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A New BFS "Smoking" Scheduler For Linux 3.3

Con Kolivas announced this weekend the release of an updated BFS scheduler for the recently-released Linux 3.3 kernel. The new BFS scheduler is at version 0.420 and is codenamed "Smoking", with "a fairly large architectural change" since earlier versions of this out-of-tree kernel scheduler.
25 March 2012 - Brain Fuck - 48 Comments

PCI-E ASPM Change For The Linux 3.4 Kernel

The PCI pull request went in yesterday for the Linux 3.4 kernel. Overall it's a fairly uninteresting pull for the 3.4 cycle, but there's two basic exceptions.
23 March 2012 - PCI-E ASPM - 1 Comment

The Main DRM Pull Hits The Linux 3.4 Kernel

The main DRM graphics pull landed this afternoon for the Linux 3.4 kernel. David Airlie of Red Hat sent in the main DRM pull, which was followed-up by the Radeon HD 7000 / Trinity pull and then an unexpected Nouveau Kepler / de-staging pull. All of the code made it into the kernel, though Linus is complaining about some GCC warnings.
22 March 2012 - Ch-Ch-Changes - 5 Comments

Linux Kernel May Gain VMUFAT File-System Support

A patch has been proposed for the Linux kernel to introduce the VMUFAT file-system.
21 March 2012 - For Sega Dreamcasts - 7 Comments

New Power Management Phases For Linux 3.4 Kernel

Just one day after the Linux 3.3 kernel was released, the power management pull request for the Linux 3.4 kernel has already been submitted.
19 March 2012 - Linux Power Management

Linux 3.3 Kernel Officially Released

Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.3 kernel on Sunday afternoon.
18 March 2012 - Linux 3.3 - 5 Comments

Canonical Publishes Apple Hybrid Graphics Driver

On Thursday there was a new upstream contribution by Canonical for an Apple GMUX device driver, which can provide hybrid graphics support under Linux for certain Apple MacBook laptops.
16 March 2012 - Apple GMUX - 10 Comments

Samsung Has G2D Driver, Virtual Display For Linux 3.4

Besides the DRM work already piling up for Linux 3.4, there's more. The Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos graphics driver have sent in their "-next" pull request, which brings several new features, including the basis of 2D acceleration for this open-source ARM graphics driver. There's also a virtual display driver that could be used for handling wireless displays.
13 March 2012 - Exynos - 11 Comments

Silicon Motion Has Open-Source Driver, But Fails

For those that don't closely follow the various development lists, at the end of February a Silicon Motion developer came to the DRI list announcing he had "a kernel driver for all our graphics chips" that he was looking to mainline. It sounds nice, but in the end it's a let-down and the most you'll probably get out of it is a few laughs.
13 March 2012 - Funnies - 20 Comments

Top Features Of The Linux 3.3 Kernel

With the final release of the Linux 3.3 kernel expected to happen in in a matter of days, here's a recap of some of the most prominent Linux 3.3 kernel features that were introduced this cycle.
12 March 2012 - Coming Soon - 4 Comments

DRM Work Piling Up For The Linux 3.4 Kernel

While it looks like there's still another week before the Linux 3.3 kernel will be released and thus marking the merge window for the Linux 3.4 kernel opening, here's some of the DRM graphics changes you can expect to see merged.
11 March 2012 - DRM Changes - 6 Comments

The Linux 3.3 Kernel Is Not Yet Ready

While last week it looked like the final release of the Linux 3.3 kernel was imminent, this didn't end up exactly being the case. Due to an up-tick in patches being merged this week, Linus Torvalds decided to go ahead and tag Linux 3.3-rc7 on Saturday afternoon.
10 March 2012 - Linux 3.3-rc7

Linux 3.4 Kernel Will Support Intel Medfield Graphics

The merge window for the Linux 3.4 kernel will open up this month assuming the latest Linux 3.3 release plans work out. One of the features to look forward to out of Linux 3.4 will be the DRM driver support for Intel Medfield graphics.
9 March 2012 - Finally

Linux 3.4 Kernel Will Gain More Android Patches

Towards the end of last year a new effort was initiated to mainline more of the Android changes inside the Linux kernel. Work has been progressing on that front and with the Linux 3.4 kernel more of these changes will land.
8 March 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel - 2 Comments

Linux 2.6.32 Kernel Is Nearing An End

On Sunday marked the release of the 58th point release for the Linux 2.6.32 kernel by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The Linux 2.6.32.58 kernel now marks the passing of this kernel series into its extended-long-term maintenance window.
5 March 2012 - Long Term - 3 Comments

Linux 3.3-rc6: The Final Might Be One Week Away

The Linux 3.3 kernel release might be imminent. In releasing the Linux 3.3-rc6 kernel, which Linus says is just made up of small fixes and clean-ups, he says this could be the last release candidate.
4 March 2012 - Linux 3.3 Kernel - 1 Comment

There Might Be A New Linux DRM Driver

An interesting mailing list question was posed yesterday to DRM developers, which raises the question there might be a new Linux DRM kernel driver being hacked.
3 March 2012 - Linux KMS - 2 Comments

New Wake Locks Patches Published For Linux Kernel

While this weekend saw the release of the Linux 3.3-rc5 kernel, which Linus Torvalds self-admitted was pretty boring, also hitting the mailing list this past week were new kernel patches to implement auto-sleep and "wake locks" support.
27 February 2012 - Power Management - 13 Comments

Linux 3.3-rc5 Kernel Is Pretty Boring

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.3-rc5 kernel this weekend. Overall, "it's been pretty boring, which is just how I like it."
26 February 2012 - New Version - 3 Comments

XFS File-System Speeded-Up, Cleaned-Up Last Month

A status report of the XFS file-system for January 2012 has been released. This report outlines some of then notable improvements made to this popular enterprise-grade Linux file-system for the Linux 3.2 and 3.3 kernels.
25 February 2012 - XFS January 2012 - 2 Comments

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