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Torvalds Is Unconvinced By LTO'ing A Linux Kernel

Yesterday patches were published via a pull request to enable experimental LTO support for the Linux 3.15 kernel, but Linus Torvalds hasn't yet decided whether he will accept this code in the upstream Linux kernel... Linus doesn't yet see the benefits in link-time optimizations for the kernel and isn't sure whether this code is ready yet to be mainlined.
9 April 2014 - Link-Time Optimizations - 65 Comments

Realtek RTL8723AU Support Added To Linux 3.15

A second staging pull was submitted for the Linux 3.15 kernel that adds the new r8723au driver for handling an increasingly used WiFi adapter common to some new notebooks/ultrabooks.
8 April 2014 - r8723au - 5 Comments

The Humongous DRM Graphics Pull For Linux 3.15 Was Submitted

The very large DRM pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel was submitted just moments ago with significant updates to the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
8 April 2014 - Direct Rendering Manager - 1 Comment

LTO Support Coming To Linux 3.15, Making For A Faster Kernel

As a potentially significant performance win for the Linux kernel, when compiling the Linux kernel support for link-time optimizations (LTO) are now supported.
7 April 2014 - LTO - 13 Comments

Features That Landed So Far For The Linux 3.15 Kernel

For those not keeping up to date on all of the Phoronix articles covering the Linux 3.15 kernel changes that landed in the past week, here's a recap of the changes that were merged so far half-way through the Linux 3.15 merge window.
7 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 1 Comment

Kernel Developers Look At QR Codes For Error Messages

Linux kernel developers have been discussing for the past few days about the possibility of encoding kernel oops messages into QR codes that would be shown on the screen.
5 April 2014 - Kernel Oops - 26 Comments

EXT4 & XFS File-System Updates Land In Linux 3.15

EXT4 and XFS file-system updates for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window are now clear.
4 April 2014 - File-Systems - 5 Comments

Linux 3.15 Random To Support Intel's RDSEED

The Linux 3.15 kernel's /dev/random implementation will feature a new instruction of Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors.
4 April 2014 - Random Number Generator - 9 Comments

FUSE To Get Better Write Performance With Linux 3.15

File-systems implemented via FUSE (File-Systems in User-Space) will be getting better write throughput performance when upgrading to the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - FUSE - 1 Comment

Per-Cgroup Swap File Support Proposed For Linux

Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support.
3 April 2014 - SWAP

Kernfs Is Updated To Be More Useful With Linux 3.15

The Kernfs code that's a split of the sysfs logic to make it more useful to other kernel subsystems wishing to have a virtual file-system, will get better in Linux 3.15.
2 April 2014 - Kernfs

Old x86 Platforms To Be Removed With Linux 3.15

While the Linux 3.15 kernel is introducing a large number of new features, it's also doing away with some old drivers and older x86 platforms.
2 April 2014 - x86 - 21 Comments

Universal Plane Support Set For Linux 3.15

Landing a few hours ago into the drm-next code-base for merger into the Linux 3.15 kernel in the days ahead is the universal/primary plane support for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
2 April 2014 - Planes - 4 Comments

Many Audio/Sound Improvements Land For Linux 3.15

There's many updates to the sound drivers within the Linux 3.15 kernel that's now officially under development.
1 April 2014 - Sound - 21 Comments

Btrfs To Land A Lot Of Bug/Performance Fixes In Linux 3.15

The Btrfs file-system changes for the Linux 3.15 kernel mostly deal with bug fixes and performance fixes while some corruption fixes are also expected to come.
1 April 2014 - Btrfs - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel Patch Review To Go Social Via Facebook

It was decided at last week's 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit that for inspiring a new wave of kernel developers and becoming more interactive with the community, patch review will become more social via handling patch reviews on Facebook.
1 April 2014 - Social Patches - 8 Comments

Scheduler Improvements Land In Next Kernel Release

The latest exciting set of kernel changes to mention for the Linux 3.15 kernel are some scheduler enhancements.
1 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 3 Comments

Link-Time Optimizations Near Reality For x86 Linux Kernel

Another interesting change that's already landed for the Linux 3.15 kernel is infrastructure work for supporting x86 kernels optimized via LTO for yielding better kernel performance.
1 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 13 Comments

Libata Improvements Enhance AHCI On Linux 3.15

The libata pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel is large due to AHCI changes.
1 April 2014 - libata - 1 Comment

Linux 3.15 Kernel Gains EFI Mixed Mode Support

Landing into the latest Linux kernel code for version 3.15 is EFI mixed mode support that will allow 64-bit kernels to run from 32-bit EFI firmware.
31 March 2014 - EFI Mixed Mode - 10 Comments

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