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ACPI Power Management Gets Improved In Linux 3.8

The ACPI and power management updates targeting the Linux 3.8 kernel were already submitted to Linus Torvalds this morning. There's a whole lot of new work to look forward to when it comes to power management in this next kernel.

11 December 2012 - ACPI Pull Request - 8 Comments
An Overview Of The Linux 3.7 Kernel

With the release of the Linux 3.7 kernel being imminent (it might even be out today), here's an overview of the features and highlights of this 2012 holiday release of the Linux kernel.

9 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
A NUMA Linux Kernel Performance Comparison

For those interested in Non-Unified Memory Access performance under Linux, here's an independent performance comparison that puts the mainline kernel against three other NUMA kernels.

8 December 2012 - NUMA'ed Kernel - 1 Comment
Linux 3.7 Kernel Delayed By One More Week

Linus Torvalds decided to release Linux 3.7-rc8 on Monday rather than christening the Linux 3.7 kernel release. The final release will now come next week and the Linux 3.8 merge window will close right before Christmas.

3 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
An In-Kernel Virtio Block Device Accelerator For Linux

For the past several months there has been work on vhost-blk, an in-kernel virito-blk device accelerator. This kernel-based accelerator can provide measurable speed-ups for disk/block device access by virtualized guest machines.

2 December 2012 - vhost-blk - 2 Comments
LF: There's Less Concern About ARM UEFI SecureBoot

James Bottomley wrote a new blog post this morning about why the Linux Foundation really isn't concerned about UEFI SecureBoot on ARM hardware (smart-phones, tablets, etc) compared to the work they are doing on x86 PCs with UEFI SecureBoot support for Linux.

27 November 2012 - ARM UEFI SecureBoot - 8 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
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 - Add A 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 - Add A Comment
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

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