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