Merged for the Linux 3.13 kernel was the multi-queue block layer allows for better SSD performance with reduced latency and by balancing I/O workload across multiple CPU cores and supporting multiple hardware queues. With the upcoming Linux 3.16 kernel, the "blk-mq" code is expected to be feature complete and deliver great performance.
The Nokia N900 smartphone launched in 2009 and for a time was quite popular with Linux enthusiasts, now has a modem driver within the mainline Linux kernel.
The eighth release candidate for the Linux 3.15 kernel has been released. The official release of Linux 3.15 should happen next week, but meanwhile Linus has decided to open the merge window for Linux 3.16 one week early.
Fallout from the many changes introduced early on in the Linux 3.15 kernel cycle are almost all addressed and this next kernel release should happen in the very near future. As some last minute work are some notable fixes for the Intel and Radeon DRM graphics drivers.
Work on supporting ARM's CoreSight technology within the mainline Linux kernel is back underway.
After writing yesterday about the BFQ I/O scheduler update with its hopeful intentions of landing within the mainline Linux kernel, some readers wrote in about updated I/O scheduler results... Here they are.
With the latest patches sent out today, the BFQ I/O scheduler is still trying to get accepted for the mainline Linux kernel.
Just a few days past the abnormally long Linux 3.15-rc6 kernel, the Linux 3.15-rc7 release just took place to put the Linux 3.15 kernel back on schedule.
While the KDBUS kernel D-Bus code was quick to advance and garner interest by upstream kernel developers and other stakeholders, with plans of merging KDBUS into the Linux kernel in 2014, it hasn't happened yet.
The sixth test release to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available after more time than usual lapsed since the 3.15-rc5 release.
On Friday the Tux3 file-system was called for review and offered to the mainline Linux kernel. Tux3 has been under development for more than six years but it seems that even after all this time and improvements, the code quality still isn't the best and the work is being scrutinized.
The AST DRM driver has seen a few improvements with code that's landed today in drm-next for ultimately making it into the Linux 3.16 kernel.
We might finally see the Tux3 file-system land within the mainline Linux kernel and it could quite possibly land soon! Tux3 is yet another interesting open-source file-system designed for specialized cases.
There's finally a user-space tools update for SquashFS, the compressed, read-only file-system used on Linux commonly by Live CD distributions. SquashFS Tools 4.3 is the new release and it comes after three years of development.
Dave Jones of Red Hat has announced the latest version of his Linux system call fuzz tester after several months of development.
Due to a complicated travel schedule and because -rc5 is already bigger than 3.15-rc3 and 3.15-rc4, the fifth weekly RC version of the Linux 3.15 kernel was released two days early.
Besides Reiser4 being updated for the Linux 3.14 kernel and being released today, the latest version of BFS was also just released for Linux 3.14 compatibility.
The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available.
SUSE developers yesterday posted their sixteen patches for implementing their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism in the mainline Linux kernel as an alternative to Ksplice. Red Hat has immediately followed-up by posting their kernel patches to Kpatch, their new approach to live patching a running Linux kernel.
The third weekly test release to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available.
Greg Kroah-Hartman released the Linux 3.13.11 kernel this week and then called it end-of-life with the Linux 3.14 kernel now being available. However, the Ubuntu Kernel Team at Canonical has now pledged to take up the upstream maintenance of the 3.13 kernel.
Linus Torvalds just tagged the 3.15-rc2 kernel a few minutes ago in Git.
Linus pulled into the mainline Linux 3.15 kernel on Saturday afternoon a big DRM queue that contained a lot of open-source graphics driver fixes.
Now that Linux 3.15-rc1 is out, we're onto benchmarking the Linux 3.15 kernel, which brings a particularly large number of exciting changes.
Jean Delvare, a name commonly associated with the LM_Sensors project while being an employee at SUSE, has raised an important discussion item on the kernel mailing list about improving the kernel configuration (Kconfig) options when building the Linux kernel.
The first release candidate to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available and it marks the close of the kernel merge window for about two months. Linux 3.15 is poised to be a very exciting kernel release.
There's likely just a day or two left before the Linux 3.15-rc1 kernel will be released to mark the end of the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window. With all of the major features appearing to have been merged by now, here's an overview of the exciting features to look forward to with the Linux 3.15 release.
Early on in the Linux 3.15 merge window there were improvements to significantly speed-up suspend and resume for systems, but now there's another late merge of a patch that has the capability of speeding up the resume time from suspend by 7~12x for at least some laptop/desktop systems.
Experimental Linux kernel code for providing a Thunderbolt driver that works on Apple MacBook Pro systems has been updated and is still hopeful for its eventual mainline kernel inclusion.
The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support.
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