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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux 3.13-rc8 Kernel Is Out, Final Release Almost Here

The Linux.Conf.Au 2014 conference has ended and Linus Torvalds now went ahead to release the Linux 3.13-rc8 kernel. This release isn't very exciting but is being intentionally dragged out.
12 January 2014 - Linux 3.13-rc8

Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication

Samsung's F2FS isn't the only Linux file-system receiving new features but the Btrfs developers are currently baking some new treats of their own.
9 January 2014 - Btrfs File-System - 7 Comments

The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements

With development dragging on for the Linux 3.13 kernel until the middle of January, here's a recap of some of the most important changes that landed into Linux 3.13 that either provided new features, performance improvements, or are worth noting for one reason or another. There's also a rundown of all the Linux kernel benchmarks we've done on this new kernel to date.
9 January 2014 - Recap Time - 2 Comments

Samsung Keeps Tuning F2FS File-System Performance

It's been almost one and a half years since Samsung introduced the F2FS file-system. Samsung's game-plan for F2FS still isn't yet clear with not having seen any widespread flash deployments yet on consumer devices, but regardless, it's continuing to receive new improvements and features each Linux kernel update.
9 January 2014 - F2FS File-System - 11 Comments

The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel

While there's already been many performance benchmarks of the Linux 3.13 kernel on Phoronix through numerous articles, following this weekend's release of Linux 3.13-rc7, I ran a fresh performance comparison.
6 January 2014 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 4 Comments

Latest Trolling? The Linux Kernel In Perl

For those in need of some light reading this weekend, the latest comical proposal hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is to have a new project writing portions of the kernel in the Perl programming language.
5 January 2014 - Linux Kernel Perl - 37 Comments

Linux 3.13-rc7 Kernel Is A Light Release

The Linux 3.13-rc7 kernel was released this weekend and development activity is quickly settling down, but there will still be at least a 3.13-rc8 next week before declaring the final version of this big kernel update.
5 January 2014 - Linux 3.13-rc7 - 1 Comment

Volatile Ranges Still Being Tried For The Linux Kernel

The Volatile Ranges feature for the Linux kernel is now in its third year of being developed and a new set of sixteen patches were published today but there's still no sign that the code is ready for merging in the near-term.
2 January 2014 - Volatile Ranges - 1 Comment

GrSecurity Continues Hardening The Linux Kernel

While there hasn't been any front-page news out of the project in a while, GrSecurity is still an ongoing effort to harden the mainline Linux kernel.
1 January 2014 - GrSecurity - 1 Comment

The 50 Watt Power Regression Is Believed To Be Fixed

Near the beginning of the month I wrote about an Intel developer finding a Linux kernel power regression increasing the system's power use by 50 Watts. After extensive testing and investigating, the issue has been fixed ahead of the Linux 3.13 kernel release and is proposed for stable point releases on the 3.10, 3.11, and 3.12 kernels.
31 December 2013 - Linux Kernel Power Bug - 1 Comment

Linux 3.13-rc6 Is A Very Quiet Kernel

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.13-rc6 kernel today, which is a very small release given that it was over a holiday week.
29 December 2013 - Linux 3.13-rc6 - 3 Comments

Linux Developers Asked To Distance Themselves From RMS

A supposed Linux kernel developer has called upon Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers to take action against Richard Stallman and the GNU/Linux naming controversy.
23 December 2013 - Lignux - 115 Comments

Linux 3.13 Kernel Development Will Be Dragged Out

Linus Torvalds plans on extending the time until the Linux 3.13 kernel release officially happens. The final release will take place around mid-January.
23 December 2013 - Linux 3.13 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.13-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds announced the official release of RC5 for the Linux 3.13 kernel this Sunday.
22 December 2013 - Linux 3.13-rc5 Kernel - 2 Comments

Zenbook Prime SSD Tests: EXT4 Discard, Schedulers

The latest benchmarks to share from the ASUS Zenbook Prime are some quick tests performed looking at the performance of the Intel Ivy Bridge Ultrabook when its solid-state drive is tested on Ubuntu 13.10 with the Linux 3.12 kernel, then with the EXT4 TRIM/Discard option, and then running different I/O schedulers.
22 December 2013 - Zenbook Prime

Reiser4 Is Now Available For The Linux 3.12 Kernel

While we're mid-way through the Linux 3.13 kernel development cycle and the Linux 3.12 kernel has been out for almost two months, the Reiser4 file-system is finally available for this latest stable kernel release series.
21 December 2013 - Reiser4 Update - 17 Comments

Linux 3.13 Kernel Power Consumption Benchmarks

With word recently of a 50 Watt Linux kernel power regression that's still being investigated, I carried out some more power consumption tests of a Core i7 4770K Haswell system to see if its power usage has been impacted by recent kernel upgrades.
20 December 2013 - Linux Kernel Power Tests - 8 Comments

ZFS On Linux Now Supports SELinux

For those relying upon Security Enhanced Linux SELinux within an enterprise environment or just very security minded, ZFS On Linux now has full support for SELinux.
19 December 2013 - ZFSOnLinux SELinux - 2 Comments

ZRAM Finally Promoted Out Of Staging In Linux Kernel

ZRAM has finally been promoted out of staging and into the main area of the Linux kernel within the block subsystem.
18 December 2013 - ZRAM - 9 Comments

Linux 3.13-rc4 Kernel Released, But It's Too Big

Linux 3.13-rc4 was released today but Linus Torvalds isn't too happy as this latest test release is much bigger than the earlier development RCs.
15 December 2013 - Linus Is Not Happy - 1 Comment

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