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A virtual Cirrus KMS driver has once again appeared for providing kernel mode-setting support for virtualized guests using QEMU.
2 May 2012 - Cirrus KMS - 8 Comments
The Linux 3.4-rc5 kernel was released on Sunday with an increased number of changes over its predecessor, which Linus Torvalds describes as annoying, but it shouldn't be "hugely scary" for those testing it out.
29 April 2012 - New Kernel - 3 Comments
A kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for new hardware has been published.
23 April 2012 - ASpeed Tech - 6 Comments
Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.4 kernel on Saturday afternoon. He believes the final Linux 3.4 kernel is still on track, but he's not too enthusiastic about the bombarding of new pull requests that seems to happen on Fridays.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel
There's already a number of changes building up when it comes to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) sub-system for merging into the Linux 3.5 kernel.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.5 DRM - 2 Comments
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.4-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening.
15 April 2012 - Bug Fixes - 10 Comments
A set of Direct Rendering Manager patches have appeared to ease the development of targeting DRM drivers for embedded systems. There's also two new DRM drivers using this SDRM layer.
13 April 2012 - SDRM - 1 Comment
A patch was volleyed into the Linux kernel development camp to change the default I/O scheduler for non-SATA disk drives.
10 April 2012 - Linux Kernel - 10 Comments
Development on the Linux 2.4 kernel is now officially over with no more maintenance releases being expected.
9 April 2012 - All Over - 4 Comments
Just in time for some Easter weekend testing, Linus Torvalds has released the second RC of the Linux 3.4 kernel.
8 April 2012 - Happy Easter - 1 Comment
Chris Mason, the Oracle engineer who's the lead developer of the Btrfs, just finished a session at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about his promising and feature-rich file-system.
5 April 2012 - LFcollab - 2 Comments
The pull happened last week prior to the Linux 3.4-rc1 release, but one of the other interesting changes in the Linux 3.4 kernel that hasn't been talked about much is the x32 support.
5 April 2012 - It's In There - 37 Comments
Another noteworthy session from this year's Linux Foundation Summit was two Oracle engineers talking about DTrace on Linux.
5 April 2012 - Sun DTrace - 3 Comments
A patch emerged out of IBM yesterday so that the Linux kernel can now has optimal SMP efficiency by being able to support running off zero CPU cores.
2 April 2012 - April Fools - 9 Comments
Patches for an x86 disassembler for the Linux kernel have been proposed. An in-kernel disassembler could prove useful for developers in cases of kernel panics and other happenings.
2 April 2012 - x86 Disassembler - 11 Comments
Linus Torvalds has put out the first release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 3.4 kernel.
1 April 2012 - Torvalds Kernel - 2 Comments
As the latest work queued up for merging in the Linux 3.4 kernel is the Btrfs file-system pull, which Chris Mason describes as "pretty big, picking up patches that have been under development for some time."
30 March 2012 - Btrfs File-System - 17 Comments
David Airlie has a last-minute pull request for the Linux 3.4 kernel following last week's main DRM pull. This latest Git pull request is set to introduce DMA-BUF PRIME support in the mainline kernel.
30 March 2012 - DMA-BUF - 5 Comments
There's a number of DRM-related updates today in the open-source Linux graphics world.
28 March 2012 - DRM Drivers - 4 Comments
Con Kolivas announced this weekend the release of an updated BFS scheduler for the recently-released Linux 3.3 kernel. The new BFS scheduler is at version 0.420 and is codenamed "Smoking", with "a fairly large architectural change" since earlier versions of this out-of-tree kernel scheduler.
25 March 2012 - Brain Fuck - 48 Comments
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