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Linux 3.13-rc3 Kernel Released Bringing Many Fixes

Linus Torvalds has done another Friday release of the latest Linux 3.13 kernel merge window.
6 December 2013 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 4 Comments

BFS Scheduler v0.444 For Linux 3.12

The BFS Linux kernel scheduler by Con Kolivas is up to version 0.444 this week and this updated scheduler is available for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
5 December 2013 - Brain Fuck Scheduler - 9 Comments

Lead Btrfs FIle-System Developers Join Facebook

Chris Mason and another lead Btrfs developer have sent out a kernel patch today updating their email addresses as they will be joining Facebook to work on the Linux file-system.
4 December 2013 - Facebook Btrfs - 26 Comments

Defeating Secure Boot With Linux Kexec

Matthew Garrett has written an insightful blog post about security issues pertaining to the Linux kernel's kexec functionality that could defeat any security benefits provided by Secure Boot. Using kexec could even allow you to boot a Windows kernel.
4 December 2013 - Matthew Garrett - 29 Comments

The DRM/KMS Drivers In The Linux 3.13 Kernel

While the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau (NVIDIA) DRM drivers are the most commonly talked about kernel graphics drivers talked about on Phoronix for the Direct Rendering Manager, there have been many smaller DRM/KMS drivers seeing the light of day in recent kernels.
2 December 2013 - Linux 3.13 Drivers - 1 Comment

Linux 3.6 To Linux 3.13 Kernel Power Consumption Tests

At the request of many Phoronix readers, here are some new battery power usage benchmarks on every recent Linux kernel release from Linux 3.7.0 to Linux 3.13 Git. Has an Intel "Ivy Bridge" Ultrabook's power consumption changed much due to the continuous kernel churn? Here's the answer.
30 November 2013 - Ultrabook Power Use - 11 Comments

Linux 3.13-rc2 Kernel Released With Lots Of Fixes

Linus Torvalds is celebrating Black Friday by giving out a great deal for Linux users: the Linux 3.13-rc2 kernel is now available for testing and regression spotting.
29 November 2013 - Linux 3.13-rc2 - 7 Comments

zRAM Is Still Hoping For A Promotion

While zRAM has been part of the Linux kernel's staging area for a while now and this RAM-based compressed block device is used by Chrome OS and Android, it's struggling to get promoted to the main area of the kernel.
25 November 2013 - zRAM - 21 Comments

Linux 3.13-rc1 Kernel Tagged Two Days Early

Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.13-rc1 kernel on Friday.
22 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 4 Comments

DRM Gets More Linux 3.13 Updates; VMware DRI3

For those keeping track of Linux 3.13 kernel activity, another DRM subsystem pull update was submitted during this merge window.
22 November 2013 - DRM Pull - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Planning A Linux 3.13 Franken Kernel

Today at the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit it was generally agreed upon that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be targeting the Linux 3.13 kernel to power the distribution, but there's a chance 3.14 might happen.
20 November 2013 - Linux 3.14 Is Unlikely - 23 Comments

Linux 3.13 Gets A Second Helping Of Power Management

A second pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.13 kernel that provides further updates to the often less than desirable ACPI and power management code.
20 November 2013 - ACPI Updates Too

SquashFS Getting Major Performance Enhancements

SquashFS is commonly used by Linux distributions as a compressed read-only file-system commonly used by the Live CD/DVD/USB versions of distributions like Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora, Debian, etc. There's some performance improvements to be merged into the Linux kernel that will make SquashFS even faster. SquashFS decompression can be multiple times faster with these patches.
20 November 2013 - SquashFS Made Faster - 6 Comments

What You Won't Find In The Linux 3.13 Kernel

While there's many exciting features to Linux 3.13, there's still some features that you won't find in this next major Linux kernel update.
18 November 2013 - Missing Features - 3 Comments

Random Is Faster, More Randomness In Linux 3.13

The /dev/random changes went in for the Linux 3.13 kernel and this pull request was even interesting for the very promising next kernel release. While not in Linux 3.13, it's mentioned the Linux kernel might also end up taking a security feature from the FreeBSD playbook.
17 November 2013 - /dev/random - 15 Comments

13 Reasons Linux 3.13 Is Going To Be Very Exciting

While the merge window for the Linux 3.13 kernel isn't even over yet, this next major kernel update is already looking to be rather exciting with a number of new features.
15 November 2013 - Linux 3.13

The Major DRM Graphics Update Sent Into Linux 3.13

While many independent Phoronix articles have been covering the Linux 3.13 kernel changes for the individual DRM graphics drivers, the DRM subsystem pull request in its entirety was submitted yesterday for mainlining.
15 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 DRM - 11 Comments

KVM Pushes Linux Virtualization Forward In Linux 3.13

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine updates for the Linux 3.13 kernel were filed today and includes a fair amount of improvements for virtualization on PowerPC hardware, but there's also some x86 improvements too.
14 November 2013 - Lots Of Goodies

Btrfs File-System Changes Published For Linux 3.13

The Linux 3.13 kernel brings major enhancements to Samsung's F2FS file-system but the EXT4 and XFS changes aren't too exciting. How are the Btrfs changes for this next kernel? We now know thanks to a new pull request from Chris Mason.
14 November 2013 - Btrfs Linux 3.13 - 23 Comments

Multi-Queue Block Layer Is Merged For Linux 3.13

The multi-queue block layer (blk-mq) has indeed made it for Linux 3.13 as one (of many other) exciting features. The multi-queue block layer can lead to better SSD performance through reducing latency by balancing I/O workload across multiple CPU cores and allowing for multiple hardware queues.
14 November 2013 - Linux Block Layer - 2 Comments

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