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Linux Kernel News Archives

Feature-Rich Linux 3.10 Kernel Officially Released

The Linux 3.10 kernel, which yields the biggest changes in years, has been officially released this Sunday evening.
30 June 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 28 Comments

Kernel Patches Start Coming For 2013 MacBook Air

The Linux support for Apple's new Haswell-based MacBook Air is less than desirable, but at least it's on the path to getting better.
30 June 2013 - Input Patches - 10 Comments

DRM Changes In Linux 3.11 Might Be The Biggest Ever

The in-kernel DRM graphics driver changes lined up for the Linux 3.11 kernel are possibly the biggest set of Direct Rendering Manager changes ever, but it looks unlikely that the VIA KMS driver will be merged for this release.
30 June 2013 - drm-next - 2 Comments

Intel Readies Its Last Graphics Changes For Linux 3.11

After having already prepared a number of changes for the Intel graphics driver in the upcoming Linux 3.11 kernel, Intel OTC has now published their last batch of changes they hope to see merged into this next kernel merge window.
28 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 3 Comments

A New DRM Driver Is Coming To Linux 3.11 Kernel

Beyond the exciting Radeon DRM driver changes that includes the long-awaited dynamic power management support and also initial support for the HD 8000 "Sea Islands" hardware, there will also be a new DRM driver to premiere with the Linux 3.11 kernel.
27 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 DRM - 2 Comments

Native Linux Kernel Module Is Out For Microsoft exFAT

A Linux developer has released a native Linux kernel module for implementing Microsoft exFAT file-system support within the Linux kernel. This is different than earlier exFAT Linux modules that were implemented via FUSE in user-space.
25 June 2013 - exFAT - 73 Comments

"SimpleDRM" Driver Published For Simple KMS

David Herrmann, the Linux developer that has a mission to kill the Linux kernel console, published the code on Monday for a "SimpleDRM" graphics driver.
24 June 2013 - SimpleDRM - 4 Comments

The Linux 3.10 Kernel Might Be One Week Away

The Linux 3.10-rc7 kernel was released today and if all goes according to plan this will be the last release candidate prior to the official release of the Linux 3.10 kernel.
22 June 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 1 Comment

Linux 3.10-rc6 Kernel Brings In More Fixes

Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 3.10-rc6 kernel on Saturday afternoon. While there's still some time ahead before the official Linux 3.10 kernel release, the rate of change appears to be slowing.
15 June 2013 - Linux 3.10-rc6 - 5 Comments

EnhanceIO, Bcache & DM-Cache Benchmarked

Three different Linux disk caching methods for the Linux kernel were compared: EnhanceIO, Bcache, and DM-Cache. But which of these disk caching methods is the fastest when mixing SSDs and HDDs? Here's some results.
11 June 2013 - Linux Benchmarks - 4 Comments

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

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