If all goes well, the Linux 3.17 kernel might be released this weekend. For those not closely following the kernel's development over the past two months, here's a recap of some of the most interesting changes found in this new version of the Linux kernel.
While there hasn't been much to report on lately as it pertains to the open-source Exynos DRM driver, it continues to be updated and maintained by Samsung's staff.
Continuing in his Sunday tradition, Linus Torvalds put out the sixth release candidate to the Linux 3.17 kernel. Depending upon how the next week goes, this could be the final release candidate for Linux 3.17.
The f2fs-tools package that provides user-space utilities to the Linux F2FS file-system is out with a new version that provides FSCK capabilities among other changes.
While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn't being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle.
Linus Torvalds put out another Sunday release candidate for Linux 3.17.
ZFS on Linux is now considered production-ready by one of the biggest contributors to the ZFSOnLinux project.
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new Linux kernel development update.
Linus Torvalds is back to his rhythm of releasing new kernel release candidates on Sundays.
Nearly one year ago we wrote about the announcement of Jailhouse as a new Linux hypervisor and after being in development all of this time they have announced their first release that comes with the necessary features to properly support Intel x86 CPUs.
Handling merge requests for the DRM graphics driver updates will be done differently for the Linux 3.18 kernel, which will result in a few less weeks of development time.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project.
It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux.
With the Linux 3.17 kernel, the latest Hawaii microcode files, and the newest Mesa code, the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards should finally be working well on the open-source driver. Here's some preview results with the latest open-source driver.
Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance.
There's many new features to Linux 3.17 that were covered over the past two weeks on Phoronix. One of the merged Linux 3.17 features that went under our radar at the time was the new memfd syscall was merged, which is a requirement of the forthcoming KDBUS, the kernel-based D-Bus implementation sought after by the systemd crew.
The Linux Foundation is pushing for two-factor authentication for Kernel.org Git repositories.
Now that the merge window has passed and Linux 3.17-rc1 released, here's a rundown of the new features for the Linux 3.17 kernel.
A day shy of two weeks since the Linux 3.17 merge window opened, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc1 kernel.
While Linux 3.17-rc1 isn't even out yet, the merge window is coming to an end and Intel OTC is already starting to send in pull requests to the drm-next branch for merging into the next cycle, Linux 3.18.
Con Kolivas released a new version of his BFS scheduler and besides porting it for Linux 3.16 compatibility it also contains a big new feature.
Ashwin Chaugule of Linaro has announced his experimental kernel implementation of Collaborative Processor Performance Controls (CPPC) that is part of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
Chris Mason at Facebook sent in his Btrfs file-system updates today for the Linux 3.17 merge window but it looks like the pull request is being rejected by Linus Torvalds and held off until Linux 3.18.
While the Linux 3.16 kernel is now stable, a few days ago the Reiser4 file-system was finally ported to Linux 3.15.
Taking place next week is the Linux Kernel Summit in Chicago alongside the 2014 LinuxCon North America. We'll be providing live coverage next week while one of the early kernel summit sessions already being discussed online is a goal of trying to further the Linux solution to the year 2038 problem.
The x86 APIC subsystem within the Linux kernel is beginning the process of a major overhaul with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
The latest noteworthy pull request worth covering for the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window is of the XFS file-system updates.
We're now around the half-way point of the Linux 3.17 merge window with at least another week expected before the 3.17-rc1 release depending upon Linus Torvalds' travel around LinuxCon and the Kernel Summit in Chicago. While we're only half-way through the merge window, there's already enough new functionality to warrant a summary article for those that haven't been keeping up with all the Linux 3.17 coverage.
David Airlie of Red Hat has sent in his major feature pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window. This DRM subsystem update does introduce a new DRM driver, but there isn't any changes for Nouveau as part of this change set.
The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler was announced back in 2012 while being announced today is a rare update to BLD.
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