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Linux Kernel News Archives

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

LF: There's Less Concern About ARM UEFI SecureBoot

James Bottomley wrote a new blog post this morning about why the Linux Foundation really isn't concerned about UEFI SecureBoot on ARM hardware (smart-phones, tablets, etc) compared to the work they are doing on x86 PCs with UEFI SecureBoot support for Linux.
27 November 2012 - ARM UEFI SecureBoot - 8 Comments

Linux 3.7-rc7 Kernel Is "Slightly Scarier"

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc7 kernel on Sunday night and considers this new release candidate to be "slightly scarier" than the previous 3.7-rc6 release.
26 November 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 5 Comments

Open-Source GPU Drivers Improved For Linux 3.8

Various improvements to the major open-source Linux graphics drivers will be landing with the Linux 3.8 kernel in the months ahead.
21 November 2012 - Improvements - 2 Comments

Linux Foundation Struggles With Microsoft UEFI Signing

James Bottomley has written about the problems being faced by the Linux Foundation in having a Microsoft-approved validly-signed UEFI pre-bootloader.
20 November 2012 - Linux Foundation - 48 Comments

Automatic NUMA Balancing Is Quick To Balance

Automatic NUMA Balancing has been quick to advance as it prepares for eventually merging into the mainline Linux kernel.
18 November 2012 - Automatic NUMA - 1 Comment

Linux 3.7 Kernel Is About Two Weeks From Release

The sixth RC for the Linux 3.7 kernel is another calm release. Linus anticipates releasing a 3.7-rc7, but then we should see the final release in about two weeks time.
17 November 2012 - Linux 3.7rc6 - 1 Comment

A Template For Writing Linux Kernel Drivers

LDT has been published, a Linux Driver Template for helping new Linux kernel developers begin writing hardware device drivers.
13 November 2012 - Linux Device Template - 2 Comments

Debating Continues Over Possible Kernel GPL Violation

For the past few days there has been a much-viewed and very polarized discussion happening on the Linux kernel mailing list about a possible GPL violation within the Linux kernel.
12 November 2012 - Linux Kernel - 78 Comments

Linux 3.7-rc5 Kernel: It's A Small One

The Linux 3.7-rc5 kernel was releases on Sunday morning. It's a small weekly -rc release, which has left Linus Torvalds happy.
11 November 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 1 Comment

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