The latest fun stuff worth mentioning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window are the ACPI and power management updates.
Ingo Molnar is once again quite punctual with submitting his pull requests for a newly-opened kernel cycle. One of his noteworthy updates mailed in today were for the kernel's scheduler changes.
As expected, Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux 4.6 kernel.
The lead maintainer of GrSecurity, Brad Spengler, that is a set of patches to the Linux kernel for providing security enhancements has written an opinion piece about the Linux 4.6 kernel security.
With Linux 4.6 expected today, here's a look at some of the features we can hope to see merged over the next two weeks once the Linux 4.7 merge window opens.
If all goes well before the day is through will be the release of the Linux 4.6 kernel. If you've been behind on your Phoronix readings the past few weeks, here are the highlights to look forward to with Linux 4.6.
The CPUFreq driver for CPU frequency scaling will have a new governor available with the Linux 4.7 kernel that's soon entering development.
Yet another DRM kernel driver has been queued into DRM-Next for landing with Linux 4.7.
The seventh weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.6 kernel is now available.
On top of the new ARC PGU driver and Allwinner driver there is yet another new Direct Rendering Manager driver set to land for Linux 4.7.
Several Git branches were pulled in the past few hours into DRM-Next as preparation work for having the Direct Rendering Manager feature updates ready for the Linux 4.7 merge window later this month.
The VC4 kernel DRM driver for the Raspberry Pi has seen a few more features primed in time for the Linux 4.7 merge window.
For those not busy partying around the Maypole today, the Linux 4.6-rc6 kernel is now available as the latest weekly test candidate of the Linux 4.6 kernel.
More relevant than the ARC PGU DRM driver that was merged this week is a DRM display driver for more common hardware: Allwinner SoCs. The Allwinner DRM driver has been accepted into DRM-Next for in turn landing with Linux 4.7.
David Airlie has pulled the ARC PGU DRM driver into his DRM-Next tree for in turn landing with the Linux 4.7 kernel.
PulseAudio gained support for utilizing the Linux kernel's memfd as a transport mechanism as spearheaded by the systemd/KDBUS crew.
Stephan Mueller has published his second version of the in-development patches of the Linux Random Number Generator (LRNG) that seeks to provide a new, drop-in replacement for Linux's /dev/random implementation.
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 4.6-rc5 kernel a brief time ago.
There are both Radeon/AMDGPU and Intel DRM driver fixes queued up for Linux Git this week and will find their way into Linux 4.6-rc5.
Already it's looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact.
Another Sunday night, another Linux kernel release candidate.
A number of Phoronix readers have been pointing out material to indicate that the Linux kernel scheduler isn't as good as most people would assume.
Well known Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett who has led the charge for a number of years about UEFI/SecureBoot issues, poorly secured devices, and more, has taken aim now at Intel's latest-generation "Skylake" systems.
Sasha Levin of Oracle has announced the formation of the Linux-Stable Security Tree.
Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday dance and released the Linux 4.6-rc3 kernel.
Another one of the interesting presentations from this week's Embedded Linux Conference was by ARM's Juri Lelli concerning the state of the Linux kernel's SCHED_DEADLINE CPU scheduler.
Have you ever been curious what it takes to port the Linux kernel to a new CPU architecture? Here's an interesting presentation from this week's Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) in San Diego.
With the first quarter being through at just around the time of the Linux 4.6 kernel merge window being done, I was curious to run some Git statistics on the Linux kernel code-base.
Linus Torvalds has issued the second weekly release candidate for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
Patches surfaced this morning on the Linux Kernel Mailing List for implementing a new kernel subsystem.
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