Linux Kernel News Archives
While flying over to Brussels for FOSDEM, Linus Torvalds released the sixth Linux 3.8 kernel RC. Unfortunately this weekly development release is larger than Linus would like for this late in the development cycle.
1 February 2013 - Linux 3.8-rc6 - 9 Comments
The current Linux kernel CPU hot-plugging support has been described as "an increasing nightmare full of races and undocumented behaviour", but fortunately it's in the process of being re-developed.
31 January 2013 - Linux CPU Support - 13 Comments
Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu -- and other Linux distributions -- on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There's now an urgent Linux kernel patch underway.
30 January 2013 - Linux Kernel Problem - 38 Comments
Open-source developers are still pursuing the feat of building the mainline Linux kernel with the LLVM/Clang compiler rather than GCC.
29 January 2013 - LLVM Linux - 8 Comments
The Reiser4 file-system has been ported to run on the Linux 3.7 kernel. Separately, TRIM/DISCARD support for Reiser4 on solid-state drives is being discussed amongst the remaining Reiser4 developers.
28 January 2013 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 3 Comments
A set of patches that allow the Linux kernel image to be compressed with the LZ4 lossless compression algorithm have been published. The size of LZ4-compressed Linux kernel images are larger than using LZO compression, but there's promise that the boot times could be better.
28 January 2013 - LZ4 Kernel - 15 Comments
A set of "controversial" patches were published by Matthew Garrett this morning for the Linux kernel. One of the patch series will disable the kernel's support for kexec and hibernate support when running in a UEFI Secure Boot environment.
28 January 2013 - Secure Boot - 17 Comments
The Tux3 file-system has been in development for years while back on 1 January, the file-system work was resurrected. There's now an initial fsck implementation for Tux3.
28 January 2013 - Tux3 FSCK - 12 Comments
In early December, Imagination Technologies ended up publishing 28 thousand lines of Linux kernel code, which ended up being a port of the open-source kernel for their Meta ATP/HTP processor cores. This Linux kernel port is looking to be merged to mainline for the Linux 3.9 kernel.
27 January 2013 - Meta Linux Kernel Port
The fifth RC for the Linux 3.8 kernel has been quietly released.
26 January 2013 - Linux 3.8-rc5 - 1 Comment
A Google engineer has proposed "Fast Queue Spinlocks" for the Linux kernel as an alternative in select cases to the default ticket spinlock.
23 January 2013 - Fast Queue Spinlocks - 1 Comment
From the Linux Foundation's Consumer Electronics Workgroup is a Linux 3.4 kernel that's part of their Long-Term Support Initiative. The LTSI Linux 3.4 kernel will be maintained for two years while back-porting some of the features of newer Linux kernel releases.
22 January 2013 - LTSI Kernel - 4 Comments
The DRM KMS locking re-work patch series is ready and has been queued up for merging into the Linux 3.9 kernel.
21 January 2013 - DRM KMS Locking - 3 Comments
Last week on the Linux kernel mailing list was a proposal for an Aggressive Low Memory Booster. This is potentially an interesting feature for Linux systems with limited amounts of RAM.
20 January 2013 - Aggressiveness - 36 Comments
The Linux kernel is still being ported to new hardware. One of the latest processor families that has been receiving a Linux kernel port is the Synopsys ARC700 series.
18 January 2013 - Synopsys ARC
Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.8 kernel on Thursday evening.
18 January 2013 - Linux 3.8-rc4
An experimental system device hot-plug framework for the Linux kernel is still being developed. This framework is meant to be commomon for system device hot-plugging for system devices like CPU and RAM while being platform-neutral.
17 January 2013 - System Hot-Plug - 8 Comments
It's been a long time coming, but Bcache might finally be merged soon into the mainline Linux kernel. Bcache provides a block-layer SSD cache for Linux with write-back and write-through support for solid-state drives.
15 January 2013 - Linux Bcache - 7 Comments
Here's some of the improvements that the Intel open-source Linux graphics driver will see with the Linux 3.9 kernel release.
11 January 2013 - Linux 3.9 Kernel
The third release candidate to the Linux 3.8 kernel was issued on Wednesday evening.
10 January 2013 - Linux 3.8 Kernel
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