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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel

The seventh release candidate to the Linux 3.16 kernel on this final Sunday of July.
27 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 1 Comment

Linux 3.17 To Fix Up ASPM, Bring Other PCI Changes

Bjorn Helgaas, the PCI subsystem maintainer for the Linux kernel, sent in a very early Linux 3.17 kernel merge window pull request due to being on holiday the next few weeks.
23 July 2014 - PCI Changes - 2 Comments

CPUFreq Ondemand Could Be Faster, Use Less Power With Linux 3.17

Improvements to the CPUfreq ondemand governor could lead to faster performance in low to medium workloads with the Linux 3.17 kernel while also consuming less power overall.
22 July 2014 - CPUfreq - 14 Comments

The Linux Kernel Bang-Bang Thermal Governor Is Banging

Work is still underway on the new "Bang-bang" thermal governor for the Linux kernel.
22 July 2014 - Bang-Bang

Linux 3.16-rc6 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has went ahead and done his usual weekly release candidate update to the latest in-development Linux kernel.
21 July 2014 - Linux 3.16-rc6

The Tour Of Linus Torvalds' Home Office

Seemingly popular on the Internet today is the Linux Foundation produced video that shows off the home office of Linus Torvalds.
18 July 2014 - Tour - 19 Comments

KernelASan: Bringing Address Sanitizer To The Linux Kernel

Work being done by Samsung and other Linux stakeholders is bringing the Address Sanitizer capabilities found in GCC as being useful for detecting potential memory issues within the Linux kernel.
18 July 2014 - KernelASan - 7 Comments

Linux 3.16-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new test build of the upcoming Linux kernel release.
13 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 15 Comments

DisplayPort MST Code Starts Lining Up For Linux 3.17, Other DRM Changes

The DisplayPort MST support code that's been in the works for several months is starting to land with the Linux 3.17 kernel that will be officially entering development stages next month.
8 July 2014 - DisplayPort Multi-Stream - 2 Comments

The Linux Kernel Might Use FreeBSD's Capsicum Security Framework

A Linux kernel developer is working on porting FreeBSD's CAPSICUM security framework over to the Linux kernel.
7 July 2014 - CAPSICUM - 1 Comment

Linux 3.16-rc4 Kernel Brings More Fixes

Linus Torvalds has done another traditional Sunday afternoon development release of the Linux kernel. We're now just a few weeks out from seeing the release of Linux 3.16.
6 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.14 Is Now A Long-Term Stable Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release.
3 July 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 5 Comments

BFS Scheduler Updated For The Linux 3.15 Kernel

Con Kolivas has updated his out-of-tree process scheduler for the Linux kernel.
3 July 2014 - BFS

kGraft Being Discussed For Inclusion Into Linux-Next

The SUSE method for live kernel patching, kGraft, is being proposed for possible inclusion into the linux-next branch in hopes it will be merged into an upcoming Linux kernel release cycle.
2 July 2014 - kGraft - 2 Comments

Linux 3.16-rc3 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds is back to doing Sunday afternoon releases of the Linux kernel with today seeing the introduction of Linux 3.16-rc3.
29 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 6 Comments

Linux 3.16 Shows Some Slower Numbers On Intel Devil's Canyon

Yesterday I published some performance benchmarks indicating Intel ultrabook performance might be a bit slower on Linux 3.16 when comparing a recent Git kernel against Linux 3.15 stable. Today I have some results from a very different system: numbers on the very high-end Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" desktop rig.
26 June 2014 - Core i7 4790K

Running The Linux 3.16 Kernel Might Be A Bit Slower On An Ultrabook

For those running an Intel ultrabook, here's some benchmarks using the Linux 3.16 kernel on this portable x86 hardware compared to Linux 3.15. Unfortunately, the results aren't too promising.
25 June 2014 - Performance Tests - 6 Comments

Second Version Of SUSE's kGraft Patches Published

The second revision to SUSE's kGraft mechanism for live kernel patching of running systems is now available.
23 June 2014 - kGraft

Linux 3.16-rc2 Kernel Released: Nouveau & SPARC Stand Out

Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.16-rc2 on Saturday night rather than a conventional Sunday afternoon release due to obligations he has this week, but regardless, there's still many changes to find with this weekly kernel update.
22 June 2014 - Linux 3.16-rc2 - 2 Comments

SCSI Multi-Queue Performance Appears Great For Linux 3.17

Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle.
18 June 2014 - SCSI-MQ - 1 Comment

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