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Linux Kernel News Archives

Btrfs Brings "Pretty Beefy" Changes In Linux 3.2

The pull request for the Btrfs file-system in the Linux 3.2 kernel has finally come in this Sunday. It brings some fairly significant changes for this up-and-coming Linux file-system.
6 November 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel - 42 Comments

Samsung Keeps Working On Its Linux DRM

While Samsung has its Exynos 4210 DRM merged into the Linux 3.2 kernel as the first DRM driver for ARM in the mainline kernel, they haven't stopped there. More patches have been floating around from Samsung in the past few days.
6 November 2011 - Exynos Driver - 8 Comments

A Guide To Hacking With EGL & KMS

There's long been a desire to have a KMS-based console program that can tie in with OpenGL, but none of the active DRM developers have yet to get around to writing such a "kmscon" program. However, Jesse Barnes has written a fairly in-depth guide for anyone wishing to write a standalone program using EGL and KMS with OpenGL. As Jesse says, "just in case anyone wants to port the VTE widget and give me my VTs on a cube."
1 November 2011 - Standalone Hacks - 2 Comments

Linux 3.2 Is Still Looking To Be Power Hungry

The PCI subsystem pull for the Linux 3.2 kernel was published on Friday evening. If you were hoping it would rework PCI-E ASPM (Active-State Power Management) to be more like the Windows implementation or for more PCI drivers to be setting the bits directly to support it (effectively white-listing drivers/hardware), it didn't happen yet.
29 October 2011 - Nope... - 18 Comments

The DRM Pull Request For Linux 3.2 Kernel

David Airlie sent in the main DRM pull request for the Linux 3.2 kernel to Linus Torvalds.
28 October 2011 - The DRM Pony

NVIDIA Publishes Linux Patches For Tegra 3

Just as the Linux 3.2 kernel merge window opened, NVIDIA published a set of patches that enable support for their Tegra 3 (Kal-El) processor.
27 October 2011 - Linux Kernel Support - 5 Comments

Killing DRM Graphics Cruft With Fire

It seems to be a good time to clean-up the Linux graphics driver stack. After old hardware support was dropped in Mesa in August, more Mesa code was dropped, and most recently the classic ATI R300/R600 drivers are to be killed (this is set to happen this Friday). Now Intel's Daniel Vetter is chopping up some DRM code.
27 October 2011 - Daniel - 22 Comments

Linux Foundation Backs Long-Term Support Kernels

The Linux Foundation has announced this morning from Prague at LinuxCon Europe 2011 that they will be backing long-term support Linux kernel releases. In a move that targets consumer electronic devices relying upon the Linux kernel, once per year an LTS Linux kernel will be tagged and it will be maintained for a period of two years.
26 October 2011 - Linux LTS Kernels - 21 Comments

The Staging Merge For Linux 3.2 Kernel Is Huge

Linus Torvalds was worried that the Linux 3.2 kernel might be of a worrying size due to the belated release of Linux 3.1. Merge requests are now starting to come in for the Linux 3.2 kernel and the staging merge alone touches several hundred thousand lines of code.
25 October 2011 - Lots Of Code - 5 Comments

The Belated Linux 3.1 Kernel Is Released

In the early hours of the morning, Linus Torvalds tagged the Linux 3.1 kernel final.
24 October 2011 - Now It's Here - 11 Comments

Linux 3.2 Kernel May Be Of A Worrying Size

After going through ten release candidates, the Linux 3.1 kernel should be released by early next week. However, with the Linux 3.1 kernel release cycle having been dragged on by more RCs than normal and the Kernel.org hacking incident, the Linux 3.2 kernel may end up being abnormally large and its worrying Linus Torvalds.
22 October 2011 - Linux 3.2 Kernel - 29 Comments

Gigabyte's ASPM Motherboard Fix: Use Windows

If you have an affected motherboard to the ASPM power regression in the Linux kernel and it's from Gigabyte, don't expect a BIOS update from them to correct the ASPM semantics in the BIOS. Gigabyte recommends you just use Microsoft Windows.
18 October 2011 - BIOS - 91 Comments

Linux 3.1 Kernel Development Drags On With RC10

Development of the Linux 3.1 kernel has dragged on with Linus Torvalds releasing the Linux 3.1-rc10 kernel.
18 October 2011 - Linux 3.1-rc10 - 6 Comments

Pushing Reiser4 Is "Not Of High Priority"

Edward Shishkin, the lone developer that took over development of the Reiser4 file-system following the conviction of Hans Reiser, has shared a new update with Phoronix regarding the efforts towards pushing Reiser4 into the mainline Linux kernel.
16 October 2011 - Reiser4 - 117 Comments

TI Prepares Its Open DRM/KMS OMAP Driver

Texas Instruments has put out a new version of its DRM/KMS Linux driver for OMAP platforms as it prepares to hopefully see this open-source graphics driver merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
15 October 2011 - New Driver - 1 Comment

Linaro Introduces Buffer Sharing Mechanism

There's been a Linaro memory management working group for the past year to figure out memory management APIs and unify the memory management landscape for Linux graphics. One of the fruits of this work is now a DMA buffer sharing mechanism that was put out by Texas Instruments.
13 October 2011 - Graphics - 5 Comments

DRM Improvements Coming Up For Linux 3.2 Kernel

The Linux 3.1 kernel should be released any day now after going through nine test releases, which will be followed by the opening of the Linux 3.2 kernel merge window. Here's some of the DRM improvements to look forward to in this next major kernel release.
12 October 2011 - Linux 3.2 - 6 Comments

The VirtualBox Kernel Driver Is Tainted Crap

Linux kernel developers have marked Oracle's VirtualBox Linux kernel driver as "tainted crap" due to the overwhelming number of problems this module has caused.
11 October 2011 - Say Linux Kernel Developers - 58 Comments

There's A Linux 3.1-rc9 Kernel Release

While it's rare for there to be more than seven or eight (weekly) release candidates before a new major Linux kernel release, this evening Linus Torvalds has tagged 3.1-rc9.
4 October 2011 - Released - 2 Comments

Samsung Exynos4 DRM Driver To Be Merged Soon

It looks like the Samsung Exynos4 DRM driver that first publicly appeared in August will soon be merged into the mainline Linux kernel as the first open-source DRM driver within the kernel for an ARM SoC.
1 October 2011 - Coming Soon - 3 Comments

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