Linux Kernel News Archives
After being in development for years, the VFIO user-space driver interface has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
1 August 2012 - VFIO
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Linux 3.5 kernel has been officially released.
21 July 2012 - Linux 3.5 - 4 Comments
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
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
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
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc6 kernel on Saturday night.
8 July 2012 - New Version
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 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 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
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
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
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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