Linux Kernel News Archives
New "Jitter Entropy" RNG Proposed For Linux

The Linux kernel RNG implementation for providing random numbers has worked quite well for its years in use. However, a new jitter entropy generator implementation has been proposed that is capable of providing 100 kB/s throughput of randomness.

9 February 2013 - Jitter Entropy - Add A Comment
Linux 3.8-rc7 Kernel: Drivers & Random Smattering

A week has passed since the previous release candidate so Linus Torvalds has now tagged the Linux 3.8-rc7 kernel. This latest kernel release still isn't as quiet on development activity as he'd like, but it's getting better.

8 February 2013 - Update - Add A Comment
The Linux Kernel Console Is Being Killed Off

David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.

8 February 2013 - Linux Changes - 55 Comments
Linux 3.8-rc6 Kernel Is Bigger Than Linus Would Like

While flying over to Brussels for FOSDEM, Linus Torvalds released the sixth Linux 3.8 kernel RC. Unfortunately this weekly development release is larger than Linus would like for this late in the development cycle.

1 February 2013 - Linux 3.8-rc6 - 9 Comments
Linux Bricks Some UEFI Samsung Laptops

Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu -- and other Linux distributions -- on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There's now an urgent Linux kernel patch underway.

30 January 2013 - Linux Kernel Problem - 38 Comments
Reiser4 On The Linux 3.7 Kernel, Possible TRIM

The Reiser4 file-system has been ported to run on the Linux 3.7 kernel. Separately, TRIM/DISCARD support for Reiser4 on solid-state drives is being discussed amongst the remaining Reiser4 developers.

28 January 2013 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 3 Comments
Support For Compressing The Linux Kernel With LZ4

A set of patches that allow the Linux kernel image to be compressed with the LZ4 lossless compression algorithm have been published. The size of LZ4-compressed Linux kernel images are larger than using LZO compression, but there's promise that the boot times could be better.

28 January 2013 - LZ4 Kernel - 15 Comments
Secure Boot Breaks Kexec, Hibernate Support On Linux

A set of "controversial" patches were published by Matthew Garrett this morning for the Linux kernel. One of the patch series will disable the kernel's support for kexec and hibernate support when running in a UEFI Secure Boot environment.

28 January 2013 - Secure Boot - 17 Comments
Imagination's Meta Linux Kernel Port Is Ready For 3.9

In early December, Imagination Technologies ended up publishing 28 thousand lines of Linux kernel code, which ended up being a port of the open-source kernel for their Meta ATP/HTP processor cores. This Linux kernel port is looking to be merged to mainline for the Linux 3.9 kernel.

27 January 2013 - Meta Linux Kernel Port - Add A Comment
Linux Foundation Puts Out Linux 3.4 "LTSI" Kernel

From the Linux Foundation's Consumer Electronics Workgroup is a Linux 3.4 kernel that's part of their Long-Term Support Initiative. The LTSI Linux 3.4 kernel will be maintained for two years while back-porting some of the features of newer Linux kernel releases.

22 January 2013 - LTSI Kernel - Add A Comment
A Common System Device Hot-Plug Framework For Linux

An experimental system device hot-plug framework for the Linux kernel is still being developed. This framework is meant to be commomon for system device hot-plugging for system devices like CPU and RAM while being platform-neutral.

17 January 2013 - System Hot-Plug - 8 Comments
Bcache For The Linux Kernel Might Finally Be Ready

It's been a long time coming, but Bcache might finally be merged soon into the mainline Linux kernel. Bcache provides a block-layer SSD cache for Linux with write-back and write-through support for solid-state drives.

15 January 2013 - Linux Bcache - 7 Comments

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