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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Many Great Features

After a calm week when Linux 3.17 was extended by one week, Linus Torvalds happily released the Linux 3.17 kernel a few minutes ago. Linux 3.17 is out in all of its glory and due to Torvalds' travel schedule the Linux 3.18 merge window will be open for about three weeks.
5 October 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 27 Comments

Indian Developers Redesigning Linux Kernel With OOP, C++ Support

Meet BOSSMOOL, an effort to redesign the Linux kernel by adding object oriented abstractions, introducing a device driver framework with C++ driver support, and other changes.
3 October 2014 - BOSSMOOL - 85 Comments

OverlayFS Proposed For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

After years of development, more than two dozen versions of the file-system, and real-world deployments in some Linux distributions, OverlayFS is trying again to get in the mainline Linux kernel.
29 September 2014 - OverlayFS - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc7 Released: Linux 3.17 Final Release Pushed Back

While Linus Torvalds was looking at possibly releasing Linux 3.17 this weekend, there's been a chance of course with a 3.17-rc7 kernel instead having been released.
28 September 2014 - Linux 3.17

The Top Features Of The Linux 3.17 Kernel

If all goes well, the Linux 3.17 kernel might be released this weekend. For those not closely following the kernel's development over the past two months, here's a recap of some of the most interesting changes found in this new version of the Linux kernel.
27 September 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments

Exynos DRM Driver Gets Updated For Linux 3.18

While there hasn't been much to report on lately as it pertains to the open-source Exynos DRM driver, it continues to be updated and maintained by Samsung's staff.
23 September 2014 - Samsung Exynos

Linux 3.17-rc6 Released; Linux 3.17 Final Might Come In One Week

Continuing in his Sunday tradition, Linus Torvalds put out the sixth release candidate to the Linux 3.17 kernel. Depending upon how the next week goes, this could be the final release candidate for Linux 3.17.
21 September 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 3 Comments

F2FS Tools Gain FSCK Support

The f2fs-tools package that provides user-space utilities to the Linux F2FS file-system is out with a new version that provides FSCK capabilities among other changes.
20 September 2014 - f2fs-tools - 17 Comments

Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn't being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle.
17 September 2014 - drm-next - 4 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds put out another Sunday release candidate for Linux 3.17.
14 September 2014 - 3.17-rc5 - 5 Comments

ZFS On Linux Is Called Stable & Production Ready

ZFS on Linux is now considered production-ready by one of the biggest contributors to the ZFSOnLinux project.
11 September 2014 - ZFSOnLinux - 25 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc4 Is A Pretty Calm Release

Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new Linux kernel development update.
7 September 2014 - Linus 3.17-rc4 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule

Linus Torvalds is back to his rhythm of releasing new kernel release candidates on Sundays.
31 August 2014 - Linux 3.17

Jailhouse v0.1 Released As A Basic Hypervisor For Linux

Nearly one year ago we wrote about the announcement of Jailhouse as a new Linux hypervisor and after being in development all of this time they have announced their first release that comes with the necessary features to properly support Intel x86 CPUs.
29 August 2014 - Jailhouse Hypervisor - 2 Comments

DRM Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18 Might End Up Being Smaller

Handling merge requests for the DRM graphics driver updates will be done differently for the Linux 3.18 kernel, which will result in a few less weeks of development time.
26 August 2014 - DRM Cycle - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project.
25 August 2014 - Linux Birthday

Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today

It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux.
25 August 2014 - Happy Birthday - 12 Comments

Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance

With the Linux 3.17 kernel, the latest Hawaii microcode files, and the newest Mesa code, the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards should finally be working well on the open-source driver. Here's some preview results with the latest open-source driver.
23 August 2014 - Radeon R9 290

Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance.
20 August 2014 - TAINT_PERFORMANCE - 11 Comments

Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite

There's many new features to Linux 3.17 that were covered over the past two weeks on Phoronix. One of the merged Linux 3.17 features that went under our radar at the time was the new memfd syscall was merged, which is a requirement of the forthcoming KDBUS, the kernel-based D-Bus implementation sought after by the systemd crew.
19 August 2014 - memfd - 16 Comments

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