Linux Kernel News Archives
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new test build of the upcoming Linux kernel release.
13 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 15 Comments
The DisplayPort MST support code that's been in the works for several months is starting to land with the Linux 3.17 kernel that will be officially entering development stages next month.
8 July 2014 - DisplayPort Multi-Stream - 2 Comments
A Linux kernel developer is working on porting FreeBSD's CAPSICUM security framework over to the Linux kernel.
7 July 2014 - CAPSICUM - 1 Comment
Linus Torvalds has done another traditional Sunday afternoon development release of the Linux kernel. We're now just a few weeks out from seeing the release of Linux 3.16.
6 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 2 Comments
Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release.
3 July 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 5 Comments
Con Kolivas has updated his out-of-tree process scheduler for the Linux kernel.
3 July 2014 - BFS
The SUSE method for live kernel patching, kGraft, is being proposed for possible inclusion into the linux-next branch in hopes it will be merged into an upcoming Linux kernel release cycle.
2 July 2014 - kGraft - 2 Comments
Linus Torvalds is back to doing Sunday afternoon releases of the Linux kernel with today seeing the introduction of Linux 3.16-rc3.
29 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 6 Comments
Yesterday I published some performance benchmarks indicating Intel ultrabook performance might be a bit slower on Linux 3.16 when comparing a recent Git kernel against Linux 3.15 stable. Today I have some results from a very different system: numbers on the very high-end Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" desktop rig.
26 June 2014 - Core i7 4790K
For those running an Intel ultrabook, here's some benchmarks using the Linux 3.16 kernel on this portable x86 hardware compared to Linux 3.15. Unfortunately, the results aren't too promising.
25 June 2014 - Performance Tests - 6 Comments
The second revision to SUSE's kGraft mechanism for live kernel patching of running systems is now available.
23 June 2014 - kGraft
Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.16-rc2 on Saturday night rather than a conventional Sunday afternoon release due to obligations he has this week, but regardless, there's still many changes to find with this weekly kernel update.
22 June 2014 - Linux 3.16-rc2 - 2 Comments
Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle.
18 June 2014 - SCSI-MQ - 1 Comment
With the recently released Linux 3.15 kernel is support for UAS. USB Attached SCSI will allow for significantly faster performance out of UAS-supported USB drive enclosures.
17 June 2014 - UAS - 4 Comments
As anticipated, the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel was released on Sunday night.
16 June 2014 - Linux 3.16-rc1 - 4 Comments
Linus Torvalds will most likely be releasing the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel today, now that the merge window has been open for two weeks and the feature pull requests are coming to an end. Here's a concise look at the new features and improvements to be found with the Linux 3.16 kernel.
15 June 2014 - Linux 3.16
Dr. Greg Wettstein and his dog Izzy have announced the release of the Hugepage Block Device Driver for the Linux kernel.
15 June 2014 - Hugepage - 4 Comments
One of the most exciting pull requests to Phoronix readers was just sent in a short time ago for the Linux 3.16 kernel... The DRM graphics subsystem driver changes.
12 June 2014 - DRM - 12 Comments
Matthew Garrett sent in the x86 platform driver updates on Tuesday that are going into the Linux 3.16 kernel. This pull request is interesting for Dell Latitude laptop owners.
11 June 2014 - Freefall - 20 Comments
While EXT4 didn't see any exciting changes for the Linux 3.16 merge window, the XFS and Btrfs file-systems are continuing to receive a great deal of upstream improvements.
11 June 2014 - XFS Linux 3.16 - 10 Comments
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
Latest Linux Articles
Latest Linux News
Latest Forum Discussions