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SquashFS Tools 4.3 Brings An LZ4 Compressor, Big Changes

There's finally a user-space tools update for SquashFS, the compressed, read-only file-system used on Linux commonly by Live CD distributions. SquashFS Tools 4.3 is the new release and it comes after three years of development.
14 May 2014 - SquashFS

Trinity 1.4 Linux Fuzz Tester Released

Dave Jones of Red Hat has announced the latest version of his Linux system call fuzz tester after several months of development.
12 May 2014 - Trinity

Linux 3.15-rc5 Was Released Early Because It's Big

Due to a complicated travel schedule and because -rc5 is already bigger than 3.15-rc3 and 3.15-rc4, the fifth weekly RC version of the Linux 3.15 kernel was released two days early.
9 May 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 5 Comments

BFS Scheduler Updated For Linux 3.14

Besides Reiser4 being updated for the Linux 3.14 kernel and being released today, the latest version of BFS was also just released for Linux 3.14 compatibility.
6 May 2014 - BFS - 2 Comments

Reiser4 Updated With Transaction Models, Linux 3.14

The out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system has been updated.
6 May 2014 - Reiser4

Linux 3.15-rc4 Kernel Released

The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available.
4 May 2014 - Linux 3.15-rc4

SUSE Posts kGraft, Red Hat Posts Kpatch Patches

SUSE developers yesterday posted their sixteen patches for implementing their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism in the mainline Linux kernel as an alternative to Ksplice. Red Hat has immediately followed-up by posting their kernel patches to Kpatch, their new approach to live patching a running Linux kernel.
1 May 2014 - Kernel Patching - 5 Comments

Linux 3.15-rc3 Kernel Is Now Available With Normal Changes

The third weekly test release to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available.
28 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 7 Comments

Canonical Is Taking Over Linux 3.13 Kernel Maintenance

Greg Kroah-Hartman released the Linux 3.13.11 kernel this week and then called it end-of-life with the Linux 3.14 kernel now being available. However, the Ubuntu Kernel Team at Canonical has now pledged to take up the upstream maintenance of the 3.13 kernel.
23 April 2014 - Linux 3.13 - 11 Comments

Easter Yields The Linux 3.15-rc2 Kernel Release

Linus Torvalds just tagged the 3.15-rc2 kernel a few minutes ago in Git.
20 April 2014 - Linux 3.15-rc2 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes

Linus pulled into the mainline Linux 3.15 kernel on Saturday afternoon a big DRM queue that contained a lot of open-source graphics driver fixes.
19 April 2014 - DRM - 2 Comments

Early Linux 3.15 Benchmarks Of Intel Core i7 + Radeon

Now that Linux 3.15-rc1 is out, we're onto benchmarking the Linux 3.15 kernel, which brings a particularly large number of exciting changes.
16 April 2014 - Tests - 1 Comment

Kernel Developers Discuss Improving Kernel Configurations

Jean Delvare, a name commonly associated with the LM_Sensors project while being an employee at SUSE, has raised an important discussion item on the kernel mailing list about improving the kernel configuration (Kconfig) options when building the Linux kernel.
14 April 2014 - Kconfig - 7 Comments

Linux 3.15-rc1 Was Just Released & It's Real Big

The first release candidate to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available and it marks the close of the kernel merge window for about two months. Linux 3.15 is poised to be a very exciting kernel release.
13 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 12 Comments

The Linux 3.15 Kernel Is Going To Have A Lot Of Great Features

There's likely just a day or two left before the Linux 3.15-rc1 kernel will be released to mark the end of the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window. With all of the major features appearing to have been merged by now, here's an overview of the exciting features to look forward to with the Linux 3.15 release.
12 April 2014 - Linux 3.15

Linux 3.15 Can Resume From Suspend 7~12x Faster

Early on in the Linux 3.15 merge window there were improvements to significantly speed-up suspend and resume for systems, but now there's another late merge of a patch that has the capability of speeding up the resume time from suspend by 7~12x for at least some laptop/desktop systems.
12 April 2014 - Suspend And Resume - 17 Comments

Btrfs Gets A Few More Linux 3.15 Changes

For the Linux 3.15 kernel were already a lot of Btrfs bug and performance fixes, but now late into the 3.15 merge window have been some more fixes.
12 April 2014 - Btrfs - 5 Comments

Thunderbolt Driver For Apple MBP Systems Gets Updated

Experimental Linux kernel code for providing a Thunderbolt driver that works on Apple MacBook Pro systems has been updated and is still hopeful for its eventual mainline kernel inclusion.
10 April 2014 - Thunderbolt Driver - 8 Comments

Linux 3.15 Picks Up New Notebook Support

The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support.
10 April 2014 - x86 Platform - 10 Comments

Reiser4 Gains Support For Different Transaction Models

For the past few years the Reiser4 file-system has mostly been in maintenance mode with there being just a handful of developers left working on the out-of-tree code, the former ReiserFS lead developer in jail, and most code activity these days just revolving around bug-fixing and adding support for newer kernel releases. However, in March the Reiser4 file-system did gain support for a new feature.
9 April 2014 - Reiser4 - 6 Comments

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