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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
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
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
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
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc2 kernel on Saturday from the Portland airport.
21 October 2012 - Linux 3.7
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
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
The first release candidate of the Linux 3.7 kernel was released on Sunday.
14 October 2012 - New Release - 6 Comments
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
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 engineers are still actively working on open-source Linux kernel drivers.
10 October 2012 - Hyper-V - 4 Comments
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
Chris Mason sent in a large Btrfs file-system pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel.
10 October 2012 - Btrfs Updates - 9 Comments
The sound pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel was finally sent in today and it provides a few new features for the Linux kernel audio drivers, including run-time power savings support.
8 October 2012 - Linux Kernel - 6 Comments
The pull request for the EXT4 file-system updates targeting the Linux 3.7 kernel were sent in on Friday afternoon by Theodore Ts'o.
5 October 2012 - EXT4 Update
Announced this morning on the kernel mailing list was F2FS, a new open-source Linux file-system that comes courtesy of Samsung.
5 October 2012 - New Linux File-System - 26 Comments
The Linux 3.6 kernel isn't even one week old, but the Linux 3.7 kernel is already looking very exciting with enough changes for an open-source enthusiast to be giddy.
5 October 2012 - Many Changes - 24 Comments
Part 1 of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) pull for the Linux 3.7 kernel was merged this morning.
4 October 2012 - DRM Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
Yet another change for the Linux 3.7 kernel is that the JFS file-system now supports the SSD TRIM command.
3 October 2012 - JFS TRIM - 4 Comments
The Linux 3.7 kernel gets even more exciting with the merging of ARM multi-platform support. This work allows for a single Linux kernel build to contain support for multiple ARM SoCs/platforms.
3 October 2012 - ARM Multiplatform - 3 Comments
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