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Linux 3.10 Kernel Integrates BCache HDD/SSD Caching

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
Tux3 File-System Claims To Be Faster Than Tmpfs

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
Early Radeon OpenGL Benchmarks From Linux 3.10

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
Full DynTicks Proposed For Linux Kernel Integration

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
Linux 3.10 Gets New ARM, AMD Power Improvements

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 - Add A Comment
The Staging Pull Goes In For The 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 - Add A Comment
Intel OpenGL Performance On The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Our latest benchmarks at Phoronix of the Linux 3.9 kernel are looking at the performance of the Intel DRM driver when handling an Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with HD 4000 graphics. The Intel OpenGL Linux graphics performance with this forthcoming kernel was compared to the earlier Linux 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, and 3.5 kernel releases.

12 April 2013 - Intel Graphics - 1 Comment
"Very Disruptive" Change Hurts ARM Linux Support

The Linux kernel is having to remove support for NWFPE and VFP emulation code due to a licensing conflict. Removing NWFPE and VFP from the kernel will effectively render older ARM hardware on Linux useless until a solution is determined.

10 April 2013 - Linux ARM - Add A Comment
Linux Kernel Closer To Having Apple IR Support

While some patches have turned up in the past, the mainline Linux kernel has yet to have support for Apple's infrared remote control found on their computers since 2005. Fortunately, it looks like a new Apple IR driver is taking shape.

10 April 2013 - Apple IR - 2 Comments
Linux Kernel Power Management Targeting Memory

One of the areas of hardware power management that can yield a surprising amount of power-savings but is often overlooked comes down to the system memory. Fortunately, new Linux kernel patches continue to be written for improving the Linux kernel RAM power management.

10 April 2013 - Linux Kernel - 17 Comments
Another EXT4 Corruption Bug Gets Fixed

A few months back there was an EXT4 file-system corruption bug that impacted stable Linux kernel releases and was widely-covered. Today, another EXT4 file-system bug was corrected within the mainline Linux kernel.

3 April 2013 - EXT4 Corruption - Add A Comment

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