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OverlayFS File-System Proposed For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The Overlay File-System has been in development for several years and is used by some notable Linux distributions, but has yet to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel after having to be pulled a few times in the past. The new plan is to merge OverlayFS for the Linux 3.10 kernel.

13 March 2013 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments
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
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
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
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
The Linux Kernel Console Is Being Killed Off

David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.

8 February 2013 - Linux Changes - 55 Comments

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