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Linux Kernel News Archives

Looking Forward To The Linux 3.11 Kernel

While the Linux 3.10 kernel hasn't even been released yet and won't be out for a couple weeks -- and it boasts a great number of new features and functionality -- the Linux 3.11 kernel will be even better. Here's what we know so far.
10 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 3 Comments

The Best Features Of The Linux 3.10 Kernel

The Linux 3.10 kernel is slowly getting ready for release in the coming weeks. If you haven't been closely following Phoronix in the past few months of Linux 3.10 feature development, here's a brief overview of some of the best and most interesting features to be found in the next version of the Linux kernel.
9 June 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.10-rc5 Kernel Continues A Worrying Trend

The fifth release candidate to the Linux 3.10 kernel is now available. Unfortunately, the changes merged in the past week continue to be too great to be to Torvalds' liking.
9 June 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 9 Comments

VIA DRM Driver Finally Proposed For Mainline Linux

It looks like with the Linux 3.11 kernel there is finally the potential for the VIA DRM graphics driver that's long been in development to enter the mainline kernel source tree.
8 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 5 Comments

Linux KVM Virtualization For MIPS Hardware

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

TPPS: A New Linux Kernel I/O Scheduler

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

F2FS Patches Provide Support For Inline Data

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

Linux 3.10-rc4 Kernel Is Smaller

The fourth release candidate to the Linux 3.10 kernel is now available.
2 June 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc4 - 2 Comments

Intel Begins Lining Up Graphics Changes For Linux 3.11

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

Linux 3.10-rc3 Kernel Takes On More Weight

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

KTAP Released For Linux Kernel Dynamic Tracing

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

Linux 3.10-rc2 Kernel Takes In A Few Extra Pulls

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

Linux 3.10 Kernel Benchmarks On A Core i7 Laptop

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

Linux's "Ondemand" Governor Is No Longer Fit

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

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Exploited

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

Linux 3.10 Kernel Yields Biggest Changes In Years

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

Btrfs In Linux 3.10 Gets Skinny Extents, Quota Rebuilds

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

Comparing The Ubuntu And Fedora Linux Kernels

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

Linux 3.10 Kernel Integrates BCache HDD/SSD Caching

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 File-System Gets Major Changes In Linux 3.10

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

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