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Linux Kernel News Archives

Code Merged This Week For Linux 3.20/4.0 Is Just As Exciting As Last Week

Last weekend I covered the changes so far for the next kernel release, which will be called either Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 depending upon Linus Torvalds' end decision. This week more exciting code has landed.
20 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 - 1 Comment

RAID 5/6 Continues Being Improved For Btrfs With Linux 3.20

Chris Mason has sent in his pull request of the Btrfs file-system changes for the Linux 3.20 (4.0?) kernel.
19 February 2015 - Btrfs Linux 3.20 - 25 Comments

Intel Is Currently The Number One Sponsor Of Linux Kernel Development

The Linux Foundation has released their annual Linux kernel development report from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place in Santa Rosa, California.
18 February 2015 - Linux Stats - 48 Comments

Linux 3.20 To Land VirtIO 1.0 Implementation

The next version of the Linux kernel, which will be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, will land VirtIO 1.0 support.
18 February 2015 - VirtIO 1.0 - 1 Comment

The Community Really Wants To See Linux 4.0

Linus Torvalds has yet to reveal whether Linux 3.20 will be re-branded as Linux 4.0, but it seems the community at least really wants this version bump to happen.
16 February 2015 - Linux 4.0 - 23 Comments

The DRM Graphics Changes Submitted For Linux 3.20

The most recent pull request for the already very exciting Linux 3.20 / 4.0 kernel is the DRM graphics driver changes, which of course excite us a lot. This DRM pull request is another fairly heavy pull request with a number of end-user features for the popular open-source graphics drivers.
16 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 DRM

The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place

The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles.
15 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Staging - 4 Comments

Changes Already For Linux 3.20 (Linux 4.0?) Are Very Exciting

While we don't yet know whether the next kernel version is Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, what we do know is that this next Linux kernel revision will contain a lot of exciting updates.
14 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Features - 9 Comments

Linus Torvalds Still Deciding Linux 3.20 vs. Linux 4.0

Linus Torvalds is still deciding when to bump the kernel version to Linux 4.0.
13 February 2015 - Linux 4.0? - 47 Comments

F2FS Gets A Few Fixes For Linux 3.20

F2FS remains a very promising open-source file-system for targeting flash-based storage on Linux, though for Linux 3.20 the changes aren't too exciting.
13 February 2015 - Flash-Friendly File-System - 7 Comments

TPM 2.0 Support Sent In For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) is to be supported by the Linux 3.20 kernel.
12 February 2015 - TPM 2.0 - 2 Comments

Power Management For Linux 3.20: SFI CPUFreq, Skylake P-State, New AMD ACPI Driver

Rafael Wysocki sent in another hearty ACPI+PM pull request for the next revision to the Linux kernel.
11 February 2015 - ACPI+PM Linux 3.20

Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS

OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers.
11 February 2015 - OverlayFS - 1 Comment

FBDEV Is Still (Barely) Alive Within The Linux Kernel

Back in 2012 there was a call for deprecating FBDEV within the Linux kernel considering that DRM and V4L2 drivers are much better options. Sadly there hasn't been any formal deprecation of FBDEV in the mainline kernel yet, but its still receiving a few changes each kernel cycle.
11 February 2015 - FBDEV - 6 Comments

XFS File-System Changes For Linux 3.20 Are Quite Modest

The XFS changes targeting the Linux 3.20 kernel have been published, but this time around the file-system work isn't particularly exciting.
10 February 2015 - XFS Linux 3.20 - 4 Comments

New & Improved Media Drivers For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Mauro Carvalho Chehab sent in the media driver updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel on Monday. There's new drivers as well as improvements to existing drivers, along with removing some old drivers.
10 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Media

Linux 3.20 To Support New HID Hardware, Improve Logitech HID++ Support

The newest early pull request to the Linux 3.20 kernel are the HID features for this next kernel cycle.
9 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 HID - 6 Comments

Live Kernel Patching Support Called For Linux 3.20 Kernel

It looks like the infrastructure to facilitate live kernel patching will be added to the Linux 3.20 kernel, the result of collaboration for SUSE's kGraft and Red Hat's Kpatch.
9 February 2015 - kGraft/Kpatch - 1 Comment

Scheduler Changes In Linux 3.20 Has Micro-Optimizations, Might Yield Power Savings

As usual, Ingo Molnar is in early with his changes for the various subsystems he maintains for the next kernel cycle. With Linux 3.19 being released last night, this morning are many pull requests from Ingo for Linux 3.20.
9 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Scheduler

Linux 3.19 Kernel Released

The Linux 3.19 kernel is now officially available.
8 February 2015 - Linux 3.19 - 15 Comments

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