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Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite

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.

19 August 2014 - memfd - 16 Comments
Next Week's Kernel Summit Will Try To Take On The 2038 Problem

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.

13 August 2014 - 2038 - 19 Comments
The Exciting Features Merged So Far For Linux 3.17

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.

10 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments
Linux 3.17 DRM Pull Brings New Graphics Driver

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.

8 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 DRM Pull - Add A Comment
x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17

For Linux 3.16 the KVM improvements were mostly about POWER, S390, and MIPS architectures while for Linux 3.17 the table has turned to focus upon x86 improvements to the Kernel-based Virtual Machine.

4 August 2014 - KVM x86 - Add A Comment
The Best Features Of Linux 3.16

The Linux 3.16 kernel could be released as soon as today with its development having calmed down but if you've refrained from reading up on this new kernel, here's the rundown on the new features and capabilities of this 2014 late-summer kernel debut.

3 August 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 13 Comments

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