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.
The Linux 3.7-rc5 kernel was releases on Sunday morning. It's a small weekly -rc release, which has left Linus Torvalds happy.
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.
The Linux 3.7-rc4 kernel was released on Sunday.
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.
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.
Being roughly half-way through the Linux 3.7 kernel development cycle, here's a recap of some of the most interesting features for this forthcoming major kernel release.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc2 kernel on Saturday from the Portland airport.
Linus Torvalds has reaffirmed that at this point he doesn't intend to pull KVMTool into the mainline Linux kernel.
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.
The first release candidate of the Linux 3.7 kernel was released on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
The Linux 3.6 kernel isn't even one week old, but the Linux 3.7 kernel is already looking very exciting with enough changes for an open-source enthusiast to be giddy.
Part 1 of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) pull for the Linux 3.7 kernel was merged this morning.
Yet another change for the Linux 3.7 kernel is that the JFS file-system now supports the SSD TRIM command.
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.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has already sent in the Linux kernel staging driver changes for the Linux 3.7 kernel.
The perf performance counters sub-system and utility are seeing some mighty improvements with the Linux 3.7 kernel.
The HID feature pull request has been merged into Linus Torvalds' tree today with a number of input changes.
The Linux 3.7 kernel will feature support for the ARM 64-bit architecture (ARM64), which is officially known as AArch64.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.6 kernel on Sunday afternoon.
The Linux 3.6 kernel is about ready says Linus Torvalds.
Rob Clark of Texas Instruments talked more at length today during XDC2012 about the atomic mode-setting / nuclear page-flipping plans.
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.
The Linux 3.6-rc6 kernel was released over the weekend while the final release is expected to land soon.
The Linux 3.6 kernel is set to make its official debut in the coming weeks and -- as usual -- there's many interesting features to this next major open-source kernel release.
A commit within the in-development Linux 3.6 kernel has caused the PostgreSQL database server workload to regress by 15~20%. Fortunately, the commit has been spotted.
Here are Bootchart results indicating the boot speed from the Linux 3.0 kernel through the latest Linux 3.6 development kernel.
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