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Linux Kernel News Archives

VFIO Driver Merged Into Linux 3.6 Kernel

After being in development for years, the VFIO user-space driver interface has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
1 August 2012 - VFIO

Linux 3.5 Kernel Power Regression Spotted

Following yesterday's news of a massive power regression within the Linux 3.5 kernel, James Bottomley has uncovered the kernel commit causing excessive power usage.
31 July 2012 - The Cause - 7 Comments

Talk Of A "Massive Power Regression" In Linux 3.5

For at least some hardware, it looks like the Linux 3.5 kernel has regressed and is burning through noticeably more power than its predecessor.
30 July 2012 - Linux 3.5 Bites - 32 Comments

Oracle Rewrites Linux ZCache Compression Code

Seth Jennings of IBM proposed that ZCache be moved out of the Linux kernel's staging area and be accepted officially into the mainline tree. However, that proposal is being criticized by an Oracle engineers as they have evidently "completely rewritten zcache" and will share it soon but still doesn't see a reason for the memory compression code to leave staging.
28 July 2012 - Weird - 1 Comment

EXT4 Updates Go Into The Linux 3.6 Kernel

Two days after the Btrfs was updated with two big features for the Linux 3.6 kernel, the EXT4 file-system has now been updated for this next Linux kernel release.
28 July 2012 - EXT4 Linux - 6 Comments

Linux 3.6 Kernel Adds EFI Handover Protocol

The in-development Linux 3.6 kernel introduces an EFI handover protocol, which will ultimately lead to faster boot-ups and simpler EFI boot-loaders.
27 July 2012 - EFI Handover

Btrfs Filesystem In Linux 3.6 Kernel Has Big Changes

The Btrfs file-system update for the Linux 3.6 kernel is "a large btrfs update" with new features introduced to this next-generation file-system.
26 July 2012 - Btrfs - 24 Comments

DRM Drivers On Linux 3.6 Kernel Aren't Too Fun

There's a few prominent changes for the DRM graphics drivers in the forthcoming Linux 3.6 kernel but overall it will be quite a boring release for open-source Linux graphics drivers.
26 July 2012 - DRM Linux 3.6 - 8 Comments

TI Releases Linux Kernel Support For "Keystone"

Texas Instruments has published their initial Linux kernel patches for providing support for their forthcoming Keystone platform, which is an interesting ARM-based platform dealing with many-core SoCs using Cortex-A15s.
24 July 2012 - Keystone Platform - 3 Comments

Linux 3.5 Kernel Officially Released

The Linux 3.5 kernel has been officially released.
21 July 2012 - Linux 3.5 - 4 Comments

The Best Features Of The Linux 3.5 Kernel

With the release of the Linux 3.5 kernel expected in just a few days, here's some of the most exciting features to look forward to.
17 July 2012 - Release Forthcoming - 10 Comments

Frame-Buffer Log Driver Wants To Go Mainline

The FBLOG driver, which is a kernel frame-buffer driver just for displaying logs from the Linux kernel, continues to be revised and the code's author wants to push the driver into the mainline Linux kernel.
15 July 2012 - Version 3 - 4 Comments

Linux 3.5-rc7 Kernel: Not Cool, Guys. Not Cool.

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc7 kernel on Saturday afternoon and he's not too happy about it.
15 July 2012 - Linus Not Happy - 16 Comments

Linux 3.5-rc6: Getting Close To Final

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc6 kernel on Saturday night.
8 July 2012 - New Version

Proposal: A DRM SoC Framework

A German developer is seeking comments on patches he's written to create a DRM SoC framework for the Linux kernel.
8 July 2012 - DRM SoC

ARM Delivers 64-bit ARMv8 Linux Kernel Support (AArch64)

ARM has today posted their set of patches that implements core Linux kernel support for AArch64, the ARM 64-bit architecture.
6 July 2012 - AArch64 - 14 Comments

Linux Devs Begin Looking At Windows 8 Multi-Touch

Linux developers have begun exploring the changes Microsoft has made to their HID (Human Interface Device) protocol for Windows 8 that will affect how new Windows-focused multi-touch devices function.
3 July 2012 - Multi-Touch - 8 Comments

UKSM For Data Deduplication Of The Linux Kernel

The Ultra KSM (UKSM) patch-set for the Linux kernel continues to be maintained for providing transparent full-system memory de-duplication for Linux.
1 July 2012 - UKSM - 8 Comments

Linux 3.5-rc5 Kernel: "Nothing Really Worrisome"

To end out June, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc5 kernel on Saturday night. He asks if there's any pending regressions but overall believes there is nothing really worrisome as the Linux 3.5 kernel nears.
30 June 2012 - Linux 3.5 Kernel

Bringing DRM Drivers Back To Older Linux Kernels

As part of a GSoC project through the Linux Foundation, some of the popular open-source DRM graphics drivers are being back-ported to older Linux kernel releases.
28 June 2012 - Being Done - 13 Comments

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