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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux 3.12-rc7 Released; Final Version Likely In One Week

The seventh -- and likely last -- release candidate for the Linux 3.12 kernel is now available. While late in the release cycle, there's been an uptick in new patches merged this week.
27 October 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc7

Intel Does Another Batch Of Linux 3.13 Graphics Changes

While the Linux 3.12 kernel hasn't even been released yet, going back to late August Intel has been plotting their graphics improvements for Linux 3.13. In September Intel was already sending in drm-next changes and they have done more rounds since. Another drm-next pull request was issued today for the Intel DRM driver.
24 October 2013 - Linux 3.13 Graphics - 8 Comments

Linux 3.12 Kernel Still Shows Disk Improvements

The Linux 3.12 kernel brings faster open-source AMD graphics due to a CPUfreq subsystem change but there also appears to be faster disk performance.
23 October 2013 - Linux 3.12 Disk - 14 Comments

MSM Driver To Get PRIME & Render Nodes Support

Rob Clark has queued up some interesting changes to his "MSM" DRM driver for reverse-engineered open-source Qualcomm Snapdragon display support. The changes queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel will include PRIME and render nodes capabilities.
20 October 2013 - Snapdragon DRM - 1 Comment

Armada DRM Driver Called In For Linux 3.13 Kernel

The Armada DRM display driver for Marvell "Dove" devices is being queued up for hopeful inclusion into the Linux 3.13 kernel.
20 October 2013 - Armada DRM

Linux 3.12-rc6 Is A Quiet Release

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.12-rc6 kernel a day early due to flying out tonight for the Linux Kernel Summit happening next week in Edinburgh. Overall, things are quieting down for the Linux 3.12 kernel with the end being near.
19 October 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 3 Comments

NFTables IPTables-Replacement Queued For Linux 3.13

NFTables is a new firewall subsystem / packet filtering engine for the Linux kernel that is poised to replace iptables. NFTables has been in development for several years by the upstream author of Netfilter. This new nftables system is set to be merged now into the Linux 3.13 kernel.
19 October 2013 - NFTables - 18 Comments

LLVM/Clang Is Advancing To Build The Linux Kernel

Going back years there's been work to build the Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC. It's taken a lot of work by many individuals and organizations, but it's becoming an easier task to accomplish for multiple architectures. Here's where the Clang'ed Linux kernel is at today.
16 October 2013 - Clang'ing Linux - 8 Comments

Unified Linux CPU Boost Support Still Being Worked On

Kernel developers are still working on CPU Boost mode support for the Linux kernel's cpufreq to unify hardware and software-based solutions for CPU overclocking.
14 October 2013 - Unified Support - 6 Comments

Linux 3.12 Kernel Begins To Calm With RC5

Continuing in Linus Torvalds' usual Sunday tradition, the next release candidate of the Linux kernel is now available. With today's 3.12-rc5 kernel release, the rate of change for the Linux 3.12 kernel is lessening.
13 October 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc5

After 100 Point Releases, Linux 3.0 Is Being EOL'ed

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of Linux 3.0.100 on Sunday and with that he intends to end-of-life this long-term kernel series in the coming days.
13 October 2013 - End-Of-Life

Armada DRM/KMS Driver Might Now Be Ready

For months now there's been an Armada DRM/KMS graphics driver for Marvell Armada ARM SoCs. Having gone through several patch revisions, it appears that all major issues have now been addressed for this nearly 5,000 line open-source driver.
7 October 2013 - Armada DRM - 1 Comment

Linux 3.12-rc4 Kernel Has Lots Of File-System Commits

As usual, Linus Torvalds released the latest Linux development kernel on Sunday.
6 October 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc4

Linux 3.12-rc3 Kernel Released

The third release candidate for the Linux 3.12 kernel is now available.
29 September 2013 - Not Too Exciting

There's Still Work On Mainlining exFAT Linux Support

There's still ongoing work to mainline the open-source exFAT file-system support within the Linux kernel.
25 September 2013 - exFAT Linux - 3 Comments

The Linux CONFIG_VT Mayhem

In the past number of months on Phoronix there have been numerous articles about the conquest of David Herrmann and others to killing CONFIG_VT in the Linux kernel or at least deprecating it. Here's the latest material on the matter.
25 September 2013 - CONFIG_VT - 4 Comments

Linux 3.12-rc2 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 3.12-rc2, but it's not overly exciting.
24 September 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc2 Kernel

Next Week Will Be Real Exciting For Linux Users

From interesting events to a number of important announcements, next week should be very exciting for open-source fans, gamers, and Linux enthusiasts.
20 September 2013 - Announcements - 10 Comments

FPGA Subsystem Proposed For Linux Kernel

For unifying common FGPA drivers, a FPGA subsystem has been proposed for the Linux kernel.
19 September 2013 - FPGA - 6 Comments

Ivy Bridge Graphics Benchmarks From Linux 3.12 Kernel

When running some Iris Pro 5200 graphics benchmarks we were surprised to see the Intel Linux 3.12 kernel changes didn't boost the performance at all given that it enables the 128MB of dedicated video memory. Additionally, within the forums there's been reports of Intel users seeing decreased performance out of the 3.12 kernel code. To clear up matters a bit, here's some Intel Ivy Bridge tests on Linux 3.12 compared to prior kernel releases.
18 September 2013 - Slowdowns? Gains?

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