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The Linux 3.14 Kernel Already Has Many Exciting Features

While the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window is barely half way over, there's already a ton of exciting changes to make this yet another very interesting kernel update. Here's some of what end-users can expect to see out of Linux 3.14 in terms of improvements and new functionality.

24 January 2014 - Linux 3.14 Kernel - 2 Comments
FBDEV Is Still Not Deprecated In The Linux Kernel

One and a half years ago there was a call for deprecating the Linux kernel's frame-buffer support but that still hasn't happened and the FBDEV support continues to advance, including with the in-development Linux 3.14 kernel.

24 January 2014 - FBDEV Linux 3.14 - Add A Comment
SimpleDRM Driver Gets A Major Rewrite

David Herrmann has announced his latest work on his SimpleDRM driver plan for the Linux kernel along with a new sysfb concept. These latest eleven patches are considered a "major rewrite" of the earlier SimpleDRM code.

23 January 2014 - SimpleDRM & Sysfb - Add A Comment
Broadwell Audio, Better PM For Sound In Linux 3.14

The latest pull request for the Linux 3.14 kernel worth commenting on and discussing at Phoronix is the sound/audio updates for this next version of the Linux kernel. The sound updates for Linux 3.14 are quite exciting (though not nearly as exciting as a Linux-friendly multi-million dollar home entertainment system) and includes new hardware enablement, better power management, and other Linux sound driver improvements.

21 January 2014 - Sound Improvements - Add A Comment
Cross-Rename Support Closer For The Linux Kernel

The cross rename support is up to its third revision for hopeful inclusion soon in the mainline Linux kernel. The kernel work is to ultimately allow for two files to be exchanged in the file renaming process.

13 January 2014 - Cross Rename - Add A Comment
Possible Features For The Linux 3.14 Kernel

We're finally nearing the end of the Linux 3.13 development cycle and while this kernel delivers on many exciting improvements, we already can't wait to start talking more about the Linux 3.14 kernel with the continuous evolution of open-source software.

12 January 2014 - The Pi Kernel - 1 Comment
The Linux 3.13 Kernel Has Many Improvements

With development dragging on for the Linux 3.13 kernel until the middle of January, here's a recap of some of the most important changes that landed into Linux 3.13 that either provided new features, performance improvements, or are worth noting for one reason or another. There's also a rundown of all the Linux kernel benchmarks we've done on this new kernel to date.

9 January 2014 - Recap Time - 2 Comments
The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel

While there's already been many performance benchmarks of the Linux 3.13 kernel on Phoronix through numerous articles, following this weekend's release of Linux 3.13-rc7, I ran a fresh performance comparison.

6 January 2014 - Linux 3.13 Kernel - 4 Comments
Latest Trolling? The Linux Kernel In Perl

For those in need of some light reading this weekend, the latest comical proposal hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is to have a new project writing portions of the kernel in the Perl programming language.

5 January 2014 - Linux Kernel Perl - 38 Comments
Linux 3.13-rc7 Kernel Is A Light Release

The Linux 3.13-rc7 kernel was released this weekend and development activity is quickly settling down, but there will still be at least a 3.13-rc8 next week before declaring the final version of this big kernel update.

5 January 2014 - Linux 3.13-rc7 - 1 Comment
Volatile Ranges Still Being Tried For The Linux Kernel

The Volatile Ranges feature for the Linux kernel is now in its third year of being developed and a new set of sixteen patches were published today but there's still no sign that the code is ready for merging in the near-term.

2 January 2014 - Volatile Ranges - 2 Comments
The 50 Watt Power Regression Is Believed To Be Fixed

Near the beginning of the month I wrote about an Intel developer finding a Linux kernel power regression increasing the system's power use by 50 Watts. After extensive testing and investigating, the issue has been fixed ahead of the Linux 3.13 kernel release and is proposed for stable point releases on the 3.10, 3.11, and 3.12 kernels.

31 December 2013 - Linux Kernel Power Bug - 1 Comment

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