Linux Kernel News Archives
SUSE Posts kGraft, Red Hat Posts Kpatch Patches

SUSE developers yesterday posted their sixteen patches for implementing their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism in the mainline Linux kernel as an alternative to Ksplice. Red Hat has immediately followed-up by posting their kernel patches to Kpatch, their new approach to live patching a running Linux kernel.

1 May 2014 - Kernel Patching - 5 Comments
Canonical Is Taking Over Linux 3.13 Kernel Maintenance

Greg Kroah-Hartman released the Linux 3.13.11 kernel this week and then called it end-of-life with the Linux 3.14 kernel now being available. However, the Ubuntu Kernel Team at Canonical has now pledged to take up the upstream maintenance of the 3.13 kernel.

23 April 2014 - Linux 3.13 - 11 Comments
Kernel Developers Discuss Improving Kernel Configurations

Jean Delvare, a name commonly associated with the LM_Sensors project while being an employee at SUSE, has raised an important discussion item on the kernel mailing list about improving the kernel configuration (Kconfig) options when building the Linux kernel.

14 April 2014 - Kconfig - 7 Comments
The Linux 3.15 Kernel Is Going To Have A Lot Of Great Features

There's likely just a day or two left before the Linux 3.15-rc1 kernel will be released to mark the end of the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window. With all of the major features appearing to have been merged by now, here's an overview of the exciting features to look forward to with the Linux 3.15 release.

12 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - Add A Comment
Linux 3.15 Can Resume From Suspend 7~12x Faster

Early on in the Linux 3.15 merge window there were improvements to significantly speed-up suspend and resume for systems, but now there's another late merge of a patch that has the capability of speeding up the resume time from suspend by 7~12x for at least some laptop/desktop systems.

12 April 2014 - Suspend And Resume - 17 Comments
Reiser4 Gains Support For Different Transaction Models

For the past few years the Reiser4 file-system has mostly been in maintenance mode with there being just a handful of developers left working on the out-of-tree code, the former ReiserFS lead developer in jail, and most code activity these days just revolving around bug-fixing and adding support for newer kernel releases. However, in March the Reiser4 file-system did gain support for a new feature.

9 April 2014 - Reiser4 - 6 Comments
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
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
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
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

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