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Linux 4.0-rc2 Kernel Released After Delay Due To Intel DRM Driver

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel this morning rather than on Sunday night due to having a i915 DRM graphics issue with one of his Apple Mac Mini computers. Aside from fixing up one of Torvalds' old systems, the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel is a relatively mundane release.

3 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc2 - Add A Comment
Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine

BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine.

3 March 2015 - BPF Virtual Machine - Add A Comment
Linux 4.0 Doesn't Have The Weirdest Codename

With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward.

23 February 2015 - Hurr durr I'ma sheep - 14 Comments
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

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