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Linux Kernel News Archives

A Template For Writing Linux Kernel Drivers

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

Debating Continues Over Possible Kernel GPL Violation

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

Linux 3.7-rc5 Kernel: It's A Small One

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

Linux Kernel Ported To The Synopsys ARC700

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

Linux 3.7-rc4 Kernel Released

The Linux 3.7-rc4 kernel was released on Sunday.
4 November 2012 - Ho Hum - 2 Comments

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

Linux 3.7-rc3: Some Of You Need To Change Your Names

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

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

The Most Interesting Features Of The Linux 3.7 Kernel

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

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 - 9 Comments

EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels

As a warning for those who are normally quick to upgrade to the latest stable vanilla kernel releases, a serious EXT4 data corruption bug worked its way into the stable Linux 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 kernel series.
24 October 2012 - Stable Bug - 68 Comments

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

Linux 3.7-rc2 Kernel Piles On The Fixes

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc2 kernel on Saturday from the Portland airport.
21 October 2012 - Linux 3.7

Linus Torvalds Still Rejects KVM Tool From Kernel

Linus Torvalds has reaffirmed that at this point he doesn't intend to pull KVMTool into the mainline Linux kernel.
20 October 2012 - KVMtool - 9 Comments

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

Linux 3.7-rc1 Kernel Released With Many Features

The first release candidate of the Linux 3.7 kernel was released on Sunday.
14 October 2012 - New Release - 6 Comments

Btrfs-Progs Sees A Pile Of New Changes

Btrfs-progs, the user-space utilities to the Btrfs file-system, has seen a number of improvements in recent days that provide new features.
12 October 2012 - btrfs-progs - 1 Comment

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 - 5 Comments

Microsoft Is Still Working On Hyper-V Linux Drivers

Microsoft engineers are still actively working on open-source Linux kernel drivers.
10 October 2012 - Hyper-V - 4 Comments

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

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