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Linux 3.9-rc2 Kernel Released

The second release candidate to the Linux 3.9 kernel is now available. Standing out in this week's kernel development update is work on WiFi drivers and other updates throughout kernel-land.

10 March 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc2 - 1 Comment
Linux 3.9-rc1: "There's Changes All Over The Place"

Linus Torvalds released the first release candidate for the Linux 3.9 kernel on Sunday afternoon. He says with this kernel there's changes all over the place, but the merge window was a bit rocky but fortunately with all of the nasty bugs "each time people were on them like paparazzi on Justin Bieber."

3 March 2013 - Linux 3.9 - Add A Comment
New Linux Kernel LZO For 3.9 Is Much Faster

Aside from Google Zopfli there is some more Linux/open-source compression algorithm news today. The LZO compression/decompression support within the Linux kernel has been updated against upstream. LZO in Linux 3.9 will now be much faster.

1 March 2013 - LZO Compression - 7 Comments
Top Features For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

The merge window for the Linux 3.9 kernel is coming to a close and most of the major merges have already occurred, so let's take a look at some of the best new features coming to this next Linux kernel release.

28 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
EXT4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.9

The EXT4 file-system in the forthcoming Linux 3.9 kernel will support using the previously-introduced punch hole functionality for inodes not using extent maps.

26 February 2013 - EXT4 Linux 3.9 - 2 Comments
Linux Kernel Exploit Affecting Linux 3.3 To Linux 3.8

A Linux kernel exploit was made public this weekend that affects versions of Linux going back to the 3.3 kernel. This exploit allows for user-space programs to gain root access through a bug in the kernel's networking code.

25 February 2013 - Linux Kernel Exploit - 66 Comments
Samsung Brings Fixes To F2FS In Linux 3.9 Kernel

Samsung developers have worked up a set of improvements to the new F2FS file-system for the Linux kernel. The F2FS work in Linux 3.9 mostly comes down to fixing issues with the Flash-Friendly File-System and implementing some new functionality.

25 February 2013 - F2FS - 3 Comments
Linux 3.9 Still Toying With PCI-E ASPM, Hot-Plugging

The PCI pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel reveals that more hot-plugging work is about to land plus developers are still working on the handling of PCI Express ASPM (Active State Power Management), the cause of the major Linux kernel power regression of 2011.

24 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
XFS On Linux 3.9 Takes Care Of Open Issues

The XFS file-system update for the Linux 3.9 kernel isn't particularly exciting, but it does address some open bugs and regressions for this still very relevant and competitive Linux file-system.

20 February 2013 - XFS On Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
NDISwrapper 1.58 Now Runs On Newer Kernels

NDISwrapper, the open-source project that implements the Microsoft Windows kernel API and NDIS API within Linux for running Windows wireless network card drivers on Linux, has been updated. This effectively native Windows WiFi network driver project for Linux now runs on new kernels, up to and including the brand new Linux 3.8 kernel. This is the first release from the project in more than one year.

20 February 2013 - NDISwrapper - 8 Comments
Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

Ingo Molnar has already submitted his x86 platform pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel that's now officially under development since last night. With the Linux 3.9 kernel will come support for Google's Android "Goldfish" emulator.

19 February 2013 - Google Goldfish - 13 Comments
System Frame-Buffer Bus Proposed For Linux

A System Frame-buffer Bus has been proposed for the Linux kernel. The focus of this new bus is to address the problem of many different graphics drivers, e.g. DRM and FBDEV, attempting to access the graphics card's frame-buffer and no clean way for addressing control of it.

18 February 2013 - System Framebuffer - 6 Comments
TI OMAP DRM For Linux 3.9 Moves Out Of Staging

The Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC.

17 February 2013 - TI OMAP DRM - Add A Comment
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

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