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Linux Kernel News Archives

PKSM: A New Data De-Duplication Method For Linux

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

Linux 3.10 May Have New Multi-Platform Support

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

"Very Disruptive" Change Hurts ARM Linux Support

The Linux kernel is having to remove support for NWFPE and VFP emulation code due to a licensing conflict. Removing NWFPE and VFP from the kernel will effectively render older ARM hardware on Linux useless until a solution is determined.
10 April 2013 - Linux ARM - 55 Comments

Linux Kernel Closer To Having Apple IR Support

While some patches have turned up in the past, the mainline Linux kernel has yet to have support for Apple's infrared remote control found on their computers since 2005. Fortunately, it looks like a new Apple IR driver is taking shape.
10 April 2013 - Apple IR - 2 Comments

Linux Kernel Power Management Targeting Memory

One of the areas of hardware power management that can yield a surprising amount of power-savings but is often overlooked comes down to the system memory. Fortunately, new Linux kernel patches continue to be written for improving the Linux kernel RAM power management.
10 April 2013 - Linux Kernel - 17 Comments

Linux DM-Crypt Being Parallelized

Red Hat's Mikulas Patocka has posted a set of Linux kernel patches that parallelize the dm-crypt sub-system.
9 April 2013 - dm-crypt parallel - 11 Comments

Samsung Introduces "LAB" Linux Frequency Governor

Samsung developers last week provided patches for a new cpufreq governor dubbed "LAB", or the "Legacy Application Boost", for the Linux kernel.
9 April 2013 - Samsung LAB - 17 Comments

Linux 3.9-rc6 Released; Linux 3.9 Will Come In ~2 Weeks

The Linux 3.9-rc6 kernel was released over the night. With Linus expecting next week's 3.9-rc7 kernel to be the last test release, the final release of the Linux 3.9 kernel is expected in about two weeks time.
8 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments

Linux Kernel Port To TI-Nspire Graphing Calculators

The Linux kernel has been ported to the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire. The TI-Nspire series platform powers higher-end graphing calculators in recent years from the Dallas-based company.
4 April 2013 - Linux Kernel - 8 Comments

Another EXT4 Corruption Bug Gets Fixed

A few months back there was an EXT4 file-system corruption bug that impacted stable Linux kernel releases and was widely-covered. Today, another EXT4 file-system bug was corrected within the mainline Linux kernel.
3 April 2013 - EXT4 Corruption

Linux 3.9-rc5 Kernel Is Not Really Peculiar

Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.9-rc5 on Easter. This kernel midway through the Linux 3.9 kernel cycle isn't particularly thrilling but does provide fixes for new features.
1 April 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc5 kernel - 4 Comments

ZFS On Linux Is Now Set For "Wide Scale Deployment"

The Sun/Oracle ZFS file-system port to the Linux kernel has now been deemed ready with its new release as "ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers." Will you use ZFS On Linux?
29 March 2013 - ZFS On Linux - 83 Comments

Linux 3.9-rc4 Kernel Is Not Calm

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the RC4 for the Linux 3.9 kernel on Saturday evening, but its development still has not slowed down.
24 March 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc4 - 4 Comments

The State Of The Tux3 File-System For Linux

Is the Tux3 file-system alive and well for Linux or will it face a fate like Reiser4 where it may never see a mainline state?
20 March 2013 - Tux3 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.9-rc3 Kernel Brings More Changes

Linus Torvalds put out the Linux 3.9-rc3 kernel on Sunday afternoon.
17 March 2013 - Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel Gets A Wait-Free Concurrent Queue

Introduced to the world on Monday and already revised today is the Linux Kernel Wait-Free Concurrent Queue Implementation.
14 March 2013 - New Kernel - 5 Comments

OverlayFS File-System Proposed For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The Overlay File-System has been in development for several years and is used by some notable Linux distributions, but has yet to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel after having to be pulled a few times in the past. The new plan is to merge OverlayFS for the Linux 3.10 kernel.
13 March 2013 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments

Linux 3.9-rc2 Kernel Released

The second release candidate to the Linux 3.9 kernel is now available. Standing out in this week's kernel development update is work on WiFi drivers and other updates throughout kernel-land.
10 March 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc2 - 1 Comment

Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel

While there are many interesting features to the Linux 3.9 kernel, there is some functionality you will not find yet within the mainline Linux kernel.
10 March 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 38 Comments

Kernel Progress On Improving I/O Wait, Interactivity

Progress is being made within the Linux kernel for reducing the I/O wait times and system interactivity/responsiveness when dealing with large I/O operations.
4 March 2013 - Kernel - 4 Comments

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