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A patch was volleyed into the Linux kernel development camp to change the default I/O scheduler for non-SATA disk drives.
10 April 2012 - Linux Kernel - 10 Comments
Development on the Linux 2.4 kernel is now officially over with no more maintenance releases being expected.
9 April 2012 - All Over - 4 Comments
Just in time for some Easter weekend testing, Linus Torvalds has released the second RC of the Linux 3.4 kernel.
8 April 2012 - Happy Easter - 1 Comment
Chris Mason, the Oracle engineer who's the lead developer of the Btrfs, just finished a session at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about his promising and feature-rich file-system.
5 April 2012 - LFcollab - 2 Comments
The pull happened last week prior to the Linux 3.4-rc1 release, but one of the other interesting changes in the Linux 3.4 kernel that hasn't been talked about much is the x32 support.
5 April 2012 - It's In There - 37 Comments
Another noteworthy session from this year's Linux Foundation Summit was two Oracle engineers talking about DTrace on Linux.
5 April 2012 - Sun DTrace - 3 Comments
A patch emerged out of IBM yesterday so that the Linux kernel can now has optimal SMP efficiency by being able to support running off zero CPU cores.
2 April 2012 - April Fools - 9 Comments
Patches for an x86 disassembler for the Linux kernel have been proposed. An in-kernel disassembler could prove useful for developers in cases of kernel panics and other happenings.
2 April 2012 - x86 Disassembler - 11 Comments
Linus Torvalds has put out the first release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 3.4 kernel.
1 April 2012 - Torvalds Kernel - 2 Comments
As the latest work queued up for merging in the Linux 3.4 kernel is the Btrfs file-system pull, which Chris Mason describes as "pretty big, picking up patches that have been under development for some time."
30 March 2012 - Btrfs File-System - 17 Comments
David Airlie has a last-minute pull request for the Linux 3.4 kernel following last week's main DRM pull. This latest Git pull request is set to introduce DMA-BUF PRIME support in the mainline kernel.
30 March 2012 - DMA-BUF - 5 Comments
There's a number of DRM-related updates today in the open-source Linux graphics world.
28 March 2012 - DRM Drivers - 4 Comments
Con Kolivas announced this weekend the release of an updated BFS scheduler for the recently-released Linux 3.3 kernel. The new BFS scheduler is at version 0.420 and is codenamed "Smoking", with "a fairly large architectural change" since earlier versions of this out-of-tree kernel scheduler.
25 March 2012 - Brain Fuck - 48 Comments
The PCI pull request went in yesterday for the Linux 3.4 kernel. Overall it's a fairly uninteresting pull for the 3.4 cycle, but there's two basic exceptions.
23 March 2012 - PCI-E ASPM - 1 Comment
The main DRM graphics pull landed this afternoon for the Linux 3.4 kernel. David Airlie of Red Hat sent in the main DRM pull, which was followed-up by the Radeon HD 7000 / Trinity pull and then an unexpected Nouveau Kepler / de-staging pull. All of the code made it into the kernel, though Linus is complaining about some GCC warnings.
22 March 2012 - Ch-Ch-Changes - 5 Comments
A patch has been proposed for the Linux kernel to introduce the VMUFAT file-system.
21 March 2012 - For Sega Dreamcasts - 7 Comments
Just one day after the Linux 3.3 kernel was released, the power management pull request for the Linux 3.4 kernel has already been submitted.
19 March 2012 - Linux Power Management
Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.3 kernel on Sunday afternoon.
18 March 2012 - Linux 3.3 - 5 Comments
On Thursday there was a new upstream contribution by Canonical for an Apple GMUX device driver, which can provide hybrid graphics support under Linux for certain Apple MacBook laptops.
16 March 2012 - Apple GMUX - 10 Comments
Besides the DRM work already piling up for Linux 3.4, there's more. The Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos graphics driver have sent in their "-next" pull request, which brings several new features, including the basis of 2D acceleration for this open-source ARM graphics driver. There's also a virtual display driver that could be used for handling wireless displays.
13 March 2012 - Exynos - 11 Comments
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