Linux Kernel News Archives
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
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
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
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
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
The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler was announced back in 2012 while being announced today is a rare update to BLD.
7 August 2014 - Barbershop
The generally interesting ACPI and power management pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
7 August 2014 - ACPI+PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As anticipated, the Linux 3.16 kernel has been released this Sunday afternoon.
3 August 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 12 Comments
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
The Linux Foundation has picked up a few more member organizations as July quickly comes to an end.
30 July 2014 - LF Members
The seventh release candidate to the Linux 3.16 kernel on this final Sunday of July.
27 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 1 Comment
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
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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