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Reiser4 Updated For Linux 3.16 With SSD Discard Support

While Reiser4 doesn't still have any mainline Linux kernel ambitions until receiving any corporate backing, the notoriously known Linux file-system has been updated for Linux 3.16 compatibility and SSD discard support.
13 October 2014 - Reiser4 - 5 Comments

Mailbox Framework Comes With Linux 3.18

On top of many other changes with Linux 3.18 is also a common mailbox driver/framework for the kernel.
12 October 2014 - Mailbox Driver - 3 Comments

Linux 3.18 Has PCI Support For 64-bit ARM

Going back two years with the Linux 3.7 kernel was the initial 64-bit ARM support and now eleven kernel releases later the initial enablement is still being battened up. With Linux 3.18 there's finally PCI support for ARM64.
12 October 2014 - ARM64

Changes So Far For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While we're just one week in for what's expected to be a longer than usual merge window, here's a look at the top work so far for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
11 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 - 6 Comments

Btrfs In Linux 3.18 Has RAID Recovery/Repair Improvements

Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs pull request on Friday for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
11 October 2014 - Btrfs

Linux 3.18's Media Stack Gets Improved

The media pull request was submitted yesterday for the Linux 3.18 kernel.
10 October 2014 - Linux 3.18

F2FS File-System Gets Even Better With Linux 3.18

The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) has been running well in our latest SSD benchmarks but with the forthcoming Linux 3.18 kernel it's going to be in even better shape.
8 October 2014 - F2FS - 19 Comments

Linux 3.18 To Add Support For Firmware Core Dumps To User-Space

Besides Greg KH sending in the USB changes for Linux 3.18 he also sent in the driver core changes for the 3.18 merge window. With the driver core patches this time around is a notable change for benefiting developers to ultimately better debug wireless and GPU driver issues.
8 October 2014 - Core Dump

USB Sees Many Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Many USB subsystem changes are present for this newly-started Linux kernel merge window.
8 October 2014 - USB Linux - 9 Comments

64-bit ARM Kernel Gets Closer To Building Under LLVM With Linux 3.18

The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) is closer to building under the LLVM/Clang kernel as an alternative to GCC with the upcoming Linux 3.18 release.
8 October 2014 - ARM64

Linux 3.18 Gets Better Wacom Tablet & Sony Controller Support

Another one of the early pull requests for the just-opened Linux 3.18 merge window is the HID pull request that features improvements to benefit future Wacom tablets as well as Sony's game controllers.
7 October 2014 - HID - 1 Comment

Many ACPI & Power Management Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Rafael Wysocki sent out his first aligned set of changes of ACPI core and power management changes he's planning on volleying over to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.
7 October 2014 - ACPI/PM - 1 Comment

Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Many Great Features

After a calm week when Linux 3.17 was extended by one week, Linus Torvalds happily released the Linux 3.17 kernel a few minutes ago. Linux 3.17 is out in all of its glory and due to Torvalds' travel schedule the Linux 3.18 merge window will be open for about three weeks.
5 October 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 27 Comments

Indian Developers Redesigning Linux Kernel With OOP, C++ Support

Meet BOSSMOOL, an effort to redesign the Linux kernel by adding object oriented abstractions, introducing a device driver framework with C++ driver support, and other changes.
3 October 2014 - BOSSMOOL - 89 Comments

OverlayFS Proposed For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

After years of development, more than two dozen versions of the file-system, and real-world deployments in some Linux distributions, OverlayFS is trying again to get in the mainline Linux kernel.
29 September 2014 - OverlayFS - 4 Comments

Linux 3.17-rc7 Released: Linux 3.17 Final Release Pushed Back

While Linus Torvalds was looking at possibly releasing Linux 3.17 this weekend, there's been a chance of course with a 3.17-rc7 kernel instead having been released.
28 September 2014 - Linux 3.17

The Top Features Of The Linux 3.17 Kernel

If all goes well, the Linux 3.17 kernel might be released this weekend. For those not closely following the kernel's development over the past two months, here's a recap of some of the most interesting changes found in this new version of the Linux kernel.
27 September 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments

Exynos DRM Driver Gets Updated For Linux 3.18

While there hasn't been much to report on lately as it pertains to the open-source Exynos DRM driver, it continues to be updated and maintained by Samsung's staff.
23 September 2014 - Samsung Exynos

Linux 3.17-rc6 Released; Linux 3.17 Final Might Come In One Week

Continuing in his Sunday tradition, Linus Torvalds put out the sixth release candidate to the Linux 3.17 kernel. Depending upon how the next week goes, this could be the final release candidate for Linux 3.17.
21 September 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 3 Comments

F2FS Tools Gain FSCK Support

The f2fs-tools package that provides user-space utilities to the Linux F2FS file-system is out with a new version that provides FSCK capabilities among other changes.
20 September 2014 - f2fs-tools - 17 Comments

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