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The New Features Of The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Now that the merge window has passed and Linux 3.17-rc1 released, here's a rundown of the new features for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
17 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc1 Kernel Released

A day shy of two weeks since the Linux 3.17 merge window opened, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc1 kernel.
16 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 12 Comments

Intel Starts Sending In Graphics Patches For Linux 3.18

While Linux 3.17-rc1 isn't even out yet, the merge window is coming to an end and Intel OTC is already starting to send in pull requests to the drm-next branch for merging into the next cycle, Linux 3.18.
16 August 2014 - drm-next

BFS Scheduler Update Brings SMT Nice Support

Con Kolivas released a new version of his BFS scheduler and besides porting it for Linux 3.16 compatibility it also contains a big new feature.
16 August 2014 - BFS Linux 3.16 - 12 Comments

Kernel Developers Begin Work On CPPC Processor Performance Controls

Ashwin Chaugule of Linaro has announced his experimental kernel implementation of Collaborative Processor Performance Controls (CPPC) that is part of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
15 August 2014 - CPPC

Btrfs Changes Rejected For The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs file-system updates today for the Linux 3.17 merge window but it looks like the pull request is being rejected by Linus Torvalds and held off until Linux 3.18.
14 August 2014 - Btrfs - 11 Comments

Reiser4 Now Available For Linux 3.15

While the Linux 3.16 kernel is now stable, a few days ago the Reiser4 file-system was finally ported to Linux 3.15.
14 August 2014 - Reiser4 - 4 Comments

Next Week's Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

Taking place next week is the Linux Kernel Summit in Chicago alongside the 2014 LinuxCon North America. We'll be providing live coverage next week while one of the early kernel summit sessions already being discussed online is a goal of trying to further the Linux solution to the year 2038 problem.
13 August 2014 - 2038 - 19 Comments

Linux APIC Code Prepares For A Major Overhaul

The x86 APIC subsystem within the Linux kernel is beginning the process of a major overhaul with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
13 August 2014 - x86 APIC - 5 Comments

XFS Introduces A Sysfs Interface With Linux 3.17

The latest noteworthy pull request worth covering for the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window is of the XFS file-system updates.
12 August 2014 - XFS

The Exciting Features Merged So Far For Linux 3.17

We're now around the half-way point of the Linux 3.17 merge window with at least another week expected before the 3.17-rc1 release depending upon Linus Torvalds' travel around LinuxCon and the Kernel Summit in Chicago. While we're only half-way through the merge window, there's already enough new functionality to warrant a summary article for those that haven't been keeping up with all the Linux 3.17 coverage.
10 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.17 DRM Pull Brings New Graphics Driver

David Airlie of Red Hat has sent in his major feature pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window. This DRM subsystem update does introduce a new DRM driver, but there isn't any changes for Nouveau as part of this change set.
8 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 DRM Pull

Out-Of-Tree "BLD" Kernel Scheduler Updated

The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler was announced back in 2012 while being announced today is a rare update to BLD.
7 August 2014 - Barbershop

ACPI 5.1, ACPI On ARM Are Among The Power Management Updates For Linux 3.17

The generally interesting ACPI and power management pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
7 August 2014 - ACPI+PM

Linux 3.17 To Drop Old POWER Processor Support

Should you be still running any PowerPC hardware older than 2001, the support is being dropped with the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window.
7 August 2014 - Pre-POWER4 - 11 Comments

Linux 3.17 Adds Support For Intel "Braswell" HD Audio

Takashi Iwai of SUSE has sent in his set of sound/ALSA changes that are queued up for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
6 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 Sound

14 Staging Drivers Get Nuked From Linux 3.17

Over 200,000 lines of code is being removed from the Linux 3.17 kernel in the staging subsystem due to the removal of a bunch of old, unmaintained drivers.
5 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 Staging - 25 Comments

DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Hits Linux 3.17

The work that was ongoing for months to provide DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization and fencing is finally landing with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
5 August 2014 - DMA_BUF - 12 Comments

F2FS Gains New Features With Linux 3.17

The Samsung supported Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will sport some new functionality with the Linux 3.17 kernel release.
4 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 F2FS - 1 Comment

x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17

For Linux 3.16 the KVM improvements were mostly about POWER, S390, and MIPS architectures while for Linux 3.17 the table has turned to focus upon x86 improvements to the Kernel-based Virtual Machine.
4 August 2014 - KVM x86

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