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Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel

With Linux 3.18-rc1 arriving one week early I didn't have a chance to write a feature overview of Linux 3.18 prior to this first development release that marked the close of the merge window. For those that didn't stay up to date with our dozens of Linux 3.18 kernel articles about changes and new features, here's a concise overview.
22 October 2014 - Linux 3.18

EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes

With Linux 3.18-rc1 having came one week early, the EXT4 file-system pull request didn't end up landing until today. However, the EXT4 changes aren't overly exciting for the 3.18 merge window.
20 October 2014 - EXT4 - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility

For now it looks like the Linux kernel is going to explicitly declare itself as using the GNU89 dialect of the C89 standard but over time the code is being made to compile under C11.
20 October 2014 - GNU89 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes

While Linus Torvalds initially anticipated the Linux 3.18 merge window being three weeks in length due to his Linux Foundation conference travels, he ended up managing to release Linux 3.18-rc1 after just two weeks... The release is out there now with its many changes.
19 October 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc1 - 12 Comments

LLVMLinux Works To Make More Code Clang-Compatible With Linux 3.18

On top of some separate patches to make the mainline 64-bit ARM Linux kernel closer to building under Clang, a separate pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.18 kernel that works to make other areas of the kernel's massive code-base more compatible with the LLVM/Clang compiler.
14 October 2014 - LLVMLinux - 5 Comments

The Big DRM Graphics Driver Changes Land In Linux 3.18

The much anticipated DRM feature pull was merged over the night for the Linux 3.18 kernel that's now in its early stages of development.
14 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 DRM - 5 Comments

Suspend/Resume Should Be Faster With Large Servers On Linux 3.18

Ingo Molnar sent in his many pull requests on Monday for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.
13 October 2014 - Suspend/Resume

XFS File-System Has Many Changes For Linux 3.18

Dave Chinner sent in the XFS feature pull request for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
13 October 2014 - XFS

Reiser4 Updated For Linux 3.16 With SSD Discard Support

While Reiser4 doesn't still have any mainline Linux kernel ambitions until receiving any corporate backing, the notoriously known Linux file-system has been updated for Linux 3.16 compatibility and SSD discard support.
13 October 2014 - Reiser4 - 5 Comments

Mailbox Framework Comes With Linux 3.18

On top of many other changes with Linux 3.18 is also a common mailbox driver/framework for the kernel.
12 October 2014 - Mailbox Driver - 3 Comments

Linux 3.18 Has PCI Support For 64-bit ARM

Going back two years with the Linux 3.7 kernel was the initial 64-bit ARM support and now eleven kernel releases later the initial enablement is still being battened up. With Linux 3.18 there's finally PCI support for ARM64.
12 October 2014 - ARM64

Changes So Far For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While we're just one week in for what's expected to be a longer than usual merge window, here's a look at the top work so far for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
11 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 6 Comments

Btrfs In Linux 3.18 Has RAID Recovery/Repair Improvements

Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs pull request on Friday for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
11 October 2014 - Btrfs

Linux 3.18's Media Stack Gets Improved

The media pull request was submitted yesterday for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
10 October 2014 - Linux 3.18

F2FS File-System Gets Even Better With Linux 3.18

The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) has been running well in our latest SSD benchmarks but with the forthcoming Linux 3.18 kernel it's going to be in even better shape.
8 October 2014 - F2FS - 19 Comments

Linux 3.18 To Add Support For Firmware Core Dumps To User-Space

Besides Greg KH sending in the USB changes for Linux 3.18 he also sent in the driver core changes for the 3.18 merge window. With the driver core patches this time around is a notable change for benefiting developers to ultimately better debug wireless and GPU driver issues.
8 October 2014 - Core Dump

USB Sees Many Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Many USB subsystem changes are present for this newly-started Linux kernel merge window.
8 October 2014 - USB Linux - 9 Comments

64-bit ARM Kernel Gets Closer To Building Under LLVM With Linux 3.18

The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) is closer to building under the LLVM/Clang kernel as an alternative to GCC with the upcoming Linux 3.18 release.
8 October 2014 - ARM64

Linux 3.18 Gets Better Wacom Tablet & Sony Controller Support

Another one of the early pull requests for the just-opened Linux 3.18 merge window is the HID pull request that features improvements to benefit future Wacom tablets as well as Sony's game controllers.
7 October 2014 - HID - 1 Comment

Many ACPI & Power Management Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Rafael Wysocki sent out his first aligned set of changes of ACPI core and power management changes he's planning on volleying over to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.
7 October 2014 - ACPI/PM - 1 Comment

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