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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
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
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 and XFS file-system updates for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window are now clear.
4 April 2014 - File-Systems - 5 Comments
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
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
Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support.
3 April 2014 - SWAP
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The libata pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel is large due to AHCI changes.
1 April 2014 - libata - 1 Comment
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
As expected after writing about the imminent Linux 3.14 a few hours ago, Linus Torvalds did a late Sunday night release of this next major kernel upgrade... There's new hardware support, stabilized Intel Broadwell graphics support, the SCHED_DEADLINE scheduler, AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor support, TCP auto-corking, Kernfs, and a whole lot more.
31 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 23 Comments
While no official announcement has come down yet, the Linux 3.14 kernel will most likely be released in the hours ahead.
30 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 9 Comments
KTAP has been public for the better part of two years as a dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel but only now it looks like this kernel tool will be merged to the mainline tree.
29 March 2014 - KTAP
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