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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

Another Linus Rant About Linux DRM; Rejects Pull

Linus Torvalds is known to make a few colorful remarks from time to time. Today he's become frustrated once again with the Linux DRM layer and has rejected a pull request for the Linux 3.2 kernel.
6 December 2011 - Rejects A Pull - 11 Comments

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

Linux 3.2-rc4: Maybe It's Just Time For My Meds

A new development release of the Linux 3.2 kernel took place on Thursday.
3 December 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel

Work On DRM PRIME Is Back Underway

The PRIME GPU offloading work for the Linux kernel is being touched once again.
27 November 2011 - Linux DRM - 3 Comments

Linus Issues A Thanksgiving Day Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds has issued a Thanksgiving Linux kernel update for those not in a food-induced coma from this American holiday. The delicacy is the Linux 3.2-rc3 kernel.
24 November 2011 - Linux 3.2-rc3

Linux 3.2-rc2 Kernel Doesn't Bring Too Much Churn

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.2-rc2 kernel this morning. Considering the long development cycle of the Linux 3.2 kernel, this second development release is relatively tame.
15 November 2011 - Linux 3.2-rc2 Released - 1 Comment

The Increasing Size Of The Linux Kernel

Floating around the Linux kernel mailing list information is some new data about the evolution of the Linux kernel's size. Obviously, it's getting larger.
12 November 2011 - A Graph - 78 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 - 7 Comments

Btrfs Brings "Pretty Beefy" Changes In Linux 3.2

The pull request for the Btrfs file-system in the Linux 3.2 kernel has finally come in this Sunday. It brings some fairly significant changes for this up-and-coming Linux file-system.
6 November 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel - 42 Comments

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 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.2 Is Still Looking To Be Power Hungry

The PCI subsystem pull for the Linux 3.2 kernel was published on Friday evening. If you were hoping it would rework PCI-E ASPM (Active-State Power Management) to be more like the Windows implementation or for more PCI drivers to be setting the bits directly to support it (effectively white-listing drivers/hardware), it didn't happen yet.
29 October 2011 - Nope... - 18 Comments

The DRM Pull Request For Linux 3.2 Kernel

David Airlie sent in the main DRM pull request for the Linux 3.2 kernel to Linus Torvalds.
28 October 2011 - The DRM Pony

NVIDIA Publishes Linux Patches For Tegra 3

Just as the Linux 3.2 kernel merge window opened, NVIDIA published a set of patches that enable support for their Tegra 3 (Kal-El) processor.
27 October 2011 - Linux Kernel Support - 5 Comments

Killing DRM Graphics Cruft With Fire

It seems to be a good time to clean-up the Linux graphics driver stack. After old hardware support was dropped in Mesa in August, more Mesa code was dropped, and most recently the classic ATI R300/R600 drivers are to be killed (this is set to happen this Friday). Now Intel's Daniel Vetter is chopping up some DRM code.
27 October 2011 - Daniel - 22 Comments

Linux Foundation Backs Long-Term Support Kernels

The Linux Foundation has announced this morning from Prague at LinuxCon Europe 2011 that they will be backing long-term support Linux kernel releases. In a move that targets consumer electronic devices relying upon the Linux kernel, once per year an LTS Linux kernel will be tagged and it will be maintained for a period of two years.
26 October 2011 - Linux LTS Kernels - 21 Comments

The Staging Merge For Linux 3.2 Kernel Is Huge

Linus Torvalds was worried that the Linux 3.2 kernel might be of a worrying size due to the belated release of Linux 3.1. Merge requests are now starting to come in for the Linux 3.2 kernel and the staging merge alone touches several hundred thousand lines of code.
25 October 2011 - Lots Of Code - 5 Comments

The Belated Linux 3.1 Kernel Is Released

In the early hours of the morning, Linus Torvalds tagged the Linux 3.1 kernel final.
24 October 2011 - Now It's Here - 11 Comments

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