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The Linux 3.15 kernel's /dev/random implementation will feature a new instruction of Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors.
4 April 2014 - Random Number Generator - 9 Comments
File-systems implemented via FUSE (File-Systems in User-Space) will be getting better write throughput performance when upgrading to the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - FUSE - 1 Comment
Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support.
3 April 2014 - SWAP
The Kernfs code that's a split of the sysfs logic to make it more useful to other kernel subsystems wishing to have a virtual file-system, will get better in Linux 3.15.
2 April 2014 - Kernfs
While the Linux 3.15 kernel is introducing a large number of new features, it's also doing away with some old drivers and older x86 platforms.
2 April 2014 - x86 - 21 Comments
Landing a few hours ago into the drm-next code-base for merger into the Linux 3.15 kernel in the days ahead is the universal/primary plane support for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers.
2 April 2014 - Planes - 4 Comments
There's many updates to the sound drivers within the Linux 3.15 kernel that's now officially under development.
1 April 2014 - Sound - 21 Comments
The Btrfs file-system changes for the Linux 3.15 kernel mostly deal with bug fixes and performance fixes while some corruption fixes are also expected to come.
1 April 2014 - Btrfs - 3 Comments
It was decided at last week's 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit that for inspiring a new wave of kernel developers and becoming more interactive with the community, patch review will become more social via handling patch reviews on Facebook.
1 April 2014 - Social Patches - 8 Comments
The latest exciting set of kernel changes to mention for the Linux 3.15 kernel are some scheduler enhancements.
1 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 3 Comments
Another interesting change that's already landed for the Linux 3.15 kernel is infrastructure work for supporting x86 kernels optimized via LTO for yielding better kernel performance.
1 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 13 Comments
The libata pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel is large due to AHCI changes.
1 April 2014 - libata - 1 Comment
Landing into the latest Linux kernel code for version 3.15 is EFI mixed mode support that will allow 64-bit kernels to run from 32-bit EFI firmware.
31 March 2014 - EFI Mixed Mode - 10 Comments
As expected after writing about the imminent Linux 3.14 a few hours ago, Linus Torvalds did a late Sunday night release of this next major kernel upgrade... There's new hardware support, stabilized Intel Broadwell graphics support, the SCHED_DEADLINE scheduler, AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor support, TCP auto-corking, Kernfs, and a whole lot more.
31 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 23 Comments
While no official announcement has come down yet, the Linux 3.14 kernel will most likely be released in the hours ahead.
30 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 9 Comments
KTAP has been public for the better part of two years as a dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel but only now it looks like this kernel tool will be merged to the mainline tree.
29 March 2014 - KTAP
SUSE engineers will attempt to merge their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism into the mainline Linux kernel.
28 March 2014 - kGraft
Besides Facebook preparing to roll-out Btrfs deployments and Tux3 could soon be mainlined into the Linux kernel, an encryption feature may be added to the EXT4 file-system.
27 March 2014 - Encryption - 12 Comments
The Tux3 file-system has been in development since 2008 but it looks like in the next kernel release or two we will likely see it merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
27 March 2014 - Tux3 - 9 Comments
While it should come as no surprise given that Facebook recently hired multiple Btrfs file-system developers, but they will be trying out the Btrfs file-system within real-world deployments at the social networking company.
27 March 2014 - Facebook - 18 Comments
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