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Linux Kernel News Archives

Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel: Graphics & Disks Rule

The merge window is closed and 3.19-rc1 was released on Saturday, marking the end of new mainline Linux kernel features for 2014. Here's a rundown of the exciting new features of the Linux 3.19 kernel for what will become the first major kernel release of 2015.
22 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 8 Comments

Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Coming Along For The Linux Kernel

Jerome Glisse remains hard at work on readying his Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) patch-set for eventual integration into the mainline Linux kernel. This HMM memory management will benefit HSA/OpenCL workloads on Linux.
22 December 2014 - OpenCL - 20 Comments

Linux 3.19-rc1 Kernel Released Ahead Of Schedule

The first release candidate to the Linux 3.19 kernel was released on Saturday.
20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments

Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

Linux 3.18 was released two Sundays ago and the 3.19 merge window opened immediately. Normally the merge window is open for 14 days before Linus Torvalds closes it and tags -rc1. With Linux 3.19, things are different.
20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments

Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19

Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are starting to take shape with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
20 December 2014 - Skylake

Linux 3.19: ThinkPad Muting Redone, New Dell Backlight Support, Acer Is Banging

The x86 platform driver changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel have been submitted and they include some noteworthy improvements for many Linux laptop owners.
19 December 2014 - x86 Platform Drivers - 3 Comments

KVM Drops Support For IA64 While Adding Various x86 Improvements

The KVM changes have been queued up and called for pulling into the Linux 3.19 kernel.
19 December 2014 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine - 6 Comments

New 64-bit Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Disclosed This Week

For those that didn't hear the news yet, multiple Linux x86_64 vulnerabilities were made public this week.
18 December 2014 - Linux x86_64

That Nasty Linux Kernel Lockup Bug Is Still Unresolved

Nearly one month ago back during the Linux 3.18 release candidates there was a worrisome regression uncovered by kernel developers, but now with the Linux 3.19 merge window nearly over, that issue still has yet to be firmly addressed.
18 December 2014 - Dave Jones' Bug - 8 Comments

Inline Data Support Comes To CephFS With Linux 3.19

The Ceph file-system in Linux 3.19 will support inline data to offer performance improvements for some operations.
18 December 2014 - Inline Data For Ceph

New Input Drivers Coming For Linux 3.19 Kernel

One of the latest pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the input driver subsystem pull, which includes numerous updates along with a few new drivers. The new drivers will benefit some Google Chromebooks in running the latest upstream kernel.
16 December 2014 - Input

BLD Kernel Scheduler Updated For Linux 3.19

The Barbershop Load Distribution (BLD) CPU load distribution technique has been updated for the mainline Linux 3.18 kernel.
16 December 2014 - Barbershop - 7 Comments

Pay For Faster Linux Kernel Performance? There's Patches For That

The "eXt73" patch-set aspires to yield faster kernel performance and better power efficiency. Independent benchmarks published of the eXt73 patch-set indicate faster performance out of the patched Linux kernel, but these patches do come at a cost for end-users.
16 December 2014 - eXt73 - 59 Comments

Staging Driver Changes For Linux 3.19: Android Binder Code Leaves Staging

The latest Linux 3.19 kernel changes to talk about is the staging pull request that was sent in a short time ago by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
15 December 2014 - Staging - 7 Comments

Features Added So Far To The Linux 3.19 Kernel

We're now half-way through the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window so here's a recap of the most interesting features that have been merged thus far for what will become the first major Linux kernel release of 2015.
15 December 2014 - Linux 3.19

DRM Pull Request Sent In For Linux 3.19 - Great Stuff For Intel, Nouveau, Radeon

One week into the merge window for the Linux 3.19 kernel, the DRM subsystem pull request was sent in this morning by Red Hat's David Airlie. There's a lot of interesting kernel graphics driver changes abound for Linux 3.19!
15 December 2014 - DRM Graphics - 2 Comments

CoreSight Being Added To Linux 3.19 Kernel

The Linux 3.19 kernel is set to introduce support for the CoreSight framework and implementations for a few SBC boards.
14 December 2014 - CoreSight

SquashFS In Linux 3.19 Adds LZ4 Compression Support

Within the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel is now support for LZ4 compression for SquashFS, the read-only file-system commonly used by various Linux distribution live CDs.
14 December 2014 - SquashFS - 2 Comments

Blk-mq Gets Further Improved With Linux 3.19, NVME Gets Ported

The multi-queue block layer (blk-mq) will be in even better shape with the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel.
14 December 2014 - blk-mq

STI DRM Improvements Coming For Linux 3.19

Beyond the DRM graphics improvements for Linux 3.19 affecting the most common kernel graphics drivers, the STI driver will too see improvements for this next kernel version.
13 December 2014 - STI

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