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EXT4 Gains New Online Resize Support In Linux 3.3

The EXT4 file-system pull request went in today for the Linux 3.3 kernel. The EXT4 updates for this next kernel include the new online resize interface.
10 January 2012 - Feature Work - 14 Comments

Linux 3.3 Kernel Has A Big, "Pretty Good" Staging Merge

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."
9 January 2012 - Staging Area

Reiser4 Still Lacks Mainline Ambitions

Reiser4 is still not ready for integration into the Linux 3.3 kernel nor has the file-system even been officially updated yet for any of the recent kernel releases.
9 January 2012 - Reiser4 - 12 Comments

FIOPS: A New Linux I/O Scheduler For Flash/SSDs

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.
9 January 2012 - FIOPS - 15 Comments

Microsoft's exFAT Is Still Crap On Linux

If you were hoping to see support for Microsoft's exFAT file-system land in the Linux 3.3 kernel, guess again.
8 January 2012 - exFAT File-System - 28 Comments

Bufferbloat To Be Fought In Linux 3.3 With BQL

Another feature coming to the Linux 3.3 kernel is Byte Queue Limits (BQL), which attempts to fight "bufferbloat" in networking.
7 January 2012 - Byte Queue Limits - 9 Comments

The Zen Kernel Is Still Alive, Patching Linux 3.1

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.
7 January 2012 - Linux Fork - 4 Comments

Radeon VM, DMA-BUF Will Go Into Linux 3.3 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.
6 January 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments

Radeon HD 7000 Support, VIA KMS Still Missing

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.
6 January 2012 - 22 Revisions - 2 Comments

Did Your System Take A Dive With Linux 3.2?

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.
5 January 2012 - IOMMU Problem - 32 Comments

What's Coming For The Linux 3.3 Kernel DRM Pull

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.
5 January 2012 - With 3.2 Done - 1 Comment

Linux 3.2 Kernel Officially Christened

Linus Torvalds officially christened the Linux 3.2 kernel on Wednesday afternoon.
4 January 2012 - It's Here - 11 Comments

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

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