With the Linux 4.3 Git tree at around 20.6 million lines of code, documentation, and utilities, I was curious to see whether the Linux 4.4 merge window was heavy enough to bump it over 21 million lines...
With the Linux 4.4 kernel the Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop owners out there will finally have support for using their ESC key.
It's usually not worth mentioning Kconfig changes for each new Linux kernel release, but this time around there is actually new functionality to point out.
We're half-way through the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window so here's a recap of the features that have made it thus far for this next open-source kernel cycle.
The HID driver updates were mailed in on Friday for the Linux 4.4 merge window.
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in his staging driver patches for the Linux 4.4 kernel on Wednesday.
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.
Herbert Xu mailed in the crypto subsystem updates this morning for the Linux 4.4 merge window.
Linux 4.3 has been released as was anticipated.
With Linux 4.3 expected for release today, I ran GitStats atop the latest Linux mainline Git code this morning for the latest development statistics.
While there was still a fair amount of code churn this week, if Linus remains comfortable with the state of the kernel, Linux 4.3 will be released this weekend.
Maxime Ripard of Free Electrons published a set of nineteen patches yesterday for adding Allwinner A10 display engine support via a new DRM driver for the Linux kernel.
If all goes well, Linux 4.3 will be released this weekend followed by the opening of the merge window for Linux 4.4.
A set of 70 kernel patches published today implement an "interactive" governor for the CPUFreq scaling driver, which has been developed by several mobile software/hardware companies.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.3-rc7 kernel hours earlier than normal due to traveling to Korea for the Linux Kernel Summit.
SMAF, short for the Secure Memory Allocation Framework, is the newest framework in development for the mainline Linux kernel. SMAF is designed to allocate and secure memory by DMA_BUF.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.3-rc6 kernel a short time ago.
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.
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.
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.
Andreas Gruenbacher published the tenth version of the Richacls patch set on Sunday. After a lot of work, it looks like at least the core and local file-system code changes might be merged for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
Linus Torvalds just released the Linux 4.3-rc5 kernel as the latest weekly development release leading up to Linux 4.3.
New KDBUS patches continue being published for this in-kernel IPC mechanism based on D-Bus, but it hasn't been communicated yet whether Linux 4.4 is the next target for hoping to mainline this controversial code.
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.
In the past year or so there's been a lot to talk about when it comes to eBPF in the Linux kernel as an in-kernel virtual machine. The latest functionality being worked on is supporting eBPF for unprivileged users.
A day after Sarah Sharp formally announced she's stepping away from Linux kernel development due to the arguably toxic community, well known kernel developer Matthew Garrett announced he too is planning to cease his personal contributions to the upstream Linux kernel.
While Sarah Sharp had been a longtime Linux kernel develoepr and encouraged females to get involved with Linux kernel development, she is stopping any further contributions to the upstream kernel.
Linus Torvalds has tagged the Linux 4.3-rc4 kernel a few minutes ago in Git. Besides bug-fixing, this new kernel update adds a post-merge-window feature of a new and more secure string copy function for developers to utilize in the future.
While Linus Torvalds commonly releases Linux kernel updates late into Sunday evenings, this week he's done a Sunday morning release for kernel testers living in the US.
Since earlier this year the Etnaviv DRM driver has been under review for eventual inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel. The second version of the Etnaviv patches have now been published for review.
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