Back in 2007 (the Linux 2.6.21 days) the mainline Linux kernel received tickless idle support. With the system idling, the timer tick no longer needlessly goes off with the "NOHZ" feature. Being worked on since last year is now adaptive tickless support, which extends the tickless functionality to non-idle cases.
While the Frontswap patches with Cleancache have been available for several Linux kernel release cycles, the Frontswap support still hasn't been merged. Another Oracle developer is now taking over maintenance of Cleancache and getting Frontswap finally ready for merging, but it's too late for the Linux 3.3 kernel.
Alpha quality patches were published today that introduce the "Virtual GEM Provider" for the Linux kernel DRM, which can improve the software-based acceleration experience for graphics.
Queued up in the PCI sub-system pull for the Linux 3.3 kernel is the ASPM re-work that provides a proper fix to the well known Linux kernel power regression that was talked about for much of 2011.
There's more Linux 3.3 kernel news to report... This time it's the DRM pull request officially going in (and being accepted) as it's heavy on enhancements for open-source graphics drivers.
The Linux 3.3 kernel staging pull request has been submitted to Linus Torvalds. As said by Greg Kroah-Hartman, the 3.3 staging merge is big and "overall, the story is pretty good."
Last week a new I/O scheduler was presented for the Linux kernel. This new scheduler, FIOPS, is designed around modern flash-based storage devices like solid-state drives.
Another feature coming to the Linux 3.3 kernel is Byte Queue Limits (BQL), which attempts to fight "bufferbloat" in networking.
Besides MythTV, Cube 2, and many other open-source projects, another high-profile project that's still around and kicking but that's been quiet as of late is the Zen Kernel.
The Radeon virtual memory (VM) support -- part of the Radeon HD 7000 series upbringing -- is now in the DRM next tree for landing in the Linux 3.3 kernel. Separate from the expected 3.3 graphics pull request, Linaro's "dma-buf" has already been sent to Linus Torvalds for merging into the mainline tree.
When talking yesterday about the likely DRM pull for the Linux 3.3 kernel there were a few graphics driver related items not on the list.
If you upgraded today to the just-released Linux 3.2 kernel and your Intel system is now having problems booting this new kernel release, you're not alone, but here's a possible workaround.
Now that the Linux 3.2 kernel is released, the Linux 3.3 kernel merge window is open. Here's a quick look at what should be queued up for the Linux 3.3 kernel when it comes to the DRM graphics area.
Linus Torvalds officially christened the Linux 3.2 kernel on Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
In a Christmas-themed announcement, Evgeniy Polyakov has unveiled a brand new POHMELFS distributed file-system implementation for the Linux kernel.
The Linux 3.2-rc7 kernel has been released as what will likely be the last development build for the Linux 3.2 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
A new development release of the Linux 3.2 kernel took place on Thursday.
The PRIME GPU offloading work for the Linux kernel is being touched once again.
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.
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.
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.
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