Linux Kernel News Archives
Understanding Atomic KMS Drivers

If you've been curious about what the atomic mode-setting craze has been about within DRM/KMS drivers, here's a recent presentation on the matter.

25 November 2015 - Atomic Kernel Mode-Setting - 1 Comment
Developer Claims: "A New, Fast & Unbreakable Encryption Algorithm"

An unheard of independent developer has proclaimed designing a new, fast, and unbreakable encryption algorithm. While he admits to not being a mathematician or cryptoanalyst, he's wanting to get this encryption algorithm in the mainline Linux kernel and distributions.

19 November 2015 - Wants It In Linux - 61 Comments
Linux 4.4 Continues Moving x86 Assembly Code Into C

The past few kernel cycles we've seen a fair amount of x86 Assembly changes with a goal of turning more Assembly into C code for the Linux kernel. That process has continued with the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel.

3 November 2015 - Linux 4.4 x86 ASM - 8 Comments
Features To Start Getting You Excited For Linux 4.4

While it's still likely to be a few weeks before the Linux 4.3 kernel is officially released, there's already changes building up for landing in the Linux 4.4 merge window. Here's a very early look at some of the new functionality to expect for Linux 4.4.

15 October 2015 - Linux 4.4 Kernel - 10 Comments
Liquorix Kernel Benchmarked Against Linux 4.2, Linux 4.3 Kernels

Recently there were a number of requests about testing the latest state of Liquorix, the self-prcolaimed "better distro kernel" that is an optimized version of the Linux kernel with extra patches that makes it optimal for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads. Here's some fresh Liquorix vs. mainline Linux kernel performance benchmarks.

13 October 2015 - Liquorix vs. Linux - 9 Comments
Linux 4.2 vs. 4.3 Kernel Benchmarks On Other Systems

Last week I delivered some Linux 4.3 Git kernel benchmarks on Intel Skylake comparing it to Linux 4.2 stable. However, for those not yet on Intel's latest generation of processors, here are some Linux 4.2 vs. Linux 4.3 benchmarks with older hardware.

12 October 2015 - Linux 4.3 Kernel Tests - 5 Comments
James Bottomley: The Linux Kernel Mailing List Behavior Isn't All That Bad

Sarah Sharp stepped down as a Linux kernel developer this week over what she feels is bad and toxic behavior on the Linux kernel mailing list with a lack of respect and colorful language. Her announcement sparked a lot of people to come out with polarized views and Matthew Garrett also ended up stepping away from making mainline kernel contributions. Well known kernel developer James Bottomley has now published a blog post expressing different views.

8 October 2015 - Bottomley - 41 Comments

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