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The Linux 3.18 kernel is expected to be released this weekend and with this major update to the kernel are -- as usual -- an exciting number of changes and new features.
6 December 2014 - Linux 3.18 Features - 12 Comments
Linus Torvalds is looking at officially releasing the Linux 3.18 kernel in one week.
30 November 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 2 Comments
When Linux 3.18-rc6 was released last Sunday, Linus Torvalds noted in the release announcement that a "a big unknown worry in a regression" remained. Nearly one week later, kernel developers are still figuring out what's going on with this regression that can cause frequent lockups. Worse off, it looks like it might affect the Linux 3.17 kernel too.
29 November 2014 - Frequent Lockups - 14 Comments
Linus Torvalds put out his usual weekly release candidate to the Linux 3.18 kernel.
23 November 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc6 - 16 Comments
Earlier this week on Phoronix I posted benchmarks indicating potential block/file-system performance regressions using the Linux 3.18 kernel. Since then I've been carrying out more tests looking for any file-system performance problems on other hardware.
22 November 2014 - File-System Benchmarks - 14 Comments
The second revision to the Linux kernel based D-Bus implementation is now available for review.
21 November 2014 - KDBUS - 15 Comments
Of the RAID 0/1/5/6/1+0 levels supported natively by the Btrfs file-system, it's been the RAID 5 and RAID 6 implementations that have been deemed experimental and not yet production ready. Fortunately, that may soon be changing with some fresh Btrfs tool patches.
17 November 2014 - RAID5/6 - 2 Comments
Rob Clark on Sunday submitted his "msm-next" pull request for the DRM-Next Git tree for pulling into the Linux 3.19 kernel.
17 November 2014 - Pulling DRM-Next - 3 Comments
In traditional manner Linus Torvalds announced the Sunday afternoon release of the latest Linux kernel development build.
16 November 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc5 - 1 Comment
While the Linux kernel is constantly improving, it cannot yet be built as C11 code.
16 November 2014 - -std=gnu89 - 16 Comments
While Linus Torvalds was a bit unhappy about the continued flow of late changes for the Linux 3.18 kernel, with today's 3.18-rc4 release he's happy that the past week has indicated a slowdown in changes for Linux 3.18.
9 November 2014 - Linux 3.18
Stephan Mueller has announced the first release of libkcapi, a user-space library for tapping the Linux kernel's crypto API in an easy-to-use fashion.
9 November 2014 - Kernel Crypto
Besides Oracle, Facebook, and SUSE, another major company that's been investing in the Btrfs next-generation Linux file-system has been Fujitsu. Btrfs already offers some compelling, ZFS-like features not found in other native Linux file-systems while more work is still happening.
8 November 2014 - Btrfs - 15 Comments
Back in February SUSE unveiled a new means of live Linux kernel patching, kGraft, compared to the existing Ksplice. One month later, Red Hat unveiled their own solution that happened to be under development at the same time, Kpatch. Since both of them have been out, both have pursued mainline interests but neither one accepted upstream yet. Now a new live kernel patching solution is out that tries to take the best of both worlds.
7 November 2014 - Kpatch + kGraft
Red Hat's David Airlie as the Linux kernel's subsystem maintainer has written a status update about his plans and thoughts for DRM graphics driver changes for the next kernel cycle, Linux 3.19.
2 November 2014 - AMDGPU - 11 Comments
The third weekly release candidate is now available for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
2 November 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 4 Comments
Another Sunday evening, another Linux kernel release candidate. The second test version of the Linux 3.18 kernel is now available.
26 October 2014 - Linux 3.18-rc2 - 3 Comments
When Linux 3.18-rc1 was released last week, one week sooner than anticipated, Linus Torvalds mentioned he was willing to still allow OverlayFS to be merged this cycle. One week later, that code is hopefully now ready for merging.
26 October 2014 - OverlayFS - 7 Comments
With Linux 3.18-rc1 arriving one week early I didn't have a chance to write a feature overview of Linux 3.18 prior to this first development release that marked the close of the merge window. For those that didn't stay up to date with our dozens of Linux 3.18 kernel articles about changes and new features, here's a concise overview.
22 October 2014 - Linux 3.18
With Linux 3.18-rc1 having came one week early, the EXT4 file-system pull request didn't end up landing until today. However, the EXT4 changes aren't overly exciting for the 3.18 merge window.
20 October 2014 - EXT4 - 3 Comments
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