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A Real Effort To Mainline Android Changes In Linux Kernel

Tim Bird, a Sony engineering veteran and the chair of the Architecture Group of the Linux Foundation's CE Workgroup, has announced a new concerted effort to get Android's changes to the Linux kernel back into the mainline Linux kernel tree.

21 December 2011 - Really? - 5 Comments
Linux 3.2-rc5: Santa Doesn't Like Linus Cursing

The fifth release candidate for the Linux 3.2 kernel is now available. Development still hasn't calmed down for this development cycle, but Linus Torvalds hopes it will change soon as "Santa doesn't like it when I curse a lot in email."

9 December 2011 - New Release - Add A Comment
ASPM Kernel Power Fix Won't Land Until Linux 3.3

For those still wondering about the patches that appeared last month to mimic the power management behavior of Windows within the Linux kernel as a proper fix to the well known ASPM Linux kernel power regression, here's an update on the matter.

4 December 2011 - Kernel Patches - 6 Comments
More Linux Kernel Patches To Mimic Windows

A day after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett published a Linux kernel patch to solve the ASPM power regression by more closely mimicking the Active State Power Management behavior of Microsoft Windows, he's published more Linux patches to mimic the Windows power management.

11 November 2011 - Power Management - 24 Comments
Linux 3.2-rc1 Shouldn't Be "Hugely Scary"

The first release candidate of the Linux 3.2 kernel is now available. There's quite a number of branches and other changes that were merged during the Linux 3.2 window, but Linus says that it shouldn't be "hugely scary." Linus additionally says, "The fact that 3.1 dragged out did mean that this ended up being one of the bigger merge windows, but I'm not feeling *too* nervous about it."

8 November 2011 - Lots Of Changes - Add A Comment
Samsung Keeps Working On Its Linux DRM

While Samsung has its Exynos 4210 DRM merged into the Linux 3.2 kernel as the first DRM driver for ARM in the mainline kernel, they haven't stopped there. More patches have been floating around from Samsung in the past few days.

6 November 2011 - Exynos Driver - 8 Comments
A Guide To Hacking With EGL & KMS

There's long been a desire to have a KMS-based console program that can tie in with OpenGL, but none of the active DRM developers have yet to get around to writing such a "kmscon" program. However, Jesse Barnes has written a fairly in-depth guide for anyone wishing to write a standalone program using EGL and KMS with OpenGL. As Jesse says, "just in case anyone wants to port the VTE widget and give me my VTs on a cube."

1 November 2011 - Standalone Hacks - Add A Comment
Linux 3.2 Is Still Looking To Be Power Hungry

The PCI subsystem pull for the Linux 3.2 kernel was published on Friday evening. If you were hoping it would rework PCI-E ASPM (Active-State Power Management) to be more like the Windows implementation or for more PCI drivers to be setting the bits directly to support it (effectively white-listing drivers/hardware), it didn't happen yet.

29 October 2011 - Nope... - 18 Comments
Killing DRM Graphics Cruft With Fire

It seems to be a good time to clean-up the Linux graphics driver stack. After old hardware support was dropped in Mesa in August, more Mesa code was dropped, and most recently the classic ATI R300/R600 drivers are to be killed (this is set to happen this Friday). Now Intel's Daniel Vetter is chopping up some DRM code.

27 October 2011 - Daniel - 22 Comments
Linux Foundation Backs Long-Term Support Kernels

The Linux Foundation has announced this morning from Prague at LinuxCon Europe 2011 that they will be backing long-term support Linux kernel releases. In a move that targets consumer electronic devices relying upon the Linux kernel, once per year an LTS Linux kernel will be tagged and it will be maintained for a period of two years.

26 October 2011 - Linux LTS Kernels - 21 Comments
The Staging Merge For Linux 3.2 Kernel Is Huge

Linus Torvalds was worried that the Linux 3.2 kernel might be of a worrying size due to the belated release of Linux 3.1. Merge requests are now starting to come in for the Linux 3.2 kernel and the staging merge alone touches several hundred thousand lines of code.

25 October 2011 - Lots Of Code - 5 Comments
Linux 3.2 Kernel May Be Of A Worrying Size

After going through ten release candidates, the Linux 3.1 kernel should be released by early next week. However, with the Linux 3.1 kernel release cycle having been dragged on by more RCs than normal and the Kernel.org hacking incident, the Linux 3.2 kernel may end up being abnormally large and its worrying Linus Torvalds.

22 October 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel - 29 Comments
Gigabyte's ASPM Motherboard Fix: Use Windows

If you have an affected motherboard to the ASPM power regression in the Linux kernel and it's from Gigabyte, don't expect a BIOS update from them to correct the ASPM semantics in the BIOS. Gigabyte recommends you just use Microsoft Windows.

18 October 2011 - BIOS - 91 Comments
Pushing Reiser4 Is "Not Of High Priority"

Edward Shishkin, the lone developer that took over development of the Reiser4 file-system following the conviction of Hans Reiser, has shared a new update with Phoronix regarding the efforts towards pushing Reiser4 into the mainline Linux kernel.

16 October 2011 - Reiser4 - Add A Comment

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