released today, but was pushed back by an extra week. However, in looking forward to next weekend, here are ten of the features that excite us about Linux 4.10.
While many were hoping that Linux 4.10 would be released today, instead it's been pushed back to next Sunday.
Inki Dae has submitted the Exynos DRM driver changes to DRM-Next as material for the upcoming Linux 4.11 cycle.
Freedreno founder Rob Clark has sent in the MSM DRM driver changes to DRM-Next for Linux 4.11. Separately, Qualcomm's Code Aurora is prepping more contributions for this open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver for Linux.
The Linux 4.10 kernel is getting close to release with this Sunday's release of Linux 4.10-rc7.
The drm-misc-next tree is done with new feature material for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle as the work is now being queued in DRM-next for this next kernel version.
Coincidentally on the same day as Microsoft announcing the Git Virtual File-System, upstream Git developers have announced their first release candidate of the upcoming Git 2.12 milestone.
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