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MSM Driver To Get PRIME & Render Nodes Support

Rob Clark has queued up some interesting changes to his "MSM" DRM driver for reverse-engineered open-source Qualcomm Snapdragon display support. The changes queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel will include PRIME and render nodes capabilities.

20 October 2013 - Snapdragon DRM - Add A Comment
Linux 3.12-rc6 Is A Quiet Release

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.12-rc6 kernel a day early due to flying out tonight for the Linux Kernel Summit happening next week in Edinburgh. Overall, things are quieting down for the Linux 3.12 kernel with the end being near.

19 October 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 3 Comments
NFTables IPTables-Replacement Queued For Linux 3.13

NFTables is a new firewall subsystem / packet filtering engine for the Linux kernel that is poised to replace iptables. NFTables has been in development for several years by the upstream author of Netfilter. This new nftables system is set to be merged now into the Linux 3.13 kernel.

19 October 2013 - NFTables - 18 Comments
LLVM/Clang Is Advancing To Build The Linux Kernel

Going back years there's been work to build the Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC. It's taken a lot of work by many individuals and organizations, but it's becoming an easier task to accomplish for multiple architectures. Here's where the Clang'ed Linux kernel is at today.

16 October 2013 - Clang'ing Linux - 8 Comments
Linux 3.12 Kernel Begins To Calm With RC5

Continuing in Linus Torvalds' usual Sunday tradition, the next release candidate of the Linux kernel is now available. With today's 3.12-rc5 kernel release, the rate of change for the Linux 3.12 kernel is lessening.

13 October 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc5 - Add A Comment
Armada DRM/KMS Driver Might Now Be Ready

For months now there's been an Armada DRM/KMS graphics driver for Marvell Armada ARM SoCs. Having gone through several patch revisions, it appears that all major issues have now been addressed for this nearly 5,000 line open-source driver.

7 October 2013 - Armada DRM - 1 Comment
The Linux CONFIG_VT Mayhem

In the past number of months on Phoronix there have been numerous articles about the conquest of David Herrmann and others to killing CONFIG_VT in the Linux kernel or at least deprecating it. Here's the latest material on the matter.

25 September 2013 - CONFIG_VT - 4 Comments
Ivy Bridge Graphics Benchmarks From Linux 3.12 Kernel

When running some Iris Pro 5200 graphics benchmarks we were surprised to see the Intel Linux 3.12 kernel changes didn't boost the performance at all given that it enables the 128MB of dedicated video memory. Additionally, within the forums there's been reports of Intel users seeing decreased performance out of the 3.12 kernel code. To clear up matters a bit, here's some Intel Ivy Bridge tests on Linux 3.12 compared to prior kernel releases.

18 September 2013 - Slowdowns? Gains? - Add A Comment
An Overview Of Linux 3.12 Kernel Features

The merge window for the Linux 3.12 kernel is coming to an end and 3.12-rc1 should be released soon. Here's an overview of the interesting merges that happened over the past two weeks as new features for Linux 3.12.

15 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel - 2 Comments
Linux 3.12 Codenamed "Suicidal Squirrel"

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 - Add A Comment
Good Features For The Linux 3.12 Kernel

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
DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For Linux 3.12

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
A New Log-Structured Linux Caching Software Driver

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
How To Boot A UEFI Self-Signed Linux Kernel

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
SimpleDRM Driver Published Ahead Of Linux 3.12

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
Going Over DRM Render/Mode-Set Nodes

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

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