Linux Kernel News Archives
Signed Kernel Modules Support For Linux 3.7

One of the last merge requests that Linus Torvalds honored this past weekend prior to releasing Linux 3.7-rc1 as the modules pull, which added in module signing support for the Linux kernel.

16 October 2012 - Signed Kernel Modules - 8 Comments
Linaro Introduces "Boottime" For Linux Kernel

Up to this point if you have wanted to monitor the start-up/boot performance of a Linux system, namely how long it takes the Linux kernel to boot, you have had to use an independent utility like Bootchart. Now with work done by the Linaro project, there is an in-kernel measurement capabilities via a new "Boottime" patch.

12 October 2012 - Better Monitoring - Add A Comment
Linux Kernel Gets Hot-Data Tracking

Patches continue to be developed for the Linux kernel that provide hot-data tracking support for file-systems. This hot-data tracking feature may lead to performance improvements when dealing with commonly used data on the disk. Currently this feature has been developed with Btrfs in mind, but could be adapted to other Linux file-systems.

10 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 5 Comments
Linux Now Has Audio Run-Time Power Management

The sound pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel was finally sent in today and it provides a few new features for the Linux kernel audio drivers, including run-time power savings support.

8 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 6 Comments
One Kernel Can Now Handle Multiple ARM Platforms

The Linux 3.7 kernel gets even more exciting with the merging of ARM multi-platform support. This work allows for a single Linux kernel build to contain support for multiple ARM SoCs/platforms.

3 October 2012 - ARM Multiplatform - 3 Comments
ACPI 5.0 Support In Linux: There's A Lot Left To Do

One of the areas where the Linux kernel is still catching up with compared to Windows is power management for some classes of hardware and with that the ACPI support. While there is some level of ACPI 5.0 support, other features are still being tackled for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.

17 September 2012 - ACPI 5.0 - 6 Comments
Linux Kernel Whackos: Drop Everything But ARM

It's not even Friday yet, but there's more awkward entertainment today at the expense of Linux kernel trolls. The latest in the series of weird messages hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is a proposal to drop support for all CPU architectures but ARM and a new "invisible" file-system feature.

13 September 2012 - Trolling - 56 Comments

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