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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux's Common Display Framework Is Still Going

The Common Display Framework (CDF) proposal for the Linux kernel that started last year is still being worked on. The CDF code is now up to its third revision, but this isn't likely to be the final revision before pushing it for mainline inclusion.
11 August 2013 - Linux CDF

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

ZFS File-System Tests On The Linux 3.10 Kernel

Using the latest ZFS On Linux support, the ZFS file-system was benchmarked from the Linux 3.10 stable kernel and compared to the Linux file-system competition.
3 August 2013 - ZFS Linux - 23 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

Cross-Device Synchronization For DMA-BUF Still Coming

Cross-device synchronization support for DMA-BUF is still being worked on for a future Linux kernel release.
30 July 2013 - DMA-BUF

Linux 3.11-rc3 Kernel Brings In Many More Patches

The third release candidate is out for the Linux 3.11 kernel and it incorporates many more patches -- too many more than Linus Torvalds would prefer at this time.
29 July 2013 - Linux 3.11-rc3 - 12 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

Linux 3.11 May Lower Intel Power Consumption

It's still being investigated, but early indications are that the Linux 3.11 kernel is consuming less power at least for Intel CPUs.
26 July 2013 - Improved Power Consumption - 16 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

Samsung Ramps Up Linux Hiring, Development Efforts

Samsung Electronics has dramatically ramped up their Linux hiring and development efforts in the past three years and they are still on track for hiring another 20,000 Linux and open-source developers.
22 July 2013 - Samsung Linux - 8 Comments

MSM DRM/KMS Driver For Snapdragon Progresses

Rob Clark has posted the second version of his MSM DRM driver, an open-source reverse-engineered kernel Direct Rendering Manager driver for Qualcomm's "Snapdragon" SoCs.
22 July 2013 - Snapdragon DRM - 18 Comments

Linux 3.11-rc2 Kernel Packs In Mostly Normal Changes

Linus Torvalds on Sunday announced the second release candidate for the Linux 3.11 kernel.
21 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 7 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

Linux 3.11-rc1 Kernel Released With Glorious Features

Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.11-rc1 release on Sunday afternoon.
14 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 11 Comments

The New & Best Features Of The Linux 3.11 Kernel

Nearing the end of the Linux 3.11 kernel with most (if not all) of the interesting pull requests merged, here's a look at the exciting features that will premiere in this next Linux kernel release.
12 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 1 Comment

Linux Kernels Can Now Be Compressed With LZ4

The Linux 3.11 kernel will support kernel images compressed using the LZ4 compression algorithm.
11 July 2013 - LZ4 Compression - 21 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

XFS Changes Merged Into Linux 3.11 Kernel

Besides the Btrfs file-system updates that were merged today for the Linux 3.11 kernel, the XFS changes were also submitted and pulled.
9 July 2013 - XFS File-System - 1 Comment

A New Internet Draft Of HTTP 2.0 Published

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis Working Group of the IETF has published a new Internet draft of the HTTP 2.0 protocol.
9 July 2013 - HTTP 2.0 - 13 Comments

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