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The XFS file-system update for the Linux 3.9 kernel isn't particularly exciting, but it does address some open bugs and regressions for this still very relevant and competitive Linux file-system.
20 February 2013 - XFS On Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
NDISwrapper, the open-source project that implements the Microsoft Windows kernel API and NDIS API within Linux for running Windows wireless network card drivers on Linux, has been updated. This effectively native Windows WiFi network driver project for Linux now runs on new kernels, up to and including the brand new Linux 3.8 kernel. This is the first release from the project in more than one year.
20 February 2013 - NDISwrapper - 8 Comments
Ingo Molnar has already submitted his x86 platform pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel that's now officially under development since last night. With the Linux 3.9 kernel will come support for Google's Android "Goldfish" emulator.
19 February 2013 - Google Goldfish - 13 Comments
The Linux 3.8 kernel was released on Monday afternoon by Linus Torvalds. This is a very exciting kernel update.
18 February 2013 - Linux 3.8 - 4 Comments
A System Frame-buffer Bus has been proposed for the Linux kernel. The focus of this new bus is to address the problem of many different graphics drivers, e.g. DRM and FBDEV, attempting to access the graphics card's frame-buffer and no clean way for addressing control of it.
18 February 2013 - System Framebuffer - 6 Comments
The Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC.
17 February 2013 - TI OMAP DRM
The ALSA SoC (ASoC) layer will see a number of new improvements and also a new sound driver within the Linux 3.9 kernel.
16 February 2013 - ASoC
A Google engineer working on Linux, Kent Overstreet, has reworked the Linux DIO (Direct I/O) code so that it's "vastly simpler" while also being faster for at least some test cases.
14 February 2013 - Linux DIO - 9 Comments
The NVIDIA Tegra DRM driver has received a set of patches today that provide various enhancements to this open-source ARM SoC graphics driver.
13 February 2013 - NVIDIA Tegra
Rafael Wysocki has offered a glimpse at what's to be merged into mainline in the coming weeks for the Linux 3.9 kernel when it comes to ACPI and power management.
11 February 2013 - Power Management
The Linux kernel RNG implementation for providing random numbers has worked quite well for its years in use. However, a new jitter entropy generator implementation has been proposed that is capable of providing 100 kB/s throughput of randomness.
9 February 2013 - Jitter Entropy - 10 Comments
A week has passed since the previous release candidate so Linus Torvalds has now tagged the Linux 3.8-rc7 kernel. This latest kernel release still isn't as quiet on development activity as he'd like, but it's getting better.
8 February 2013 - Update - 1 Comment
Greg Kroah-Hartman has confirmed he is working on an implementation of D-Bus for merging into the mainline Linux kernel.
8 February 2013 - Greg Kroah-Hartman - 53 Comments
While the Linux 3.8 kernel hasn't even been released yet, several of the noteworthy features slated to be merged for the Linux 3.9 kernel are already known.
8 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 1 Comment
David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.
8 February 2013 - Linux Changes - 55 Comments
RFC patches were published on Tuesday to provide digital signature protection support for initramfs.
5 February 2013 - Patches - 1 Comment
A few weeks ago EnhanceIO's code for the Linux kernel was presented, a new SSD caching implementation for Linux. This code is now being prepared for merging into the Linux kernel's staging area.
2 February 2013 - EnhanceIO
While flying over to Brussels for FOSDEM, Linus Torvalds released the sixth Linux 3.8 kernel RC. Unfortunately this weekly development release is larger than Linus would like for this late in the development cycle.
1 February 2013 - Linux 3.8-rc6 - 9 Comments
The current Linux kernel CPU hot-plugging support has been described as "an increasing nightmare full of races and undocumented behaviour", but fortunately it's in the process of being re-developed.
31 January 2013 - Linux CPU Support - 13 Comments
Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu -- and other Linux distributions -- on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There's now an urgent Linux kernel patch underway.
30 January 2013 - Linux Kernel Problem - 38 Comments
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