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Linux Kernel News Archives

FBLOG: A Frame-Buffer Driver Just For Kernel Logs

Appearing this weekend on the Linux kernel mailing list was a new frame-buffer driver with the sole purpose of the "fblog" driver being for showing the kernel logs.
17 June 2012 - New Driver - 12 Comments

Linux 3.5-rc3 Kernel Released, Still A Bit Much

The third release candidate of the Linux 3.5 kernel was made available on Saturday night.
17 June 2012 - Linux 3.5-rc3 - 7 Comments

These Are The Biggest Problems With Linux

Last week I asked What Are The Biggest Problems With Linux? and since then there have been more than 220 responses and tens of thousands of views regarding the biggest issues with Linux.
16 June 2012 - Linux Problems - 36 Comments

i.MX DRM Support Called For Staging

The driver developer responsible for the i.MX Image Processing Unit DRM driver has called for it to be ultimately pushed into the Linux kernel but first via the kernel's staging area.
15 June 2012 - DRM Driver - 1 Comment

What Are The Biggest Problems With Linux?

If you were asked what are the biggest problems with Linux, what would that be?
10 June 2012 - Open Question - 232 Comments

PRAMFS: Persistent & Protected RAM Filesystem

Patches on Sunday were published for the Linux kernel that provide PRAMFS, a persistent, non-volatile RAM-based file-system.
10 June 2012 - PRFAMFS - 12 Comments

Linux 3.5-rc2 Released In "Fairly Good Shape"

Prior to taking a week-long holiday where he will be mostly "MIA", Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc2 kernel.
9 June 2012 - Linux 3.5 Kernel

Linux 3.5-rc1 Kernel Has Been Released

While the Linux 3.5-rc1 kernel was tagged on Saturday, the announcement didn't come out until today. Regardless, the Linux 3.5-rc1 kernel is now available with lots of interesting changes.
3 June 2012 - Linux 3.5 - 1 Comment

Btrfs In Linux 3.5 Is Not Too Exciting

The Btrfs pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel went in on Friday, but it's not particularly exciting.
3 June 2012 - Btrfs Update - 3 Comments

EXT4 In Linux 3.5 Gets CRC32 Meta-Data

The pull request for the EXT4 file-system in the Linux 3.5 kernel and there's one prominent new feature.
1 June 2012 - Update - 14 Comments

Finally: More DRM Driver Documentation

A developer while working to create a Renesas SH Mobile DRM driver ended up writing a fairly thorough DRM kernel framework documentation for those looking to write these kernel GPU drivers.
1 June 2012 - GPU DRM Drivers - 5 Comments

The Extra DMA-BUF PRIME Patches For Linux 3.5

Another DRM pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has been issued. This extra pull provides the DRM DMA-BUF PRIME mmap/vmap support.
31 May 2012 - More Patches - 1 Comment

DRM Changes In Linux 3.5 Are Huge

This news item is coming a bit belated due to LinuxTag, but the DRM graphics driver pull went in last week for the Linux 3.5 kernel. The open-source kernel graphics driver changes this time around are absolutely huge, complete with three new KMS drivers.
29 May 2012 - GPU Drivers - 7 Comments

Xonar DGX, Other Soundly Linux Enhancements

The sound pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has went in this week. Aside from Linux now finally supporting Creative Sound Core3D sound cards, there's also some other interesting audio-related work for the kernel.
25 May 2012 - Linux 3.5 - 3 Comments

Better Input Support In The Linux 3.5 Kernel

For the Linux 3.5 kernel there will be better touch/input device support.
24 May 2012 - Input

Linux 3.4 Kernel Released With Many New Features

The Linux 3.4 kernel was released to end out the weekend of Linus Torvalds' with this major kernel release highlighting several new Linux features.
21 May 2012 - Linux 3.4 - 4 Comments

The v2 Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler

Version 2 of the Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler (RIFS) was published on Friday. The RIFS scheduler for the Linux kernel is designed for driving a low-latency Linux desktop.
13 May 2012 - RIFS Scheduler - 145 Comments

Linux 3.4 Kernel Should Be Here Next Week

The final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is about one week away, but until then there is the 3.4-rc7 kernel to take for a spin.
13 May 2012 - Linux 3.4

DMA-BUF PRIME Coming Together For Linux 3.5

The DMA-BUF PRIME support in the popular open-source Linux graphics drivers is coming together for the Linux 3.5 kernel to allow for GPU offloaded rendering.
12 May 2012 - GPU Offloading - 18 Comments

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

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