Another interesting change that's already landed for the Linux 3.15 kernel is infrastructure work for supporting x86 kernels optimized via LTO for yielding better kernel performance.
The libata pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel is large due to AHCI changes.
Landing into the latest Linux kernel code for version 3.15 is EFI mixed mode support that will allow 64-bit kernels to run from 32-bit EFI firmware.
As expected after writing about the imminent Linux 3.14 a few hours ago, Linus Torvalds did a late Sunday night release of this next major kernel upgrade... There's new hardware support, stabilized Intel Broadwell graphics support, the SCHED_DEADLINE scheduler, AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor support, TCP auto-corking, Kernfs, and a whole lot more.
While no official announcement has come down yet, the Linux 3.14 kernel will most likely be released in the hours ahead.
KTAP has been public for the better part of two years as a dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel but only now it looks like this kernel tool will be merged to the mainline tree.
SUSE engineers will attempt to merge their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism into the mainline Linux kernel.
The Tux3 file-system has been in development since 2008 but it looks like in the next kernel release or two we will likely see it merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
With another Linux Foundation Summit means another time to hear an update about LLVMLinux, the Linux Foundation backed project to build the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler in place of GCC.
Linus Torvalds decided against releasing the Linux 3.14 kernel this past weekend and instead has opted for an extra release candidate.
Linus Torvalds has yet to officially release the Linux 3.14 kernel but already the first Git pull request has already been sent in for the next kernel version.
The Linux 3.15 kernel will feature a large number of ACPI and power management updates when its merge window opens in the days ahead.
Announced today was the "Cryogenic" module for the Linux kernel that claims to lower power consumption of Linux systems.
While there's a lot of great features for the Linux 3.14 kernel, out on the horizon we are already starting to get excited about the prospects for Linux 3.15.
Kicking off one week's time will be the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Napa Valley, California.
In complementing the earlier article about the top changes of the Linux 3.14 kernel that will be released in the days ahead, here's a list of our many exciting Linux 3.14 kernel benchmarks that have been conducted to date.
With development of the Linux 3.14 kernel coming to an end and its official release potentially coming in a few days, here's a recap of some of the top features and changes for this next major kernel version.
Linus Torvalds has just tagged and released the Linux 3.14-rc7 kernel as what may be the last release candidate before officially declaring this feature-rich kernel release.
Besides going for enabling DRM render-nodes by default, David Herrmann is looking to land a bunch of other DRM patches for the Linux 3.15 kernel.
David Herrmann sent in a patch on early Sunday (along with some other patches to be covered in another article) for enabling support for DRM render-nodes by default with the next Linux kernel cycle.
For those looking to dive into the world of DRM kernel graphics drivers, there will be improved documentation coming with the Linux 3.15 kernel.
While it's late into the Linux 3.14 kernel development cycle, a patch that was introduced in Linux 3.13 with an aim of improving open-source graphics driver performance for TTM-based drivers is now being reverted since for some situations it instead decreased the performance.
Linus Torvalds has announced his sixth weekly release candidate to the Linux 3.14 kernel, but the situation isn't exactly calm yet for the Shuffling Zombie Juror.
The developers behind the BFQ I/O scheduler are preparing patches to try to mainline the scheduler within the upstream Linux kernel.
One of the long-standing proclaimed benefits of Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers for the Linux kernel was that it would be possible to have "Blue Screen of Death"-like error messages in cases of kernel issues. That feature is now closer to being realized while also advancing another goal of disabling VT support within the Linux kernel.
For users of the BFS scheduler patches to the kernel, they have been updated this week for the Linux 3.13 kernel.
The Linux 3.14-rc5 kernel was announced this afternoon by Linus Torvalds and it marks a fairly calm week for kernel development.
Linus Torvalds released another development build of the Linux 3.14 kernel on Sunday.
The first Radeon DRM pull request for new code going into the drm-next tree for mainlining in the Linux 3.15 kernel was issued on Tuesday. This first pull request does have the AMD Radeon VCE support.
One of the features that multi-GPU (Optimus/PRIME) owners and other DMA_BUF-using Linux users have been waiting on is cross-device synchronization support. Patches are still flowing for this missing feature and with some luck maybe we will finally see it ready for the Linux 3.15 kernel.
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