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Next Week's Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

Taking place next week is the Linux Kernel Summit in Chicago alongside the 2014 LinuxCon North America. We'll be providing live coverage next week while one of the early kernel summit sessions already being discussed online is a goal of trying to further the Linux solution to the year 2038 problem.
13 August 2014 - 2038 - 19 Comments

Linux APIC Code Prepares For A Major Overhaul

The x86 APIC subsystem within the Linux kernel is beginning the process of a major overhaul with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
13 August 2014 - x86 APIC - 5 Comments

XFS Introduces A Sysfs Interface With Linux 3.17

The latest noteworthy pull request worth covering for the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window is of the XFS file-system updates.
12 August 2014 - XFS

The Exciting Features Merged So Far For Linux 3.17

We're now around the half-way point of the Linux 3.17 merge window with at least another week expected before the 3.17-rc1 release depending upon Linus Torvalds' travel around LinuxCon and the Kernel Summit in Chicago. While we're only half-way through the merge window, there's already enough new functionality to warrant a summary article for those that haven't been keeping up with all the Linux 3.17 coverage.
10 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.17 DRM Pull Brings New Graphics Driver

David Airlie of Red Hat has sent in his major feature pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window. This DRM subsystem update does introduce a new DRM driver, but there isn't any changes for Nouveau as part of this change set.
8 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 DRM Pull

Out-Of-Tree "BLD" Kernel Scheduler Updated

The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler was announced back in 2012 while being announced today is a rare update to BLD.
7 August 2014 - Barbershop

ACPI 5.1, ACPI On ARM Are Among The Power Management Updates For Linux 3.17

The generally interesting ACPI and power management pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
7 August 2014 - ACPI+PM

Linux 3.17 To Drop Old POWER Processor Support

Should you be still running any PowerPC hardware older than 2001, the support is being dropped with the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window.
7 August 2014 - Pre-POWER4 - 11 Comments

Linux 3.17 Adds Support For Intel "Braswell" HD Audio

Takashi Iwai of SUSE has sent in his set of sound/ALSA changes that are queued up for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
6 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 Sound

14 Staging Drivers Get Nuked From Linux 3.17

Over 200,000 lines of code is being removed from the Linux 3.17 kernel in the staging subsystem due to the removal of a bunch of old, unmaintained drivers.
5 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 Staging - 25 Comments

DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Hits Linux 3.17

The work that was ongoing for months to provide DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization and fencing is finally landing with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
5 August 2014 - DMA_BUF - 12 Comments

F2FS Gains New Features With Linux 3.17

The Samsung supported Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will sport some new functionality with the Linux 3.17 kernel release.
4 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 F2FS - 1 Comment

x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17

For Linux 3.16 the KVM improvements were mostly about POWER, S390, and MIPS architectures while for Linux 3.17 the table has turned to focus upon x86 improvements to the Kernel-based Virtual Machine.
4 August 2014 - KVM x86

Xen EFI Support Being Added To Linux 3.17

With the Linux 3.17 kernel that's now officially under development since yesterday's Linux 3.16 release is now support for Xen EFI.
4 August 2014 - Xen EFI

The Linux 3.16 Kernel Has Been Released

As anticipated, the Linux 3.16 kernel has been released this Sunday afternoon.
3 August 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 12 Comments

The Best Features Of Linux 3.16

The Linux 3.16 kernel could be released as soon as today with its development having calmed down but if you've refrained from reading up on this new kernel, here's the rundown on the new features and capabilities of this 2014 late-summer kernel debut.
3 August 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 14 Comments

Linaro & Others Join The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation has picked up a few more member organizations as July quickly comes to an end.
30 July 2014 - LF Members

Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel

The seventh release candidate to the Linux 3.16 kernel on this final Sunday of July.
27 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 1 Comment

Linux 3.17 To Fix Up ASPM, Bring Other PCI Changes

Bjorn Helgaas, the PCI subsystem maintainer for the Linux kernel, sent in a very early Linux 3.17 kernel merge window pull request due to being on holiday the next few weeks.
23 July 2014 - PCI Changes - 1 Comment

CPUFreq Ondemand Could Be Faster, Use Less Power With Linux 3.17

Improvements to the CPUfreq ondemand governor could lead to faster performance in low to medium workloads with the Linux 3.17 kernel while also consuming less power overall.
22 July 2014 - CPUfreq - 14 Comments

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