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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
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 - 30 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 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
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-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 - Add A Comment
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
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 - Add A Comment
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
A Guide To Hacking With EGL & KMS

There's long been a desire to have a KMS-based console program that can tie in with OpenGL, but none of the active DRM developers have yet to get around to writing such a "kmscon" program. However, Jesse Barnes has written a fairly in-depth guide for anyone wishing to write a standalone program using EGL and KMS with OpenGL. As Jesse says, "just in case anyone wants to port the VTE widget and give me my VTs on a cube."

1 November 2011 - Standalone Hacks - Add A Comment

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