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OverlayFS File-System Proposed For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The Overlay File-System has been in development for several years and is used by some notable Linux distributions, but has yet to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel after having to be pulled a few times in the past. The new plan is to merge OverlayFS for the Linux 3.10 kernel.
13 March 2013 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments

Linux 3.9-rc2 Kernel Released

The second release candidate to the Linux 3.9 kernel is now available. Standing out in this week's kernel development update is work on WiFi drivers and other updates throughout kernel-land.
10 March 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc2 - 1 Comment

Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel

While there are many interesting features to the Linux 3.9 kernel, there is some functionality you will not find yet within the mainline Linux kernel.
10 March 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 38 Comments

Kernel Progress On Improving I/O Wait, Interactivity

Progress is being made within the Linux kernel for reducing the I/O wait times and system interactivity/responsiveness when dealing with large I/O operations.
4 March 2013 - Kernel - 4 Comments

Linux 3.9-rc1: "There's Changes All Over The Place"

Linus Torvalds released the first release candidate for the Linux 3.9 kernel on Sunday afternoon. He says with this kernel there's changes all over the place, but the merge window was a bit rocky but fortunately with all of the nasty bugs "each time people were on them like paparazzi on Justin Bieber."
3 March 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.9 Gets Btrfs RAID 5/6, Fsync Performance

In addition to the already exciting features of the Linux 3.9 kernel, this next release will also bring several new features to the Btrfs file-system.
2 March 2013 - New Features - 8 Comments

New Linux Kernel LZO For 3.9 Is Much Faster

Aside from Google Zopfli there is some more Linux/open-source compression algorithm news today. The LZO compression/decompression support within the Linux kernel has been updated against upstream. LZO in Linux 3.9 will now be much faster.
1 March 2013 - LZO Compression - 7 Comments

Top Features For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

The merge window for the Linux 3.9 kernel is coming to a close and most of the major merges have already occurred, so let's take a look at some of the best new features coming to this next Linux kernel release.
28 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments

EXT4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.9

The EXT4 file-system in the forthcoming Linux 3.9 kernel will support using the previously-introduced punch hole functionality for inodes not using extent maps.
26 February 2013 - EXT4 Linux 3.9 - 2 Comments

The DRM Pull Request For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

The DRM pull request for the new features to be introduced in the Linux 3.9 kernel have been presented.
25 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments

Linux Kernel Exploit Affecting Linux 3.3 To Linux 3.8

A Linux kernel exploit was made public this weekend that affects versions of Linux going back to the 3.3 kernel. This exploit allows for user-space programs to gain root access through a bug in the kernel's networking code.
25 February 2013 - Linux Kernel Exploit - 66 Comments

Samsung Brings Fixes To F2FS In Linux 3.9 Kernel

Samsung developers have worked up a set of improvements to the new F2FS file-system for the Linux kernel. The F2FS work in Linux 3.9 mostly comes down to fixing issues with the Flash-Friendly File-System and implementing some new functionality.
25 February 2013 - F2FS - 3 Comments

Linux 3.9 Still Toying With PCI-E ASPM, Hot-Plugging

The PCI pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel reveals that more hot-plugging work is about to land plus developers are still working on the handling of PCI Express ASPM (Active State Power Management), the cause of the major Linux kernel power regression of 2011.
24 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments

Linux 3.9 Brings Zero-Power Optical Device Driver

With the ATA pull for the Linux 3.9 kernel finally comes ZPODD, the Zero-Power Optical Device Driver.
23 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 Kernel - 5 Comments

Lots Of Staging Changes For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

As usual, there's lots of changes within the staging area that's been queued up for the Linux 3.9 kernel.
21 February 2013 - Staging Drivers

Linux 3.9 Supports Lightweight Suspend, New PM Features

The feature pull for ACPI and power management updates to be introduced in the Linux 3.9 kernel were merged.
20 February 2013 - ACPI Updates - 2 Comments

Input For Linux 3.9: New Touchpad Drivers, Goldfish

The input pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel has went in and it supports new touchpad drivers and more.
20 February 2013 - Input 3.9 - 2 Comments

XFS On Linux 3.9 Takes Care Of Open Issues

The XFS file-system update for the Linux 3.9 kernel isn't particularly exciting, but it does address some open bugs and regressions for this still very relevant and competitive Linux file-system.
20 February 2013 - XFS On Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments

NDISwrapper 1.58 Now Runs On Newer Kernels

NDISwrapper, the open-source project that implements the Microsoft Windows kernel API and NDIS API within Linux for running Windows wireless network card drivers on Linux, has been updated. This effectively native Windows WiFi network driver project for Linux now runs on new kernels, up to and including the brand new Linux 3.8 kernel. This is the first release from the project in more than one year.
20 February 2013 - NDISwrapper - 8 Comments

Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

Ingo Molnar has already submitted his x86 platform pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel that's now officially under development since last night. With the Linux 3.9 kernel will come support for Google's Android "Goldfish" emulator.
19 February 2013 - Google Goldfish - 13 Comments

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