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The Linux 3.8 kernel is continuing to pull in massive amounts of new code as shown by all of the noteworthy pull requests that have been highlighted on Phoronix in the past few days. The latest pull request to catch my interest has been the crypto work, thanks to performance-enhancing additions by Intel.
14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Crypto - 26 Comments
The audio/sound pull for the Linux 3.8 kernel has been sent in and it features audio driver improvements, new capabilities, clean-ups, and more.
14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 - 24 Comments
For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development.
13 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernel - 6 Comments
Now that the Linux kernel has dropped support for old Intel 386 CPUs, GCC developers are also considering the removal of i386 support from their compiler.
13 December 2012 - No More i386 - 9 Comments
While it might be too late to make the Linux 3.8 kernel merge window, released on Wednesday were the latest patches for the ongoing work by Intel open-source developers and others to enact atomic mode-setting and page-flipping.
13 December 2012 - Intel Atomic
Published to the Linux kernel mailing list were a set of patches to provide a new feature called Zswap for lightweight compressed swap caching.
12 December 2012 - Zswap - 16 Comments
Yet another change for the upcoming Linux 3.8 kernel is the removal of support for the old Intel i386 processors.
12 December 2012 - Linux Kernel - 30 Comments
The latest pull request worthy of being mentioned for the Linux 3.8 kernel is the updates to the kernel's staging area.
12 December 2012 - Linux 3.8
ARM Holdings has more improvements for their ARMv8 AArch64 architecture with the Linux 3.8 kernel that just officially entered the first stages of development.
12 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernel
The Linux 3.8 kernel will bring a number of bug-fixes for the XFS file-system.
11 December 2012 - XFS File-System - 1 Comment
The ACPI and power management updates targeting the Linux 3.8 kernel were already submitted to Linus Torvalds this morning. There's a whole lot of new work to look forward to when it comes to power management in this next kernel.
11 December 2012 - ACPI Pull Request - 8 Comments
One of the first pull requests sent in following the the Linux 3.7 kernel release is for getting closer to "true CPU hotplug support" with the Linux 3.8 kernel.
11 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Kernels - 15 Comments
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.7 kernel on Monday night.
11 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
With the release of the Linux 3.7 kernel being imminent (it might even be out today), here's an overview of the features and highlights of this 2012 holiday release of the Linux kernel.
9 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
For those interested in Non-Unified Memory Access performance under Linux, here's an independent performance comparison that puts the mainline kernel against three other NUMA kernels.
8 December 2012 - NUMA'ed Kernel - 1 Comment
Imagination Technologies has published a set of 44 patches that add in over 28,000 lines of new code to the Linux kernel.
5 December 2012 - Imagination Technologies - 3 Comments
The Linux Kernel A-synchronous I/O support has been receiving some performance improvements and clean-ups that should soon be merged to mainline.
4 December 2012 - Linux Kernel AIO - 16 Comments
Linus Torvalds decided to release Linux 3.7-rc8 on Monday rather than christening the Linux 3.7 kernel release. The final release will now come next week and the Linux 3.8 merge window will close right before Christmas.
3 December 2012 - Linux 3.7 - 1 Comment
For the past several months there has been work on vhost-blk, an in-kernel virito-blk device accelerator. This kernel-based accelerator can provide measurable speed-ups for disk/block device access by virtualized guest machines.
2 December 2012 - vhost-blk - 2 Comments
James Bottomley wrote a new blog post this morning about why the Linux Foundation really isn't concerned about UEFI SecureBoot on ARM hardware (smart-phones, tablets, etc) compared to the work they are doing on x86 PCs with UEFI SecureBoot support for Linux.
27 November 2012 - ARM UEFI SecureBoot - 8 Comments
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