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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
Linux 3.13 Kernel Power Consumption Benchmarks

With word recently of a 50 Watt Linux kernel power regression that's still being investigated, I carried out some more power consumption tests of a Core i7 4770K Haswell system to see if its power usage has been impacted by recent kernel upgrades.

20 December 2013 - Linux Kernel Power Tests - 8 Comments

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