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Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn't being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle.
17 September 2014 - drm-next - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds put out another Sunday release candidate for Linux 3.17.
14 September 2014 - 3.17-rc5 - 5 Comments

ZFS On Linux Is Called Stable & Production Ready

ZFS on Linux is now considered production-ready by one of the biggest contributors to the ZFSOnLinux project.
11 September 2014 - ZFSOnLinux - 25 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc4 Is A Pretty Calm Release

Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new Linux kernel development update.
7 September 2014 - Linus 3.17-rc4 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule

Linus Torvalds is back to his rhythm of releasing new kernel release candidates on Sundays.
31 August 2014 - Linux 3.17

Jailhouse v0.1 Released As A Basic Hypervisor For Linux

Nearly one year ago we wrote about the announcement of Jailhouse as a new Linux hypervisor and after being in development all of this time they have announced their first release that comes with the necessary features to properly support Intel x86 CPUs.
29 August 2014 - Jailhouse Hypervisor - 2 Comments

DRM Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18 Might End Up Being Smaller

Handling merge requests for the DRM graphics driver updates will be done differently for the Linux 3.18 kernel, which will result in a few less weeks of development time.
26 August 2014 - DRM Cycle - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project.
25 August 2014 - Linux Birthday

Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today

It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux.
25 August 2014 - Happy Birthday - 12 Comments

Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance

With the Linux 3.17 kernel, the latest Hawaii microcode files, and the newest Mesa code, the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards should finally be working well on the open-source driver. Here's some preview results with the latest open-source driver.
23 August 2014 - Radeon R9 290

Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance.
20 August 2014 - TAINT_PERFORMANCE - 11 Comments

Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite

There's many new features to Linux 3.17 that were covered over the past two weeks on Phoronix. One of the merged Linux 3.17 features that went under our radar at the time was the new memfd syscall was merged, which is a requirement of the forthcoming KDBUS, the kernel-based D-Bus implementation sought after by the systemd crew.
19 August 2014 - memfd - 16 Comments

Linux Foundation Pushes Two-Factor Authentication For Git

The Linux Foundation is pushing for two-factor authentication for Kernel.org Git repositories.
18 August 2014 - Kernel.org - 10 Comments

The New Features Of The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Now that the merge window has passed and Linux 3.17-rc1 released, here's a rundown of the new features for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
17 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc1 Kernel Released

A day shy of two weeks since the Linux 3.17 merge window opened, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc1 kernel.
16 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 12 Comments

Intel Starts Sending In Graphics Patches For Linux 3.18

While Linux 3.17-rc1 isn't even out yet, the merge window is coming to an end and Intel OTC is already starting to send in pull requests to the drm-next branch for merging into the next cycle, Linux 3.18.
16 August 2014 - drm-next

BFS Scheduler Update Brings SMT Nice Support

Con Kolivas released a new version of his BFS scheduler and besides porting it for Linux 3.16 compatibility it also contains a big new feature.
16 August 2014 - BFS Linux 3.16 - 12 Comments

Kernel Developers Begin Work On CPPC Processor Performance Controls

Ashwin Chaugule of Linaro has announced his experimental kernel implementation of Collaborative Processor Performance Controls (CPPC) that is part of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
15 August 2014 - CPPC

Btrfs Changes Rejected For The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs file-system updates today for the Linux 3.17 merge window but it looks like the pull request is being rejected by Linus Torvalds and held off until Linux 3.18.
14 August 2014 - Btrfs - 11 Comments

Reiser4 Now Available For Linux 3.15

While the Linux 3.16 kernel is now stable, a few days ago the Reiser4 file-system was finally ported to Linux 3.15.
14 August 2014 - Reiser4 - 4 Comments

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