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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

Imagination Publishes 28k Lines Of Linux Kernel Code

Imagination Technologies has published a set of 44 patches that add in over 28,000 lines of new code to the Linux kernel.
5 December 2012 - Imagination Technologies - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel To Get AIO Performance Improvements

The Linux Kernel A-synchronous I/O support has been receiving some performance improvements and clean-ups that should soon be merged to mainline.
4 December 2012 - Linux Kernel AIO - 16 Comments

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

Linux 3.7-rc7 Kernel Is "Slightly Scarier"

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc7 kernel on Sunday night and considers this new release candidate to be "slightly scarier" than the previous 3.7-rc6 release.
26 November 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 5 Comments

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

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