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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.
21 January 2014 - Intel MPX - 5 Comments
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.
21 January 2014 - Greg KH
The Linux 3.14 kernel is getting Kernfs, which is the splitting of the sysfs logic into an independent entity so other kernel subsystems can more easily implement their own virtual file-system.
20 January 2014 - Linux 3.14 Kernfs
The latest Linux 3.14 kernel activity is the Intel MID update.
20 January 2014 - Intel MID Linux 3.14 - 2 Comments
Kexec will be supported on EFI-based systems with the Linux 3.14 kernel that just officially entered development this morning.
20 January 2014 - Kexec - 2 Comments
Less than 24 hours after the Linux 3.13 kernel release there's already interesting Git pull requests submitted for Linux 3.14.
20 January 2014 - SCHED_DEADLINE - 15 Comments
While it's coming late, the Linux 3.13 kernel is now available.
19 January 2014 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 12 Comments
While KDBUS isn't yet ready for merging into the mainline Linux kernel, work on this kernel D-Bus implementation continues moving forward in step with systemd.
16 January 2014 - KDBUS - 5 Comments
The cross rename support is up to its third revision for hopeful inclusion soon in the mainline Linux kernel. The kernel work is to ultimately allow for two files to be exchanged in the file renaming process.
13 January 2014 - Cross Rename
We're finally nearing the end of the Linux 3.13 development cycle and while this kernel delivers on many exciting improvements, we already can't wait to start talking more about the Linux 3.14 kernel with the continuous evolution of open-source software.
12 January 2014 - The Pi Kernel - 1 Comment
The Linux.Conf.Au 2014 conference has ended and Linus Torvalds now went ahead to release the Linux 3.13-rc8 kernel. This release isn't very exciting but is being intentionally dragged out.
12 January 2014 - Linux 3.13-rc8
Samsung's F2FS isn't the only Linux file-system receiving new features but the Btrfs developers are currently baking some new treats of their own.
9 January 2014 - Btrfs File-System - 7 Comments
With development dragging on for the Linux 3.13 kernel until the middle of January, here's a recap of some of the most important changes that landed into Linux 3.13 that either provided new features, performance improvements, or are worth noting for one reason or another. There's also a rundown of all the Linux kernel benchmarks we've done on this new kernel to date.
9 January 2014 - Recap Time - 2 Comments
It's been almost one and a half years since Samsung introduced the F2FS file-system. Samsung's game-plan for F2FS still isn't yet clear with not having seen any widespread flash deployments yet on consumer devices, but regardless, it's continuing to receive new improvements and features each Linux kernel update.
9 January 2014 - F2FS File-System - 11 Comments
While there's already been many performance benchmarks of the Linux 3.13 kernel on Phoronix through numerous articles, following this weekend's release of Linux 3.13-rc7, I ran a fresh performance comparison.
6 January 2014 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 4 Comments
For those in need of some light reading this weekend, the latest comical proposal hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is to have a new project writing portions of the kernel in the Perl programming language.
5 January 2014 - Linux Kernel Perl - 37 Comments
The Linux 3.13-rc7 kernel was released this weekend and development activity is quickly settling down, but there will still be at least a 3.13-rc8 next week before declaring the final version of this big kernel update.
5 January 2014 - Linux 3.13-rc7 - 1 Comment
The Volatile Ranges feature for the Linux kernel is now in its third year of being developed and a new set of sixteen patches were published today but there's still no sign that the code is ready for merging in the near-term.
2 January 2014 - Volatile Ranges - 1 Comment
While there hasn't been any front-page news out of the project in a while, GrSecurity is still an ongoing effort to harden the mainline Linux kernel.
1 January 2014 - GrSecurity - 1 Comment
Near the beginning of the month I wrote about an Intel developer finding a Linux kernel power regression increasing the system's power use by 50 Watts. After extensive testing and investigating, the issue has been fixed ahead of the Linux 3.13 kernel release and is proposed for stable point releases on the 3.10, 3.11, and 3.12 kernels.
31 December 2013 - Linux Kernel Power Bug - 1 Comment
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