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We're late into the Linux 3.12 merge window and other prominent file-systems were already updated but on Thursday evening the Btrfs updates for the 3.12 kernel were finally published. With the new Btrfs pull does come some notable changes for this next-generation Linux file-system.
13 September 2013 - Btrfs Linux 3.12 - 6 Comments
After the Linux 3.11 kernel was codenamed "Linux for Workgroups" in reminisce of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Linus Torvalds is using "Suicidal Squirrel" as the Linux 3.12 kernel codename.
12 September 2013 - Suicidal Squirrel - 15 Comments
In this article are some preview performance benchmarks of the EXT4 and F2FS file-systems on the Linux 3.12 kernel that's still in early stages of development.
11 September 2013 - Preview Benchmarks - 1 Comment
Following the new EXT4 features and F2FS changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel, the XFS file-system update has now occurred.
9 September 2013 - XFS Linux 3.12
While the Linux 3.12 kernel isn't even up to its first RC release and thus the merge window hasn't closed yet, Linux 3.12 has already collected a number of promising features for the open-source kernel.
8 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel - 2 Comments
For those monitoring the daily advancements to the open-source DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) kernel graphics driver, the big feature pull request has been sent in for the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window.
5 September 2013 - Direct Rendering Manager - 4 Comments
Samsung has queued up a rather good round of improvements for their F2FS (Flash-Friendly File-System) for introduction in the Linux 3.12 kernel.
5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 F2FS - 3 Comments
Ted Ts'o has filed his EXT4 file-system changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel, which includes two new features and various other fixes/refinements for this widely-used and stable Linux file-system.
5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 EXT4 - 3 Comments
The Linux 3.12 kernel will feature improvements to existing sound drivers and there's also some new drivers / audio hardware support.
5 September 2013 - Audio Support - 15 Comments
The Linux 3.12 kernel will feature improvements to ACPI and power management in general thanks to recent developments.
4 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 6 Comments
While it didn't make it as part of the initial staging pull for the Linux 3.12 merge window, on Sunday dm-writeboost was proposed for staging. DM-Writeboost is new log-structured Linux caching software.
4 September 2013 - DM-Writeboost - 6 Comments
One day after the Linux 3.11 kernel release, Greg Kroah-Hartman already sent in his usual batch of pull requests for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
3 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Staging
Greg Kroah-Hartman has noted that the Linux Foundation has joined the UEFI.org group. With his new UEFI dealings, he's decided to better document the steps needed to build and boot a self-signed Linux kernel that will work on UEFI SecureBoot enabled systems.
3 September 2013 - UEFI - 6 Comments
For those not paying attention, Linus Torvalds has done a Labor Day release of the Linux 3.11 kernel.
3 September 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 11 Comments
The SimpleDRM driver has been revised ahead of the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window. This simple DRM/KMS driver that's generic has been around for a few months now and David Herrmann is hoping it will be reviewed and ready in time.
2 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Merge Candidate? - 6 Comments
For those curious about the DRM render/mode-set nodes work that was successfully accomplished via GSoC by David Herrmann, he has written another blog post at length about his accomplishments.
1 September 2013 - David Herrmann Writes - 9 Comments
While the Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been released yet (hopefully this weekend) and with it will come many exciting changes, there's already a lot to get excited for with the Linux 3.12 kernel.
31 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 Features - 2 Comments
The Linux 3.11 kernel will hopefully be released this weekend so if you've fallen behind on your Phoronix reading or have got lost in the dozens of different 3.11/3.12/not-merged articles about new Linux kernel features, here's a recap of some of the most prominent features that are introduced in the Linux 3.11 kernel.
31 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel
In large part because of Canonical's new focus around Ubuntu Touch on phone/tablet devices, the Ubuntu developers are wanting a new revocable memory API for the Linux kernel to help in low-memory scenarios.
29 August 2013 - Revocable Memory API - 79 Comments
The latest DRM subsystem work to be merged for the upcoming Linux 3.12 kernel is runtime power management support to be able to dynamically turn on/off secondary GPUs. This is an especially important feature for those with dual GPU (e.g. Optimus) laptops where the secondary GPU doesn't need to be constantly running.
29 August 2013 - GPU Runtime PM - 6 Comments
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