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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

Android's ION Proposed For Mainline Linux

Android's ION memory allocator has been proposed for mainlining into the Linux kernel.
14 December 2013 - Android ION - 10 Comments

Linux 3.13 Kernel CPU Governor Benchmarks

At the request of several Phoronix readers, here are some new CPU governor benchmarks from the Linux 3.13 development kernel as of Friday.
14 December 2013 - Intel P-State - 1 Comment

DRM Bochs Graphics Driver Still Being Developed

While we're still waiting on 3D/OpenGL guest acceleration for KVM/QEMU guests, a Bochs DRM kernel driver is still being developed for the virtual VGA adapters using the Bochs DISPI interface on QEMU.
12 December 2013 - DRM Bochs

Knock: TCP Port Knocking Proposed For Linux Kernel

A "Knock" patch has been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel that would provide NAT-compatible, TCP stealthy port knocking for improved network security of Linux systems.
10 December 2013 - Linux Port Knocking - 4 Comments

KTAP 0.4 Allows For New Kernel Tapping

KTAP version 0.4 is now available as the script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux.
9 December 2013 - KTAP 0.4 - 2 Comments

Fedora 20 Will Ship With The Linux 3.11 Kernel

While Fedora 20 isn't going to be released until at least the middle of the month and the Linux 3.12 kernel has been stable since the start of November, the bleeding-edge Fedora Linux will not be shipping with Linux 3.12 by default.
7 December 2013 - Fedora 20 Kernel - 11 Comments

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

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