Bjorn Helgaas, the PCI subsystem maintainer for the Linux kernel, sent in a very early Linux 3.17 kernel merge window pull request due to being on holiday the next few weeks.
Improvements to the CPUfreq ondemand governor could lead to faster performance in low to medium workloads with the Linux 3.17 kernel while also consuming less power overall.
Work is still underway on the new "Bang-bang" thermal governor for the Linux kernel.
Linus Torvalds has went ahead and done his usual weekly release candidate update to the latest in-development Linux kernel.
Seemingly popular on the Internet today is the Linux Foundation produced video that shows off the home office of Linus Torvalds.
Work being done by Samsung and other Linux stakeholders is bringing the Address Sanitizer capabilities found in GCC as being useful for detecting potential memory issues within the Linux kernel.
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new test build of the upcoming Linux kernel release.
The DisplayPort MST support code that's been in the works for several months is starting to land with the Linux 3.17 kernel that will be officially entering development stages next month.
A Linux kernel developer is working on porting FreeBSD's CAPSICUM security framework over to the Linux kernel.
Linus Torvalds has done another traditional Sunday afternoon development release of the Linux kernel. We're now just a few weeks out from seeing the release of Linux 3.16.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release.
Con Kolivas has updated his out-of-tree process scheduler for the Linux kernel.
The SUSE method for live kernel patching, kGraft, is being proposed for possible inclusion into the linux-next branch in hopes it will be merged into an upcoming Linux kernel release cycle.
Linus Torvalds is back to doing Sunday afternoon releases of the Linux kernel with today seeing the introduction of Linux 3.16-rc3.
Yesterday I published some performance benchmarks indicating Intel ultrabook performance might be a bit slower on Linux 3.16 when comparing a recent Git kernel against Linux 3.15 stable. Today I have some results from a very different system: numbers on the very high-end Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" desktop rig.
For those running an Intel ultrabook, here's some benchmarks using the Linux 3.16 kernel on this portable x86 hardware compared to Linux 3.15. Unfortunately, the results aren't too promising.
The second revision to SUSE's kGraft mechanism for live kernel patching of running systems is now available.
Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.16-rc2 on Saturday night rather than a conventional Sunday afternoon release due to obligations he has this week, but regardless, there's still many changes to find with this weekly kernel update.
Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle.
With the recently released Linux 3.15 kernel is support for UAS. USB Attached SCSI will allow for significantly faster performance out of UAS-supported USB drive enclosures.
As anticipated, the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel was released on Sunday night.
Linus Torvalds will most likely be releasing the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel today, now that the merge window has been open for two weeks and the feature pull requests are coming to an end. Here's a concise look at the new features and improvements to be found with the Linux 3.16 kernel.
Dr. Greg Wettstein and his dog Izzy have announced the release of the Hugepage Block Device Driver for the Linux kernel.
One of the most exciting pull requests to Phoronix readers was just sent in a short time ago for the Linux 3.16 kernel... The DRM graphics subsystem driver changes.
Matthew Garrett sent in the x86 platform driver updates on Tuesday that are going into the Linux 3.16 kernel. This pull request is interesting for Dell Latitude laptop owners.
The Linux 3.15 kernel has now been released.
The Linux 3.15 kernel isn't even expected for release until later today, but thanks to the Linux 3.16 merge window opening a week early to adjust to Linus Torvalds' upcoming schedule, we already have a good idea for a portion of the changes for the next kernel cycle.
The latest Linux 3.16 kernel pull request worth covering on Phoronix are the latest LLVMLinux patches for being able to compile the kernel with Clang rather than GCC.
KGraft is the SUSE-developed approach to live-patching the Linux kernel as another reboot-less option similar to Ksplice.
Rafael Wysocki has sent in his ACPI and power management pull that will target the next Linux kernel release cycle.
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