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As our latest coverage of the Linux 3.10 kernel comes new comparison benchmarks of the latest development kernel compared to its predecessor from an Intel Core i7 laptop sporting NVIDIA graphics.
18 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Tests
By default the Linux kernel uses the "ondemand" CPU frequency governor for achieving maximum clock frequency when system load is high and a lower clock frequency when the system is idle. However, it turns out that for at least modern Intel CPUs, this is likely no longer the case. This default kernel choice may lead to poor battery life and performance for modern Linux systems.
17 May 2013 - Ondemand Governor - 60 Comments
Last month it was the X.Org Server with a noted security vulnerability and now this time around it's the Linux kernel.
15 May 2013 - Linux 3.8 - 59 Comments
The Linux 3.10 kernel is going to be massive with the just-released "-rc1" version being the biggest in the last several years (or perhaps ever), according to Linus Torvalds. This massive change-rate is based at least according to commit count and potentially actual lines too.
11 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Is Massive - 38 Comments
The Btrfs file-system pull request by Chris Mason has been submitted for inclusion into the Linux 3.10 kernel.
9 May 2013 - Btrfs Linux 3.10 - 22 Comments
Josh Boyer of Red Hat has shared his thoughts when comparing the kernel configurations between the kernels that are shipped in Fedora and Ubuntu Linux.
9 May 2013 - Comparison - 14 Comments
After being in development for more than one year, BCache was finally merged on Wednesday into the mainline Linux kernel code-base. BCache serves as an SSD caching framework for Linux by offering write-through and write-back caching through a newly-exposed block device.
9 May 2013 - BCache - 11 Comments
F2FS, the promising "Flash Friendly" file-system developed at Samsung and has shown promising performance results on various flash devices, has seen more improvements with the Linux 3.10 kernel.
8 May 2013 - F2FS File-System - 1 Comment
The experimental Tux3 file-system has already made claims of being faster than EXT4. The latest claims out of the open-source file-system is that it's faster than Tmpfs, which is quite a feat given its very thin layer between VFS and SWAP.
7 May 2013 - Tux3 File-System - 19 Comments
While the first release candidate of the Linux 3.10 kernel isn't even out yet, there's already been the DRM graphics pull, as a result here's some early open-source Radeon Linux graphics benchmarks.
7 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 4 Comments
Support for "full dynticks" has been accepted into the mainline Linux 3.10 kernel.
5 May 2013 - CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL - 15 Comments
Aside from the KVM pull request, another interesting proposed change for the Linux 3.10 kernel is the "full dynticks" support, also known as CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL. Ingo Molnar is trying to get this brand new feature into the next Linux kernel release.
5 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 DynTicks - 6 Comments
The XFS file-system with the forthcoming Linux 3.10 kernel will have an experimental feature for CRC protection of meta-data.
2 May 2013 - XFS Linux 3.10 - 7 Comments
The cryptography pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel merge window. The crypto updates include optimizing various routines for recent CPU instruction set extensions.
1 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Crypto - 3 Comments
Along with an assortment of other power management improvements to land with the Linux 3.10 kernel, a cpufreq driver for ARM's big.LITTLE is being introduced. There's also a cpufreq driver for the Exynos 5440 quad-core and the new AMD frequency sensitivity feedback support.
30 April 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel
Greg Kroah-Hartman submitted his feature pull requests on Monday morning for the USB, staging, driver core, and TTY/serial areas of the Linux 3.10 kernel that's just entered development following yesterday's Linux 3.9 kernel release.
29 April 2013 - Staging Pull
Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.9 kernel and with the new open-source kernel comes support for a whole lot of new features.
28 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
While it looked like the Linux 3.9 kernel would be released this weekend, a 3.9-rc8 release was warranted and is out this Sunday evening.
21 April 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 7 Comments
Beyond knowing about the graphics driver changes coming for the Linux 3.10 kernel, the ALSA/sound kernel driver changes for the soon-to-open merge window are becoming more clear too.
21 April 2013 - Linux Sound - 6 Comments
With the release of the Linux 3.9 kernel being imminent, here's a recap of the most interesting features coming to this next Linux release.
21 April 2013 - Recap - 1 Comment
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