A Linux kernel developer is working on porting FreeBSD's CAPSICUM security framework over to the Linux kernel.
Linus Torvalds has done another traditional Sunday afternoon development release of the Linux kernel. We're now just a few weeks out from seeing the release of Linux 3.16.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release.
Con Kolivas has updated his out-of-tree process scheduler for the Linux kernel.
The SUSE method for live kernel patching, kGraft, is being proposed for possible inclusion into the linux-next branch in hopes it will be merged into an upcoming Linux kernel release cycle.
Linus Torvalds is back to doing Sunday afternoon releases of the Linux kernel with today seeing the introduction of Linux 3.16-rc3.
Yesterday I published some performance benchmarks indicating Intel ultrabook performance might be a bit slower on Linux 3.16 when comparing a recent Git kernel against Linux 3.15 stable. Today I have some results from a very different system: numbers on the very high-end Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" desktop rig.
For those running an Intel ultrabook, here's some benchmarks using the Linux 3.16 kernel on this portable x86 hardware compared to Linux 3.15. Unfortunately, the results aren't too promising.
The second revision to SUSE's kGraft mechanism for live kernel patching of running systems is now available.
Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.16-rc2 on Saturday night rather than a conventional Sunday afternoon release due to obligations he has this week, but regardless, there's still many changes to find with this weekly kernel update.
Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle.
With the recently released Linux 3.15 kernel is support for UAS. USB Attached SCSI will allow for significantly faster performance out of UAS-supported USB drive enclosures.
As anticipated, the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel was released on Sunday night.
Linus Torvalds will most likely be releasing the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel today, now that the merge window has been open for two weeks and the feature pull requests are coming to an end. Here's a concise look at the new features and improvements to be found with the Linux 3.16 kernel.
Dr. Greg Wettstein and his dog Izzy have announced the release of the Hugepage Block Device Driver for the Linux kernel.
One of the most exciting pull requests to Phoronix readers was just sent in a short time ago for the Linux 3.16 kernel... The DRM graphics subsystem driver changes.
Matthew Garrett sent in the x86 platform driver updates on Tuesday that are going into the Linux 3.16 kernel. This pull request is interesting for Dell Latitude laptop owners.
The Linux 3.15 kernel has now been released.
The Linux 3.15 kernel isn't even expected for release until later today, but thanks to the Linux 3.16 merge window opening a week early to adjust to Linus Torvalds' upcoming schedule, we already have a good idea for a portion of the changes for the next kernel cycle.
The latest Linux 3.16 kernel pull request worth covering on Phoronix are the latest LLVMLinux patches for being able to compile the kernel with Clang rather than GCC.
KGraft is the SUSE-developed approach to live-patching the Linux kernel as another reboot-less option similar to Ksplice.
Rafael Wysocki has sent in his ACPI and power management pull that will target the next Linux kernel release cycle.
Takashi Iwai has sent in the sound-related updates for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
The HID/input pull request for the Linux 3.16 merge window has been sent in with some useful additions.
With the Linux 3.15 kernel expected for release within the next few days, here is a rundown of the top features that are introduced as part of this big kernel release.
Among other pull requests in the past day like the new staging work and the plethora of ARM enhancements, Ingo Molnar sent in his scheduler changes for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent out his various pull requests for the Linux 3.16 kernel. Of the subsystems maintained by Greg KH, the staging area again represents a bulk of the user-interesting changes.
The latest excitement out of the merge window for the Linux 3.16 kernel is a plethora of ARM hardware improvements.
Merged for the Linux 3.13 kernel was the multi-queue block layer allows for better SSD performance with reduced latency and by balancing I/O workload across multiple CPU cores and supporting multiple hardware queues. With the upcoming Linux 3.16 kernel, the "blk-mq" code is expected to be feature complete and deliver great performance.
The Nokia N900 smartphone launched in 2009 and for a time was quite popular with Linux enthusiasts, now has a modem driver within the mainline Linux kernel.
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