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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

USB Attached SCSI (UAS) Is Now Working Under Linux

With the recently released Linux 3.15 kernel is support for UAS. USB Attached SCSI will allow for significantly faster performance out of UAS-supported USB drive enclosures.
17 June 2014 - UAS - 4 Comments

Linux 3.16-rc1 Kernel Released

As anticipated, the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel was released on Sunday night.
16 June 2014 - Linux 3.16-rc1 - 4 Comments

The New Features To The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Linus Torvalds will most likely be releasing the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel today, now that the merge window has been open for two weeks and the feature pull requests are coming to an end. Here's a concise look at the new features and improvements to be found with the Linux 3.16 kernel.
15 June 2014 - Linux 3.16

Hugepage Block Device Driver Announced For The Linux Kernel

Dr. Greg Wettstein and his dog Izzy have announced the release of the Hugepage Block Device Driver for the Linux kernel.
15 June 2014 - Hugepage - 4 Comments

Many DRM Graphics Driver Changes Introduced To Linux 3.16

One of the most exciting pull requests to Phoronix readers was just sent in a short time ago for the Linux 3.16 kernel... The DRM graphics subsystem driver changes.
12 June 2014 - DRM - 12 Comments

Linux 3.16 Will Detect If Your Dell Latitude Is Falling

Matthew Garrett sent in the x86 platform driver updates on Tuesday that are going into the Linux 3.16 kernel. This pull request is interesting for Dell Latitude laptop owners.
11 June 2014 - Freefall - 20 Comments

XFS & Btrfs For Linux 3.16 Bring New Features

While EXT4 didn't see any exciting changes for the Linux 3.16 merge window, the XFS and Btrfs file-systems are continuing to receive a great deal of upstream improvements.
11 June 2014 - XFS Linux 3.16 - 10 Comments

F2FS Gets Enhanced For The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Samsung has sent in their F2FS pull request for the Linux 3.16 to provide a number of enhancements for the Flash Friendly File-System.
9 June 2014 - Flash-Friendly File-System - 8 Comments

Linux 3.15 Kernel Released

The Linux 3.15 kernel has now been released.
8 June 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 18 Comments

The Linux 3.16 Kernel Already Has A Ton Of New Features

The Linux 3.15 kernel isn't even expected for release until later today, but thanks to the Linux 3.16 merge window opening a week early to adjust to Linus Torvalds' upcoming schedule, we already have a good idea for a portion of the changes for the next kernel cycle.
8 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 7 Comments

LLVM Clang Moves A Bit Closer To Compiling The Linux 3.16 Kernel

The latest Linux 3.16 kernel pull request worth covering on Phoronix are the latest LLVMLinux patches for being able to compile the kernel with Clang rather than GCC.
8 June 2014 - Linux 3.16

Trying Out kGraft Live Kernel Patching On Ubuntu Linux

KGraft is the SUSE-developed approach to live-patching the Linux kernel as another reboot-less option similar to Ksplice.
6 June 2014 - kGraft - 7 Comments

Many ACPI & Power Management Changes Head Into Linux 3.16

Rafael Wysocki has sent in his ACPI and power management pull that will target the next Linux kernel release cycle.
6 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 9 Comments

Sound Support Gets Updated For The Next Kernel Release

Takashi Iwai has sent in the sound-related updates for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
6 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 6 Comments

Linux 3.16: New Synaptics Driver, Improved Sony DualShock 4 Driver

The HID/input pull request for the Linux 3.16 merge window has been sent in with some useful additions.
4 June 2014 - Input - 1 Comment

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