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Linux Kernel News Archives

Open-Source GPU Drivers Improved For Linux 3.8

Various improvements to the major open-source Linux graphics drivers will be landing with the Linux 3.8 kernel in the months ahead.
21 November 2012 - Improvements - 2 Comments

Linux Foundation Struggles With Microsoft UEFI Signing

James Bottomley has written about the problems being faced by the Linux Foundation in having a Microsoft-approved validly-signed UEFI pre-bootloader.
20 November 2012 - Linux Foundation - 48 Comments

Automatic NUMA Balancing Is Quick To Balance

Automatic NUMA Balancing has been quick to advance as it prepares for eventually merging into the mainline Linux kernel.
18 November 2012 - Automatic NUMA - 1 Comment

Linux 3.7 Kernel Is About Two Weeks From Release

The sixth RC for the Linux 3.7 kernel is another calm release. Linus anticipates releasing a 3.7-rc7, but then we should see the final release in about two weeks time.
17 November 2012 - Linux 3.7rc6 - 1 Comment

A Template For Writing Linux Kernel Drivers

LDT has been published, a Linux Driver Template for helping new Linux kernel developers begin writing hardware device drivers.
13 November 2012 - Linux Device Template - 2 Comments

Debating Continues Over Possible Kernel GPL Violation

For the past few days there has been a much-viewed and very polarized discussion happening on the Linux kernel mailing list about a possible GPL violation within the Linux kernel.
12 November 2012 - Linux Kernel - 78 Comments

Linux 3.7-rc5 Kernel: It's A Small One

The Linux 3.7-rc5 kernel was releases on Sunday morning. It's a small weekly -rc release, which has left Linus Torvalds happy.
11 November 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 1 Comment

Linux Kernel Ported To The Synopsys ARC700

The Linux kernel has been ported to a new family of processors commonly found in TV set-top boxes, digital media players, and other devices.
7 November 2012 - Kernel Ports - 4 Comments

Linux 3.7-rc4 Kernel Released

The Linux 3.7-rc4 kernel was released on Sunday.
4 November 2012 - Ho Hum - 2 Comments

The EXT4 Corruption Bug Is Fixed

Last week it was discovered an EXT4 file-system corruption bug hit the stable Linux kernel. The true cause of this EXT4 bug has now been uncovered and patched within the mainline Linux kernel.
31 October 2012 - EXT4 Bug - 8 Comments

Linux 3.7-rc3: Some Of You Need To Change Your Names

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening. There isn't much that stands out about this release, but there is a small comedic rant by Linus about the names of some kernel contributors.
30 October 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 13 Comments

Features On The Horizon For The Linux 3.8 Kernel

While we're only half-way through the Linux 3.7 development cycle and there's already a lot of features to look forward to with this next kernel release, the Linux 3.8 kernel should also prove to be interesting.
27 October 2012 - Linux 3.8

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

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