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Recapping The Top Changes Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel

With development of the Linux 3.14 kernel coming to an end and its official release potentially coming in a few days, here's a recap of some of the top features and changes for this next major kernel version.
18 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 Changes - 1 Comment

Linux 3.14-rc7 Released, Linux 3.14 Might Come Next Week

Linus Torvalds has just tagged and released the Linux 3.14-rc7 kernel as what may be the last release candidate before officially declaring this feature-rich kernel release.
16 March 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 9 Comments

SimpleDRM Will Likely Be Merged In Linux 3.15

Besides going for enabling DRM render-nodes by default, David Herrmann is looking to land a bunch of other DRM patches for the Linux 3.15 kernel.
16 March 2014 - SimpleDRM - 8 Comments

Linux 3.15 To Support DRM Render-Nodes By Default

David Herrmann sent in a patch on early Sunday (along with some other patches to be covered in another article) for enabling support for DRM render-nodes by default with the next Linux kernel cycle.
16 March 2014 - Render-Nodes - 4 Comments

DRM Driver Documentation To Be Better In Linux 3.15

For those looking to dive into the world of DRM kernel graphics drivers, there will be improved documentation coming with the Linux 3.15 kernel.
13 March 2014 - Direct Rendering Manager - 8 Comments

A TTM Graphics Performance Fix To Go Into Linux 3.14

While it's late into the Linux 3.14 kernel development cycle, a patch that was introduced in Linux 3.13 with an aim of improving open-source graphics driver performance for TTM-based drivers is now being reverted since for some situations it instead decreased the performance.
12 March 2014 - TTM - 1 Comment

Linux 3.14-rc6 Kernel: Things Still Aren't Calm

Linus Torvalds has announced his sixth weekly release candidate to the Linux 3.14 kernel, but the situation isn't exactly calm yet for the Shuffling Zombie Juror.
10 March 2014 - Linux 3.14

BFQ Scheduler Will Try To Go Mainline In The Linux Kernel

The developers behind the BFQ I/O scheduler are preparing patches to try to mainline the scheduler within the upstream Linux kernel.
7 March 2014 - BFQ - 21 Comments

DRM Kernel Log Renderer Proposed For Linux

One of the long-standing proclaimed benefits of Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers for the Linux kernel was that it would be possible to have "Blue Screen of Death"-like error messages in cases of kernel issues. That feature is now closer to being realized while also advancing another goal of disabling VT support within the Linux kernel.
6 March 2014 - DRM Driver - 13 Comments

BFS Scheduler 0.446 Supports The Linux 3.13 Kernel

For users of the BFS scheduler patches to the kernel, they have been updated this week for the Linux 3.13 kernel.
6 March 2014 - BFS - 4 Comments

Linux 3.14-rc5 Brings Stabilization To The New Kernel

The Linux 3.14-rc5 kernel was announced this afternoon by Linus Torvalds and it marks a fairly calm week for kernel development.
2 March 2014 - Linux 3.14

Linux 3.14-rc4 Kernel Released, Shows Progress

Linus Torvalds released another development build of the Linux 3.14 kernel on Sunday.
24 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 13 Comments

AMD VCE Encode Engine Code Moves Ahead For Linux 3.15

The first Radeon DRM pull request for new code going into the drm-next tree for mainlining in the Linux 3.15 kernel was issued on Tuesday. This first pull request does have the AMD Radeon VCE support.
18 February 2014 - Radeon DRM - 7 Comments

DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Still Baking

One of the features that multi-GPU (Optimus/PRIME) owners and other DMA_BUF-using Linux users have been waiting on is cross-device synchronization support. Patches are still flowing for this missing feature and with some luck maybe we will finally see it ready for the Linux 3.15 kernel.
17 February 2014 - DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization - 9 Comments

Linux 3.14-rc3 Should Have "The Scary Stuff" Fixed

Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.14-rc3, the latest development release of the "Shuffling Zombie Juror", and with this release "the scary stuff" should be resolved.
16 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 Kernel - 9 Comments

Kdbus Will Likely Be Merged Into The Kernel This Year

Lennart Poettering has offered an in-depth look at the kdbus IPC system that's an implementation of D-Bus logic into the Linux kernel. Kdbus has been a work-in-progress for a while and is now finally becoming a reality.
13 February 2014 - KDBUS - 114 Comments

Linux 3.14-rc2 Kernel Brings Fair Amount Of Fixes

When releasing -rc2 kernels, Linus Torvalds is sometimes unhappy with the amount of code changes that happened, but this Sunday evening he seems okay with Linux 3.14-rc2 as it's been a fairly normal week.
10 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 - 3 Comments

Linux 3.14 To Make AMD R600/700 OpenGL GS Possible

Besides needing Mesa 10.1 for AMD Radeon R600/R700 OpenGL support (and GL 3.3 for other AMD drivers/GPUs too), for the older graphics processors you will also need the Linux 3.14 kernel or newer.
6 February 2014 - Geometry Shaders - 4 Comments

Tux3 Still Has Some Bugs Before Being Mainlined

For many years (over five years) on Phoronix we have been talking about the Tux3 file-system that has shown much promise -- perhaps more so than Reiser4 -- but still hasn't been mainlined within the Linux kernel. We now have a list of outstanding bugs the developers wish to address before we see a Tux3 implementation within the official Linux kernel.
3 February 2014 - Tux3 File-System

An Overview Of The Linux 3.14 Kernel Features

With yesterday's release of the Linux 3.14-rc1, here's a look at the top features that were merged for introduction in the Linux 3.14 kernel.
3 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 Features - 1 Comment

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