The ACPI and power management updates for the Linux 3.14 kernel have a wide range of changes, including updates to Intel's new P-State CPUfreq driver, various fixes, and other CPUfreq improvements.
The Intel MPX support, a feature of next year's "Skylake" processors, isn't yet done for the Linux kernel but the early infrastructure work will land with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
Besides the sysfs to Kernfs changes that were submitted on Monday by a Greg Kroah-Hartman pull request, also submitted were pull requests for the USB and staging areas of the kernel for the Linux 3.14 release.
The Linux 3.14 kernel is getting Kernfs, which is the splitting of the sysfs logic into an independent entity so other kernel subsystems can more easily implement their own virtual file-system.
The latest Linux 3.14 kernel activity is the Intel MID update.
Kexec will be supported on EFI-based systems with the Linux 3.14 kernel that just officially entered development this morning.
Less than 24 hours after the Linux 3.13 kernel release there's already interesting Git pull requests submitted for Linux 3.14.
While it's coming late, the Linux 3.13 kernel is now available.
While KDBUS isn't yet ready for merging into the mainline Linux kernel, work on this kernel D-Bus implementation continues moving forward in step with systemd.
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.
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.
The Linux.Conf.Au 2014 conference has ended and Linus Torvalds now went ahead to release the Linux 3.13-rc8 kernel. This release isn't very exciting but is being intentionally dragged out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While there hasn't been any front-page news out of the project in a while, GrSecurity is still an ongoing effort to harden the mainline Linux kernel.
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.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.13-rc6 kernel today, which is a very small release given that it was over a holiday week.
A supposed Linux kernel developer has called upon Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers to take action against Richard Stallman and the GNU/Linux naming controversy.
Linus Torvalds plans on extending the time until the Linux 3.13 kernel release officially happens. The final release will take place around mid-January.
Linus Torvalds announced the official release of RC5 for the Linux 3.13 kernel this Sunday.
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.
ZRAM has finally been promoted out of staging and into the main area of the Linux kernel within the block subsystem.
Linux 3.13-rc4 was released today but Linus Torvalds isn't too happy as this latest test release is much bigger than the earlier development RCs.
Android's ION memory allocator has been proposed for mainlining into the Linux kernel.
At the request of several Phoronix readers, here are some new CPU governor benchmarks from the Linux 3.13 development kernel as of Friday.
While we're still waiting on 3D/OpenGL guest acceleration for KVM/QEMU guests, a Bochs DRM kernel driver is still being developed for the virtual VGA adapters using the Bochs DISPI interface on QEMU.
A "Knock" patch has been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel that would provide NAT-compatible, TCP stealthy port knocking for improved network security of Linux systems.
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