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.
Texas Instruments has published their initial Linux kernel patches for providing support for their forthcoming Keystone platform, which is an interesting ARM-based platform dealing with many-core SoCs using Cortex-A15s.
The Linux 3.5 kernel has been officially released.
With the release of the Linux 3.5 kernel expected in just a few days, here's some of the most exciting features to look forward to.
The FBLOG driver, which is a kernel frame-buffer driver just for displaying logs from the Linux kernel, continues to be revised and the code's author wants to push the driver into the mainline Linux kernel.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc7 kernel on Saturday afternoon and he's not too happy about it.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc6 kernel on Saturday night.
A German developer is seeking comments on patches he's written to create a DRM SoC framework for the Linux kernel.
ARM has today posted their set of patches that implements core Linux kernel support for AArch64, the ARM 64-bit architecture.
Linux developers have begun exploring the changes Microsoft has made to their HID (Human Interface Device) protocol for Windows 8 that will affect how new Windows-focused multi-touch devices function.
The Ultra KSM (UKSM) patch-set for the Linux kernel continues to be maintained for providing transparent full-system memory de-duplication for Linux.
To end out June, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc5 kernel on Saturday night. He asks if there's any pending regressions but overall believes there is nothing really worrisome as the Linux 3.5 kernel nears.
As part of a GSoC project through the Linux Foundation, some of the popular open-source DRM graphics drivers are being back-ported to older Linux kernel releases.
Linus Torvalds has done another Sunday -RC release of the Linux 3.5 kernel. So far the trend is that the Linux 3.5 release is looking quite good.
RIFS-ES V1 has been published as a new interactivity favor scheduler for the Linux kernel.
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.
The third release candidate of the Linux 3.5 kernel was made available on Saturday night.
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.
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.
If you were asked what are the biggest problems with Linux, what would that be?
Patches on Sunday were published for the Linux kernel that provide PRAMFS, a persistent, non-volatile RAM-based file-system.
Prior to taking a week-long holiday where he will be mostly "MIA", Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc2 kernel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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