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Nasty Lockup Issue Still Being Investigated For Linux 3.18

When Linux 3.18-rc6 was released last Sunday, Linus Torvalds noted in the release announcement that a "a big unknown worry in a regression" remained. Nearly one week later, kernel developers are still figuring out what's going on with this regression that can cause frequent lockups. Worse off, it looks like it might affect the Linux 3.17 kernel too.

29 November 2014 - Frequent Lockups - 13 Comments
More File-System Tests Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Earlier this week on Phoronix I posted benchmarks indicating potential block/file-system performance regressions using the Linux 3.18 kernel. Since then I've been carrying out more tests looking for any file-system performance problems on other hardware.

22 November 2014 - File-System Benchmarks - 14 Comments
New Kernel Live Patching Combines kGraft & Kpatch

Back in February SUSE unveiled a new means of live Linux kernel patching, kGraft, compared to the existing Ksplice. One month later, Red Hat unveiled their own solution that happened to be under development at the same time, Kpatch. Since both of them have been out, both have pursued mainline interests but neither one accepted upstream yet. Now a new live kernel patching solution is out that tries to take the best of both worlds.

7 November 2014 - Kpatch + kGraft - Add A Comment
OverlayFS Finally Offered For Pulling Into Linux 3.18

When Linux 3.18-rc1 was released last week, one week sooner than anticipated, Linus Torvalds mentioned he was willing to still allow OverlayFS to be merged this cycle. One week later, that code is hopefully now ready for merging.

26 October 2014 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments
Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel

With Linux 3.18-rc1 arriving one week early I didn't have a chance to write a feature overview of Linux 3.18 prior to this first development release that marked the close of the merge window. For those that didn't stay up to date with our dozens of Linux 3.18 kernel articles about changes and new features, here's a concise overview.

22 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 - Add A Comment
Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes

While Linus Torvalds initially anticipated the Linux 3.18 merge window being three weeks in length due to his Linux Foundation conference travels, he ended up managing to release Linux 3.18-rc1 after just two weeks... The release is out there now with its many changes.

19 October 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc1 - 12 Comments
LLVMLinux Works To Make More Code Clang-Compatible With Linux 3.18

On top of some separate patches to make the mainline 64-bit ARM Linux kernel closer to building under Clang, a separate pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.18 kernel that works to make other areas of the kernel's massive code-base more compatible with the LLVM/Clang compiler.

14 October 2014 - LLVMLinux - 6 Comments
Linux 3.18 Has PCI Support For 64-bit ARM

Going back two years with the Linux 3.7 kernel was the initial 64-bit ARM support and now eleven kernel releases later the initial enablement is still being battened up. With Linux 3.18 there's finally PCI support for ARM64.

12 October 2014 - ARM64 - Add A Comment
Linux 3.18 To Add Support For Firmware Core Dumps To User-Space

Besides Greg KH sending in the USB changes for Linux 3.18 he also sent in the driver core changes for the 3.18 merge window. With the driver core patches this time around is a notable change for benefiting developers to ultimately better debug wireless and GPU driver issues.

8 October 2014 - Core Dump - Add A Comment

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