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Newly published Linux kernel patches provide support for Linux KVM-based hardware virtualization on the MIPS architecture via the MIPS-VZ extensions.
8 June 2013 - MIPS - 1 Comment
The Tiny Parallel Proportion Scheduler (TPPS) is a new I/O scheduler for Linux to appear on the kernel mailing list.
5 June 2013 - TPPS Scheduler - 7 Comments
For potential merging in an upcoming Linux kernel release are new patches that allow storing small files as inline data for F2FS.
4 June 2013 - F2FS Patches
The fourth release candidate to the Linux 3.10 kernel is now available.
2 June 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc4 - 2 Comments
While the Linux 3.10 kernel is only mid-way through its development cycle, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center has already begun piling up many changes they would like merged for their DRM graphics driver into Linux 3.11.
29 May 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 6 Comments
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.10-rc3 kernel on Sunday afternoon, but to his dissatisfaction, this third release candidate is bigger than its predecessor.
26 May 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc3 - 1 Comment
Version 0.1 of KTAP has been released to provide a new scripting dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel.
21 May 2013 - KTAP 0.1 - 1 Comment
The second release candidate for the Linux 3.10 kernel is now out there. Torvalds released 3.10-rc2 on Monday with a few extra pulls that he wouldn't have accepted later on in the release cycle.
21 May 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc2 Kernel
As our latest coverage of the Linux 3.10 kernel comes new comparison benchmarks of the latest development kernel compared to its predecessor from an Intel Core i7 laptop sporting NVIDIA graphics.
18 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Tests
By default the Linux kernel uses the "ondemand" CPU frequency governor for achieving maximum clock frequency when system load is high and a lower clock frequency when the system is idle. However, it turns out that for at least modern Intel CPUs, this is likely no longer the case. This default kernel choice may lead to poor battery life and performance for modern Linux systems.
17 May 2013 - Ondemand Governor - 60 Comments
Last month it was the X.Org Server with a noted security vulnerability and now this time around it's the Linux kernel.
15 May 2013 - Linux 3.8 - 59 Comments
The Linux 3.10 kernel is going to be massive with the just-released "-rc1" version being the biggest in the last several years (or perhaps ever), according to Linus Torvalds. This massive change-rate is based at least according to commit count and potentially actual lines too.
11 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Is Massive - 38 Comments
The Btrfs file-system pull request by Chris Mason has been submitted for inclusion into the Linux 3.10 kernel.
9 May 2013 - Btrfs Linux 3.10 - 22 Comments
Josh Boyer of Red Hat has shared his thoughts when comparing the kernel configurations between the kernels that are shipped in Fedora and Ubuntu Linux.
9 May 2013 - Comparison - 14 Comments
After being in development for more than one year, BCache was finally merged on Wednesday into the mainline Linux kernel code-base. BCache serves as an SSD caching framework for Linux by offering write-through and write-back caching through a newly-exposed block device.
9 May 2013 - BCache - 11 Comments
F2FS, the promising "Flash Friendly" file-system developed at Samsung and has shown promising performance results on various flash devices, has seen more improvements with the Linux 3.10 kernel.
8 May 2013 - F2FS File-System - 1 Comment
The experimental Tux3 file-system has already made claims of being faster than EXT4. The latest claims out of the open-source file-system is that it's faster than Tmpfs, which is quite a feat given its very thin layer between VFS and SWAP.
7 May 2013 - Tux3 File-System - 19 Comments
While the first release candidate of the Linux 3.10 kernel isn't even out yet, there's already been the DRM graphics pull, as a result here's some early open-source Radeon Linux graphics benchmarks.
7 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 4 Comments
Support for "full dynticks" has been accepted into the mainline Linux 3.10 kernel.
5 May 2013 - CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL - 15 Comments
Aside from the KVM pull request, another interesting proposed change for the Linux 3.10 kernel is the "full dynticks" support, also known as CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL. Ingo Molnar is trying to get this brand new feature into the next Linux kernel release.
5 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 DynTicks - 6 Comments
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