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A New Log-Structured Linux Caching Software Driver

While it didn't make it as part of the initial staging pull for the Linux 3.12 merge window, on Sunday dm-writeboost was proposed for staging. DM-Writeboost is new log-structured Linux caching software.
4 September 2013 - DM-Writeboost - 6 Comments

Staging Driver Offers Great Stuff In Linux 3.12

One day after the Linux 3.11 kernel release, Greg Kroah-Hartman already sent in his usual batch of pull requests for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
3 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Staging

How To Boot A UEFI Self-Signed Linux Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman has noted that the Linux Foundation has joined the UEFI.org group. With his new UEFI dealings, he's decided to better document the steps needed to build and boot a self-signed Linux kernel that will work on UEFI SecureBoot enabled systems.
3 September 2013 - UEFI - 6 Comments

Linux 3.11 Kernel Released

For those not paying attention, Linus Torvalds has done a Labor Day release of the Linux 3.11 kernel.
3 September 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 11 Comments

SimpleDRM Driver Published Ahead Of Linux 3.12

The SimpleDRM driver has been revised ahead of the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window. This simple DRM/KMS driver that's generic has been around for a few months now and David Herrmann is hoping it will be reviewed and ready in time.
2 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Merge Candidate? - 6 Comments

Going Over DRM Render/Mode-Set Nodes

For those curious about the DRM render/mode-set nodes work that was successfully accomplished via GSoC by David Herrmann, he has written another blog post at length about his accomplishments.
1 September 2013 - David Herrmann Writes - 9 Comments

Exciting Features That Will Come To Linux 3.12

While the Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been released yet (hopefully this weekend) and with it will come many exciting changes, there's already a lot to get excited for with the Linux 3.12 kernel.
31 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 Features - 2 Comments

Recapping The Linux 3.11 Kernel Features

The Linux 3.11 kernel will hopefully be released this weekend so if you've fallen behind on your Phoronix reading or have got lost in the dozens of different 3.11/3.12/not-merged articles about new Linux kernel features, here's a recap of some of the most prominent features that are introduced in the Linux 3.11 kernel.
31 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel

Ubuntu Is Going After A New Linux Kernel API

In large part because of Canonical's new focus around Ubuntu Touch on phone/tablet devices, the Ubuntu developers are wanting a new revocable memory API for the Linux kernel to help in low-memory scenarios.
29 August 2013 - Revocable Memory API - 79 Comments

GPU Runtime Power Management Coming For Linux 3.12

The latest DRM subsystem work to be merged for the upcoming Linux 3.12 kernel is runtime power management support to be able to dynamically turn on/off secondary GPUs. This is an especially important feature for those with dual GPU (e.g. Optimus) laptops where the secondary GPU doesn't need to be constantly running.
29 August 2013 - GPU Runtime PM - 6 Comments

Snapdragon DRM/KMS Driver Merged For Linux 3.12

The upcoming Linux 3.12 kernel will feature a DRM/KMS driver that supports Qualcomm Snapdragon/Adreno graphics.
28 August 2013 - Qualcomm DRM - 11 Comments

Linux 3.11-rc7 Celebrates 22 Years Of Linux

It was on this day twenty-two years ago that Linus Torvalds made the first public release of his Linux operating system. In celebrating the 22nd birthday, the Linux 3.11-rc7 kernel has been tagged.
25 August 2013 - 22 Years Old - 3 Comments

A Run Down Of VT Switching On Linux

David Herrmann, the student developer working on DRM Render Nodes this summer and has been a longtime proponent of killing the Linux kernel console, has written at length about VT (virtual terminal) switching on Linux systems.
25 August 2013 - VT Switching - 108 Comments

DRM Render Nodes For Linux Move Close To Rendering

David Herrmann continues his GSoC summer project of implementing DRM Render Nodes support and as part of that VMA Access Management for the Linux kernel.
23 August 2013 - DRM Render Nodes - 1 Comment

The Most Exciting Linux 3.11 Kernel Features

With the Linux 3.11 kernel due to be released in the coming weeks, here's an overview of the most exciting changes for this next major Linux kernel update.
20 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Features - 1 Comment

Linux 3.11-rc7 Planned To Celebrate 22 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc6 kernel on Sunday evening. This sixth release candidate is fairly quiet for the Linux 3.11 kernel, but Linus is already planning to time the 3.11-rc7 release to celebrate the 22nd birthday of Linux.
18 August 2013 - Linux 3.11-rc7 - 1 Comment

ZRAM Might Finally Be Moved Out Of Linux Staging

The zRAM Linux kernel module that aims to increase Linux's performance by avoiding paging to disk and optimizing to use a compressed block device in RAM, may finally leave the Linux kernel staging area and be promoted to main. This code that mostly benefits users with limited amounts of system RAM has become quite mature and is becoming widely adopted, which in part is why it's trying to be promoted out of the staging area.
14 August 2013 - zRAM Support - 17 Comments

Linux 3.11-rc5 Celebrates 20 Years Since Windows 3.11

Twenty years ago today Microsoft released Windows 3.11 while today Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc5 kernel. He wished he could have released Linux 3.11 kernel final today, but that didn't happen.
11 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 15 Comments

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

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