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Linux 3.11 Power Consumption Results Are Mixed

Separate from the important Radeon DPM support in Linux 3.11 that can sharply lower system power usage when using this forthcoming kernel update, there's been other power-related changes in recent Linux kernel releases.

9 August 2013 - Linux Kernel 3.11 Power - 4 Comments
Linux 3.11-rc4 Kernel Brings More Changes

It's time for another Sunday release of the Linux kernel. While it's out on schedule, the Linux 3.11-rc4 release carries about the same amount of changes as 3.11-rc3, which isn't making Linus Torvalds happy.

4 August 2013 - Linux 3.11-rc4 - 5 Comments
Power Capping Framework Proposed For Linux

A power capping framework has been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel to provide some standard interfaces for the increasing amount of drivers/hardware that support power monitoring and limiting.

3 August 2013 - Linux Power Capping - 6 Comments
Linux 3.11 Kernel Power Use Still Being Investigated

On Friday I reported that the Linux 3.11 kernel may lower power consumption for Intel systems. Since then, additional power consumption tests have revealed there are some changes within the Linux 3.11 but overall recent kernel releases are in better shape than the past.

28 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 3 Comments
LZ4 Compression Proposed For SquashFS

Patches to support compressing SquashFS file-systems with the LZ4 compression algorithm have been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel, but it's not clear at the moment whether the work will be accepted.

23 July 2013 - LZ4 SquashFS - 5 Comments
Linus Torvalds Calls For More Linux Kernel Patches

Linus Torvalds is usually complaining about too many pull requests during the Linux kernel development cycle when past its merge window, but this time around he's complaining about too few patches this week. He's also proclaimed himself the Goldilocks of kernel development.

18 July 2013 - Torvalds Rant - 98 Comments
Published: A Power-Aware Scheduler For Linux

A Linux kernel scheduler that's power-aware and aims for offering power-efficient performance has been published. The developer behind this new Linux scheduler is presently seeking other developer feedback on his set of nine patches.

10 July 2013 - Power-Aware Scheduling - 1 Comment
The Extraordinary DRM Pull Request For Linux 3.11

David Airlie has submitted the DRM subsystem pull request for the Linux 3.11 kernel that is of monster size. The Radeon DRM kernel driver is now perhaps the single biggest Linux kernel driver by code size after the merging of its huge dynamic power management code addition.

9 July 2013 - DRM Changes For Linux 3.11 - 17 Comments
Linux 3.11: Bay Trail Audio, 32+ Sound Cards

The sound/audio kernel driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.11 merge window. The changes this time around aren't too exciting, but there's the continued bettering of the Linux audio stack.

3 July 2013 - ALSA / Sound Changes - 12 Comments
Xen & KVM Come To 64-bit ARM On Linux

The Linux 3.11 kernel that's officially just been under development since last night's 3.10 release will feature support for KVM and Xen virtualization on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware.

1 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - Add A Comment
DRM Changes In Linux 3.11 Might Be The Biggest Ever

The in-kernel DRM graphics driver changes lined up for the Linux 3.11 kernel are possibly the biggest set of Direct Rendering Manager changes ever, but it looks unlikely that the VIA KMS driver will be merged for this release.

30 June 2013 - drm-next - 2 Comments

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