Linus Torvalds has decided to go ahead and rename the Linux 3.20 kernel to Linux 4.0 per his polling last week. Torvalds released Linux 4.0-rc1 on Sunday night and this release comes with many significant updates.
The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support.
Ingo Molnar has asked Linus Torvalds to pull the x86 platform support for Intel Quark SoC systems for the Linux 3.20/4.0 kernel.
While the Tamil driver is moving along for open-source ARM Mali T-Series graphics support, it could be a while before seeing the actual source code.
Last weekend I covered the changes so far for the next kernel release, which will be called either Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 depending upon Linus Torvalds' end decision. This week more exciting code has landed.
Chris Mason has sent in his pull request of the Btrfs file-system changes for the Linux 3.20 (4.0?) kernel.
The Linux Foundation has released their annual Linux kernel development report from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place in Santa Rosa, California.
The next version of the Linux kernel, which will be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, will land VirtIO 1.0 support.
Linus Torvalds has yet to reveal whether Linux 3.20 will be re-branded as Linux 4.0, but it seems the community at least really wants this version bump to happen.
The most recent pull request for the already very exciting Linux 3.20 / 4.0 kernel is the DRM graphics driver changes, which of course excite us a lot. This DRM pull request is another fairly heavy pull request with a number of end-user features for the popular open-source graphics drivers.
The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles.
While we don't yet know whether the next kernel version is Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, what we do know is that this next Linux kernel revision will contain a lot of exciting updates.
Linus Torvalds is still deciding when to bump the kernel version to Linux 4.0.
F2FS remains a very promising open-source file-system for targeting flash-based storage on Linux, though for Linux 3.20 the changes aren't too exciting.
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) is to be supported by the Linux 3.20 kernel.
Rafael Wysocki sent in another hearty ACPI+PM pull request for the next revision to the Linux kernel.
OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers.
Back in 2012 there was a call for deprecating FBDEV within the Linux kernel considering that DRM and V4L2 drivers are much better options. Sadly there hasn't been any formal deprecation of FBDEV in the mainline kernel yet, but its still receiving a few changes each kernel cycle.
The XFS changes targeting the Linux 3.20 kernel have been published, but this time around the file-system work isn't particularly exciting.
Mauro Carvalho Chehab sent in the media driver updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel on Monday. There's new drivers as well as improvements to existing drivers, along with removing some old drivers.
The newest early pull request to the Linux 3.20 kernel are the HID features for this next kernel cycle.
It looks like the infrastructure to facilitate live kernel patching will be added to the Linux 3.20 kernel, the result of collaboration for SUSE's kGraft and Red Hat's Kpatch.
As usual, Ingo Molnar is in early with his changes for the various subsystems he maintains for the next kernel cycle. With Linux 3.19 being released last night, this morning are many pull requests from Ingo for Linux 3.20.
The Linux 3.19 kernel is now officially available.
If all goes according to plan the Linux 3.19 kernel will be released by the end of today.
The seventh and likely last release candidate to the Linux 3.19 kernel is now available.
Going along with many DRM graphics driver improvements for Linux 3.20 is the seemingly never-ending work on atomic mode-setting.
The latest work landing in the DRM-Next code-base for the Linux 3.20 kernel merge window is the Tegra DRM driver updates.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.19-rc6 weekly test kernel overnight.
Steven Rostedt sent out the announcement today for TraceFS, a new file-system for the Linux kernel tracing subsystem.
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