Linux Kernel News Archives
Linux 3.11-rc7 Planned To Celebrate 22 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc6 kernel on Sunday evening. This sixth release candidate is fairly quiet for the Linux 3.11 kernel, but Linus is already planning to time the 3.11-rc7 release to celebrate the 22nd birthday of Linux.

18 August 2013 - Linux 3.11-rc7 - 1 Comment
ZRAM Might Finally Be Moved Out Of Linux Staging

The zRAM Linux kernel module that aims to increase Linux's performance by avoiding paging to disk and optimizing to use a compressed block device in RAM, may finally leave the Linux kernel staging area and be promoted to main. This code that mostly benefits users with limited amounts of system RAM has become quite mature and is becoming widely adopted, which in part is why it's trying to be promoted out of the staging area.

14 August 2013 - zRAM Support - 17 Comments
Linux's Common Display Framework Is Still Going

The Common Display Framework (CDF) proposal for the Linux kernel that started last year is still being worked on. The CDF code is now up to its third revision, but this isn't likely to be the final revision before pushing it for mainline inclusion.

11 August 2013 - Linux CDF - Add A Comment
Linux 3.11 Power Consumption Results Are Mixed

Separate from the important Radeon DPM support in Linux 3.11 that can sharply lower system power usage when using this forthcoming kernel update, there's been other power-related changes in recent Linux kernel releases.

9 August 2013 - Linux Kernel 3.11 Power - 4 Comments
Linux 3.11-rc4 Kernel Brings More Changes

It's time for another Sunday release of the Linux kernel. While it's out on schedule, the Linux 3.11-rc4 release carries about the same amount of changes as 3.11-rc3, which isn't making Linus Torvalds happy.

4 August 2013 - Linux 3.11-rc4 - 5 Comments
Power Capping Framework Proposed For Linux

A power capping framework has been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel to provide some standard interfaces for the increasing amount of drivers/hardware that support power monitoring and limiting.

3 August 2013 - Linux Power Capping - 6 Comments
Linux 3.11 Kernel Power Use Still Being Investigated

On Friday I reported that the Linux 3.11 kernel may lower power consumption for Intel systems. Since then, additional power consumption tests have revealed there are some changes within the Linux 3.11 but overall recent kernel releases are in better shape than the past.

28 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 3 Comments
LZ4 Compression Proposed For SquashFS

Patches to support compressing SquashFS file-systems with the LZ4 compression algorithm have been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel, but it's not clear at the moment whether the work will be accepted.

23 July 2013 - LZ4 SquashFS - 5 Comments
Linus Torvalds Calls For More Linux Kernel Patches

Linus Torvalds is usually complaining about too many pull requests during the Linux kernel development cycle when past its merge window, but this time around he's complaining about too few patches this week. He's also proclaimed himself the Goldilocks of kernel development.

18 July 2013 - Torvalds Rant - 98 Comments
Published: A Power-Aware Scheduler For Linux

A Linux kernel scheduler that's power-aware and aims for offering power-efficient performance has been published. The developer behind this new Linux scheduler is presently seeking other developer feedback on his set of nine patches.

10 July 2013 - Power-Aware Scheduling - 1 Comment
The Extraordinary DRM Pull Request For Linux 3.11

David Airlie has submitted the DRM subsystem pull request for the Linux 3.11 kernel that is of monster size. The Radeon DRM kernel driver is now perhaps the single biggest Linux kernel driver by code size after the merging of its huge dynamic power management code addition.

9 July 2013 - DRM Changes For Linux 3.11 - 17 Comments
Linux 3.11: Bay Trail Audio, 32+ Sound Cards

The sound/audio kernel driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.11 merge window. The changes this time around aren't too exciting, but there's the continued bettering of the Linux audio stack.

3 July 2013 - ALSA / Sound Changes - 12 Comments

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