Linux Kernel News Archives
The EXT4 Corruption Bug Is Fixed

Last week it was discovered an EXT4 file-system corruption bug hit the stable Linux kernel. The true cause of this EXT4 bug has now been uncovered and patched within the mainline Linux kernel.

31 October 2012 - EXT4 Bug - 8 Comments
Features On The Horizon For The Linux 3.8 Kernel

While we're only half-way through the Linux 3.7 development cycle and there's already a lot of features to look forward to with this next kernel release, the Linux 3.8 kernel should also prove to be interesting.

27 October 2012 - Linux 3.8 - Add A Comment
Talk Of "EXT5" File-System; Should EXT4 Be Frozen?

In the discussion that followed when it was found a nasty EXT4 file-system corruption bug hit recent Linux kernel stable releases, one user proposed that EXT4 be put in a feature-freeze mode and future work then be put towards an "EXT5" file-system, to which Ted Ts'o did respond.

25 October 2012 - EXT5 - Add A Comment
Initial F2FS File-System Results Are Impressive

Earlier this month Samsung introduced a new Linux file-system, F2FS, that was designed for mobile devices with flash memory. Initial testing of F2FS yields very positive results against EXT4 and NILFS2.

21 October 2012 - F2FS Benchmarking - 1 Comment
Signed Kernel Modules Support For Linux 3.7

One of the last merge requests that Linus Torvalds honored this past weekend prior to releasing Linux 3.7-rc1 as the modules pull, which added in module signing support for the Linux kernel.

16 October 2012 - Signed Kernel Modules - 8 Comments
Linaro Introduces "Boottime" For Linux Kernel

Up to this point if you have wanted to monitor the start-up/boot performance of a Linux system, namely how long it takes the Linux kernel to boot, you have had to use an independent utility like Bootchart. Now with work done by the Linaro project, there is an in-kernel measurement capabilities via a new "Boottime" patch.

12 October 2012 - Better Monitoring - Add A Comment
Linux Kernel Gets Hot-Data Tracking

Patches continue to be developed for the Linux kernel that provide hot-data tracking support for file-systems. This hot-data tracking feature may lead to performance improvements when dealing with commonly used data on the disk. Currently this feature has been developed with Btrfs in mind, but could be adapted to other Linux file-systems.

10 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 5 Comments
Linux Now Has Audio Run-Time Power Management

The sound pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel was finally sent in today and it provides a few new features for the Linux kernel audio drivers, including run-time power savings support.

8 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 6 Comments
One Kernel Can Now Handle Multiple ARM Platforms

The Linux 3.7 kernel gets even more exciting with the merging of ARM multi-platform support. This work allows for a single Linux kernel build to contain support for multiple ARM SoCs/platforms.

3 October 2012 - ARM Multiplatform - 3 Comments

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