Linux Kernel News Archives
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
Laying To Rest That Odd Linux Kernel Regression

Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel.

8 January 2015 - DaveJ's Bug - 16 Comments
Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release

Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.

28 December 2014 - Linux 3.19-rc2 - 2 Comments
That Peculiar Linux 3.18 Kernel Bug Might Be Closed Soon

For the past month there's been kernel developers investigating "a big unknown worry in a regression" that have left many key kernel developers -- including Linus Torvalds -- puzzled. It looks like that investigation is finally being close to being resolved.

27 December 2014 - Linux 3.18 Bug - 10 Comments
Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

Linux 3.18 was released two Sundays ago and the 3.19 merge window opened immediately. Normally the merge window is open for 14 days before Linus Torvalds closes it and tags -rc1. With Linux 3.19, things are different.

20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments

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