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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux 3.18-rc4 Shows Kernel Development Finally Calming Down

While Linus Torvalds was a bit unhappy about the continued flow of late changes for the Linux 3.18 kernel, with today's 3.18-rc4 release he's happy that the past week has indicated a slowdown in changes for Linux 3.18.
9 November 2014 - Linux 3.18

Here Comes libkcapi To Easily Use The Kernel Crypto API In User-Space

Stephan Mueller has announced the first release of libkcapi, a user-space library for tapping the Linux kernel's crypto API in an easy-to-use fashion.
9 November 2014 - Kernel Crypto

Fujitsu Developer Talks Up Btrfs File-System, Declares It Ready To Use

Besides Oracle, Facebook, and SUSE, another major company that's been investing in the Btrfs next-generation Linux file-system has been Fujitsu. Btrfs already offers some compelling, ZFS-like features not found in other native Linux file-systems while more work is still happening.
8 November 2014 - Btrfs - 15 Comments

New Kernel Live Patching Combines kGraft & Kpatch

Back in February SUSE unveiled a new means of live Linux kernel patching, kGraft, compared to the existing Ksplice. One month later, Red Hat unveiled their own solution that happened to be under development at the same time, Kpatch. Since both of them have been out, both have pursued mainline interests but neither one accepted upstream yet. Now a new live kernel patching solution is out that tries to take the best of both worlds.
7 November 2014 - Kpatch + kGraft

AMD's New GPU Kernel Driver Could Be Too Late For Linux 3.19

Red Hat's David Airlie as the Linux kernel's subsystem maintainer has written a status update about his plans and thoughts for DRM graphics driver changes for the next kernel cycle, Linux 3.19.
2 November 2014 - AMDGPU - 11 Comments

Linux 3.18-rc3 Released, Codenamed The "Diseased Newt"

The third weekly release candidate is now available for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
2 November 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 4 Comments

Linux 3.18-rc2 Brings OverlayFS, Other Late Merges

Another Sunday evening, another Linux kernel release candidate. The second test version of the Linux 3.18 kernel is now available.
26 October 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc2 - 3 Comments

OverlayFS Finally Offered For Pulling Into Linux 3.18

When Linux 3.18-rc1 was released last week, one week sooner than anticipated, Linus Torvalds mentioned he was willing to still allow OverlayFS to be merged this cycle. One week later, that code is hopefully now ready for merging.
26 October 2014 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments

Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel

With Linux 3.18-rc1 arriving one week early I didn't have a chance to write a feature overview of Linux 3.18 prior to this first development release that marked the close of the merge window. For those that didn't stay up to date with our dozens of Linux 3.18 kernel articles about changes and new features, here's a concise overview.
22 October 2014 - Linux 3.18

EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes

With Linux 3.18-rc1 having came one week early, the EXT4 file-system pull request didn't end up landing until today. However, the EXT4 changes aren't overly exciting for the 3.18 merge window.
20 October 2014 - EXT4 - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility

For now it looks like the Linux kernel is going to explicitly declare itself as using the GNU89 dialect of the C89 standard but over time the code is being made to compile under C11.
20 October 2014 - GNU89 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes

While Linus Torvalds initially anticipated the Linux 3.18 merge window being three weeks in length due to his Linux Foundation conference travels, he ended up managing to release Linux 3.18-rc1 after just two weeks... The release is out there now with its many changes.
19 October 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc1 - 12 Comments

LLVMLinux Works To Make More Code Clang-Compatible With Linux 3.18

On top of some separate patches to make the mainline 64-bit ARM Linux kernel closer to building under Clang, a separate pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.18 kernel that works to make other areas of the kernel's massive code-base more compatible with the LLVM/Clang compiler.
14 October 2014 - LLVMLinux - 6 Comments

The Big DRM Graphics Driver Changes Land In Linux 3.18

The much anticipated DRM feature pull was merged over the night for the Linux 3.18 kernel that's now in its early stages of development.
14 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 DRM - 5 Comments

Suspend/Resume Should Be Faster With Large Servers On Linux 3.18

Ingo Molnar sent in his many pull requests on Monday for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.
13 October 2014 - Suspend/Resume

XFS File-System Has Many Changes For Linux 3.18

Dave Chinner sent in the XFS feature pull request for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
13 October 2014 - XFS

Reiser4 Updated For Linux 3.16 With SSD Discard Support

While Reiser4 doesn't still have any mainline Linux kernel ambitions until receiving any corporate backing, the notoriously known Linux file-system has been updated for Linux 3.16 compatibility and SSD discard support.
13 October 2014 - Reiser4 - 5 Comments

Mailbox Framework Comes With Linux 3.18

On top of many other changes with Linux 3.18 is also a common mailbox driver/framework for the kernel.
12 October 2014 - Mailbox Driver - 3 Comments

Linux 3.18 Has PCI Support For 64-bit ARM

Going back two years with the Linux 3.7 kernel was the initial 64-bit ARM support and now eleven kernel releases later the initial enablement is still being battened up. With Linux 3.18 there's finally PCI support for ARM64.
12 October 2014 - ARM64

Changes So Far For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While we're just one week in for what's expected to be a longer than usual merge window, here's a look at the top work so far for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
11 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 6 Comments

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