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Linux 3.16-rc3 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds is back to doing Sunday afternoon releases of the Linux kernel with today seeing the introduction of Linux 3.16-rc3.

29 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 6 Comments
Linux 3.16 Shows Some Slower Numbers On Intel Devil's Canyon

Yesterday I published some performance benchmarks indicating Intel ultrabook performance might be a bit slower on Linux 3.16 when comparing a recent Git kernel against Linux 3.15 stable. Today I have some results from a very different system: numbers on the very high-end Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" desktop rig.

26 June 2014 - Core i7 4790K - Add A Comment
SCSI Multi-Queue Performance Appears Great For Linux 3.17

Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle.

18 June 2014 - SCSI-MQ - 1 Comment
The New Features To The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Linus Torvalds will most likely be releasing the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel today, now that the merge window has been open for two weeks and the feature pull requests are coming to an end. Here's a concise look at the new features and improvements to be found with the Linux 3.16 kernel.

15 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - Add A Comment
The Linux 3.16 Kernel Already Has A Ton Of New Features

The Linux 3.15 kernel isn't even expected for release until later today, but thanks to the Linux 3.16 merge window opening a week early to adjust to Linus Torvalds' upcoming schedule, we already have a good idea for a portion of the changes for the next kernel cycle.

8 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 7 Comments
Scheduler Changes Queued For Linux 3.16

Among other pull requests in the past day like the new staging work and the plethora of ARM enhancements, Ingo Molnar sent in his scheduler changes for the Linux 3.16 kernel.

4 June 2014 - Linux Scheduler - Add A Comment
Blk-mq Is Almost Feature Complete & Fast With Linux 3.16

Merged for the Linux 3.13 kernel was the multi-queue block layer allows for better SSD performance with reduced latency and by balancing I/O workload across multiple CPU cores and supporting multiple hardware queues. With the upcoming Linux 3.16 kernel, the "blk-mq" code is expected to be feature complete and deliver great performance.

2 June 2014 - Block Multi-Queue - Add A Comment
Intel & Radeon DRM Drivers Get Last Minute 3.15 Fixes

Fallout from the many changes introduced early on in the Linux 3.15 kernel cycle are almost all addressed and this next kernel release should happen in the very near future. As some last minute work are some notable fixes for the Intel and Radeon DRM graphics drivers.

30 May 2014 - Linux 3.15 - Add A Comment

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