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Imagination Technologies has published a set of 44 patches that add in over 28,000 lines of new code to the Linux kernel.
5 December 2012 - Imagination Technologies - 3 Comments
The Linux Kernel A-synchronous I/O support has been receiving some performance improvements and clean-ups that should soon be merged to mainline.
4 December 2012 - Linux Kernel AIO - 16 Comments
Linus Torvalds decided to release Linux 3.7-rc8 on Monday rather than christening the Linux 3.7 kernel release. The final release will now come next week and the Linux 3.8 merge window will close right before Christmas.
3 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
For the past several months there has been work on vhost-blk, an in-kernel virito-blk device accelerator. This kernel-based accelerator can provide measurable speed-ups for disk/block device access by virtualized guest machines.
2 December 2012 - vhost-blk - 2 Comments
James Bottomley wrote a new blog post this morning about why the Linux Foundation really isn't concerned about UEFI SecureBoot on ARM hardware (smart-phones, tablets, etc) compared to the work they are doing on x86 PCs with UEFI SecureBoot support for Linux.
27 November 2012 - ARM UEFI SecureBoot - 8 Comments
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc7 kernel on Sunday night and considers this new release candidate to be "slightly scarier" than the previous 3.7-rc6 release.
26 November 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 5 Comments
Various improvements to the major open-source Linux graphics drivers will be landing with the Linux 3.8 kernel in the months ahead.
21 November 2012 - Improvements - 2 Comments
James Bottomley has written about the problems being faced by the Linux Foundation in having a Microsoft-approved validly-signed UEFI pre-bootloader.
20 November 2012 - Linux Foundation - 48 Comments
Automatic NUMA Balancing has been quick to advance as it prepares for eventually merging into the mainline Linux kernel.
18 November 2012 - Automatic NUMA - 1 Comment
The sixth RC for the Linux 3.7 kernel is another calm release. Linus anticipates releasing a 3.7-rc7, but then we should see the final release in about two weeks time.
17 November 2012 - Linux 3.7rc6 - 1 Comment
LDT has been published, a Linux Driver Template for helping new Linux kernel developers begin writing hardware device drivers.
13 November 2012 - Linux Device Template - 2 Comments
For the past few days there has been a much-viewed and very polarized discussion happening on the Linux kernel mailing list about a possible GPL violation within the Linux kernel.
12 November 2012 - Linux Kernel - 78 Comments
The Linux 3.7-rc5 kernel was releases on Sunday morning. It's a small weekly -rc release, which has left Linus Torvalds happy.
11 November 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 1 Comment
The Linux kernel has been ported to a new family of processors commonly found in TV set-top boxes, digital media players, and other devices.
7 November 2012 - Kernel Ports - 4 Comments
The Linux 3.7-rc4 kernel was released on Sunday.
4 November 2012 - Ho Hum - 2 Comments
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
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening. There isn't much that stands out about this release, but there is a small comedic rant by Linus about the names of some kernel contributors.
30 October 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 13 Comments
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
Being roughly half-way through the Linux 3.7 kernel development cycle, here's a recap of some of the most interesting features for this forthcoming major kernel release.
27 October 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
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 - 9 Comments
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