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Jean Delvare, a name commonly associated with the LM_Sensors project while being an employee at SUSE, has raised an important discussion item on the kernel mailing list about improving the kernel configuration (Kconfig) options when building the Linux kernel.
14 April 2014 - Kconfig - 7 Comments
The first release candidate to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available and it marks the close of the kernel merge window for about two months. Linux 3.15 is poised to be a very exciting kernel release.
13 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 12 Comments
There's likely just a day or two left before the Linux 3.15-rc1 kernel will be released to mark the end of the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window. With all of the major features appearing to have been merged by now, here's an overview of the exciting features to look forward to with the Linux 3.15 release.
12 April 2014 - Linux 3.15
Early on in the Linux 3.15 merge window there were improvements to significantly speed-up suspend and resume for systems, but now there's another late merge of a patch that has the capability of speeding up the resume time from suspend by 7~12x for at least some laptop/desktop systems.
12 April 2014 - Suspend And Resume - 17 Comments
For the Linux 3.15 kernel were already a lot of Btrfs bug and performance fixes, but now late into the 3.15 merge window have been some more fixes.
12 April 2014 - Btrfs - 5 Comments
Experimental Linux kernel code for providing a Thunderbolt driver that works on Apple MacBook Pro systems has been updated and is still hopeful for its eventual mainline kernel inclusion.
10 April 2014 - Thunderbolt Driver - 8 Comments
The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support.
10 April 2014 - x86 Platform - 10 Comments
For the past few years the Reiser4 file-system has mostly been in maintenance mode with there being just a handful of developers left working on the out-of-tree code, the former ReiserFS lead developer in jail, and most code activity these days just revolving around bug-fixing and adding support for newer kernel releases. However, in March the Reiser4 file-system did gain support for a new feature.
9 April 2014 - Reiser4 - 6 Comments
Yesterday patches were published via a pull request to enable experimental LTO support for the Linux 3.15 kernel, but Linus Torvalds hasn't yet decided whether he will accept this code in the upstream Linux kernel... Linus doesn't yet see the benefits in link-time optimizations for the kernel and isn't sure whether this code is ready yet to be mainlined.
9 April 2014 - Link-Time Optimizations - 65 Comments
A second staging pull was submitted for the Linux 3.15 kernel that adds the new r8723au driver for handling an increasingly used WiFi adapter common to some new notebooks/ultrabooks.
8 April 2014 - r8723au - 5 Comments
The very large DRM pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel was submitted just moments ago with significant updates to the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
8 April 2014 - Direct Rendering Manager - 1 Comment
As a potentially significant performance win for the Linux kernel, when compiling the Linux kernel support for link-time optimizations (LTO) are now supported.
7 April 2014 - LTO - 13 Comments
For those not keeping up to date on all of the Phoronix articles covering the Linux 3.15 kernel changes that landed in the past week, here's a recap of the changes that were merged so far half-way through the Linux 3.15 merge window.
7 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 1 Comment
Linux kernel developers have been discussing for the past few days about the possibility of encoding kernel oops messages into QR codes that would be shown on the screen.
5 April 2014 - Kernel Oops - 26 Comments
EXT4 and XFS file-system updates for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window are now clear.
4 April 2014 - File-Systems - 5 Comments
The Linux 3.15 kernel's /dev/random implementation will feature a new instruction of Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors.
4 April 2014 - Random Number Generator - 9 Comments
File-systems implemented via FUSE (File-Systems in User-Space) will be getting better write throughput performance when upgrading to the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - FUSE - 1 Comment
Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support.
3 April 2014 - SWAP
The Kernfs code that's a split of the sysfs logic to make it more useful to other kernel subsystems wishing to have a virtual file-system, will get better in Linux 3.15.
2 April 2014 - Kernfs
While the Linux 3.15 kernel is introducing a large number of new features, it's also doing away with some old drivers and older x86 platforms.
2 April 2014 - x86 - 21 Comments
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