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Linux Kernel News Archives

Frontswap Still Not Ready For Linux 3.3 Kernel

While the Frontswap patches with Cleancache have been available for several Linux kernel release cycles, the Frontswap support still hasn't been merged. Another Oracle developer is now taking over maintenance of Cleancache and getting Frontswap finally ready for merging, but it's too late for the Linux 3.3 kernel.
13 January 2012 - Maybe 3.4?

Announcing The DRM VGEM - Virtual GEM Provider

Alpha quality patches were published today that introduce the "Virtual GEM Provider" for the Linux kernel DRM, which can improve the software-based acceleration experience for graphics.
11 January 2012 - DRM/VGEM

The Pull That Finally Fixes ASPM Power Regression

Queued up in the PCI sub-system pull for the Linux 3.3 kernel is the ASPM re-work that provides a proper fix to the well known Linux kernel power regression that was talked about for much of 2011.
11 January 2012 - Linux 3.3 - 7 Comments

The Linux 3.3 DRM Pull Is Heavy On Enhancements

There's more Linux 3.3 kernel news to report... This time it's the DRM pull request officially going in (and being accepted) as it's heavy on enhancements for open-source graphics drivers.
10 January 2012 - Linux 3.3 Kernel - 4 Comments

EXT4 Gains New Online Resize Support In Linux 3.3

The EXT4 file-system pull request went in today for the Linux 3.3 kernel. The EXT4 updates for this next kernel include the new online resize interface.
10 January 2012 - Feature Work - 14 Comments

Linux 3.3 Kernel Has A Big, "Pretty Good" Staging Merge

The Linux 3.3 kernel staging pull request has been submitted to Linus Torvalds. As said by Greg Kroah-Hartman, the 3.3 staging merge is big and "overall, the story is pretty good."
9 January 2012 - Staging Area

Reiser4 Still Lacks Mainline Ambitions

Reiser4 is still not ready for integration into the Linux 3.3 kernel nor has the file-system even been officially updated yet for any of the recent kernel releases.
9 January 2012 - Reiser4 - 12 Comments

FIOPS: A New Linux I/O Scheduler For Flash/SSDs

Last week a new I/O scheduler was presented for the Linux kernel. This new scheduler, FIOPS, is designed around modern flash-based storage devices like solid-state drives.
9 January 2012 - FIOPS - 15 Comments

Microsoft's exFAT Is Still Crap On Linux

If you were hoping to see support for Microsoft's exFAT file-system land in the Linux 3.3 kernel, guess again.
8 January 2012 - exFAT File-System - 28 Comments

Bufferbloat To Be Fought In Linux 3.3 With BQL

Another feature coming to the Linux 3.3 kernel is Byte Queue Limits (BQL), which attempts to fight "bufferbloat" in networking.
7 January 2012 - Byte Queue Limits - 9 Comments

The Zen Kernel Is Still Alive, Patching Linux 3.1

Besides MythTV, Cube 2, and many other open-source projects, another high-profile project that's still around and kicking but that's been quiet as of late is the Zen Kernel.
7 January 2012 - Linux Fork - 4 Comments

Radeon VM, DMA-BUF Will Go Into Linux 3.3 Kernel

The Radeon virtual memory (VM) support -- part of the Radeon HD 7000 series upbringing -- is now in the DRM next tree for landing in the Linux 3.3 kernel. Separate from the expected 3.3 graphics pull request, Linaro's "dma-buf" has already been sent to Linus Torvalds for merging into the mainline tree.
6 January 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments

Radeon HD 7000 Support, VIA KMS Still Missing

When talking yesterday about the likely DRM pull for the Linux 3.3 kernel there were a few graphics driver related items not on the list.
6 January 2012 - 22 Revisions - 2 Comments

Did Your System Take A Dive With Linux 3.2?

If you upgraded today to the just-released Linux 3.2 kernel and your Intel system is now having problems booting this new kernel release, you're not alone, but here's a possible workaround.
5 January 2012 - IOMMU Problem - 32 Comments

What's Coming For The Linux 3.3 Kernel DRM Pull

Now that the Linux 3.2 kernel is released, the Linux 3.3 kernel merge window is open. Here's a quick look at what should be queued up for the Linux 3.3 kernel when it comes to the DRM graphics area.
5 January 2012 - With 3.2 Done - 1 Comment

Linux 3.2 Kernel Officially Christened

Linus Torvalds officially christened the Linux 3.2 kernel on Wednesday afternoon.
4 January 2012 - It's Here - 11 Comments

Linux Zcache Now Handles Crypto Compression

Seth Jennings of IBM has provided a patch for the next Linux kernel that removes the LZO-specific compression bits inside zcache and instead hooks this compressed page cache into the generic Crypto compression API.
2 January 2012 - Compression API - 14 Comments

The Most Popular Phoronix Stories Of 2011

After sharing the most popular Linux stories of 2011 in terms of Phoronix news articles, here is a listing of the most popular featured Phoronix articles from this past calendar year.
31 December 2011 - A Listing - 3 Comments

Intel Flip-Flops Again: RC6 Disabled For Linux 3.2

Ouch, Intel at the last minute has -- once again -- had to disable RC6 power savings support from their open-source Linux graphics driver for Sandy Bridge hardware.
28 December 2011 - Whoops - 3 Comments

POHMELFS: A New But Old Distributed Linux File-System

In a Christmas-themed announcement, Evgeniy Polyakov has unveiled a brand new POHMELFS distributed file-system implementation for the Linux kernel.
26 December 2011 - Well, Updated - 6 Comments

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