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Another Sunday evening, another Linux kernel release candidate. The second test version of the Linux 3.18 kernel is now available.
26 October 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc2 - 3 Comments
When Linux 3.18-rc1 was released last week, one week sooner than anticipated, Linus Torvalds mentioned he was willing to still allow OverlayFS to be merged this cycle. One week later, that code is hopefully now ready for merging.
26 October 2014 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments
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
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
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
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
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 - 6 Comments
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
Ingo Molnar sent in his many pull requests on Monday for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.
13 October 2014 - Suspend/Resume
Dave Chinner sent in the XFS feature pull request for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
13 October 2014 - XFS
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
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
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
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
Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs pull request on Friday for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
11 October 2014 - Btrfs
The media pull request was submitted yesterday for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
10 October 2014 - 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
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
Many USB subsystem changes are present for this newly-started Linux kernel merge window.
8 October 2014 - USB Linux - 9 Comments
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
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