The Linux 3.14-rc5 kernel was announced this afternoon by Linus Torvalds and it marks a fairly calm week for kernel development.
Linus Torvalds released another development build of the Linux 3.14 kernel on Sunday.
The first Radeon DRM pull request for new code going into the drm-next tree for mainlining in the Linux 3.15 kernel was issued on Tuesday. This first pull request does have the AMD Radeon VCE support.
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.
Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.14-rc3, the latest development release of the "Shuffling Zombie Juror", and with this release "the scary stuff" should be resolved.
Lennart Poettering has offered an in-depth look at the kdbus IPC system that's an implementation of D-Bus logic into the Linux kernel. Kdbus has been a work-in-progress for a while and is now finally becoming a reality.
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.
Besides needing Mesa 10.1 for AMD Radeon R600/R700 OpenGL support (and GL 3.3 for other AMD drivers/GPUs too), for the older graphics processors you will also need the Linux 3.14 kernel or newer.
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.
With yesterday's release of the Linux 3.14-rc1, here's a look at the top features that were merged for introduction in the Linux 3.14 kernel.
Linus Torvalds has released the first release candidate of the Linux 3.14 kernel but its codename has nothing to do with Pi.
The MIPS Linux pull request for the 3.14 kernel provides support for the MIPS interAptiv and proAptiv processor cores.
While the EXT4 changes and XFS alterations for the Linux 3.14 kernel weren't too exciting, the Btrfs file-system update was submitted today for Linux 3.14 and it's definitely exciting.
David Airlie has sent in the much anticipated Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel.
The core block IO and block IO driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window were submitted today by Jens Axboe.
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.
The EXT4 file-system pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window.
The Xtensa architecture code in the Linux 3.14 kernel will support symmetric multi-processing with this new kernel.
TCP auto corking and other new features is coming to the next Linux kernel release.
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.
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.
There's support for several new ARM SoC platforms with the upcoming Linux 3.14 kernel.
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.
The Samsung-developed Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will exhibit improved read/write performance for some workloads with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
Logitech's Dual Action Gamepad is now supported under the next Linux kernel release.
The battery update to the Linux 3.14 kernel provides a new power supply notifier.
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.
The ACPI and power management updates for the Linux 3.14 kernel have a wide range of changes, including updates to Intel's new P-State CPUfreq driver, various fixes, and other CPUfreq improvements.
The Intel MPX support, a feature of next year's "Skylake" processors, isn't yet done for the Linux kernel but the early infrastructure work will land with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
Besides the sysfs to Kernfs changes that were submitted on Monday by a Greg Kroah-Hartman pull request, also submitted were pull requests for the USB and staging areas of the kernel for the Linux 3.14 release.
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