Linux Kernel News Archives
There's A New Linux CPU Scheduler Based Upon BFS

A new CPU scheduler for the Linux kernel was announced on Saturday. This new scheduler is based upon the controversial "Brain Fuck Scheduler" scheduler but attempts to support multiple run-queues for better CPU scaling.

15 December 2012 - BFS Scheduler - 4 Comments
The 3.8 Kernel Is An Amazing Gift To Linux Users

While we are just a few days into the Linux 3.8 kernel merge window and there's still a number of pull requests that have yet to appear for this next kernel development cycle with new features, there's already a ton of exciting work. If you missed the horde of Phoronix articles in the past few days covering the prominent features, here's a recap showing why this Linux kernel being developed over the holidays is a great gift for its users.

15 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 - 7 Comments
FUSE Gets I/O Performance Improvements

The FUSE module, which allows for file-systems to be run from user-space, can now process direct I/O a-synchronously. This a-synchronous direct I/O can lead to very noticeable performance improvements for FUSE-based file-systems like ZFS.

15 December 2012 - FUSE - 8 Comments
Intel Makes Cryptography Faster On Linux

The Linux 3.8 kernel is continuing to pull in massive amounts of new code as shown by all of the noteworthy pull requests that have been highlighted on Phoronix in the past few days. The latest pull request to catch my interest has been the crypto work, thanks to performance-enhancing additions by Intel.

14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Crypto - 26 Comments
The Linux 3.8 Kernel Can Save A Lot Of RAM

For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development.

13 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernel - 6 Comments
Intel Still Hacking On Atomic Mode-Setting / Flipping

While it might be too late to make the Linux 3.8 kernel merge window, released on Wednesday were the latest patches for the ongoing work by Intel open-source developers and others to enact atomic mode-setting and page-flipping.

13 December 2012 - Intel Atomic - Add A Comment
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

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