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Linux Kernel News Archives

Adaptive Tickless Kernel Still Being Adapted

While in development for nearly two years without merging, the adaptive tickless Linux kernel support is still being developed.
19 August 2012 - New Kernel - 5 Comments

KMSCON Is Getting Ready To Kick The Kernel Console

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.
18 August 2012 - KMSCON - 32 Comments

Linux 3.6-rc2 Kernel Released: Ignoring The Big & Scary

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.
16 August 2012 - Linux 3.6-rc2 - 3 Comments

AArch64/ARM64 Linux Kernel Work Still Ongoing

The ARMv8 64-bit architecture enablement, officially known as AArch64, is still ongoing for the Linux kernel.
16 August 2012 - ARMv8 64-bit - 1 Comment

Linux Display Switching Support For Apple MacBooks

Canonical and others continue to hack on rudimentary support for graphics display switching for Apple MacBook laptops bearing multiple graphics processors.
15 August 2012 - Being Done - 1 Comment

ARM Still Tackling Linux Xen Virtualization Support

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.
8 August 2012 - ARM Virtualization - 1 Comment

Linux 3.6-rc1 Kernel Released, Many New Features

The first release candidate of the Linux 3.6 kernel is now available and she's packing many changes.
2 August 2012 - Linux 3.6 - 12 Comments

VFIO Driver Merged Into Linux 3.6 Kernel

After being in development for years, the VFIO user-space driver interface has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
1 August 2012 - VFIO

Linux 3.5 Kernel Power Regression Spotted

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.
31 July 2012 - The Cause - 7 Comments

Talk Of A "Massive Power Regression" In Linux 3.5

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.
30 July 2012 - Linux 3.5 Bites - 32 Comments

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

EXT4 Updates Go Into The Linux 3.6 Kernel

Two days after the Btrfs was updated with two big features for the Linux 3.6 kernel, the EXT4 file-system has now been updated for this next Linux kernel release.
28 July 2012 - EXT4 Linux - 6 Comments

Linux 3.6 Kernel Adds EFI Handover Protocol

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.
27 July 2012 - EFI Handover

Btrfs Filesystem In Linux 3.6 Kernel Has Big Changes

The Btrfs file-system update for the Linux 3.6 kernel is "a large btrfs update" with new features introduced to this next-generation file-system.
26 July 2012 - Btrfs - 24 Comments

DRM Drivers On Linux 3.6 Kernel Aren't Too Fun

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.
26 July 2012 - DRM Linux 3.6 - 8 Comments

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 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.5 Kernel Officially Released

The Linux 3.5 kernel has been officially released.
21 July 2012 - Linux 3.5 - 4 Comments

The Best Features Of The Linux 3.5 Kernel

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.
17 July 2012 - Release Forthcoming - 10 Comments

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-rc7 Kernel: Not Cool, Guys. Not Cool.

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc7 kernel on Saturday afternoon and he's not too happy about it.
15 July 2012 - Linus Not Happy - 16 Comments

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