Linux Kernel News Archives
Contemplating A New, Public Linux Daily Kernel Build Server For Ubuntu/Fedora

For the past many years the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA has generally been a reliable, quick, and easy manner of getting new mainline Linux kernel builds and to have the latest Git kernel fresh every morning. However, as of late, the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA has been letting me down and I'm looking at setting up my own kernel build system for the community and also extend that to include some extra graphics patches, etc.

28 November 2015 - Ubuntu Fail - 20 Comments
Are Intel Skylake Graphics Any Faster With Linux 4.4?

Following the recent Mesa 11.2-devel Git tests on Skylake I also ran a comparison to see if the OpenGL performance differed at all when comparing Linux 4.3.0 to Linux 4.4 in its second release candidate form.

27 November 2015 - Linux 4.4 Skylake Tests - 6 Comments
Understanding Atomic KMS Drivers

If you've been curious about what the atomic mode-setting craze has been about within DRM/KMS drivers, here's a recent presentation on the matter.

25 November 2015 - Atomic Kernel Mode-Setting - 1 Comment
Developer Claims: "A New, Fast & Unbreakable Encryption Algorithm"

An unheard of independent developer has proclaimed designing a new, fast, and unbreakable encryption algorithm. While he admits to not being a mathematician or cryptoanalyst, he's wanting to get this encryption algorithm in the mainline Linux kernel and distributions.

19 November 2015 - Wants It In Linux - 61 Comments
How To Use EXT4's File-System Encryption Feature

With Linux 4.4 bringing important fixes for EXT4's native file-system-level encryption, several Phoronix readers have inquired about how to actually use this new functionality.

10 November 2015 - EXT4 File-System Encryption - 1 Comment
Disk I/O Scheduler Tests On Manjaro Linux

With having an Arch-based Manjaro Linux installation around from the recent large Linux distribution comparison / performance showdown I carried out some extra tests this weekend.

8 November 2015 - Scheduler Tests - 7 Comments
Linux 4.4 Continues Moving x86 Assembly Code Into C

The past few kernel cycles we've seen a fair amount of x86 Assembly changes with a goal of turning more Assembly into C code for the Linux kernel. That process has continued with the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel.

3 November 2015 - Linux 4.4 x86 ASM - 8 Comments

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