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Three different Linux disk caching methods for the Linux kernel were compared: EnhanceIO, Bcache, and DM-Cache. But which of these disk caching methods is the fastest when mixing SSDs and HDDs? Here's some results.
11 June 2013 - Linux Benchmarks - 4 Comments
While the Linux 3.10 kernel hasn't even been released yet and won't be out for a couple weeks -- and it boasts a great number of new features and functionality -- the Linux 3.11 kernel will be even better. Here's what we know so far.
10 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 3 Comments
The Linux 3.10 kernel is slowly getting ready for release in the coming weeks. If you haven't been closely following Phoronix in the past few months of Linux 3.10 feature development, here's a brief overview of some of the best and most interesting features to be found in the next version of the Linux kernel.
9 June 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 3 Comments
The fifth release candidate to the Linux 3.10 kernel is now available. Unfortunately, the changes merged in the past week continue to be too great to be to Torvalds' liking.
9 June 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 9 Comments
It looks like with the Linux 3.11 kernel there is finally the potential for the VIA DRM graphics driver that's long been in development to enter the mainline kernel source tree.
8 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 5 Comments
Newly published Linux kernel patches provide support for Linux KVM-based hardware virtualization on the MIPS architecture via the MIPS-VZ extensions.
8 June 2013 - MIPS - 1 Comment
The Tiny Parallel Proportion Scheduler (TPPS) is a new I/O scheduler for Linux to appear on the kernel mailing list.
5 June 2013 - TPPS Scheduler - 7 Comments
For potential merging in an upcoming Linux kernel release are new patches that allow storing small files as inline data for F2FS.
4 June 2013 - F2FS Patches
The fourth release candidate to the Linux 3.10 kernel is now available.
2 June 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc4 - 2 Comments
While the Linux 3.10 kernel is only mid-way through its development cycle, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center has already begun piling up many changes they would like merged for their DRM graphics driver into Linux 3.11.
29 May 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 6 Comments
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.10-rc3 kernel on Sunday afternoon, but to his dissatisfaction, this third release candidate is bigger than its predecessor.
26 May 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc3 - 1 Comment
Version 0.1 of KTAP has been released to provide a new scripting dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel.
21 May 2013 - KTAP 0.1 - 1 Comment
The second release candidate for the Linux 3.10 kernel is now out there. Torvalds released 3.10-rc2 on Monday with a few extra pulls that he wouldn't have accepted later on in the release cycle.
21 May 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc2 Kernel
As our latest coverage of the Linux 3.10 kernel comes new comparison benchmarks of the latest development kernel compared to its predecessor from an Intel Core i7 laptop sporting NVIDIA graphics.
18 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Tests
By default the Linux kernel uses the "ondemand" CPU frequency governor for achieving maximum clock frequency when system load is high and a lower clock frequency when the system is idle. However, it turns out that for at least modern Intel CPUs, this is likely no longer the case. This default kernel choice may lead to poor battery life and performance for modern Linux systems.
17 May 2013 - Ondemand Governor - 60 Comments
Last month it was the X.Org Server with a noted security vulnerability and now this time around it's the Linux kernel.
15 May 2013 - Linux 3.8 - 59 Comments
The Linux 3.10 kernel is going to be massive with the just-released "-rc1" version being the biggest in the last several years (or perhaps ever), according to Linus Torvalds. This massive change-rate is based at least according to commit count and potentially actual lines too.
11 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Is Massive - 38 Comments
The Btrfs file-system pull request by Chris Mason has been submitted for inclusion into the Linux 3.10 kernel.
9 May 2013 - Btrfs Linux 3.10 - 22 Comments
Josh Boyer of Red Hat has shared his thoughts when comparing the kernel configurations between the kernels that are shipped in Fedora and Ubuntu Linux.
9 May 2013 - Comparison - 14 Comments
After being in development for more than one year, BCache was finally merged on Wednesday into the mainline Linux kernel code-base. BCache serves as an SSD caching framework for Linux by offering write-through and write-back caching through a newly-exposed block device.
9 May 2013 - BCache - 11 Comments
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