Linux Kernel News Archives
Intel OpenGL Performance On The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Our latest benchmarks at Phoronix of the Linux 3.9 kernel are looking at the performance of the Intel DRM driver when handling an Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with HD 4000 graphics. The Intel OpenGL Linux graphics performance with this forthcoming kernel was compared to the earlier Linux 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, and 3.5 kernel releases.

12 April 2013 - Intel Graphics - 1 Comment
"Very Disruptive" Change Hurts ARM Linux Support

The Linux kernel is having to remove support for NWFPE and VFP emulation code due to a licensing conflict. Removing NWFPE and VFP from the kernel will effectively render older ARM hardware on Linux useless until a solution is determined.

10 April 2013 - Linux ARM - Add A Comment
Linux Kernel Closer To Having Apple IR Support

While some patches have turned up in the past, the mainline Linux kernel has yet to have support for Apple's infrared remote control found on their computers since 2005. Fortunately, it looks like a new Apple IR driver is taking shape.

10 April 2013 - Apple IR - 2 Comments
Linux Kernel Power Management Targeting Memory

One of the areas of hardware power management that can yield a surprising amount of power-savings but is often overlooked comes down to the system memory. Fortunately, new Linux kernel patches continue to be written for improving the Linux kernel RAM power management.

10 April 2013 - Linux Kernel - 17 Comments
Another EXT4 Corruption Bug Gets Fixed

A few months back there was an EXT4 file-system corruption bug that impacted stable Linux kernel releases and was widely-covered. Today, another EXT4 file-system bug was corrected within the mainline Linux kernel.

3 April 2013 - EXT4 Corruption - Add A Comment
Linux 3.9-rc5 Kernel Is Not Really Peculiar

Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.9-rc5 on Easter. This kernel midway through the Linux 3.9 kernel cycle isn't particularly thrilling but does provide fixes for new features.

1 April 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc5 kernel - 4 Comments
Linux 3.9-rc4 Kernel Is Not Calm

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the RC4 for the Linux 3.9 kernel on Saturday evening, but its development still has not slowed down.

24 March 2013 - Linux 3.9-rc4 - 4 Comments
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
EXT4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.9

The EXT4 file-system in the forthcoming Linux 3.9 kernel will support using the previously-introduced punch hole functionality for inodes not using extent maps.

26 February 2013 - EXT4 Linux 3.9 - 2 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

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