Linux Kernel News Archives
DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Still Baking

One of the features that multi-GPU (Optimus/PRIME) owners and other DMA_BUF-using Linux users have been waiting on is cross-device synchronization support. Patches are still flowing for this missing feature and with some luck maybe we will finally see it ready for the Linux 3.15 kernel.

17 February 2014 - DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization - 9 Comments
Linux 3.14-rc2 Kernel Brings Fair Amount Of Fixes

When releasing -rc2 kernels, Linus Torvalds is sometimes unhappy with the amount of code changes that happened, but this Sunday evening he seems okay with Linux 3.14-rc2 as it's been a fairly normal week.

10 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 3 Comments
Tux3 Still Has Some Bugs Before Being Mainlined

For many years (over five years) on Phoronix we have been talking about the Tux3 file-system that has shown much promise -- perhaps more so than Reiser4 -- but still hasn't been mainlined within the Linux kernel. We now have a list of outstanding bugs the developers wish to address before we see a Tux3 implementation within the official Linux kernel.

3 February 2014 - Tux3 File-System - Add A Comment
Linux 3.8 To Linux 3.14 Intel DRM Graphics Benchmarks

The latest benchmarks to share with you all are some tests done of all major Linux kernel releases from Linux 3.8 through Linux 3.13 and including the latest drm-next code that will land in the Linux 3.14 kernel. Here's a look at whether Intel Haswell HD Graphics users can expect any more performance improvements out of Linux 3.14 on the graphics front.

28 January 2014 - Kernel Testing - 9 Comments
The Linux 3.14 Kernel Already Has Many Exciting Features

While the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window is barely half way over, there's already a ton of exciting changes to make this yet another very interesting kernel update. Here's some of what end-users can expect to see out of Linux 3.14 in terms of improvements and new functionality.

24 January 2014 - Linux 3.14 Kernel - 2 Comments
FBDEV Is Still Not Deprecated In The Linux Kernel

One and a half years ago there was a call for deprecating the Linux kernel's frame-buffer support but that still hasn't happened and the FBDEV support continues to advance, including with the in-development Linux 3.14 kernel.

24 January 2014 - FBDEV Linux 3.14 - Add A Comment
SimpleDRM Driver Gets A Major Rewrite

David Herrmann has announced his latest work on his SimpleDRM driver plan for the Linux kernel along with a new sysfb concept. These latest eleven patches are considered a "major rewrite" of the earlier SimpleDRM code.

23 January 2014 - SimpleDRM & Sysfb - Add A Comment
Broadwell Audio, Better PM For Sound In Linux 3.14

The latest pull request for the Linux 3.14 kernel worth commenting on and discussing at Phoronix is the sound/audio updates for this next version of the Linux kernel. The sound updates for Linux 3.14 are quite exciting (though not nearly as exciting as a Linux-friendly multi-million dollar home entertainment system) and includes new hardware enablement, better power management, and other Linux sound driver improvements.

21 January 2014 - Sound Improvements - Add A Comment

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