A commit within the in-development Linux 3.6 kernel has caused the PostgreSQL database server workload to regress by 15~20%. Fortunately, the commit has been spotted.
Here are Bootchart results indicating the boot speed from the Linux 3.0 kernel through the latest Linux 3.6 development kernel.
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.
Interest in building the Linux kernel through the LLVM/Clang compiler rather than GCC continues to grow. The consolidated LLVMLinux project was announced last week.
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.
The Linux 3.6-rc5 kernel was released on Friday evening, but this latest weekly development snapshot is too calm says Linus Torvalds.
Sysprof, the system-wide profiler that can at fine detail track down and profile kernel and user-space processes on Linux, has seen a new major release with new features added.
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.
With most Linux developers now returning from San Diego where LinuxCon, the Linux Kernel Summit, and the Linux Plumbers Conference took place, Linus has released Linux 3.6-rc4.
A call was made during the Linux Plumbers Conference on Wednesday to deprecate the Linux kernel FBDEV support.
Developers continue to work on support for allowing the LLVM/Clang compiler to build the mainline Linux kernel.
Aside from GStreamer 1.0, one of the other topics being talked about at this week's GStreamer Conference is V4L2.
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.
An alleged Linux user-space developer has called for dropping x86 32-bit support from the Linux kernel.
Six days after releasing the Linux 3.6-rc2 kernel, Linus has released the third test release of the forthcoming Linux 3.6.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the Linux 3.4 kernel will be his next "-longterm" kernel that will be supported for at least the next two years.
A new Linux kernel file-system has been presented, LanyFS, a.k.a. the Lanyard File-System.
While in development for nearly two years without merging, the adaptive tickless Linux kernel support is still being developed.
KMSCON is turning out to be a successful and interesting project with high ambitions of being the leading terminal emulator for Linux while running from user-space.
Linus Torvalds put out the second release candidate for the Linux 3.6 kernel after allowing two weeks for its development but ignoring the "unnecessarily big and scary" changes.
The ARMv8 64-bit architecture enablement, officially known as AArch64, is still ongoing for the Linux kernel.
Canonical and others continue to hack on rudimentary support for graphics display switching for Apple MacBook laptops bearing multiple graphics processors.
More than a month ago I wrote about ARM working on Linux virtualization support via Xen. This work still hasn't landed in the mainline Linux kernel, but it continues to move along.
The first release candidate of the Linux 3.6 kernel is now available and she's packing many changes.
After being in development for years, the VFIO user-space driver interface has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
Following yesterday's news of a massive power regression within the Linux 3.5 kernel, James Bottomley has uncovered the kernel commit causing excessive power usage.
For at least some hardware, it looks like the Linux 3.5 kernel has regressed and is burning through noticeably more power than its predecessor.
Seth Jennings of IBM proposed that ZCache be moved out of the Linux kernel's staging area and be accepted officially into the mainline tree. However, that proposal is being criticized by an Oracle engineers as they have evidently "completely rewritten zcache" and will share it soon but still doesn't see a reason for the memory compression code to leave staging.
The in-development Linux 3.6 kernel introduces an EFI handover protocol, which will ultimately lead to faster boot-ups and simpler EFI boot-loaders.
There's a few prominent changes for the DRM graphics drivers in the forthcoming Linux 3.6 kernel but overall it will be quite a boring release for open-source Linux graphics drivers.
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