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Oracle Rewrites Linux ZCache Compression Code

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.

28 July 2012 - Weird - 1 Comment
TI Releases Linux Kernel Support For "Keystone"

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.

24 July 2012 - Keystone Platform - Add A Comment
Frame-Buffer Log Driver Wants To Go Mainline

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.

15 July 2012 - Version 3 - 4 Comments
Linux 3.5-rc5 Kernel: "Nothing Really Worrisome"

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.

30 June 2012 - Linux 3.5 Kernel - Add A Comment
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
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
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
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

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