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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

Btrfs For Linux 3.19 Has Improved RAID 5/6 Support

Btrfs maintainer and Facebook employee Chris Mason sent in his Btrfs file-system updates for the Linux 3.19 merge window.
12 December 2014 - Btrfs

XFS Has Improvements To Look Forward To With Linux 3.19

One of the latest pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the XFS file-system changes.
12 December 2014 - XFS - 2 Comments

Many Sound Updates Queued For Linux 3.19 Kernel

The latest pull request of interest to us for the Linux 3.19 merge window is the sound driver updates.
11 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 16 Comments

EXT4 In Linux 3.19 Brings Lots Of Bug Fixes

Ted Ts'o has sent in the EXT4 file-system changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window.
11 December 2014 - EXT4 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.19 Kernel Adds Intel MPX Support For Skylake

We've been talking about Intel MPX support in the kernel for one year and with the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel that support is finally being realized.
9 December 2014 - Intel MPX - 3 Comments

Optimizations & Performance Improvements For DM In Linux 3.19

Another one of the interesting early pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the Device Mapper changes.
9 December 2014 - Device Mapper

Multi-Layer Support Coming To OverlayFS In Linux 3.19

OverlayFS was finally merged in Linux 3.18 and now for the Linux 3.19 merge window it's picking up another feature.
9 December 2014 - Multi-Layer

Significant ACPI & Power Management Changes In Linux 3.19

Rafael Wysocki of Intel mailed in the ACPI and power management changes for the Linux 3.19 merge window. As said by the ACPI/PM subsystem maintainer, "This time we have some more new material than we used to have during the last couple of development cycles."
9 December 2014 - ACPI/PM

Linux 3.18 Kernel Released, But It Doesn't Fix That Odd Regression

As anticipated, Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.18 kernel this Sunday evening.
7 December 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 9 Comments

New Features On The Horizon For The Linux Kernel

Besides the many Linux graphics driver changes for Linux 3.19, there's many other non-graphics features out on the horizon in kernel land -- some of which might land in Linux 3.19 but most of the other items are post-3.19 material. Linux 4.0 also isn't likely far out.
7 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 & Beyond

Sporadic Behavior With Linux 3.16 vs. 3.17 vs. 3.18 Test Results

Here's some more Linux 3.18 kernel benchmarks I did with the final release due out likely today. However, these results seem to be a bit odd.
7 December 2014 - Results - 8 Comments

Exciting Graphics Driver Changes Coming In Linux 3.19

With Linux 3.18 likely coming out today, we can begin focusing more of our attention and testing on the code that will become the Linux 3.19 kernel over the weeks ahead. Once again, when it comes to the DRM graphics driver changes, there's lots of exciting improvements.
7 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 DRM

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