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Linux Kernel News Archives

LTO Support Coming To Linux 3.15, Making For A Faster Kernel

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

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

Kernel Developers Look At QR Codes For Error Messages

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 & XFS File-System Updates Land In Linux 3.15

EXT4 and XFS file-system updates for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window are now clear.
4 April 2014 - File-Systems - 5 Comments

Linux 3.15 Random To Support Intel's RDSEED

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

FUSE To Get Better Write Performance With Linux 3.15

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

Per-Cgroup Swap File Support Proposed For Linux

Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support.
3 April 2014 - SWAP

Kernfs Is Updated To Be More Useful With Linux 3.15

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

Old x86 Platforms To Be Removed With Linux 3.15

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

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

Many Audio/Sound Improvements Land For Linux 3.15

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

Btrfs To Land A Lot Of Bug/Performance Fixes In Linux 3.15

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

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

Scheduler Improvements Land In Next Kernel Release

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

Link-Time Optimizations Near Reality For x86 Linux Kernel

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

Libata Improvements Enhance AHCI On Linux 3.15

The libata pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel is large due to AHCI changes.
1 April 2014 - libata - 1 Comment

Linux 3.15 Kernel Gains EFI Mixed Mode Support

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

The Linux 3.14 Kernel Has Been Released With Great Features

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

The Linux 3.14 Kernel Will Likely Be Released Today

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 Dynamic Tracing Called For Merging Into Linux Kernel

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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