Linux Kernel News Archives
Linux Kernel Gets Hot-Data Tracking

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
Linux Now Has Audio Run-Time Power Management

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
One Kernel Can Now Handle Multiple ARM Platforms

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
ACPI 5.0 Support In Linux: There's A Lot Left To Do

One of the areas where the Linux kernel is still catching up with compared to Windows is power management for some classes of hardware and with that the ACPI support. While there is some level of ACPI 5.0 support, other features are still being tackled for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.

17 September 2012 - ACPI 5.0 - 6 Comments
Linux Kernel Whackos: Drop Everything But ARM

It's not even Friday yet, but there's more awkward entertainment today at the expense of Linux kernel trolls. The latest in the series of weird messages hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is a proposal to drop support for all CPU architectures but ARM and a new "invisible" file-system feature.

13 September 2012 - Trolling - 56 Comments
Nuclear Page-Flipping For Linux GPU DRM

Inspired by the atomic mode-setting work of Intel, Rob Clark of Texas Instruments is seeking comments on his new nuclear page-flipping implementation for the Linux kernel DRM sub-system.

10 September 2012 - Nuclear Page-Flip - 4 Comments
Crazies: Linux w/o Ethernet, Multi-Monitor, Multi-User

It seems the crazies are back to invading the Linux kernel mailing list and/or have expanded their trolling cult. After it was proposed in August that Linux doesn't need x86-32 support and Linux doesn't need keyboard support, the latest proposal is to drop support for Ethernet, multi-monitor, multiple user accounts, and no more optical drive support.

7 September 2012 - The Crazies Are Back - 40 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

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