Well known Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent in his pull requests for the code he oversees for the Linux 4.10 merge window.
David Airlie has sent in all of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver updates for Linux 4.10.
The libata updates for the Linux 4.10 kernel brings support for ATA Command Priorities, but it's a feature disabled by default.
In addition to the scheduler changes with Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and the EFI changes for Linux 4.10, Ingo Molnar sent in his other pull requests for the code he oversees. Here is a collection of the other highlights.
The scheduler area work is another one of Ingo Molnar's interesting pull requests submitted already for Linux 4.10. Exciting us the most about the scheduler changes for this next kernel version is finally having mainline support for Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.
Ingo Molnar has sent in pull requests for the various areas of the Linux kernel he maintains with various feature updates for the just-opened Linux 4.10 merge window. Of the pull requests so far, one of them worth mentioning is the EFI updates.
Earlier today while waiting for the Linux 4.9 release, I ran some fresh gitstats on the latest Linux kernel Git tree to see the latest numbers on the kernel for those interested in some analytics.
Con Kolivas has announced the release of the MuQSS CPU scheduler v0.15 with support for the Linux 4.9 kernel. MuQSS is his evolutionary successor to the BFS scheduler.
The Linux 4.9 kernel has been officially released.
With the Linux 4.10 kernel merge window expected to open this weekend, I was digging around to see whether there was anything new on the BUS1 front and whether we might see it for the next kernel cycle.
Intel developers are working on "five level paging" to overcome the x86_64 limitation of 256 TiB of virtual address space and 64 TiB of physical address space. While you may not have that much memory in your desktop, that limitation is being hit but can be increased through 5-level paging.
Toward the end of November was a discussion that started about potentially dropping all of the FBDEV Linux kernel drivers that are currently in the staging area, but it doesn't look like that will go through, at least until the relevant hardware has seen basic DRM driver ports.
There is a new DRM driver merged into DRM-Next for the Linux 4.10 merge window.
With the Linux 4.9 kernel expected for release this coming weekend, here is a recap of some of the most interesting changes for this next big kernel release.
There is yet another new Linux kernel vulnerability being disclosed today that allows for unprivileged processes to gain kernel code execution abilities.
There was too much churn in the mainline Linux kernel Git tree that Linus Torvalds today released 4.9-rc8 rather than declaring Linux 4.9 as ready to ship.
Etnaviv is the latest DRM driver having its code ready for DRM-Next to in turn land for Linux 4.10.
A new DRM driver is being baked for supporting the video processing unit for Amlogic Meson SoCs.
Intel developers are proposing the introduction of a new pseudo file-system intended as a better fit for Direct Rendering Manager drivers rather than the mix of sysfs/debugfs usage currently used.
On Tuesday was the MSM-Next submission by Red Hat developer Rob Clark of these Freedreno MSM changes to be sent to mainline for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
The Linux 4.9-rc7 test kernel is now available although it's yet undecided whether there will be an RC8 before declaring it gold.
David Airlie has pulled the newest DRM/KMS driver into DRM-Next for merging in the Linux 4.10 kernel.
MuQSS is the successor to the BFS scheduler and its first major release was last month for this scheduler that currently doesn't have any ambitions to go mainline. On OpenBenchmarking.org this weekend were some independent benchmarks of the new scheduler.
The sixth weekly test release of the Linux 4.9 kernel is now available while Linus Torvalds is still deciding how many more RCs to go before officially releasing this huge kernel update.
Jerome Glisse has sent out the latest version of his patches now for Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM), which he's been working on the Linux kernel since 2014.
Red Hat developer David Howells has wrangled up a set of patches by him and other developers to provide a "Kernel Lockdown" mode to prevent the user-space from the possibility of modifying the running kernel image.
Adding to the list of new features coming for Linux 4.10 is support for explicit fencing for atomic DRM drivers.
The Linux 4.9 kernel will be officially released in about three weeks but there is already new features/functionality to get excited about for Linux 4.10.
Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.9-rc5 a few minutes ago as the latest weekly test release of the forthcoming Linux 4.9.
The Linux 4.10 kernel will likely see ZTE's "ZXDRM" display driver added.
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