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Linux Kernel News Archives

Memory Protection Extensions Not Done For Linux 3.14

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

USB & Staging Driver Changes For 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.
21 January 2014 - Greg KH

Linux Kernel's Sysfs Logic Turns Into "Kernfs" For 3.14

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

Intel Merrifield MID Support Landing In Linux 3.14

The latest Linux 3.14 kernel activity is the Intel MID update.
20 January 2014 - Intel MID Linux 3.14 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.14 To Support EFI Kexec Capability

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

SCHED_DEADLINE To Be Added To Linux 3.14 Kernel

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

The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Been Released

While it's coming late, the Linux 3.13 kernel is now available.
19 January 2014 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 12 Comments

KDBUS Kernel D-Bus Code Continues Advancing

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

Cross-Rename Support Closer For The Linux Kernel

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

Possible Features For The Linux 3.14 Kernel

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

Linux 3.13-rc8 Kernel Is Out, Final Release Almost Here

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

Btrfs In 2014: RAID5/RAID6, Data Deduplication

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

The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements

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

Samsung Keeps Tuning F2FS File-System Performance

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

The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel

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

Latest Trolling? The Linux Kernel In Perl

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

Linux 3.13-rc7 Kernel Is A Light Release

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

Volatile Ranges Still Being Tried For The Linux Kernel

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

GrSecurity Continues Hardening The Linux Kernel

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

The 50 Watt Power Regression Is Believed To Be Fixed

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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