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The cryptography pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel merge window. The crypto updates include optimizing various routines for recent CPU instruction set extensions.
1 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Crypto - 3 Comments
Along with an assortment of other power management improvements to land with the Linux 3.10 kernel, a cpufreq driver for ARM's big.LITTLE is being introduced. There's also a cpufreq driver for the Exynos 5440 quad-core and the new AMD frequency sensitivity feedback support.
30 April 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel
Greg Kroah-Hartman submitted his feature pull requests on Monday morning for the USB, staging, driver core, and TTY/serial areas of the Linux 3.10 kernel that's just entered development following yesterday's Linux 3.9 kernel release.
29 April 2013 - Staging Pull
Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.9 kernel and with the new open-source kernel comes support for a whole lot of new features.
28 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
While it looked like the Linux 3.9 kernel would be released this weekend, a 3.9-rc8 release was warranted and is out this Sunday evening.
21 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 7 Comments
Beyond knowing about the graphics driver changes coming for the Linux 3.10 kernel, the ALSA/sound kernel driver changes for the soon-to-open merge window are becoming more clear too.
21 April 2013 - Linux Sound - 6 Comments
With the release of the Linux 3.9 kernel being imminent, here's a recap of the most interesting features coming to this next Linux release.
21 April 2013 - Recap - 1 Comment
While the merge window on the Linux 3.10 kernel is not even open yet let alone the Linux 3.9 kernel, Intel and mobile enthusiasts already have a reason to look forward to the Linux 3.11 kernel.
20 April 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the Linux 3.9-rc7 kernel with the final release of the Linux 3.9 kernel likely being imminent.
14 April 2013 - 3.9-rc7 Release - 5 Comments
Our latest benchmarks at Phoronix of the Linux 3.9 kernel are looking at the performance of the Intel DRM driver when handling an Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with HD 4000 graphics. The Intel OpenGL Linux graphics performance with this forthcoming kernel was compared to the earlier Linux 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, and 3.5 kernel releases.
12 April 2013 - Intel Graphics - 1 Comment
For those of you wondering the performance impact of using mount options for tuning the Btrfs file-system on the soon-to-be-out Linux 3.9 kernel, here's some benchmarks of common Btrfs mount options.
11 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 3 Comments
PKSM is a new system memory de-duplication method for the Linux kernel that was developed after seeing the current KSM and UKSM approaches as being ineffective.
11 April 2013 - Memory De-Duplication - 3 Comments
The Linux 3.7 kernel brought ARM multi-platform support and now with the Linux 3.10 kernel it may be extended to support the Samsung Exynos SoC family.
11 April 2013 - Multi-Platform - 10 Comments
The Linux kernel is having to remove support for NWFPE and VFP emulation code due to a licensing conflict. Removing NWFPE and VFP from the kernel will effectively render older ARM hardware on Linux useless until a solution is determined.
10 April 2013 - Linux ARM - 55 Comments
While some patches have turned up in the past, the mainline Linux kernel has yet to have support for Apple's infrared remote control found on their computers since 2005. Fortunately, it looks like a new Apple IR driver is taking shape.
10 April 2013 - Apple IR - 2 Comments
One of the areas of hardware power management that can yield a surprising amount of power-savings but is often overlooked comes down to the system memory. Fortunately, new Linux kernel patches continue to be written for improving the Linux kernel RAM power management.
10 April 2013 - Linux Kernel - 17 Comments
Red Hat's Mikulas Patocka has posted a set of Linux kernel patches that parallelize the dm-crypt sub-system.
9 April 2013 - dm-crypt parallel - 11 Comments
Samsung developers last week provided patches for a new cpufreq governor dubbed "LAB", or the "Legacy Application Boost", for the Linux kernel.
9 April 2013 - Samsung LAB - 17 Comments
The Linux 3.9-rc6 kernel was released over the night. With Linus expecting next week's 3.9-rc7 kernel to be the last test release, the final release of the Linux 3.9 kernel is expected in about two weeks time.
8 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
The Linux kernel has been ported to the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire. The TI-Nspire series platform powers higher-end graphing calculators in recent years from the Dallas-based company.
4 April 2013 - Linux Kernel - 8 Comments
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