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Linux Kernel News Archives

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

Video 4 Linux 2 (V4L2) Continues With New Features

Aside from GStreamer 1.0, one of the other topics being talked about at this week's GStreamer Conference is V4L2.
27 August 2012 - V4L2 Progress - 3 Comments

Linux Kernel Proposal For Dropping Keyboard Support

It seems to be the season for trolling the Linux kernel mailing list with idiotic statements. After it was proposed a few days ago that the Linux kernel drop support for x86 32-bit, today's entertainment comes in the form of a Linux user seeking to have keyboard support as "obsolete input device support" from the Linux kernel tree.
27 August 2012 - Linux Kernel - 9 Comments

Linux Kernel: "Drop Support For x86-32"

An alleged Linux user-space developer has called for dropping x86 32-bit support from the Linux kernel.
23 August 2012 - LKML Fun - 34 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc3: Nothing That's "OMG! Scary!"

Six days after releasing the Linux 3.6-rc2 kernel, Linus has released the third test release of the forthcoming Linux 3.6.
22 August 2012 - Linux Kernel - 1 Comment

Linux 3.4 Kernel Will Be Supported For The Long-Term

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the Linux 3.4 kernel will be his next "-longterm" kernel that will be supported for at least the next two years.
20 August 2012 - Linux 3.4 - 7 Comments

LanyardFS: A New Linux File-System

A new Linux kernel file-system has been presented, LanyFS, a.k.a. the Lanyard File-System.
19 August 2012 - A New Linux FS - 21 Comments

Adaptive Tickless Kernel Still Being Adapted

While in development for nearly two years without merging, the adaptive tickless Linux kernel support is still being developed.
19 August 2012 - New Kernel - 5 Comments

KMSCON Is Getting Ready To Kick The Kernel Console

KMSCON is turning out to be a successful and interesting project with high ambitions of being the leading terminal emulator for Linux while running from user-space.
18 August 2012 - KMSCON - 32 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc2 Kernel Released: Ignoring The Big & Scary

Linus Torvalds put out the second release candidate for the Linux 3.6 kernel after allowing two weeks for its development but ignoring the "unnecessarily big and scary" changes.
16 August 2012 - Linux 3.6-rc2 - 3 Comments

AArch64/ARM64 Linux Kernel Work Still Ongoing

The ARMv8 64-bit architecture enablement, officially known as AArch64, is still ongoing for the Linux kernel.
16 August 2012 - ARMv8 64-bit - 1 Comment

Linux Display Switching Support For Apple MacBooks

Canonical and others continue to hack on rudimentary support for graphics display switching for Apple MacBook laptops bearing multiple graphics processors.
15 August 2012 - Being Done - 1 Comment

ARM Still Tackling Linux Xen Virtualization Support

More than a month ago I wrote about ARM working on Linux virtualization support via Xen. This work still hasn't landed in the mainline Linux kernel, but it continues to move along.
8 August 2012 - ARM Virtualization - 1 Comment

Linux 3.6-rc1 Kernel Released, Many New Features

The first release candidate of the Linux 3.6 kernel is now available and she's packing many changes.
2 August 2012 - Linux 3.6 - 12 Comments

VFIO Driver Merged Into Linux 3.6 Kernel

After being in development for years, the VFIO user-space driver interface has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
1 August 2012 - VFIO

Linux 3.5 Kernel Power Regression Spotted

Following yesterday's news of a massive power regression within the Linux 3.5 kernel, James Bottomley has uncovered the kernel commit causing excessive power usage.
31 July 2012 - The Cause - 7 Comments

Talk Of A "Massive Power Regression" In Linux 3.5

For at least some hardware, it looks like the Linux 3.5 kernel has regressed and is burning through noticeably more power than its predecessor.
30 July 2012 - Linux 3.5 Bites - 32 Comments

Oracle Rewrites Linux ZCache Compression Code

Seth Jennings of IBM proposed that ZCache be moved out of the Linux kernel's staging area and be accepted officially into the mainline tree. However, that proposal is being criticized by an Oracle engineers as they have evidently "completely rewritten zcache" and will share it soon but still doesn't see a reason for the memory compression code to leave staging.
28 July 2012 - Weird - 1 Comment

EXT4 Updates Go Into The Linux 3.6 Kernel

Two days after the Btrfs was updated with two big features for the Linux 3.6 kernel, the EXT4 file-system has now been updated for this next Linux kernel release.
28 July 2012 - EXT4 Linux - 6 Comments

Linux 3.6 Kernel Adds EFI Handover Protocol

The in-development Linux 3.6 kernel introduces an EFI handover protocol, which will ultimately lead to faster boot-ups and simpler EFI boot-loaders.
27 July 2012 - EFI Handover

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