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Linux Zcache Now Handles Crypto Compression

Seth Jennings of IBM has provided a patch for the next Linux kernel that removes the LZO-specific compression bits inside zcache and instead hooks this compressed page cache into the generic Crypto compression API.
2 January 2012 - Compression API - 14 Comments

The Most Popular Phoronix Stories Of 2011

After sharing the most popular Linux stories of 2011 in terms of Phoronix news articles, here is a listing of the most popular featured Phoronix articles from this past calendar year.
31 December 2011 - A Listing - 3 Comments

Intel Flip-Flops Again: RC6 Disabled For Linux 3.2

Ouch, Intel at the last minute has -- once again -- had to disable RC6 power savings support from their open-source Linux graphics driver for Sandy Bridge hardware.
28 December 2011 - Whoops - 3 Comments

POHMELFS: A New But Old Distributed Linux File-System

In a Christmas-themed announcement, Evgeniy Polyakov has unveiled a brand new POHMELFS distributed file-system implementation for the Linux kernel.
26 December 2011 - Well, Updated - 6 Comments

Linux 3.2-rc7: A Present From Linus Torvalds

The Linux 3.2-rc7 kernel has been released as what will likely be the last development build for the Linux 3.2 kernel.
24 December 2011 - New Kernel - 1 Comment

A Real Effort To Mainline Android Changes In Linux Kernel

Tim Bird, a Sony engineering veteran and the chair of the Architecture Group of the Linux Foundation's CE Workgroup, has announced a new concerted effort to get Android's changes to the Linux kernel back into the mainline Linux kernel tree.
21 December 2011 - Really? - 5 Comments

Linux 3.2-rc6: People Are Gaming My Release

X.Org Server 1.11.3 wasn't the only new piece of open-source software to be released on Friday, but Linus Torvalds also put out the Linux 3.2-rc6 kernel.
17 December 2011 - New Kernel - 3 Comments

Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy-E Takes Big Dive On Linux

While the thousand-dollar Intel Core i7 3960X "Sandy Bridge" Extreme Edition processor can build the Linux kernel in under 60 seconds, this morning it took a nasty dive under Linux.
12 December 2011 - Scheisse! - 15 Comments

Linux 3.2-rc5: Santa Doesn't Like Linus Cursing

The fifth release candidate for the Linux 3.2 kernel is now available. Development still hasn't calmed down for this development cycle, but Linus Torvalds hopes it will change soon as "Santa doesn't like it when I curse a lot in email."
9 December 2011 - New Release

Another Linus Rant About Linux DRM; Rejects Pull

Linus Torvalds is known to make a few colorful remarks from time to time. Today he's become frustrated once again with the Linux DRM layer and has rejected a pull request for the Linux 3.2 kernel.
6 December 2011 - Rejects A Pull - 11 Comments

ASPM Kernel Power Fix Won't Land Until Linux 3.3

For those still wondering about the patches that appeared last month to mimic the power management behavior of Windows within the Linux kernel as a proper fix to the well known ASPM Linux kernel power regression, here's an update on the matter.
4 December 2011 - Kernel Patches - 6 Comments

Linux 3.2-rc4: Maybe It's Just Time For My Meds

A new development release of the Linux 3.2 kernel took place on Thursday.
3 December 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel

Work On DRM PRIME Is Back Underway

The PRIME GPU offloading work for the Linux kernel is being touched once again.
27 November 2011 - Linux DRM - 3 Comments

Linus Issues A Thanksgiving Day Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds has issued a Thanksgiving Linux kernel update for those not in a food-induced coma from this American holiday. The delicacy is the Linux 3.2-rc3 kernel.
24 November 2011 - Linux 3.2-rc3

Linux 3.2-rc2 Kernel Doesn't Bring Too Much Churn

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.2-rc2 kernel this morning. Considering the long development cycle of the Linux 3.2 kernel, this second development release is relatively tame.
15 November 2011 - Linux 3.2-rc2 Released - 1 Comment

The Increasing Size Of The Linux Kernel

Floating around the Linux kernel mailing list information is some new data about the evolution of the Linux kernel's size. Obviously, it's getting larger.
12 November 2011 - A Graph - 78 Comments

More Linux Kernel Patches To Mimic Windows

A day after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett published a Linux kernel patch to solve the ASPM power regression by more closely mimicking the Active State Power Management behavior of Microsoft Windows, he's published more Linux patches to mimic the Windows power management.
11 November 2011 - Power Management - 24 Comments

Linux 3.2-rc1 Shouldn't Be "Hugely Scary"

The first release candidate of the Linux 3.2 kernel is now available. There's quite a number of branches and other changes that were merged during the Linux 3.2 window, but Linus says that it shouldn't be "hugely scary." Linus additionally says, "The fact that 3.1 dragged out did mean that this ended up being one of the bigger merge windows, but I'm not feeling *too* nervous about it."
8 November 2011 - Lots Of Changes - 7 Comments

Btrfs Brings "Pretty Beefy" Changes In Linux 3.2

The pull request for the Btrfs file-system in the Linux 3.2 kernel has finally come in this Sunday. It brings some fairly significant changes for this up-and-coming Linux file-system.
6 November 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel - 42 Comments

Samsung Keeps Working On Its Linux DRM

While Samsung has its Exynos 4210 DRM merged into the Linux 3.2 kernel as the first DRM driver for ARM in the mainline kernel, they haven't stopped there. More patches have been floating around from Samsung in the past few days.
6 November 2011 - Exynos Driver - 8 Comments

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