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Linus Releases Easter Linux 3.4-rc2 Kernel

Just in time for some Easter weekend testing, Linus Torvalds has released the second RC of the Linux 3.4 kernel.
8 April 2012 - Happy Easter - 1 Comment

Oracle's Chris Mason Talks Up Btrfs Features

Chris Mason, the Oracle engineer who's the lead developer of the Btrfs, just finished a session at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about his promising and feature-rich file-system.
5 April 2012 - LFcollab - 2 Comments

Linux 3.4 Kernel Has x32 ABI Support

The pull happened last week prior to the Linux 3.4-rc1 release, but one of the other interesting changes in the Linux 3.4 kernel that hasn't been talked about much is the x32 support.
5 April 2012 - It's In There - 37 Comments

Oracle Continues With DTrace On Linux

Another noteworthy session from this year's Linux Foundation Summit was two Oracle engineers talking about DTrace on Linux.
5 April 2012 - Sun DTrace - 3 Comments

Speed Boost: The Linux Kernel Can Run On Zero CPU Cores

A patch emerged out of IBM yesterday so that the Linux kernel can now has optimal SMP efficiency by being able to support running off zero CPU cores.
2 April 2012 - April Fools - 9 Comments

An In-Kernel x86 Disassembler For Linux Kernel

Patches for an x86 disassembler for the Linux kernel have been proposed. An in-kernel disassembler could prove useful for developers in cases of kernel panics and other happenings.
2 April 2012 - x86 Disassembler - 11 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc1 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has put out the first release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 3.4 kernel.
1 April 2012 - Torvalds Kernel - 2 Comments

Btrfs In Linux 3.4 Kernel Has Big Changes

As the latest work queued up for merging in the Linux 3.4 kernel is the Btrfs file-system pull, which Chris Mason describes as "pretty big, picking up patches that have been under development for some time."
30 March 2012 - Btrfs File-System - 17 Comments

Last Minute For Linux 3.4: DMA-BUF PRIME Support

David Airlie has a last-minute pull request for the Linux 3.4 kernel following last week's main DRM pull. This latest Git pull request is set to introduce DMA-BUF PRIME support in the mainline kernel.
30 March 2012 - DMA-BUF - 5 Comments

OMAP, Radeon, Valley View Linux DRM Updates

There's a number of DRM-related updates today in the open-source Linux graphics world.
28 March 2012 - DRM Drivers - 4 Comments

A New BFS "Smoking" Scheduler For Linux 3.3

Con Kolivas announced this weekend the release of an updated BFS scheduler for the recently-released Linux 3.3 kernel. The new BFS scheduler is at version 0.420 and is codenamed "Smoking", with "a fairly large architectural change" since earlier versions of this out-of-tree kernel scheduler.
25 March 2012 - Brain Fuck - 48 Comments

PCI-E ASPM Change For The Linux 3.4 Kernel

The PCI pull request went in yesterday for the Linux 3.4 kernel. Overall it's a fairly uninteresting pull for the 3.4 cycle, but there's two basic exceptions.
23 March 2012 - PCI-E ASPM - 1 Comment

The Main DRM Pull Hits The Linux 3.4 Kernel

The main DRM graphics pull landed this afternoon for the Linux 3.4 kernel. David Airlie of Red Hat sent in the main DRM pull, which was followed-up by the Radeon HD 7000 / Trinity pull and then an unexpected Nouveau Kepler / de-staging pull. All of the code made it into the kernel, though Linus is complaining about some GCC warnings.
22 March 2012 - Ch-Ch-Changes - 5 Comments

Linux Kernel May Gain VMUFAT File-System Support

A patch has been proposed for the Linux kernel to introduce the VMUFAT file-system.
21 March 2012 - For Sega Dreamcasts - 7 Comments

New Power Management Phases For Linux 3.4 Kernel

Just one day after the Linux 3.3 kernel was released, the power management pull request for the Linux 3.4 kernel has already been submitted.
19 March 2012 - Linux Power Management

Linux 3.3 Kernel Officially Released

Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.3 kernel on Sunday afternoon.
18 March 2012 - Linux 3.3 - 5 Comments

Canonical Publishes Apple Hybrid Graphics Driver

On Thursday there was a new upstream contribution by Canonical for an Apple GMUX device driver, which can provide hybrid graphics support under Linux for certain Apple MacBook laptops.
16 March 2012 - Apple GMUX - 10 Comments

Samsung Has G2D Driver, Virtual Display For Linux 3.4

Besides the DRM work already piling up for Linux 3.4, there's more. The Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos graphics driver have sent in their "-next" pull request, which brings several new features, including the basis of 2D acceleration for this open-source ARM graphics driver. There's also a virtual display driver that could be used for handling wireless displays.
13 March 2012 - Exynos - 11 Comments

Silicon Motion Has Open-Source Driver, But Fails

For those that don't closely follow the various development lists, at the end of February a Silicon Motion developer came to the DRI list announcing he had "a kernel driver for all our graphics chips" that he was looking to mainline. It sounds nice, but in the end it's a let-down and the most you'll probably get out of it is a few laughs.
13 March 2012 - Funnies - 20 Comments

Top Features Of The Linux 3.3 Kernel

With the final release of the Linux 3.3 kernel expected to happen in in a matter of days, here's a recap of some of the most prominent Linux 3.3 kernel features that were introduced this cycle.
12 March 2012 - Coming Soon - 4 Comments

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