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Linux Kernel News Archives

Security Problem Discovered In Btrfs File-System

A hash-based denial-of-service attack vulnerability has been discovered for the Btrfs, the next-generation Linux file-system.
14 December 2012 - Btrfs Bug - 27 Comments

Intel Makes Cryptography Faster On Linux

The Linux 3.8 kernel is continuing to pull in massive amounts of new code as shown by all of the noteworthy pull requests that have been highlighted on Phoronix in the past few days. The latest pull request to catch my interest has been the crypto work, thanks to performance-enhancing additions by Intel.
14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Crypto - 26 Comments

Linux Audio Driver Improvements On The Horizon

The audio/sound pull for the Linux 3.8 kernel has been sent in and it features audio driver improvements, new capabilities, clean-ups, and more.
14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 - 24 Comments

The Linux 3.8 Kernel Can Save A Lot Of RAM

For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development.
13 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernel - 6 Comments

GCC Developers Look At Dropping i386 Support

Now that the Linux kernel has dropped support for old Intel 386 CPUs, GCC developers are also considering the removal of i386 support from their compiler.
13 December 2012 - No More i386 - 9 Comments

Intel Still Hacking On Atomic Mode-Setting / Flipping

While it might be too late to make the Linux 3.8 kernel merge window, released on Wednesday were the latest patches for the ongoing work by Intel open-source developers and others to enact atomic mode-setting and page-flipping.
13 December 2012 - Intel Atomic

Zswap: Compressed Swap Caching For Linux

Published to the Linux kernel mailing list were a set of patches to provide a new feature called Zswap for lightweight compressed swap caching.
12 December 2012 - Zswap - 16 Comments

Linux Kernel Drops Support For Old Intel 386 CPUs

Yet another change for the upcoming Linux 3.8 kernel is the removal of support for the old Intel i386 processors.
12 December 2012 - Linux Kernel - 30 Comments

The Staging Pull Goes In For The Linux 3.8 Kernel

The latest pull request worthy of being mentioned for the Linux 3.8 kernel is the updates to the kernel's staging area.
12 December 2012 - Linux 3.8

64-bit ARM/AArch64 Continues To Bake In Linux 3.8

ARM Holdings has more improvements for their ARMv8 AArch64 architecture with the Linux 3.8 kernel that just officially entered the first stages of development.
12 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernel

XFS File-System Gets Fixed Up In Linux 3.8 Kernel

The Linux 3.8 kernel will bring a number of bug-fixes for the XFS file-system.
11 December 2012 - XFS File-System - 1 Comment

ACPI Power Management Gets Improved In Linux 3.8

The ACPI and power management updates targeting the Linux 3.8 kernel were already submitted to Linus Torvalds this morning. There's a whole lot of new work to look forward to when it comes to power management in this next kernel.
11 December 2012 - ACPI Pull Request - 8 Comments

Linux Works Towards True CPU Hotplug Support

One of the first pull requests sent in following the the Linux 3.7 kernel release is for getting closer to "true CPU hotplug support" with the Linux 3.8 kernel.
11 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernels - 15 Comments

Linux 3.7 Kernel Officially Released

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.7 kernel on Monday night.
11 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment

An Overview Of The Linux 3.7 Kernel

With the release of the Linux 3.7 kernel being imminent (it might even be out today), here's an overview of the features and highlights of this 2012 holiday release of the Linux kernel.
9 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment

A NUMA Linux Kernel Performance Comparison

For those interested in Non-Unified Memory Access performance under Linux, here's an independent performance comparison that puts the mainline kernel against three other NUMA kernels.
8 December 2012 - NUMA'ed Kernel - 1 Comment

Imagination Publishes 28k Lines Of Linux Kernel Code

Imagination Technologies has published a set of 44 patches that add in over 28,000 lines of new code to the Linux kernel.
5 December 2012 - Imagination Technologies - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel To Get AIO Performance Improvements

The Linux Kernel A-synchronous I/O support has been receiving some performance improvements and clean-ups that should soon be merged to mainline.
4 December 2012 - Linux Kernel AIO - 16 Comments

Linux 3.7 Kernel Delayed By One More Week

Linus Torvalds decided to release Linux 3.7-rc8 on Monday rather than christening the Linux 3.7 kernel release. The final release will now come next week and the Linux 3.8 merge window will close right before Christmas.
3 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment

An In-Kernel Virtio Block Device Accelerator For Linux

For the past several months there has been work on vhost-blk, an in-kernel virito-blk device accelerator. This kernel-based accelerator can provide measurable speed-ups for disk/block device access by virtualized guest machines.
2 December 2012 - vhost-blk - 2 Comments

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