A Linux user has started an LKML discussion over compiling the kernel with -O3 for driving performance improvements out of a more-optimized kernel binary.
After the article a short time ago about Linux 4.0-rc7 being tagged, Linus Torvalds sent out his 4.0-RC7 release announcement that confirmed what was expected.
It's coming a day later than anticipated, but the seventh weekly update for the Linux 4.0 kernel is now available.
While the Linux 4.0 kernel hasn't even been released yet, there's already a number of items we're looking forward to seeing with Linux 4.1.
The "Etnaviv" DRM driver is now under review as an open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver for the Vivante GPU found by some ARM SoCs.
There's already been a fair amount of code building up for the DRM graphics subsystem for the Linux 4.1 kernel and a new feature was just committed to Git last night.
Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday development release to the Linux kernel.
Linux 4.0 should be officially released within the next few weeks. In anticipation of its April debut, here's a look at some of the big features for this next version of the Linux kernel.
Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux.
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night.
The HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) framework for the Linux kernel has been revived after being stalled in development for quite some time.
The fourth weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel was just released for the newest round of Linux kernel testing.
Last year I wrote about a major performance breakthrough discovered for Intel's Linux graphics driver. That small but important patch for benefiting Intel Haswell graphics performance will be found with the upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel release.
KDBUS didn't make it for Linux 4.0 but version four of the KDBUS patches were posted today for review, which gives out hope we could see this in-kernel IPC interface based on D-Bus merged for Linux 4.1.
Linus Torvalds put out the Linux 4.0-rc3 release a short time ago as an "entirely normal" update for this stage of the kernel's release process of Linux 4.0.
A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA.
David Airlie has started pulling in fresh Git code into DRM-Next for merging eventually with the Linux 4.1 kernel.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel this morning rather than on Sunday night due to having a i915 DRM graphics issue with one of his Apple Mac Mini computers. Aside from fixing up one of Torvalds' old systems, the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel is a relatively mundane release.
BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine.
While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1
On top of the features mentioned in yesterday's article about features you won't find in the Linux 4.0 kernel like KDBUS and Tux3, there's also the Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver that has yet to be mainlined.
With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward.
While Linux 4.0 is the next major kernel release and it does present a new lot of new functionality, there's still a number of high profile features not mainlined.
Linus Torvalds has decided to go ahead and rename the Linux 3.20 kernel to Linux 4.0 per his polling last week. Torvalds released Linux 4.0-rc1 on Sunday night and this release comes with many significant updates.
The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support.
Ingo Molnar has asked Linus Torvalds to pull the x86 platform support for Intel Quark SoC systems for the Linux 3.20/4.0 kernel.
While the Tamil driver is moving along for open-source ARM Mali T-Series graphics support, it could be a while before seeing the actual source code.
Last weekend I covered the changes so far for the next kernel release, which will be called either Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 depending upon Linus Torvalds' end decision. This week more exciting code has landed.
The Linux Foundation has released their annual Linux kernel development report from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place in Santa Rosa, California.
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