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BCache For The Linux Kernel Still Being Tackled

BCache for the Linux kernel is still being worked on and is now up to its thirteenth revision prior to being merged into the mainline Linux kernel. BCache provides write-through and write-back caching as a new block device.

10 May 2012 - BCache - 6 Comments
Linux 3.4-rc5: Annoying, But Not Hugely Scary

The Linux 3.4-rc5 kernel was released on Sunday with an increased number of changes over its predecessor, which Linus Torvalds describes as annoying, but it shouldn't be "hugely scary" for those testing it out.

29 April 2012 - New Kernel - 3 Comments
Linux 3.4 Is On Track, But Things Aren't Yet Calm

Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.4 kernel on Saturday afternoon. He believes the final Linux 3.4 kernel is still on track, but he's not too enthusiastic about the bombarding of new pull requests that seems to happen on Fridays.

21 April 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel - Add A Comment
Improving Linux DRM For Embedded Systems

A set of Direct Rendering Manager patches have appeared to ease the development of targeting DRM drivers for embedded systems. There's also two new DRM drivers using this SDRM layer.

13 April 2012 - SDRM - 1 Comment
Linux 2.4 Kernel Is Done

Development on the Linux 2.4 kernel is now officially over with no more maintenance releases being expected.

9 April 2012 - All Over - 4 Comments
Linux 3.4 Kernel Has x32 ABI Support

The pull happened last week prior to the Linux 3.4-rc1 release, but one of the other interesting changes in the Linux 3.4 kernel that hasn't been talked about much is the x32 support.

5 April 2012 - It's In There - 37 Comments
A New BFS "Smoking" Scheduler For Linux 3.3

Con Kolivas announced this weekend the release of an updated BFS scheduler for the recently-released Linux 3.3 kernel. The new BFS scheduler is at version 0.420 and is codenamed "Smoking", with "a fairly large architectural change" since earlier versions of this out-of-tree kernel scheduler.

25 March 2012 - Brain Fuck - Add A Comment
The Main DRM Pull Hits The Linux 3.4 Kernel

The main DRM graphics pull landed this afternoon for the Linux 3.4 kernel. David Airlie of Red Hat sent in the main DRM pull, which was followed-up by the Radeon HD 7000 / Trinity pull and then an unexpected Nouveau Kepler / de-staging pull. All of the code made it into the kernel, though Linus is complaining about some GCC warnings.

22 March 2012 - Ch-Ch-Changes - 5 Comments
Samsung Has G2D Driver, Virtual Display For Linux 3.4

Besides the DRM work already piling up for Linux 3.4, there's more. The Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos graphics driver have sent in their "-next" pull request, which brings several new features, including the basis of 2D acceleration for this open-source ARM graphics driver. There's also a virtual display driver that could be used for handling wireless displays.

13 March 2012 - Exynos - 11 Comments

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