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Linux Kernel News Archives

Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today

It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux.
25 August 2014 - Happy Birthday - 12 Comments

Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance

With the Linux 3.17 kernel, the latest Hawaii microcode files, and the newest Mesa code, the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards should finally be working well on the open-source driver. Here's some preview results with the latest open-source driver.
23 August 2014 - Radeon R9 290

Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance.
20 August 2014 - TAINT_PERFORMANCE - 11 Comments

Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite

There's many new features to Linux 3.17 that were covered over the past two weeks on Phoronix. One of the merged Linux 3.17 features that went under our radar at the time was the new memfd syscall was merged, which is a requirement of the forthcoming KDBUS, the kernel-based D-Bus implementation sought after by the systemd crew.
19 August 2014 - memfd - 16 Comments

Linux Foundation Pushes Two-Factor Authentication For Git

The Linux Foundation is pushing for two-factor authentication for Kernel.org Git repositories.
18 August 2014 - Kernel.org - 10 Comments

The New Features Of The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Now that the merge window has passed and Linux 3.17-rc1 released, here's a rundown of the new features for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
17 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc1 Kernel Released

A day shy of two weeks since the Linux 3.17 merge window opened, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc1 kernel.
16 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 12 Comments

Intel Starts Sending In Graphics Patches For Linux 3.18

While Linux 3.17-rc1 isn't even out yet, the merge window is coming to an end and Intel OTC is already starting to send in pull requests to the drm-next branch for merging into the next cycle, Linux 3.18.
16 August 2014 - drm-next

BFS Scheduler Update Brings SMT Nice Support

Con Kolivas released a new version of his BFS scheduler and besides porting it for Linux 3.16 compatibility it also contains a big new feature.
16 August 2014 - BFS Linux 3.16 - 12 Comments

Kernel Developers Begin Work On CPPC Processor Performance Controls

Ashwin Chaugule of Linaro has announced his experimental kernel implementation of Collaborative Processor Performance Controls (CPPC) that is part of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
15 August 2014 - CPPC

Btrfs Changes Rejected For The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs file-system updates today for the Linux 3.17 merge window but it looks like the pull request is being rejected by Linus Torvalds and held off until Linux 3.18.
14 August 2014 - Btrfs - 11 Comments

Reiser4 Now Available For Linux 3.15

While the Linux 3.16 kernel is now stable, a few days ago the Reiser4 file-system was finally ported to Linux 3.15.
14 August 2014 - Reiser4 - 4 Comments

Next Week's Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

Taking place next week is the Linux Kernel Summit in Chicago alongside the 2014 LinuxCon North America. We'll be providing live coverage next week while one of the early kernel summit sessions already being discussed online is a goal of trying to further the Linux solution to the year 2038 problem.
13 August 2014 - 2038 - 19 Comments

Linux APIC Code Prepares For A Major Overhaul

The x86 APIC subsystem within the Linux kernel is beginning the process of a major overhaul with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
13 August 2014 - x86 APIC - 5 Comments

XFS Introduces A Sysfs Interface With Linux 3.17

The latest noteworthy pull request worth covering for the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window is of the XFS file-system updates.
12 August 2014 - XFS

The Exciting Features Merged So Far For Linux 3.17

We're now around the half-way point of the Linux 3.17 merge window with at least another week expected before the 3.17-rc1 release depending upon Linus Torvalds' travel around LinuxCon and the Kernel Summit in Chicago. While we're only half-way through the merge window, there's already enough new functionality to warrant a summary article for those that haven't been keeping up with all the Linux 3.17 coverage.
10 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments

Linux 3.17 DRM Pull Brings New Graphics Driver

David Airlie of Red Hat has sent in his major feature pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window. This DRM subsystem update does introduce a new DRM driver, but there isn't any changes for Nouveau as part of this change set.
8 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 DRM Pull

Out-Of-Tree "BLD" Kernel Scheduler Updated

The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler was announced back in 2012 while being announced today is a rare update to BLD.
7 August 2014 - Barbershop

ACPI 5.1, ACPI On ARM Are Among The Power Management Updates For Linux 3.17

The generally interesting ACPI and power management pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
7 August 2014 - ACPI+PM

Linux 3.17 To Drop Old POWER Processor Support

Should you be still running any PowerPC hardware older than 2001, the support is being dropped with the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window.
7 August 2014 - Pre-POWER4 - 11 Comments

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