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The DRM Graphics Changes Submitted For Linux 3.20

The most recent pull request for the already very exciting Linux 3.20 / 4.0 kernel is the DRM graphics driver changes, which of course excite us a lot. This DRM pull request is another fairly heavy pull request with a number of end-user features for the popular open-source graphics drivers.

16 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 DRM - Add A Comment
The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place

The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles.

15 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Staging - 4 Comments
Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS

OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers.

11 February 2015 - OverlayFS - 2 Comments
FBDEV Is Still (Barely) Alive Within The Linux Kernel

Back in 2012 there was a call for deprecating FBDEV within the Linux kernel considering that DRM and V4L2 drivers are much better options. Sadly there hasn't been any formal deprecation of FBDEV in the mainline kernel yet, but its still receiving a few changes each kernel cycle.

11 February 2015 - FBDEV - 6 Comments
Laying To Rest That Odd Linux Kernel Regression

Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel.

8 January 2015 - DaveJ's Bug - 16 Comments
Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release

Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.

28 December 2014 - Linux 3.19-rc2 - 2 Comments

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