We're just into week one of two for the Linux 4.1 kernel merge window. Here's a look at the pull requests thus far that are making for an exciting Linux 4.1 when it comes to new features and functionality.
The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-queue block layer (blk-mq).
With the new GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) versioning where they're going to be bumping the major version number every year, Linux kernel developers are now re-working the way they handle the compiler's quirks/changes within the kernel.
Rafael Wysocki of Intel sent in the ACPI and power management updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel. As usual, there's a lot of new code part of this big pull request.
Earlier this week I wrote about how it looked like KDBUS would be included in the Linux 4.1 kernel given the pull request sent to Linus Torvalds by Greg Kroah-Hartman. However, since that pull request, KDBUS is taking a lot of heat and there's calls for it to be postponed from mainlining.
The (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine that's been extended to do more than just packet filtering is becoming more useful with the Linux 4.1 development kernel.
The live kernel patching support was one of the big additions to what became Linux 4.0, but with Linux 4.1 there aren't many improvements to show for the past cycle.
Jiri Kosina has queued up a range of HID driver updates for the now in-development Linux 4.1 kernel.
Steven Rostedt is seeking to add the TraceFS file-system to the Linux 4.1 kernel with a pull request sent in today for Linus Torvalds.
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in the big staging pull request for the Linux 4.1 kernel, which has a number of patches courtesy of new women developers that participated in GNOME OPW / Outreachy.
After being in development for years, KDBUS has been called for integration into the Linux 4.1 kernel by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
Another one of the Linux 4.1 pull requests sent in today by Ingo Molnar is for the x86/asm code.
After months of work, the Intel-developed PMEM driver has been called for pulling into the Linux 4.1 kernel.
The Linux 4.1 kernel will improve AMD's ASLR workaround for Bulldozer processors in order to increase randomization.
Just hours after Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0 kernel, the GNU Linux-Libre 4.0 kernel was released by the Free Software Foundation of Latin America.
Linus Torvalds went ahead and released the Linux 4.0 kernel today as expected.
Linux 4.0 might be officially released before the day is through.
A Linux user has started an LKML discussion over compiling the kernel with -O3 for driving performance improvements out of a more-optimized kernel binary.
After the article a short time ago about Linux 4.0-rc7 being tagged, Linus Torvalds sent out his 4.0-RC7 release announcement that confirmed what was expected.
It's coming a day later than anticipated, but the seventh weekly update for the Linux 4.0 kernel is now available.
While the Linux 4.0 kernel hasn't even been released yet, there's already a number of items we're looking forward to seeing with Linux 4.1.
The "Etnaviv" DRM driver is now under review as an open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver for the Vivante GPU found by some ARM SoCs.
There's already been a fair amount of code building up for the DRM graphics subsystem for the Linux 4.1 kernel and a new feature was just committed to Git last night.
Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday development release to the Linux kernel.
Linux 4.0 should be officially released within the next few weeks. In anticipation of its April debut, here's a look at some of the big features for this next version of the Linux kernel.
Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux.
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night.
The HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) framework for the Linux kernel has been revived after being stalled in development for quite some time.
The fourth weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel was just released for the newest round of Linux kernel testing.
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