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Linux Kernel News Archives

ARM64/AArch64 Support Going Into Linux 3.7 Kernel

The Linux 3.7 kernel will feature support for the ARM 64-bit architecture (ARM64), which is officially known as AArch64.
1 October 2012 - Linux 3.7 64-bit ARM - 2 Comments

Linux 3.6 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.6 kernel on Sunday afternoon.
30 September 2012 - Linux 3.6 - 8 Comments

A Patch-Set Making Btrfs ~20% Faster

A revised patch-set was published a few days ago that can make meta-data operations for the Btrfs file-system approximately 20% faster.
30 September 2012 - Btrfs - 7 Comments

Reiser4 File-System Comes To Linux 3.5 Kernel

The Reiser4 file-system has been ported to the Linux 3.5 kernel.
26 September 2012 - Patches Posted - 23 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc7 Kernel Released - Final Is Due Out Soon

The Linux 3.6 kernel is about ready says Linus Torvalds.
24 September 2012 - Linux 3.6

Atomic Mode-Setting / Nuclear Page-Flipping

Rob Clark of Texas Instruments talked more at length today during XDC2012 about the atomic mode-setting / nuclear page-flipping plans.
21 September 2012 - Atomic - 1 Comment

ACPI 5.0 Support In Linux: There's A Lot Left To Do

One of the areas where the Linux kernel is still catching up with compared to Windows is power management for some classes of hardware and with that the ACPI support. While there is some level of ACPI 5.0 support, other features are still being tackled for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.
17 September 2012 - ACPI 5.0 - 6 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc6 Released, Final Is Coming "Soonish"

The Linux 3.6-rc6 kernel was released over the weekend while the final release is expected to land soon.
17 September 2012 - Linux 3.6 - 3 Comments

Interesting Features For The Linux 3.6 Kernel

The Linux 3.6 kernel is set to make its official debut in the coming weeks and -- as usual -- there's many interesting features to this next major open-source kernel release.
15 September 2012 - Linux 3.6 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.6 Kernel Regression Causes ~20% Drop

A commit within the in-development Linux 3.6 kernel has caused the PostgreSQL database server workload to regress by 15~20%. Fortunately, the commit has been spotted.
15 September 2012 - PostgreSQL - 3 Comments

Timing The Boot Process From Linux 3.0 To Linux 3.6

Here are Bootchart results indicating the boot speed from the Linux 3.0 kernel through the latest Linux 3.6 development kernel.
14 September 2012 - Bootchart - 11 Comments

Linux Kernel Whackos: Drop Everything But ARM

It's not even Friday yet, but there's more awkward entertainment today at the expense of Linux kernel trolls. The latest in the series of weird messages hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is a proposal to drop support for all CPU architectures but ARM and a new "invisible" file-system feature.
13 September 2012 - Trolling - 56 Comments

Formalizing The LLVMLinux Project: Clang'ing Kernels

Interest in building the Linux kernel through the LLVM/Clang compiler rather than GCC continues to grow. The consolidated LLVMLinux project was announced last week.
11 September 2012 - LLVM Clang - 13 Comments

Nuclear Page-Flipping For Linux GPU DRM

Inspired by the atomic mode-setting work of Intel, Rob Clark of Texas Instruments is seeking comments on his new nuclear page-flipping implementation for the Linux kernel DRM sub-system.
10 September 2012 - Nuclear Page-Flip - 4 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc5 Kernel: It's Too Calm

The Linux 3.6-rc5 kernel was released on Friday evening, but this latest weekly development snapshot is too calm says Linus Torvalds.
9 September 2012 - Linux 3.6 Kernel

Sysprof 1.2 Can Better Track Time Spent In The Kernel

Sysprof, the system-wide profiler that can at fine detail track down and profile kernel and user-space processes on Linux, has seen a new major release with new features added.
8 September 2012 - Sysprof

Crazies: Linux w/o Ethernet, Multi-Monitor, Multi-User

It seems the crazies are back to invading the Linux kernel mailing list and/or have expanded their trolling cult. After it was proposed in August that Linux doesn't need x86-32 support and Linux doesn't need keyboard support, the latest proposal is to drop support for Ethernet, multi-monitor, multiple user accounts, and no more optical drive support.
7 September 2012 - The Crazies Are Back - 40 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc4 Kernel: It's Just Fairly Random

With most Linux developers now returning from San Diego where LinuxCon, the Linux Kernel Summit, and the Linux Plumbers Conference took place, Linus has released Linux 3.6-rc4.
1 September 2012 - Linux 3.6

A Call For Deprecating The Linux Frame-Buffer FBDEV

A call was made during the Linux Plumbers Conference on Wednesday to deprecate the Linux kernel FBDEV support.
30 August 2012 - A Call - 23 Comments

Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM/Clang Continues

Developers continue to work on support for allowing the LLVM/Clang compiler to build the mainline Linux kernel.
29 August 2012 - LLVM/Clang - 18 Comments

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