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Many AMDGPU & Other DRM Fixes Queued For Linux 4.9

DRM subsystem maintainer David Airlie submitted on Wednesday quite a number of fixes for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers. There's been fixes queueing up for a while that are now ready to go in after the nasty PAT regression fix has landed.

3 November 2016 - DRM Fixes Linux 4.9 - 10 Comments
Con Kolivas Announces First Major Release Of MuQSS, Successor To BFS

At the beginning of the month well-known independent kernel contributor Con Kolivas confirmed he was working on a new project called MuQSS as an evolutionary successor to his Brain F*** Scheduler. This Saturday morning he's now announced the first stable major release of MuQSS.

29 October 2016 - MuQSS Scheduler - 27 Comments
The Idle Power Use Of The Past 19 Linux Kernel Releases

This morning I published the Power Consumption and Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years article containing power consumption data for an Intel Haswell system going back to the Linux 3.11 kernel through Linux 4.9 Git. Those were some interesting power consumption numbers under load while here are the idle numbers.

27 October 2016 - Linux Kernel Idle Power Numbers - 4 Comments
How Ubuntu 16.10 With Linux 4.8/4.9 Compares To Early 3.x Kernels

When having out the Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" HP EliteBook this weekend besides comparing fresh OpenGL numbers to early Sandy Bridge results going back to 2012, I also compared Ubuntu 16.10 / Linux 4.8 and Linux 4.9 compared to older kernel benchmarks I did with the same system.

23 October 2016 - Core i5 Kernel Tests - Add A Comment
"LRNG" Patches Posted To Implement New /dev/random For Linux 4.9

Earlier this year patches were posted for a new /dev/random implementation for the Linux kernel dubbed LRNG -- simply, the Linux Random Number Generator. The LRNG work has yet to be merged in the mainline kernel but the code has now been updated for Linux 4.9.

23 October 2016 - LRNG Random Numbers - 3 Comments
Linux 4.9 Is Showing A Performance Boost On More Systems

Earlier this week I posted some benchmarks of a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system seeing performance boosts under Linux 4.9 and it turns out it's looking more widespread than just affecting a niche system or two. When testing a more traditional Intel Haswell desktop, Linux 4.9 Git is seeing more wins over Linux 4.8 and 4.7 kernels.

21 October 2016 - Linux 4.9 - 20 Comments
Stable Linux Kernel Updates Roll Out To Address "Dirty COW" CVE

The supported Linux 4.8/4.7/4.4 kernel series have seen stable point releases today to address a new CVE security issue nicknamed "Dirty COW" that is a local privilege escalation issue and could allow attackers to overwrite files to which they don't own write access.

20 October 2016 - CVE-2016-5195 - 7 Comments
Linux 4.9-rc1 Kernel Released Early

Linus Torvalds decided to release the Linux 4.9-rc1 kernel today as opposed to tomorrow (Sunday) to fend off any subsystem maintainers from submitting last minute feature pull requests.

15 October 2016 - Linux 4.9-rc1 - 39 Comments
Samsung's Proposal For A Picture Processing API In Linux DRM

While not yet merged into the mainline Linux kernel and so far not seen as favorable by upstream DRM kernel veterans, Samsung developers have been working on a picture processing API for the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM). At this week's LinuxCon Europe, they are presenting their API proposal.

4 October 2016 - Linux DRM Picture Processing API - 24 Comments

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