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Kernfs Is Updated To Be More Useful With Linux 3.15

The Kernfs code that's a split of the sysfs logic to make it more useful to other kernel subsystems wishing to have a virtual file-system, will get better in Linux 3.15.
2 April 2014 - Kernfs

Old x86 Platforms To Be Removed With Linux 3.15

While the Linux 3.15 kernel is introducing a large number of new features, it's also doing away with some old drivers and older x86 platforms.
2 April 2014 - x86 - 13 Comments

Universal Plane Support Set For Linux 3.15

Landing a few hours ago into the drm-next code-base for merger into the Linux 3.15 kernel in the days ahead is the universal/primary plane support for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
2 April 2014 - Planes - 4 Comments

Many Audio/Sound Improvements Land For Linux 3.15

There's many updates to the sound drivers within the Linux 3.15 kernel that's now officially under development.
1 April 2014 - Sound - 21 Comments

Btrfs To Land A Lot Of Bug/Performance Fixes In Linux 3.15

The Btrfs file-system changes for the Linux 3.15 kernel mostly deal with bug fixes and performance fixes while some corruption fixes are also expected to come.
1 April 2014 - Btrfs - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel Patch Review To Go Social Via Facebook

It was decided at last week's 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit that for inspiring a new wave of kernel developers and becoming more interactive with the community, patch review will become more social via handling patch reviews on Facebook.
1 April 2014 - Social Patches - 8 Comments

Scheduler Improvements Land In Next Kernel Release

The latest exciting set of kernel changes to mention for the Linux 3.15 kernel are some scheduler enhancements.
1 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 3 Comments

Link-Time Optimizations Near Reality For x86 Linux Kernel

Another interesting change that's already landed for the Linux 3.15 kernel is infrastructure work for supporting x86 kernels optimized via LTO for yielding better kernel performance.
1 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 13 Comments

Libata Improvements Enhance AHCI On Linux 3.15

The libata pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel is large due to AHCI changes.
1 April 2014 - libata - 1 Comment

Linux 3.15 Kernel Gains EFI Mixed Mode Support

Landing into the latest Linux kernel code for version 3.15 is EFI mixed mode support that will allow 64-bit kernels to run from 32-bit EFI firmware.
31 March 2014 - EFI Mixed Mode - 10 Comments

The Linux 3.14 Kernel Has Been Released With Great Features

As expected after writing about the imminent Linux 3.14 a few hours ago, Linus Torvalds did a late Sunday night release of this next major kernel upgrade... There's new hardware support, stabilized Intel Broadwell graphics support, the SCHED_DEADLINE scheduler, AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor support, TCP auto-corking, Kernfs, and a whole lot more.
31 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 21 Comments

The Linux 3.14 Kernel Will Likely Be Released Today

While no official announcement has come down yet, the Linux 3.14 kernel will most likely be released in the hours ahead.
30 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 9 Comments

KTAP Dynamic Tracing Called For Merging Into Linux Kernel

KTAP has been public for the better part of two years as a dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel but only now it looks like this kernel tool will be merged to the mainline tree.
29 March 2014 - KTAP

SUSE Will Mainline Their kGraft Live Kernel Patching

SUSE engineers will attempt to merge their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism into the mainline Linux kernel.
28 March 2014 - kGraft

EXT4 Might Work On Transparent Encryption Support

Besides Facebook preparing to roll-out Btrfs deployments and Tux3 could soon be mainlined into the Linux kernel, an encryption feature may be added to the EXT4 file-system.
27 March 2014 - Encryption - 12 Comments

Tux3 Will Likely Soon Be Added To The Linux Kernel

The Tux3 file-system has been in development since 2008 but it looks like in the next kernel release or two we will likely see it merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
27 March 2014 - Tux3 - 9 Comments

Facebook To Trial Btrfs Deployments

While it should come as no surprise given that Facebook recently hired multiple Btrfs file-system developers, but they will be trying out the Btrfs file-system within real-world deployments at the social networking company.
27 March 2014 - Facebook - 18 Comments

Developers Keep Striving To Build The Linux Kernel With LLVM Clang

With another Linux Foundation Summit means another time to hear an update about LLVMLinux, the Linux Foundation backed project to build the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler in place of GCC.
27 March 2014 - LLVMLinux - 14 Comments

Linux 3.14-rc8 Released; Linux 3.14 Coming This Weekend

Linus Torvalds decided against releasing the Linux 3.14 kernel this past weekend and instead has opted for an extra release candidate.
25 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 10 Comments

The First Git Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.15

Linus Torvalds has yet to officially release the Linux 3.14 kernel but already the first Git pull request has already been sent in for the next kernel version.
24 March 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 3 Comments

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