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Linux Kernel News Archives

BCache For The Linux Kernel Still Being Tackled

BCache for the Linux kernel is still being worked on and is now up to its thirteenth revision prior to being merged into the mainline Linux kernel. BCache provides write-through and write-back caching as a new block device.
10 May 2012 - BCache - 6 Comments

Btrfs File-System Plans For Ubuntu 12.10

The Btrfs file-system was again brought up at UDS for discussion surrounding the plans for this next-generation Linux file-system in Ubuntu 12.10.
10 May 2012 - Btrfs Planning - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 To Target Linux 3.5 Kernel, Maybe 3.6

Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzel, is likely to ship with the Linux 3.5 kernel. However, the Ubuntu kernel team will reserve the option to ship with Linux 3.6 if time and interest allows.
8 May 2012 - Linux 3.5 Kernel - 3 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc6: The Final Linux 3.4 Kernel Is In Sight

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.4-rc6 kernel on Sunday and signalled that the final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is in sight.
6 May 2012 - New RC - 6 Comments

ZFS File-System For Linux Is Still Around

While Btrfs, XFS, and EXT4 remain the far more popular choices when it comes to Linux file-systems, there still exists projects focused upon providing ZFS file-system support under Linux.
6 May 2012 - Sort Of - 23 Comments

Reiser4 For New Kernels? Don't Hold Your Breath

Hopefully you're not anxiously waiting for the Reiser4 file-system to appear for new Linux kernel releases...
3 May 2012 - Reiser4 File-System - 7 Comments

A Virtual KMS Driver For QEMU Comes, Again

A virtual Cirrus KMS driver has once again appeared for providing kernel mode-setting support for virtualized guests using QEMU.
2 May 2012 - Cirrus KMS - 8 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc5: Annoying, But Not Hugely Scary

The Linux 3.4-rc5 kernel was released on Sunday with an increased number of changes over its predecessor, which Linus Torvalds describes as annoying, but it shouldn't be "hugely scary" for those testing it out.
29 April 2012 - New Kernel - 3 Comments

A KMS Driver Arrives For AST Hardware

A kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for new hardware has been published.
23 April 2012 - ASpeed Tech - 6 Comments

Linux 3.4 Is On Track, But Things Aren't Yet Calm

Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.4 kernel on Saturday afternoon. He believes the final Linux 3.4 kernel is still on track, but he's not too enthusiastic about the bombarding of new pull requests that seems to happen on Fridays.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel

DRM Changes Pooling For Linux 3.5 Kernel

There's already a number of changes building up when it comes to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) sub-system for merging into the Linux 3.5 kernel.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.5 DRM - 2 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc3 Fixes Two Obscure Bugs

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.4-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening.
15 April 2012 - Bug Fixes - 10 Comments

Improving Linux DRM For Embedded Systems

A set of Direct Rendering Manager patches have appeared to ease the development of targeting DRM drivers for embedded systems. There's also two new DRM drivers using this SDRM layer.
13 April 2012 - SDRM - 1 Comment

A Proposal To Change The Default I/O Scheduler

A patch was volleyed into the Linux kernel development camp to change the default I/O scheduler for non-SATA disk drives.
10 April 2012 - Linux Kernel - 10 Comments

Linux 2.4 Kernel Is Done

Development on the Linux 2.4 kernel is now officially over with no more maintenance releases being expected.
9 April 2012 - All Over - 4 Comments

Linus Releases Easter Linux 3.4-rc2 Kernel

Just in time for some Easter weekend testing, Linus Torvalds has released the second RC of the Linux 3.4 kernel.
8 April 2012 - Happy Easter - 1 Comment

Oracle's Chris Mason Talks Up Btrfs Features

Chris Mason, the Oracle engineer who's the lead developer of the Btrfs, just finished a session at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about his promising and feature-rich file-system.
5 April 2012 - LFcollab - 2 Comments

Linux 3.4 Kernel Has x32 ABI Support

The pull happened last week prior to the Linux 3.4-rc1 release, but one of the other interesting changes in the Linux 3.4 kernel that hasn't been talked about much is the x32 support.
5 April 2012 - It's In There - 37 Comments

Oracle Continues With DTrace On Linux

Another noteworthy session from this year's Linux Foundation Summit was two Oracle engineers talking about DTrace on Linux.
5 April 2012 - Sun DTrace - 3 Comments

Speed Boost: The Linux Kernel Can Run On Zero CPU Cores

A patch emerged out of IBM yesterday so that the Linux kernel can now has optimal SMP efficiency by being able to support running off zero CPU cores.
2 April 2012 - April Fools - 9 Comments

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