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A batch of Intel DRM Linux graphics driver changes have landed in DRM-Next for eventual pulling into what will become the Linux 3.20 kernel.
10 January 2015 - DRM-Next
Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel.
8 January 2015 - DaveJ's Bug - 16 Comments
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.19-rc3 kernel on Monday following a one-day delay -- not due to bugs/regressions but rather due to spending his weekend tiling a bathroom.
5 January 2015 - Linux 3.19
The advancement of the Linux kernel in 2014 was nothing short of fantastic! The kernel added so many new features and is now more than 19.1 million lines of code.
4 January 2015 - 2014 - 17 Comments
Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.
28 December 2014 - Linux 3.19-rc2 - 2 Comments
For the past month there's been kernel developers investigating "a big unknown worry in a regression" that have left many key kernel developers -- including Linus Torvalds -- puzzled. It looks like that investigation is finally being close to being resolved.
27 December 2014 - Linux 3.18 Bug - 10 Comments
Continuing in our usual round of year-end lists for the areas of Linux and open-source we cover the most at Phoronix, here's a look at the biggest Linux kernel news items of 2014.
27 December 2014 - Linux Kernel
It looks like for the Linux 3.20 kernel is when the new kernel live patching technology will be integrated to mainline.
22 December 2014 - Linux 3.20 - 6 Comments
The merge window is closed and 3.19-rc1 was released on Saturday, marking the end of new mainline Linux kernel features for 2014. Here's a rundown of the exciting new features of the Linux 3.19 kernel for what will become the first major kernel release of 2015.
22 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 8 Comments
Jerome Glisse remains hard at work on readying his Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) patch-set for eventual integration into the mainline Linux kernel. This HMM memory management will benefit HSA/OpenCL workloads on Linux.
22 December 2014 - OpenCL - 20 Comments
The first release candidate to the Linux 3.19 kernel was released on Saturday.
20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments
Linux 3.18 was released two Sundays ago and the 3.19 merge window opened immediately. Normally the merge window is open for 14 days before Linus Torvalds closes it and tags -rc1. With Linux 3.19, things are different.
20 December 2014 - Linux 3.19 - 4 Comments
Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are starting to take shape with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
20 December 2014 - Skylake
The x86 platform driver changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel have been submitted and they include some noteworthy improvements for many Linux laptop owners.
19 December 2014 - x86 Platform Drivers - 3 Comments
The KVM changes have been queued up and called for pulling into the Linux 3.19 kernel.
19 December 2014 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine - 6 Comments
For those that didn't hear the news yet, multiple Linux x86_64 vulnerabilities were made public this week.
18 December 2014 - Linux x86_64
Nearly one month ago back during the Linux 3.18 release candidates there was a worrisome regression uncovered by kernel developers, but now with the Linux 3.19 merge window nearly over, that issue still has yet to be firmly addressed.
18 December 2014 - Dave Jones' Bug - 8 Comments
The Ceph file-system in Linux 3.19 will support inline data to offer performance improvements for some operations.
18 December 2014 - Inline Data For Ceph
One of the latest pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the input driver subsystem pull, which includes numerous updates along with a few new drivers. The new drivers will benefit some Google Chromebooks in running the latest upstream kernel.
16 December 2014 - Input
The Barbershop Load Distribution (BLD) CPU load distribution technique has been updated for the mainline Linux 3.18 kernel.
16 December 2014 - Barbershop - 7 Comments
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