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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
F2FS, the promising "Flash Friendly" file-system developed at Samsung and has shown promising performance results on various flash devices, has seen more improvements with the Linux 3.10 kernel.
8 May 2013 - F2FS File-System - 1 Comment
The experimental Tux3 file-system has already made claims of being faster than EXT4. The latest claims out of the open-source file-system is that it's faster than Tmpfs, which is quite a feat given its very thin layer between VFS and SWAP.
7 May 2013 - Tux3 File-System - 19 Comments
While the first release candidate of the Linux 3.10 kernel isn't even out yet, there's already been the DRM graphics pull, as a result here's some early open-source Radeon Linux graphics benchmarks.
7 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 4 Comments
Support for "full dynticks" has been accepted into the mainline Linux 3.10 kernel.
5 May 2013 - CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL - 15 Comments
Aside from the KVM pull request, another interesting proposed change for the Linux 3.10 kernel is the "full dynticks" support, also known as CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL. Ingo Molnar is trying to get this brand new feature into the next Linux kernel release.
5 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 DynTicks - 6 Comments
The XFS file-system with the forthcoming Linux 3.10 kernel will have an experimental feature for CRC protection of meta-data.
2 May 2013 - XFS Linux 3.10 - 7 Comments
The cryptography pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel merge window. The crypto updates include optimizing various routines for recent CPU instruction set extensions.
1 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Crypto - 3 Comments
Along with an assortment of other power management improvements to land with the Linux 3.10 kernel, a cpufreq driver for ARM's big.LITTLE is being introduced. There's also a cpufreq driver for the Exynos 5440 quad-core and the new AMD frequency sensitivity feedback support.
30 April 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel
Greg Kroah-Hartman submitted his feature pull requests on Monday morning for the USB, staging, driver core, and TTY/serial areas of the Linux 3.10 kernel that's just entered development following yesterday's Linux 3.9 kernel release.
29 April 2013 - Staging Pull
Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.9 kernel and with the new open-source kernel comes support for a whole lot of new features.
28 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
While it looked like the Linux 3.9 kernel would be released this weekend, a 3.9-rc8 release was warranted and is out this Sunday evening.
21 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 7 Comments
Beyond knowing about the graphics driver changes coming for the Linux 3.10 kernel, the ALSA/sound kernel driver changes for the soon-to-open merge window are becoming more clear too.
21 April 2013 - Linux Sound - 6 Comments
With the release of the Linux 3.9 kernel being imminent, here's a recap of the most interesting features coming to this next Linux release.
21 April 2013 - Recap - 1 Comment
While the merge window on the Linux 3.10 kernel is not even open yet let alone the Linux 3.9 kernel, Intel and mobile enthusiasts already have a reason to look forward to the Linux 3.11 kernel.
20 April 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the Linux 3.9-rc7 kernel with the final release of the Linux 3.9 kernel likely being imminent.
14 April 2013 - 3.9-rc7 Release - 5 Comments
Our latest benchmarks at Phoronix of the Linux 3.9 kernel are looking at the performance of the Intel DRM driver when handling an Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with HD 4000 graphics. The Intel OpenGL Linux graphics performance with this forthcoming kernel was compared to the earlier Linux 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, and 3.5 kernel releases.
12 April 2013 - Intel Graphics - 1 Comment
For those of you wondering the performance impact of using mount options for tuning the Btrfs file-system on the soon-to-be-out Linux 3.9 kernel, here's some benchmarks of common Btrfs mount options.
11 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 3 Comments
PKSM is a new system memory de-duplication method for the Linux kernel that was developed after seeing the current KSM and UKSM approaches as being ineffective.
11 April 2013 - Memory De-Duplication - 3 Comments
The Linux 3.7 kernel brought ARM multi-platform support and now with the Linux 3.10 kernel it may be extended to support the Samsung Exynos SoC family.
11 April 2013 - Multi-Platform - 10 Comments
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