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Bcache File-System Has Initial Encryption Patches

It's been a while since last having anything to talk about with regard to Bcachefs as a file-system aiming for speed while having ZFS/Btrfs-like capabilities and being spun out of the Bcache caching code. This file-system now has tentative patches for complete encryption support.

19 September 2016 - Bcachefs Encryption - 9 Comments
Greybus Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.9 Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking to land the Greybus driver subsystem into the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel subsystem. Greybus was a central piece to Google's recently cancelled Project Ara modular smartphone.

14 September 2016 - Greybus Linux - 13 Comments
Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel

One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.

27 August 2016 - eBPF Linux - Add A Comment
Marking DRI1 Drivers As Legacy & "Broken" Being Debated

Earlier this month David Herrmann sent out two kernel patches to hide "legacy" DRM drivers behind a new Kconfig switch and make these DRI1 drivers depend upon the kernel's "BROKEN" option. Not all are happy about these patches.

26 August 2016 - Legacy / DRI1 - 28 Comments
What's Been Going On With CPUFreq & The Scheduler

As we've been covering the past few kernel cycles, a lot of low-level improvements have been happening to CPUFreq with going through a redesign and more plus the introduction of a new CPUFreq governor. If you're behind on this subject matter, here's some slides from this week's LinuxCon event that covers the changes.

23 August 2016 - Schedutil Plus Friends - 23 Comments
Linux 4.8-rc3 Kernel Is Out

Linus Torvalds announced today the third weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel, which is currently codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.

21 August 2016 - Linux 4.8 - 4 Comments

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