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The Most Interesting Features Of The Linux 3.7 Kernel

Being roughly half-way through the Linux 3.7 kernel development cycle, here's a recap of some of the most interesting features for this forthcoming major kernel release.
27 October 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment

Talk Of "EXT5" File-System; Should EXT4 Be Frozen?

In the discussion that followed when it was found a nasty EXT4 file-system corruption bug hit recent Linux kernel stable releases, one user proposed that EXT4 be put in a feature-freeze mode and future work then be put towards an "EXT5" file-system, to which Ted Ts'o did respond.
25 October 2012 - EXT5 - 9 Comments

EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels

As a warning for those who are normally quick to upgrade to the latest stable vanilla kernel releases, a serious EXT4 data corruption bug worked its way into the stable Linux 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 kernel series.
24 October 2012 - Stable Bug - 68 Comments

Initial F2FS File-System Results Are Impressive

Earlier this month Samsung introduced a new Linux file-system, F2FS, that was designed for mobile devices with flash memory. Initial testing of F2FS yields very positive results against EXT4 and NILFS2.
21 October 2012 - F2FS Benchmarking - 1 Comment

Linux 3.7-rc2 Kernel Piles On The Fixes

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc2 kernel on Saturday from the Portland airport.
21 October 2012 - Linux 3.7

Linus Torvalds Still Rejects KVM Tool From Kernel

Linus Torvalds has reaffirmed that at this point he doesn't intend to pull KVMTool into the mainline Linux kernel.
20 October 2012 - KVMtool - 9 Comments

Signed Kernel Modules Support For Linux 3.7

One of the last merge requests that Linus Torvalds honored this past weekend prior to releasing Linux 3.7-rc1 as the modules pull, which added in module signing support for the Linux kernel.
16 October 2012 - Signed Kernel Modules - 8 Comments

Linux 3.7-rc1 Kernel Released With Many Features

The first release candidate of the Linux 3.7 kernel was released on Sunday.
14 October 2012 - New Release - 6 Comments

Btrfs-Progs Sees A Pile Of New Changes

Btrfs-progs, the user-space utilities to the Btrfs file-system, has seen a number of improvements in recent days that provide new features.
12 October 2012 - btrfs-progs - 1 Comment

Linaro Introduces "Boottime" For Linux Kernel

Up to this point if you have wanted to monitor the start-up/boot performance of a Linux system, namely how long it takes the Linux kernel to boot, you have had to use an independent utility like Bootchart. Now with work done by the Linaro project, there is an in-kernel measurement capabilities via a new "Boottime" patch.
12 October 2012 - Better Monitoring - 5 Comments

Microsoft Is Still Working On Hyper-V Linux Drivers

Microsoft engineers are still actively working on open-source Linux kernel drivers.
10 October 2012 - Hyper-V - 4 Comments

Linux Kernel Gets Hot-Data Tracking

Patches continue to be developed for the Linux kernel that provide hot-data tracking support for file-systems. This hot-data tracking feature may lead to performance improvements when dealing with commonly used data on the disk. Currently this feature has been developed with Btrfs in mind, but could be adapted to other Linux file-systems.
10 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 5 Comments

Btrfs Gets New Features In Linux 3.7

Chris Mason sent in a large Btrfs file-system pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel.
10 October 2012 - Btrfs Updates - 9 Comments

Linux Now Has Audio Run-Time Power Management

The sound pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel was finally sent in today and it provides a few new features for the Linux kernel audio drivers, including run-time power savings support.
8 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 6 Comments

EXT4 In Linux 3.7 Improves Online Resizing

The pull request for the EXT4 file-system updates targeting the Linux 3.7 kernel were sent in on Friday afternoon by Theodore Ts'o.
5 October 2012 - EXT4 Update

Samsung Introduces New Linux File-System: F2FS

Announced this morning on the kernel mailing list was F2FS, a new open-source Linux file-system that comes courtesy of Samsung.
5 October 2012 - New Linux File-System - 26 Comments

The Linux 3.7 Kernel Is Going To Be A Beast

The Linux 3.6 kernel isn't even one week old, but the Linux 3.7 kernel is already looking very exciting with enough changes for an open-source enthusiast to be giddy.
5 October 2012 - Many Changes - 24 Comments

The DRM Graphics Pull Goes In For Linux 3.7 Kernel

Part 1 of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) pull for the Linux 3.7 kernel was merged this morning.
4 October 2012 - DRM Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment

JFS File-System Can Now Handle SSD TRIM Discard

Yet another change for the Linux 3.7 kernel is that the JFS file-system now supports the SSD TRIM command.
3 October 2012 - JFS TRIM - 4 Comments

One Kernel Can Now Handle Multiple ARM Platforms

The Linux 3.7 kernel gets even more exciting with the merging of ARM multi-platform support. This work allows for a single Linux kernel build to contain support for multiple ARM SoCs/platforms.
3 October 2012 - ARM Multiplatform - 3 Comments

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