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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux 3.4 Is On Track, But Things Aren't Yet Calm

Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.4 kernel on Saturday afternoon. He believes the final Linux 3.4 kernel is still on track, but he's not too enthusiastic about the bombarding of new pull requests that seems to happen on Fridays.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel

DRM Changes Pooling For Linux 3.5 Kernel

There's already a number of changes building up when it comes to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) sub-system for merging into the Linux 3.5 kernel.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.5 DRM - 2 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc3 Fixes Two Obscure Bugs

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.4-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening.
15 April 2012 - Bug Fixes - 10 Comments

Improving Linux DRM For Embedded Systems

A set of Direct Rendering Manager patches have appeared to ease the development of targeting DRM drivers for embedded systems. There's also two new DRM drivers using this SDRM layer.
13 April 2012 - SDRM - 1 Comment

A Proposal To Change The Default I/O Scheduler

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

Linux 2.4 Kernel Is Done

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

Linus Releases Easter Linux 3.4-rc2 Kernel

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

Oracle's Chris Mason Talks Up Btrfs Features

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

Linux 3.4 Kernel Has x32 ABI Support

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

Oracle Continues With DTrace On Linux

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

Speed Boost: The Linux Kernel Can Run On Zero CPU Cores

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

An In-Kernel x86 Disassembler For Linux Kernel

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

Linux 3.4-rc1 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has put out the first release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 3.4 kernel.
1 April 2012 - Torvalds Kernel - 2 Comments

Btrfs In Linux 3.4 Kernel Has Big Changes

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

Last Minute For Linux 3.4: DMA-BUF PRIME Support

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

OMAP, Radeon, Valley View Linux DRM Updates

There's a number of DRM-related updates today in the open-source Linux graphics world.
28 March 2012 - DRM Drivers - 4 Comments

A New BFS "Smoking" Scheduler For Linux 3.3

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

PCI-E ASPM Change For The Linux 3.4 Kernel

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 Pull Hits The Linux 3.4 Kernel

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

Linux Kernel May Gain VMUFAT File-System Support

A patch has been proposed for the Linux kernel to introduce the VMUFAT file-system.
21 March 2012 - For Sega Dreamcasts - 7 Comments

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