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While the Linux 3.12 kernel isn't even up to its first RC release and thus the merge window hasn't closed yet, Linux 3.12 has already collected a number of promising features for the open-source kernel.
8 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel - 2 Comments
For those monitoring the daily advancements to the open-source DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) kernel graphics driver, the big feature pull request has been sent in for the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window.
5 September 2013 - Direct Rendering Manager - 4 Comments
Samsung has queued up a rather good round of improvements for their F2FS (Flash-Friendly File-System) for introduction in the Linux 3.12 kernel.
5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 F2FS - 3 Comments
Ted Ts'o has filed his EXT4 file-system changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel, which includes two new features and various other fixes/refinements for this widely-used and stable Linux file-system.
5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 EXT4 - 3 Comments
The Linux 3.12 kernel will feature improvements to existing sound drivers and there's also some new drivers / audio hardware support.
5 September 2013 - Audio Support - 15 Comments
The Linux 3.12 kernel will feature improvements to ACPI and power management in general thanks to recent developments.
4 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 6 Comments
While it didn't make it as part of the initial staging pull for the Linux 3.12 merge window, on Sunday dm-writeboost was proposed for staging. DM-Writeboost is new log-structured Linux caching software.
4 September 2013 - DM-Writeboost - 6 Comments
One day after the Linux 3.11 kernel release, Greg Kroah-Hartman already sent in his usual batch of pull requests for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
3 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Staging
Greg Kroah-Hartman has noted that the Linux Foundation has joined the UEFI.org group. With his new UEFI dealings, he's decided to better document the steps needed to build and boot a self-signed Linux kernel that will work on UEFI SecureBoot enabled systems.
3 September 2013 - UEFI - 6 Comments
For those not paying attention, Linus Torvalds has done a Labor Day release of the Linux 3.11 kernel.
3 September 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 11 Comments
The SimpleDRM driver has been revised ahead of the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window. This simple DRM/KMS driver that's generic has been around for a few months now and David Herrmann is hoping it will be reviewed and ready in time.
2 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Merge Candidate? - 6 Comments
For those curious about the DRM render/mode-set nodes work that was successfully accomplished via GSoC by David Herrmann, he has written another blog post at length about his accomplishments.
1 September 2013 - David Herrmann Writes - 9 Comments
While the Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been released yet (hopefully this weekend) and with it will come many exciting changes, there's already a lot to get excited for with the Linux 3.12 kernel.
31 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 Features - 2 Comments
The Linux 3.11 kernel will hopefully be released this weekend so if you've fallen behind on your Phoronix reading or have got lost in the dozens of different 3.11/3.12/not-merged articles about new Linux kernel features, here's a recap of some of the most prominent features that are introduced in the Linux 3.11 kernel.
31 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel
In large part because of Canonical's new focus around Ubuntu Touch on phone/tablet devices, the Ubuntu developers are wanting a new revocable memory API for the Linux kernel to help in low-memory scenarios.
29 August 2013 - Revocable Memory API - 79 Comments
The latest DRM subsystem work to be merged for the upcoming Linux 3.12 kernel is runtime power management support to be able to dynamically turn on/off secondary GPUs. This is an especially important feature for those with dual GPU (e.g. Optimus) laptops where the secondary GPU doesn't need to be constantly running.
29 August 2013 - GPU Runtime PM - 6 Comments
The upcoming Linux 3.12 kernel will feature a DRM/KMS driver that supports Qualcomm Snapdragon/Adreno graphics.
28 August 2013 - Qualcomm DRM - 11 Comments
It was on this day twenty-two years ago that Linus Torvalds made the first public release of his Linux operating system. In celebrating the 22nd birthday, the Linux 3.11-rc7 kernel has been tagged.
25 August 2013 - 22 Years Old - 3 Comments
David Herrmann, the student developer working on DRM Render Nodes this summer and has been a longtime proponent of killing the Linux kernel console, has written at length about VT (virtual terminal) switching on Linux systems.
25 August 2013 - VT Switching - 108 Comments
David Herrmann continues his GSoC summer project of implementing DRM Render Nodes support and as part of that VMA Access Management for the Linux kernel.
23 August 2013 - DRM Render Nodes - 1 Comment
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