Last week was the big ACPI and power management updates for Linux 4.6 that included a redesign of CPUFreq and P-State to support callbacks invoked by the kernel's scheduler. A few more feature changes have now been queued up for pulling of the ACPI+PM work for Linux 4.6.
At the start of the merge window there was a proposal to land an in-kernel debugger with full x86/x86_64 disassembler support even though KDB/KGDB exists already. We're nearing the end of the merge window and Linus Torvalds so far has decided not to pull this MDB debugger as other kernel developers are also objecting.
Con Kolivas has released his new version of the BFS scheduler for the Linux kernel.
We are a little more than half-way through the Linux 4.6 kernel merge window so here's a quick look at the new changes and features that have made it into the code-base for this next major kernel release.
Tuxera has published a new stable version of their NTFS read-write driver for Linux.
The super exciting DRM subsystem updates for Linux 4.6 have been mailed in and it's one of the most exciting open-source DRM display/graphics driver updates in recent releases.
Linus Torvalds has honored the request to land the "objtool" stack frame validation support for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
The USB changes were made known this week for the Linux 4.6 kernel cycle.
Here is another big feature coming for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
Greg Kroah-Hartman on Thursday submitted his pull request of the staging area changes for targeting the Linux 4.6 kernel.
There are a number of ARM64/AArch64 architectural improvements heading in for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
EFI-enabled systems will see some nice improvements with the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel.
The Linux kernel's ACPI and power management subsystem maintainer, Rafael Wysocki, today sent out the latest patches on a new governor for the CPUFreq CPU frequency scaling driver for the Linux kernel.
In recent kernel cycles we've seen more and more x86 Assembly code get rewritten in C and for Linux 4.6 this process has continued.
The power management updates for Linux 4.6 are quite hearty.
If Linus Torvalds agrees to honor the pull, the Linux 4.6 kernel will feature an in-kernel debugger with full x86/x86_64 disassembler support.
Besides the 4.6 scheduler updates, another interesting pull request today by Ingo Molnar are the mm updates.
Ingo Molnar is once again very punctual with sending his pull requests in right away for the next Linux kernel merge window for the numerous areas he oversees as the maintainer. One of his interesting pull requests this morning is of the scheduler updates.
Linus Torvalds went ahead and released Linux 4.5 over the night.
With Linux 4.5 expected this weekend, I've been running some more, one-off tests of this new kernel. One of the latest test runs was looking at the power use of the kernel on an Intel Haswell ultrabook.
With Linux 4.5 likely coming out this weekend, here's a look at some of the new features/functionality coming for Linux 4.6 -- with this article looking at a portion of the expected DRM driver changes.
With Linux 4.5 expected this weekend, Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has offered a glimpse of what's coming with the i915 graphics driver changes of Linux 4.6.
Back in 2014 is when longtime open-source graphics driver developer Jerome Glisse began pushing his patches for Heterogeneous Memory Management in the Linux kernel while that work is still ongoing but has now been renewed.
With Linux 4.5 looking like it will release next weekend, here's a look at my favorite features/changes of Linux 4.5
Linus Torvalds announced the availability just moments ago of the Linux 4.5-rc7 weekly kernel test release.
Besides the exciting Intel DRM-Next improvements talked about this weekend, Freedreno's MSM DRM driver for Qualcomm SoCs has gained some new capabilities for the upcoming Linux 4.6 cycle.
For those running Fedora 23, the Linux 4.4 kernel has been pushed down as a stable update for the operating system.
For those wondering whether the open-source VC4 graphics driver stack would work out-of-the-box on the new Raspberry Pi 3...
Linus Torvalds just did an early Sunday morning release of the sixth weekly release candidate for the Linux 4.5 kernel.
We have already covered AMD Linux 4.5 graphics tests and Nouveau graphics tests from this latest in-development version of the Linux kernel. If you've been wondering about any Intel HD Graphics performance changes out of Linux 4.5, here are some benchmarks.
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